Mixing Metals: Finishing Your Kitchen’s Look
Designer kitchens frequently feature more than one metal, and different metals pull in additional styles to your space. That said, you can’t add anything, anywhere, in the name of mixing metals: the key is intentionality. The resource below, Mixed Metal Kitchen Guide, highlights some specific tips to guide your selection.
Do you think you can’t mix cool and warm metals? Think again. One of the best ways to warm up cool metals such as stainless steel is with accents of copper, gold or brass. These metals bring a welcoming and enlivening pop of color.
Another guiding principle is to consider the color scheme of your kitchen. In a room with warm beiges, creams or browns, for example, warm brass, nickel or copper naturally fit. In a room of cool greens, blues or grays, cooler chrome or silver may work best as your dominant material. Metals can also balance room temperatures, with copper finishes brightening a neutral space or dark finishes complementing a light one. Whatever pairing you choose, avoid grouping different finishes into separate parts of your kitchen, which can make the room feel uneven. Instead, equally distribute and space them out for balance.
For more information about mixing metals, check out the below infographic.
Infographic created by Gerber.