Mixing it Up with Mixed Metals

Mixing metals may at first sound like a potential faux pas, but the recent rise of this trend has proven otherwise. Brass, gold, brushed nickel and silver are all mingling together to create eye-catching and layered spaces.

If you can’t decide between gold and silver, you don’t have to. The key to mixing metallic finishes (like most things in design) is balance. Use these finishes in the right scale and combinations and you can create magic. No need to choose one over the other.

Not yet convinced it’s possible to have your cake and eat it, too? Check out these ten spaces that brilliantly mixed metals to create a unique and stylish atmosphere.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comBrass is definitely the metallic star in this modern kitchen, but look closely and you’ll see another metal on the cabinet handles blending in to the dark finish.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comThe brass accent on the lighting fixtures provides some warmth to the kitchen, playing well off the metal on the chairs and backsplash.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comA gold finish on the light fixtures brings dimension to this space and doesn’t at all clash with the silver appointments.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comTouches of gold bring some depth and charm to this kitchen, breaking up all the cold steel.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comEverything in this kitchen is simple and traditional until you make it to that light fixture that brings a touch of “wow” factor to the space.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comThe main accent color is gold in this lounge, however the gray ensures the bits of silver accessories in the bookcase make sense in the design.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comSilver and gold work together to create a truly eye-catching vignette full of depth and intrigue.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comBrass and silver go retro in this fun combination of the two metals.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comA silver pouf breaks up all the neutrals and gold as a perfectly placed accent.

Mixing it Up with Mixed Metallics | HomeandEventStyling.comA mixture of silver and gold in this living room assures that the pops of gold stand out when used.

Mixing metals is just another way to challenge your ideas of what makes “good” design. Never stop thinking outside the box.

Warm regards,
Megan

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