Cup pulls are a popular style of cabinet pull because of their ability to be used between different decors. A cup pull can give the look of mid century modern, rustic, contemporary, or many other styles simply depending on the finish, length of the cup pull, and what piece or room you put them in.
Many style of hardware don't have this versatility. Just imagine putting bar pulls on a rustic farmhouse dresser or in a farmhouse kitchen. It won't look right. But cup pulls have been around long enough that they can be used on pretty well any piece or in any room if you find the right style of cup pull.
Over the last several years we've had the pleasure of having D. Lawless cup pulls and cup pulls from other manufacturers that we also sell used on a variety of DIY and home decor blogs. I've taken the time to compile a list of as many as I could remember. I have linked over to the full article on the respective blogs as well as the cup pull used in the article so that you can see more shots of the hardware in use and gather more ideas for your future projects.
One of the most popular uses for cup pulls is in "farmhouse" style kitchens. In this white farmhouse kitchen makeover from Cherished Bliss the wide antique pewter cup pulls fit perfectly and contrast very well on the white cabinetry.
Next up we have an Ikea Tarva Hack from the DIY blog A House and a Dog. Allison used flat black cup pulls to keep with the primitive look she wanted to keep.