Brushed nickle and chrome

kam76March 25, 2013

So how important is it to "match" your faucet to your hardware? I am leaning toward brushed nickle hardware on cabinets but I found a great (closeout) deal on an expensive faucet and the only in stock color is chrome. I am wondering if it will stick out like a shiny sore thumb or be something people don't even really notice.

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I am am going with satin nickel hardware and a chrome faucet. I think the faucet gives a little bling to the room. I like it and if I am making a fashion faux pax, oh well. IMO it looks nice together. The only negative is the faucet may show water spots.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:04PM
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Mine is shiny chrome, with antique brass hardware on the cabinets. I have stainless appliances. My faucet is a large bridge, so it is substantial.


    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:07PM
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If you google the forum or the blogosphere, you will see that "mixing metals", within reason, is considered "hot". From what I read, several years ago, this would have brought the style police to your door. (For the record, I am a "mixer", within reason)

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 8:25PM
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My hardware & faucet are brushed nickel and so are the pendants but my fan is chrome. As long as it's in the same family i.e. "silver", it will blend together.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 9:59PM
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I'm thinking of mixing brushed nickle (lighting) and chrome too so I was wondering the same thing. If anyone has pictures to share, that would be great.
What faucet are looking at?

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 11:04PM
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