18 Apr Designer Tips: Mixing Metals
Can metals really be mixed? Yes. I don’t know where to start! Well, you came to the right place!
Mixing does not mean competing –
Your first step should be deciding which metal you would like to be the most dominant in your space. Once you have established your fancy foundation you can start playing with the accents. Your eyes need something to rest on – an even amount of mix can be overwhelming.
House Beautiful / Designer: Matthew Quinn
Blend Warm and Cool Tones –
The warm metals, like gold or brass, are perfectly balanced when mixed with a cooler metal, like silver or chrome. Consider a gold light fixture above an island in a kitchen with brushed nickel hardware.
Texture is Key –
Using varying shades of the same metal is technically considered mixing, but do consider texture (and shape). Contrasting textures and lines can be the deciding factor when it comes to making it or breaking it when mixing your metals.
Kelly Wearstler / The Avalon Hotel