At one time it would be taboo to mix metallic textures in a space. But now, mixed metallics is a huge trend that’s taken the design world by storm. Purposefully mixing metallics creates a sense of contrast and visual interest. And there’s no better way to get that artsy, sleek and stylish look than in the bathroom. With all of those fixtures going on in the space, it’s a great way to try out mixed metallics. Keep reading to learn how.
Don’t limit your color palette just with two options. Like the design above, it combines gold light fixtures, silver faucets, and bronze cabinet door handles. This space shows how any combination of mixed metallics works as long as you use a certain amount of organization. It progresses logically in gold-silver-bronze, like award metals. The light coloring of the room itself also helps the metallic pieces pop.
The mirror frame is the element that draws the deep gold cabinet handles and silvery fixtures into one cohesive look, as it stands as a midway point between the two shades. This is a great idea for mixed metallics designs where contrast in the metallic fixtures isn’t the focal point.
The two most popular metallic shades are gold and silver. Hence combining them won’t steer you wrong, they can be combined in such a way that they actually balance each other out. The cool silver and warm gold add a stylish contrast to your bathroom.
The photo above showcases an interesting organization: gold on top of the room against the black wall, with silver fixtures on the bottom against the white tile backdrop. The gold pops against the black wall, and the silver doesn’t compete with the white backdrop. Combining gold and silver in such a way also keeps the space from looking chaotic.
Another way to implement mixed metallics in the bathroom is to combine dark and light. Dark wrought iron cabinet handles combine well with a bright silvery color like chrome on the faucet fixtures.
However, what makes this style work is the organization: The chrome on the faucets pops as an accent against the rest of the wrought iron fixtures. The white cabinets showcase the dark door handles, as well.