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May 12, 2020

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  1. Isabel Olivera-Morales says:

    Can you have an exposed shower systerm in brass or oil rubbed bronze with a sink in the bathroom with chrome fixtures? I have a brand new bathroom sink with chrome fixtures . Or which two finishes might be able to work or should I just stick with all chrome?

    • Danica says:

      You definitely can, especially if the shower and sink are distanced. However, I split a room horizontally into three sections – the lower half, middle, and upper half. Generally I prefer to use the same finish for all fixtures that fall into the same section, and choose a second or third finish for the other two sections. (e.g. Bronze sconces, polished bass faucet, bronze or black cabinet knobs). I hope this helps!

  2. Acook says:

    My husband I are building a house. Six months ago I found this gold farmhouse sink and ordered it, then I bought this gold and black faucet, I found a Zline 48” range and hood with these satin gold knobs and bar across the vent and put it all in a rented storage warehouse while my builder built. With all of the supply chain issues, I bought my black stainless appliances, found this black and gold leather finish granite and internet shopped for lighting, tile, cabinet pulls etc. Had an awesome time BTW!!! You probably already know what my problem is…. My sink is this champagne gold, my faucet is slightly different but ok. My cabinet pulls are black with a satin brass accent on each end, the granite is this black & bronze gold, the accent tile has a gold grout with a bronze metal accent little tile , hmmmm?? and then the stove! Beautiful stove but wHat appeared to be this muted satin gold is really polished brass. My kitchen has a 16’ back wall with cabinets and the range and hood as the centerpiece then a 10’ island with the sink and champagne gold faucet right in the middle and directly across. I reached out to manufacturer to try and get the champagne knobs that are offered but no luck. Looked at buying replacement knobs but the the bar across the hood would not match. Have you ever painted knobs? Am I wrong in thinking this is going to look awful? What can I do?

  3. shakay says:

    I’m considering chrome for bath and kitchen fixture. Then brass for lights, hardware and door knobs. Would dark bronze curtain rods be too many metals?

    • Danica says:

      My personal preference is to mix two metals with a black if I go for three finishes, but I think you can get away with that especially if there’s distance between the metals. Just pick one to be your dominant finish throughout all the rooms and use the others as an accent.

  4. Nancy says:

    Help! Upgrading powder room – the lighting fixture is polished nickel. Would brushed or satin nickel work? Polished nickel faucets concern me for water spots/maintenance.

  5. John says:

    I’m in the middle of redoing my kitchen. When I’m ready to pick my metal finishes for knobs/pulls, do I need to consider the stainless steel of my cooktop as one of the metals?I already bought a matte black faucet. Should I repeat the black in my knobs & pulls? Or do I have to repeat the stainless? Or can I use brass?

    • Danica says:

      Hi Mary! Yes, I would count your stainless steel appliances as one of the metals. As for the hardware, it’s up to you whether you match it to your faucet or add a third metal. Just pick a third metal that coordinates with stainless steel. Hope that helps! 🙂

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