Mixing Metals in the Kitchen

Mixing metals has long been thought of as a no no. Like a fashion faux pas like never wearing navy ands black, or leaving the house with a wrinkled shirt (um, pretty sure that’s me everyday). 

Gone are the days of rules and being too “match-y” and perfect. I actually happen to LOVE navy and black together. So naturally I love mixing metals.  A lot of you ask me specifically about kitchens and the best way to go about it – and I say go for it! But below are some examples of mixing metals and some guidelines.

Love, Lee

Tie It All Together

In this specific kitchen, I used stainless steel appliances and instead of a chandelier to match, I went matte white and gold. I not only tied in the gold on the windows to the gold on the inside of the chandelier, but I used matte white kitchen accessories to bring it all together.  Finding that one piece you love, like the chandelier, and linking to other places in the kitchen is a fail-proof way to keep it cohesive.

Group Them

In this specific kitchen, there are four types of metals: gold, stainless steel, white and black. Instead of scattering them around the whole kitchen – they were all grouped and this created a beautiful look – you would never come across this kitchen and think “mixed metals”. The ceiling light was white which was seamless from the ceiling, the sconces were all gold, the sink faucet and pot filler faucet were black, and the cabinetry hardware was all gold.

Mix it with Accessories

An easy way to mix metals in a kitchen? Accessorize with them! We brought in all sorts of copper hues using teapots and colanders that really livened this kitchen up. You don’t need to spend a ton on hardware and appliances to achieve the mixed metal look.