kitchen -- miscellaney
Divide and Conquer In the Kitchen In a kitchen, the easiest way to mix metals cohesively is to divide them by category — separating the metal items into functional versus decorative categories and assigning one finish to each. Here, the functional hardware pieces (the cabinet pulls and faucet) are approximately the same brushed silver-toned finish, and the more decorative pendant lights are an eye-catching copper. This division makes immediate visual sense and draws extra attention to the lights as a feature.
This kitchen takes a similar approach, with cool stainless steel dressing the appliances and the range backsplash, and a golden tone for the can’t-miss pendant lamps. For those concerned about resale value, sticking to classic cool finishes on the more fixed elements and saving warm metals (like copper, gold, brass or bronze) for a few changeable accents like lights makes it easier to reset the space in 10 to 20 years for broad appeal and updated trends.