Should you mix metals? Does it work? The beauty of mixed metals in a space is that it is a much more sophisticated look than matched metals. It adds a layer to the home that speaks to being collected over time. Think of it as something that individualizes your home. A home where the furniture is collected over time looks like it has been curated especially for the homeowner. The same is true of mixed metals. After all you don’t want your home to be attached to a certain time period like “avocado green” appliances.
To mix metals effectively choose a main metal, a secondary metal and an accent metal. Brass and black go together nicely as do Brass and chrome.
This master bath was updated nicely with brass and gold accents, polished chrome fixtures and black and brass lighting. To effectively mix metals choose one dominant metal, one secondary metal and if necessary a third metal. Don’t pick more than three otherwise the feeling can get cluttered. You would be surprised at how successful and current a design can be using this technique.