This is such a hot topic now. I am sure you have seen this all over TV, & magazines lately and are wondering gosh can I get away with this? You are not alone. A lot of people think mixing metals is like oil and water. The truth is mixed metals being blended throughout spaces have been around for quite some time. I have put together a quick reference guide for you I don’t want to overcomplicate this when it comes time to pick your finishes.
Choose a dominant metal: For example, in our kitchen, we have antique brass as our main metal on all the cabinets and drawers along with stainless steel appliances. The brass and the stainless steel against the navy-blue island really pop. Then, for our light fixtures, we have light wooden tones on the pendants. If you don’t want to mix too many metals than just stick with two. ONE THING TO ALWAYS REMEMBER. Everything does NOT have to be matchy-matchy. Mixing metals on hardware and accents throughout your space adds interest and makes it look so unique.
This same rule applies for all of the rooms in your home. You can blend your favorites in your living room for instance. Combining a brass lamp with black candlesticks, or chrome curtain rods and black light fixtures why not?
Let’s chat some of my favorite metal combinations: I love gold and black hardware together as well as polished nickel and brass. The clean lines and unique look and feel really draw me Think about it if everything in your home matched perfectly it would make the space feel so cold and uninviting. Play around with mixed metals—don’t think you are making a mistake by mixing some of your favorites together😊
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