Have you noticed that more and more kitchen designs are incorporating a mix of finishes in their hardware? Gone are the days of hardware, lighting and appliances all being one finish like brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze. Today it’s an eclectic mix of design details that bring a space to life.
When you’re planning your kitchen hardware selections, think of if like you would jewelry to an outfit. The style of hardware + the finishes you use all help to complete the look of your kitchen decor. Combining silver, gold, brass, or iron is also a great strategy for adding visual interest and depth to the kitchen or any space in your home.
Here are the do’s and dont’s of mixing metals to achieve the best results:
The Art Of Mixing Metals In The Kitchen
This stainless steel backsplash makes a powerful focal point. image source: Traditional Home
Along with mixing metals, I also love the look of wood combine with granite or stone. image source: House Beautiful
A pretty patterned floor offset with a mix of finishes makes for a stunning statement. image source: Becki Owens
These brass pendant lights create a dynamic focal point against white cabinets and walls. image source: Elizabeth Lawson Design
How stunning is this copper range hood? Copper is a great alternative to brass especially if you want a rustic chic look. image source: Artofrain
It’s taken me a few years to warm up to mixed metal finishes but now I’m a convert. I’ve grown to love the look and I’m planning to incorporate different finishes into my own kitchen decor.