When it comes to accessorizing your kitchen, the thought of mixing metals can seem intimidating, but it is becoming a trendy way to add a little something extra to your space. Stepping away from a time when much like in fashion, all your accessories matched, the design world has embraced mixing metals as a way to make your kitchen less dated and more modern. There are several things to keep in mind when it comes to mixing metals:
Have a dominant metal
Choose one prominent finish that will be the main focal point of your metals. Then choose another metal, or possibly 2, to accent it. Mixing metals can be done in several different ways throughout the kitchen. Hardware can be one metal and you can accent with different pieces or pots and pans to compliment the hardware. It can also be done through the use of a table or a light fixture.
Mix tones, but remember your color palate
Certain metals like brass, copper, and nickel read warm and often do best with warm colors like beiges, browns, and whites. Cool metals like silver or chrome work well with cooler colors such as blues and grays. Your metal can help give temperature to your room. In a neutral room, a metallic accent can be used to add warmth to the space. The possibilities are endless.
Consider textures, too
Not only can tone be taken into consideration while mixing metals, but texture can also come into play. Combining matte vs polished finishes can add an extra dimension to the space and become a focal point of the room. Mixing metals is a creative way to add depth and timelessness to your home. It brings a unique element of a personal touch, as there and endless ways to do it.
While design trends come and go, we think this trend is here to stay. It can be done in all styles, in any budget, and all throughout the house.