Mixing Metals: Finishing Your Kitchen’s Look

There is no set rule saying that the metals in your kitchen must match: they aren’t like your purse and shoes. In fact, mixing materials can create a more composed, contemporary, beautiful style — one that’s on trend and timeless. Designer kitchens frequently feature more than one metal, and different metals pull in additional styles to your space. You cannot add anything, anyway- the key to mixing metals is intentionality. The infographic below, Mixed Metal Kitchen Guide, highlights some specific tips to guide your selection.

One 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 would naturally fit. In a room of cool greens, blues or grays, cooler chrome or silver may work best as your feature material. Metals can also balance color 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, as this can make the room feel uneven. Space them out equally for added balance.

To keep these tips handy, check out the below resource, which highlights eight important guidelines to help you mix metals beautifully.

Infographic created by Gerber.

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