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“How do I mix metals in kitchen décor?” is a question I am frequently asked, and I have a simple formula for how I go about the process.

I typically like to mix two to three different metals in my kitchen. There is a main metal, like that on fridges, dishwashers, stoves and microwaves. Because our kitchen is 10 feet by 13 feet, we chose white appliances with brushed chrome accents to make the space appear larger. The accent metal has black undertones, so I wanted to make sure to repeat that finish elsewhere in the space.

Mixing metallics in decoratingWe love the Touch2O Technology on this Trinsic Pro kitchen faucet—I can’t believe how often I use this faucet and think how happy the touch sensor makes me. When I have messy hands, it’s great to be able to touch anywhere on the faucet to turn it on. Not to mention, it’s way easier for kids to turn on the water.
I like to coordinate the metal from the appliances with the kitchen sink faucet, since the sink is typically the center of the space. For my kitchen, I went with the Delta Trinsic Pro Single Handle Pull-Down Spring Spout Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O Technology. I love how its Black Stainless finish complements the other metals in our kitchen, plus the faucet adds height and drama to the space. My other accent metal is gold. I used it on the cabinet handles and repeated it in the pendant light. Our countertops are a butcher block, so they also have that warm gold tone. 

Mixing metals in décorI also love the pull-down spray—I would never buy a kitchen faucet without one.
If you have a chandelier in the same room over your kitchen table, you could repeat either accent color there, as well. The most important thing when choosing a chandelier is that it is different than your pendant. For instance, if you have glass pendants, you would want to avoid a glass chandelier. Similarly, if you have all metal pendants, you would want to avoid an all-metal chandelier. You could do a glass pendant with some metal and an all-metal chandelier.

Mix metals in interior décor
For more examples of mixing metals in décor, check out this guide.