Sunday, August 24, 2014

Light Fixture Finishes and Mixing Metals

A common cause of confusion when choosing your light fixtures concerns mixing metal finishes. Does it clash? Or does it match?
There are metal fixtures all over your home, from your door knobs to cabinet hardware to plumbing fixtures. Mixing two metals is fine, but three is going overboard. It’s a good idea to create cohesion between fixtures serving the same function like using brass door knobs through the entire home, for example. Certain finishes are also better for a certain style, which you can learn more about below. Besides that, have fun mixing and matching!
The crystal chandeliers and light fixtures from Kingdom Lighting come in a variety of finishes. Metal finishes include chrome, gold, bronze, and brass. This article has some great suggestions for creating certain interior design styles with metal combinations.
  • For a modern design, they suggest combining wrought iron and chrome
  • If you’re more of an artistic design fan, stainless steel and copper make a great look together
  • lavish home will often mix burnished copper and gold fixtures
  • For a timeless look that never goes out of style, choose silver and gold finishes
What look do you want to create in your home?