Metals in the kitchen

chrissyb2411June 3, 2013

Do you keep all your metals the same? Ie facets, pulls, and lighting? I know I can really do whatever strikes my fancy, but curious what the "recommendation" would be. The kitchen is very casual, transitional style if that helps.

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No, feel free to mix in a way that seems cohesive to you. I have stainless appliances, a brushed nickel faucet, black cast iron stove grates, black pulls on my cabinets, antique black(with silvery undertones) lighting. It works perfectly.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 9:37PM
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I think you don't want to have big contrast right next to each other.

Or two similar but distinctive metals right next two each other.

Stainless Steal and Brushed Nickel are indistinguishable.

In general I would think of Stainless Steal or Brushed Nickel as neutral.

Black cast iron grates on SS range/cooktop is standard.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 9:55PM
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Debbi Branka

I think it just depends on your taste. I am very "matchy matchy" so everything I have is brushed nickel. Faucets, pulls and knobs, light fixtures. Even so much that I changed all the door handles and hinges in the entire house. The kitchen and 3 bathrooms have all the same faucets ( with matching toilet paper holders and toilet flush handles)! Maybe overboard. It sounds like it as I explain it, but I get thrilled when everything matches! So it depends on what you like!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2013 at 10:11PM
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Everyone has different opinions so you have to weigh the suggestions you see here, and decide as to what YOU want. Personally, for me, matchy matchy gives me migraines but a cousin that I love dearly would NEVER accept my kitchen. Her new kitchen looks as if they just took the cabs out of the boxes and placed them on the wall or floor depending size. To me - boring, but that is just me. Variety is the spice of life... IMHO.

Lynn fr CT

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    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 12:34AM
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I think it depends on the kitchen and the other materials. If I were doing an all white kitchen I would probably want all or almost all silver- colored hardware. But in my renovated kitchen with its old-wood cabinets, I have a copper hood, original brass cabinet hardware, stainless refrigerator, chrome faucet -- to me it seems like it works. You need to take guidance from the vibe of the kitchen and the entire house.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 6:17AM
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I am mixing...unlaquered brass on cabinets doors and pendants. Polished nickel/chrome/stainless for everything else. :)

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 9:14AM
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Oh, and I am even mixing cab hardware metals-brass for the light gray cabs and then nickel for the dark wood island...

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 9:15AM
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I have a copper tin ceiling; copper faucet and stainless appliances.....and I love it

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    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 10:08AM
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We are mixing stainless and copper. Stainless for the appliances, hammered copper farmhouse sink and matching accent tiles in the backsplash. The closest we could find to matching the copper sink for faucets, light fixtures and cabinet pulls was oil rubbed bronze. Our last kitchen also had a mix of copper and stainless and we wanted to bring that look into our new house.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 12:34PM
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Satin nickel faucet, stainless appliances and handles, oiled bronze ceiling light and pendant lights, chrome chandelier. Love every bit of it. I need to get pictures up.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 2:36PM
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Oh I would love to see pictures! I think DH would like matchy matchy, but I'm more inclined to mix. I would LOVE an oil rubbed bronze faucet, but I'm not sure it would play well in my planned kitchen. It has more of a modern feel I think.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2013 at 6:29PM
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