If you want the classic silver-toned metal with a soft texture, satin nickel is what you have in mind. Satin nickel is one of the most popular finishes for cabinet hardware, because it goes great in contemporary kitchens and is easy to clean. Not to be confused with matte or brushed nickel, it has the classic satiny feel. The shade or undertone of satin nickel might vary from brand to brand, so try to stick with one brand when choosing your cabinet hardware or home accessories. There are many different styles of satin nickel to compliment your contemporary kitchen or bathroom.