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5 TIPS FOR MIXING METALS IN YOUR HOME
So yes, you can mix metals but there are some guidelines to abide by to make it work starting with...
1. PICK A PREDOMINANT METAL
Once you have chosen your dominant finish, then you can use other finishes as back up dancers to your spotlight performer.
Photo via Sally Wheat Interiors
Pro Tip: Black goes with all the things!
2. Keep similar metals on the same plane
Photo via Kelly Wearstler (swoon)
In the above pic, designer Kelly Wearstler has utilized both gold and silver but you can see that the silver elements are mostly in their own plane and it totally works...totally.
Photo via Jonathan Adler
As well here, in this dining room by Jonathan Adler, you can see the chrome in the chairs and the golds in the frame and chandelier blend together beautifully using the plane tip.
3. Create a Balance
If you're going to mix your metals (and now you are) spread your superstar finish throughout the room to create a balanced, pleasing look.
Photo Via Jonathan Adler
4. Contrast Cool and Warm Metals
In Interior Design, contrast is King and nothing makes your mix up more purposeful than contrasting your warm and cool metals together.
Photo via Urban Grace Interiors
5. Don't overdo it
Stick to a max of three separate finishes. Too much of good thing is just...well too much. In fact, here is a famous quote:
"Too much of a good thing is nothing at all." - Darla Powell
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