What if we told you that not all the hardware in your kitchen has to match? Yes, you read that right. Mixing metals adds a fun and unique design appeal to the space. It is also a quick and easy way to update your kitchen and change its style.
“When you have more than one accent metal it really adds an extra special something to the design,” says Rachel Hall, from our Hancock Lumber Kitchen Design Showroom in Brunswick. Rachel also notes that mixing metals is a great way to update an outdated kitchen in need of some “pizzaz”. But, knowing how to match which metals together without going overboard is key. For example, a stained wood cabinet with a busy grain may limit the amount of metal finishes that can be used before the space looks cluttered.
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To avoid a cluttered look, Rachel says, “I wouldn’t recommend more than three metal finishes in a space”.
She recently completed a kitchen that had white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, brushed-gold light fixtures and flat black hardware–a unique mix of metals. She describes the space as, “just gorgeous!”
Updating the kitchen hardware is also an easy way to change the style of the space. For example, update from a farmhouse style kitchen to a more modern style by replacing cup pulls with bar pulls. Our designers stress that you are not married to the hardware in your kitchen. You can easily change it if you don’t like it or want something new!
Connect with our designers at any of our showrooms to learn more about updating the hardware in your own space. Keep an eye out for our next blog post about adding a pop of color to your kitchen space!