In this video I am sharing how we mixed metals in our kitchen design from brass to silver to copper I share how these classic elements can all work togethe. One of the most popular trends in kitchens today is the mixing of metal finishes within the space.
So naturally I love mixing metals.
Mixing Metals In Kitchen. This Silver Spring Md kitchen by Zoe Feldman Design uses polished. 2232019 As HGTV and Netflix designer Genevieve Gorder puts it mixing metals makes a kitchen look more designed. 7242019 Mixing metals seems to be one of those fashion faux pas like never wearing navy ands black or leaving the house with an unpressed blouse um pretty sure ai do everyday.
In our Villa Bonita kitchen brass lighting contrasts with chrome hardware and faucets but is balanced by the barstools. 832020 Metal mixing with lighting is our favorite way to get the mixed metal look. Pick either shiny chrome or satin nickelthe two are similar in color but actually have different undertones and wont create a cohesive space when used side-by-side.
Let the lighting make a statement in a color of its own but make the look feel intentional by pulling in the same finish somewhere else in the kitchen. 512018 Below are some examples of ways you can mix metals in your kitchen- 1- Gold Brass Pendant 2- Black Stainless Delta Faucet 3- Honey Comb Chandelier 4- Gold Handles 5- GE Fridge. Designer kitchens frequently feature more than one metal and different metals pull in additional styles to your space.
While there isnt a perfect ratio its most impactful to combine warm metals such as copper and gold with cooler tones such as polished chrome and stainless steel. White cabinets a classic marble countertop and basic silver fixtures create a clean space. To clarify a set could be all the hardware on the same colored cabinetry in a kitchen.
When you only have a few neutral colors theres less of a chance that one light fixture or piece of hardware will overwhelm the space. Instead you want contrast in your two metals. You may crave a designed kitchen but cant figure out how to mix metals without making it look like a mistake.
Dont mix two metals in the same color family. 332020 Yes you can mix metal finishes in the kitchen. In fact mixing materials can create a more collected contemporary beautiful style one thats on trend and timeless.
No more than 3 finishes but no less than 2. 472015 A few other things to consider when mixing metals. Simple kitchen color schemes make it easier to mix metals.
Gone are the days of rules and being too match-y. 5222020 A general rule of thumb which is sure to be broken in its time and place would be to MIX between metal elements hardware plumbing fixtures lighting fixtures appliances etc can vary in finishes and MATCH within metal elements all the same finish for a set of hardware plumbing fixtures lighting fixtures appliances etc. A lot of you ask me specifically about kitchens and.
Here you see polished nickel repeated in the cabinet hardware and faucets but then brass thrown in with just 1 element the island lighting. 892020 Mixing two metals that are in the same color family but have different undertonessheens for example the combination of brushed nickel chrome or the combination of shiny brass brushed gold is usually going to look like you tried to match your metals but failed. I actually happen to LOVE navy and black together.
Follow the 21 rule One finish is repeated more than once and the other finish is used as just an accent. But there are some rules. And there are metals on the scene now that you might never have considered.
Copper matte brass matte bronze and matte black. 3222021 The metals in your kitchen arent like your purse and shoes. Blend Warm and Cool Toned Metals Compelling opposition which is showcased in the two kitchens below is at the core of mixing metals.
Theres no rule they have to match. A beautiful mixed-metal kitchen could feature copper sconces and pendants oil-rubbed bronze pulls and hinges and a faucet and pot filler in polished nickel nickel is always my go-to finish for plumbing fixtures. 732018 There are lots of tips out there for making it work but theres one rule of thumb we always follow when it comes to mixing metals.
This kitchen for example sticks to the basics.