3 Tips And 25 Ideas To Mix Metals In The Interior

3 tips and 25 metals to mix metals in the interior cover

3 tips and 25 metals to mix metals in the interior cover

In our modern world there’s literally no space without metals in decor, and I’m talking not only about bathrooms or kitchens, the rest of the spaces have some metallic touches too. Decorating with metal is a popular idea now, you can see brass, copper and nickel finishes everywhere. It’s rather difficult to keep the space to one single metal, and changing all the metallic touches is a bit too expensive. Mixing metals in one space is breaking the rules of stylish decor but you can rock them in a chic way, so all the metals will look nice. How to mix different metals in one space to keep it stylish? Here are some tips and ideas.

Choose A Dominant Metal

While planning your decor and colors, choose the metal you want to dominate here, it can be copper for a trendy feel, or brass for a glam touch, maybe stainless steel for a clean modern look. This metal will be the main one here, and you should rock most of metallic details of it, they will emphasize and support the look. Other touches may include other types and shades of metal but keep most of them in the dominating metal, and try not to mix lots of them – 2 or 3 are enough.

brass is the main metal here, it gives a chic touch to the kitchen but there's also stainless steel

brass is the main metal here, it gives a chic touch to the kitchen but there's also stainless steel

stainless steel is dominating in this modern bathroom but there are also brass touches

stainless steel is dominating in this modern bathroom but there are also brass touches

brass is the main metal in this kitchen but you can also see some nickel

brass is the main metal in this kitchen but you can also see some nickel

brass touches add glam to the kitchen, and a stainless steel hood looks organic too

brass touches add glam to the kitchen, and a stainless steel hood looks organic too

brass handles make the cabinets stand out and a stainless steel cooker looks not so bold

brass handles make the cabinets stand out and a stainless steel cooker looks not so bold

the appliances are stainless steel, and you can also see hanging lamps of white and brass

the appliances are stainless steel, and you can also see hanging lamps of white and brass

brass handles make the cabinets stand out and unify them, and stainless steel appliances look neutral

brass handles make the cabinets stand out and unify them, and stainless steel appliances look neutral

the main metal here is stainless steel but brass makes the chairs look moder elegant

the main metal here is stainless steel but brass makes the chairs look moder elegant

Match The Finishes

To make the different metals look fine together, you need the same finish to unify the look. You can go for a polished finish for a shiny touch, or just satin finish that will make the fixture blend with the rest of decor rather than stand out. The type of finish you choose should fit the style you’ve chosen and the effect you want to achieve: for a trendy and bold look polished finishes work well, and for a mid-century modern and contemporary feel satin finishes work best. There’s also oil finish, which brings a touch of antique to the space, and it’s great for vintage and refined interiors.

brass is the main metal here but all of them have the same oil finish for a refined feel

brass is the main metal here but all of them have the same oil finish for a refined feel

the same satin finish for the stools and large glass and brass lamps

the same satin finish for the stools and large glass and brass lamps

shiny finish for brass and stainless steel unifies the different metals and gives them a matching look

shiny finish for brass and stainless steel unifies the different metals and gives them a matching look

a shiny copper lamp and shiny stainless steel furniture legs for a glam touch

a shiny copper lamp and shiny stainless steel furniture legs for a glam touch

the same stain finish is used for all the metals in this kitchen and makes it look unified

the same stain finish is used for all the metals in this kitchen and makes it look unified

copper and brass with a satin finish look refined and add a warm tone to the space

copper and brass with a satin finish look refined and add a warm tone to the space

stainless steel for giving the kitchen a modern feel and some trendy copper with a satin finish

stainless steel for giving the kitchen a modern feel and some trendy copper with a satin finish

a satin finish is great if you don't want metallic touches to stand out too much

a satin finish is great if you don't want metallic touches to stand out too much

copper and brass with a satin finish are a trendy solution for a bold kitchen

copper and brass with a satin finish are a trendy solution for a bold kitchen

Highlight The Statement Piece

You may choose one focal point in the room and make it stand out somehow. It can be just a large piece, for example, a big appliance or a large mirror in a metal frame, or you can highlight this piece with the use of various decorative elements and other metals to highlight it.

large vintage-inspired brass lamps look very bold and cool and they are main here

large vintage-inspired brass lamps look very bold and cool and they are main here

a large metal tub is the main eye-catcher in this space, and brass touches are additional

a large metal tub is the main eye-catcher in this space, and brass touches are additional

a stainless steel cooker is the main piece here, and brass touches just assist

a stainless steel cooker is the main piece here, and brass touches just assist

bold copepr lamps and handles take over the stainless steel cooker and hood

bold copepr lamps and handles take over the stainless steel cooker and hood

the large stainless steel cooker is the main one in this space and brass lamps are additional

the large stainless steel cooker is the main one in this space and brass lamps are additional

an oversized mirror in a brass frame is the focal point here

an oversized mirror in a brass frame is the focal point here

large brass lamps and a hood with a touch of brass are bolder than stainless steel chairs

large brass lamps and a hood with a touch of brass are bolder than stainless steel chairs

a vintage-inspired copper cooker takes over the space, and stainless steel touches contrast it

a vintage-inspired copper cooker takes over the space, and stainless steel touches contrast it