How to Expertly Mix Metals in the Home

There are many tried and true rules for home décor that most abide, but one thing that isn’t so far fetched is the idea to mix and match metals where you reside.

Black, brass, chrome, nickel and bronze, with so many options to choose, picking the right metal for your home can be a difficult process. Rather than dwelling on the right metallic finish for your space, consider mixing them up! Designers and homeowners alike are opting for this contrasting trend to add interest and depth for a one-of-a-kind look.

 

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With over 37 different hardware and bath accessory finishes, Top Knobs has the perfect combination of metallics to complete the look of any space and style. Read on as we explore this popular trends and share tips to incorporate mixed metals in each room of the home.

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place for gathering and entertaining, therefore thoughtful space planning is required to ensure a kitchen is both inviting and highly functional. When incorporating mixed metals in the kitchen, we recommend beginning with a neutral color pallet. The key to mixing metals in the kitchen is layering. To achieve this look, divide your space into horizontal or vertical sections and select a different metal for each area.

 

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The living room is where designers and homeowners become creative and let their personal style shine. We suggest a bold look by coordinating the contrasting metals with different accessories and elements in the same finishes to emphasize the daring look and draw attention to the design details.

 

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Mixing metals can be a fun experiment in the bedroom but it does require some planning and structure. Bedrooms are a place for relaxation and their design should never be overwhelming. We advise choosing a dominant metal for your furniture then introducing a second metal subtly through accessories and accent pieces. We recommend incorporating no more than two metals in the bedroom for a cohesive look.

 

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Bathrooms used to be a space reserved for chrome and nickel finishes. With brass and bronze leading the finish trend this year, the bathroom has become the ideal spot to harmonize warm and cool tones. This look requires a thoughtful balance that shifts away from the traditional matchy look. Try opting for a cool silver tone as the base for your plumbing and cabinetry hardware and pairing it with warm bronze accents and bath accessories for a style will co-exist.

 

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Adding Sparkle and Shine with Crystal Inspired Decorative Hardware

A new wave of interior design trends brings crystals out of the jewelry box and into the home – and Top Knobs is ahead of the movement. With a variety of shapes and hues, crystal inspired hardware from Top Knobs will add a bit of sparkle to any room.

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

Crystals have a deep-rooted history on Earth dating back to the prehistoric era where they were used as protection and as a symbol of good luck. As civilization evolved, crystals served as emblems for spiritual healing and good energy. Although still used for those purposes today, crystals have found their way into the design scene through jewelry, and more recently, interiors.

Top Knobs Crystal Chareau knob

Crystal Emerald Knob, Chareau Collection

In the recently updated Top Knobs Chareau Collection, the Crystal Emerald Knob combines the clean lines of traditional Tuscan design with updated modern flair to create the perfect knob for transitional projects.

Hayley Crystal Knob, Serene Collection

Hayley Crystal Knob, Serene Collection

The all-new Serene Collection boasts a more subtle sophistication with the Hayley Crystal Knob, available in two sizes and three finishes.

Top Knobs Crystal Collection

And finally, the Crystal Collection features a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and finishes for ultimate design personalization.

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Close up on the faceted crystal details

Want to try a crystal inspired knob in your next kitchen or bath project? Designers can take advantage of the Top Knobs Free Sample Program and “try before they buy.” Visit TopKnobs.com to find out more.

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Interview with Top Knobs: 20 years at KBIS

Top Knobs has been making decorative hardware for 20 years. It all started with 2 collections back in 1995, and the rest is history.

Did you know that Top Knobs has attended KBIS, Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, since the very beginning? “It’s a great opportunity to meet [our] customers and network,” explains Warren Ramsland, President of Top Knobs.

While at KBIS 2015, designer Joann Kandrac of KandracKole Interiors had the opportunity to talk to Top Knobs about why they attend KBIS every year. Take a look!

 

Top Knobs honored as essential supplier in TRENDS Annual Top 50 American Kitchens

Top Knobs has been recognized as an essential supplier of top kitchen and bath hardware by a panel of prestigious judges for Kitchen Trends Magazine. Playing a significant role in 2013-2014 American kitchen creations, Top Knobs was recognized for excellence in design, function, product specification and style.

The Trends Annual Top 50 American Kitchens includes some of the most innovative and creative products from homes and kitchens around the world. Trends selection panel recognized Top Knobs’ integral part in making kitchens equipped with high performance, and stylish kitchen and bath hardware.

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“We are honored to be recognized as a important supplier in so many featured projects of Trends Top 50 program,” Christine Zimmer, product manager for Top Knobs. “Our products play a crucial role in many American kitchens and baths and we are thrilled that Top Knobs is the hardware of choice for designers and families.”

Trendsideas.com is a highly regarded portal for the home and commercial design consumer and professional industries. It offers an up-to-date searchable database of all the content from Kitchen Trends, Home Trends Bathroom Trends and Home & Architectural Trends publications.

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