We love mixing metal finishes to give a space more dimension, but breaking out of the matchy-matchy is easier said than done. Over time, we've discovered a method to our thought process for mixing metals. We've covered mixing metals before, but we still get a lot of questions about this topic, so we thought it's about time for a refresh!
Tip 1: Select Your Metals
Curate 2-3 metals that work well together. Identify your metal's characteristics. Nickel has a warm undertone and generally works better than chrome when paired with brass and gold. Black goes with everything!
Tip 2: Choose a Dominant and an Accent
Rather than trying to equally distribute different metals, choose a dominant metal and use the other as an accent.
Tip 3: Placement
Separate metals by height: all items on a similar plane are all the same. We use one metal for lighting fixtures and another for cabinet hardware. Or we use the same metal for faucets and another for mirrors.
Tip 4: Create balance
Spreading the dominant finish throughout the room gives mixing metals context.