Hardware & kitchen lighting - match rest of house?
Would love your expertise, please! We are remodeling our kitchen in our 1950's California ranch home. I'm trying to take the house in a more cottage-y direction. The kitchen will have painted white shaker cabinets with dark-stained hardwood floors. We currently have oil rubbed bronze hardware (door knobs, hinges) throughout the house.
Do I need to continue the oil rubbed bronze into the kitchen? I would prefer to change to brushed/satin nickel in the kitchen. I'm not sure I want to make such a bold statement with my hardware and the dark bronze against the painted white shaker-style cabinetry will be a stronger look. We will have stainless steel appliances (fridge, dishwasher, range, hood) so the satin nickel will pick up on that.
So, for the 2 pendants over the island and the 1 flushmount fixture in the kitchen, should I match the kitchen hardware or the hardware in the rest of the house? I'm also facing the same dilemma in the newly added laundry/mudroom.
I look forward to your feedback! Thank you!