What Is the Mixed Metal Look?

Every kitchen has at least some metal featured in the faucets, light fixtures, etc. Mixing metals involves using different — but complementary — metals in a single design. Rather than choosing a chrome kitchen faucet and chrome pendant lights to match your stainless-steel stove, for example, you can incorporate two or three metals to use throughout the space.

Why Mix Metals?

A kitchen that is “matchy-matchy” does not create the same layered, high-end look that mixed metals can. Incorporating various metals allows you to use one statement piece as a focal point in the room — say, a copper range hood or bold satin brass pendant lights — instead of blending everything together. Mixed metals help a new kitchen feel a little more historical and timeless. Additionally, certain styles, such as farmhouse, are all about mixing new and old features to create a custom feel.

Infographic created by Gerber.

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