"This kitchen takes a similar approach, with cool stainless steel dressing the appliances and the range backsplash, and a golden tone for the can’t-miss pendant lamps. For those concerned about resale value, stick to classic cool finishes on the more FIXED elements and save warm metals (like copper, gold, brass or bronze) for a few changeable accents like lights."
"GOLDEN / While any favorite metal can be the dominant tone, I often recommend using more gold and less silver. Silver tones tend to be brighter and sparklier, so this formula lets the few hits of silver shine without swallowing up the gold. In this space, the chair legs (likely steel or aluminum) and silver-flecked mirror hold their own while letting the collection of golden sunbursts be the star."
"Near Match / In a space where metals won’t be the focus (has dramatic tile), try two finishes that are similar, such as this modern gunmetal sink stand and vintage pewter-toned mirror with a blackened patina; slightly subtly different - so the eye sees the other elements FIRST... can be tricky to pull off...."
30W x 9”H / perforated metal diffusers form a honeycomb structure, with interesting contrast of metallics
Demand for gold and brass accents has thrust mixed-metal palettes into the spotlight. The timeless combination of silver and gold, and even a little sprinkling of copper, can form the BASIS of a whole design or just 1 PIECE of a larger puzzle... whether Art Deco glamour or a little contemporary sparkle...
nice... Bulb Base: Candelabra (E12)
burnished brass and olde bronze
I will say that your instincts are very good IMO, and the silver of your chandelier, stair rail, etc. look really nice with your different wood tones. I tend to mix metals, by following this chart to some degree, but sometimes you just like what you like haha. I'm sorry for what you're going through. xo
Reply to: I will say that your instincts are very good IMO, and the silver of your chandelier, stair rail, etc. look really nice with your different wood tones. I tend to mix metals, by following this chart to some degree, but sometimes you just like what you like haha. I'm sorry for what you're going through. xo
gold tones (curtains and accessories), and a few pieces of silver (such as the mantel vases). Notice how each tone is spread throughout, rather than in one place. In a large room with many elements, using accessories to carry these finishes to multiple points makes them feel integrated throughout and keeps the eye moving.
copper lights are separate from handles...
1 finish for faucets/shower fixtures, ideally from same company; dress other accents like handles, lights and mirrors in a second finish. It’s best to play it safe here and match your accents closely to achieve a clean, orderly look, as this designer did with similar aged gold finishes. The contrast between the polished silver tones and more matte gold is beautiful.