How to Mix Metal Finishes from the Kitchen
A friend came to me heartsick using a design issue. She is redoing her kitchen, and it has fallen in love with oil-rubbed bronze bin pulls; nevertheless, she isn’t keen on bronze taps and pendants. Whatever is she supposed to do? I’m here to say that they don’t need to match! People today have a tendency to find all matchy-matchy when it comes to specifying the appliances, decorative hardware, range hoods, plumbing fixtures and lighting in their kitchens. I believe that variety is the spice of life, and there is nowhere better to receive just a hot than in kitchen.
A lovely mixed-metal kitchen could feature copper sconces and pendants, oil-rubbed bronze pulls and hinges, along with a faucet and pot filler in polished nickel (nickel is my go-to end for plumbing fixtures). What metals could you blend?
Martha O’Hara Interiors
This faucet sparkles next to the oil-rubbed-bronze cabinet hardware.
I spy three distinct metallic finishes in this conventional New York kitchen: aluminum pendant lights, stainless steel appliances and oil-rubbed-bronze cabinet hardware.
Steven Miller Design Studio, Inc..
With contrasting cabinetry finishes, filling a kitchen can be in vogue. If you like the concept of blending metals but aren’t sure where to begin, look at selecting another metal to complement each cabinet kind. While brushed-nickel pulls outfit the walnut island By way of example, from the white cabinetry oil-rubbed-bronze knobs and hinges pop in this kitchen.
Michael Knowles, Architect
With oil-rubbed-bronze decorative hardware, fixtures and brushed plumbing fixtures work beautifully in this Seattle kitchen and pendants.
Combining a warm brass is one. Tenney Construction fearlessly and seamlessly brass drawer pulls with pipes and lighting fixtures in this Texas kitchen.
Shannon Ggem ASID
The light in the kitchen sink window along with bronze sconces is beautifully reflected off polished nickel fixtures here.
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
It’s”opposites” afternoon: Nickel hardware graces the black painted island, while oil-rubbed-bronze drawer pulls stand out to the snowy cabinetry.
Stainless steel and copper may go together like peanut butter and jelly. You can pair and counter tops and stainless steel appliances together as you can see.
Do you mix metals? Tell us (or why not) below!