A décor faux pas no longer, mixing metals in your home can actually add aesthetically-pleasing depth and interest you’re sure to love. So now you don’t have to choose just one metal to use throughout your home, you can have two or more. Just imagine chrome and gold in the same room! Not to mention, any other combination that suits your fancy.
You can choose to keep it subtle by combining small amounts of a few finishes, for instance, a brass side table with a silver vase on top. Or go big with, perhaps, a room steeped in varying shades of gold and silver.
Below are a few of my favorite rooms with varying degrees of mixed metals. Some of these spaces feature matte-finish wrought iron elements mixed with high shine metals such as brilliant brass with stunning results.
This eclectic dining room features a brilliant mix of metals; a retro chrome arc lamp, ornate gold mirror, metallic lined bowl and metal base chairs.
Mixed metals and mirrored furniture give this bedroom a sophisticated edge. The mix of matte and shiny finishes adds depth.
Wrought iron, copper and brass mix it up in this gorgeous contemporary bathroom.
A rustic metal mirror acts as a focal point in a classic living room. Mixed metals include a gold frame, black iron chandelier and silver nail heads on the settee.
An ornate brass and silver metal coffee table is topped with two large brass vases. Silver nail heads outline the sofa and a silver based lamp sits off to the side.
This cheery kitchen has a wide combination of metals including a wrought iron light fixture, iron cabinetry hardware, chrome fixtures, and a stainless steel and brass vent hood.
A farmhouse kitchen is full of mixed metals with its wrought iron table, chrome light fixtures, wrought iron hardware, iron shelf corbels and black metal framed windows.
Infinite possibilities of mixed metals abound in this unusual dining room. A gold metal chandelier sits above a modern matte chrome table while gold leaf frames lean against a far wall.
Mixing metals on door hardware was once unheard of, but now it is becoming quite an acceptable practice with lovely results.
How do you feel about mixing metals? What are your favorite combinations?