The old-school generation would be horrified. It’s akin to wearing a gold necklace with silver earrings (gasp!). But mixing metal finishes in kitchens is becoming increasingly popular. People are no longer worrying about making sure everything – from faucets to hinges to knobs to pulls to appliances to sinks – coordinates perfectly; in fact, many don’t like the “matchy-matchy” look that you achieve with monochromatic metals.
Mixing finishes, however, can be tricky. When not done well, a mixed-metal kitchen can just look like it was designed by a colorblind person. But when it’s executed with finesse, a kitchen with multiple finishes can be showstopping.
Here are eight examples of extraordinarily well-done mixed-metal kitchens (along with tips on how to successfully mix finishes):