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mixed finishes on metals?

Posted by mjher1 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 12 at 21:48

Originally, I had planned on having ORB finishes on my faucet, knobs and pulls and lighting. I chose Praa Sands as my counter and when I took in the sample, I was convinced that perhaps a nickel faucet looked better with the counter. I thought that would be ok, since my lights (already purchased) and pulls would still be ORB on dark cabinets. Now, I just got home from the cabinet guy and the pulls that I like the best don't come in ORB, but they do come in an antique pewter finish that I really like. I think that would look ok with the SS appliances and the nickel faucet, but now I am left with the ORB pendants. I can't return them because I bought them at a really good price - on sale. Would that look stupid? The ORB doesn't match either the faucet or the pulls. Because the cabinets are dark, would it be ok? OMG - so many choices and every one of them affects other ones.
I checked on houzz and the kitchens that have mixed finishes for the hardware, 2 of them match, either the pulls and lights, or the faucet and pulls.
Can I pull off 3 different finishes or should I keep looking for pulls in ORB?


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RE: mixed finishes on metals?

Are you talking satin nickel or polished nickel? If polished, not sure I see that combo. If satin nickel, then it's not that far from antique pewter.

What are your doorknobs/hinges and other house hardware? If ORB then you're good to go.

I love these colonial bronze hardware, as I purchased knobs in a combo of 2 finishes (you can choose the 2 finishes from every available finish!). That's just a suggestion.

I'm not a huge fan of ORB hardware on dark cabinets personally. I think with your dark cabinets, ORB pendants would be great. I just would love to see some ORB on the periphery somewhere.

Can you post some pictures?


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RE: mixed finishes on metals?

Thanks for your input. I have no pictures because we are in the middle of de-construction (demo). I don't really have any visible doors. It's a pretty open space:living room, dining room, kitchen. The hinges on the cupboard doors will not be visible. The faucet is a brushed nickel.
I could put ORB for curtain rods or lamps in the other areas-that would work. As long as the light fixtures won't look ridiculous I think I'll get the pulls and knobs I really like.
Does anyone else have ideas?


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