Trends: Mixing Metals

It used to be considered a design no-no to mix warm and cool metals in the same space. But lately we are finding that it can be really interesting to use stainless and brushed brass, for instance, together in the kitchen. The warmth of the brass softens and mellows the steel, and the coolness of steel keeps the brass from being too brash or dated.

It is also interesting to pair brass with burnished copper. The combination creates a rich, sophisticated effect: warm and natural, yet gleaming with depth and color.

The very newest is the Ombré finish from Kohler – it softly transitions from nickel to rose gold in a stunning way.

PLP faucet, Satin brass, Waterstone Farmhouse sink, hammered stainless, Linkasink
Clothilde copper bathtub, Waterworks Easton tub filler, unlacquered brass, Waterworks
Litze dual finish Smarttouch® pull-down faucet with arc spout and knurled handle, in matte black / luxe gold, Brizo
Odin Single Handle lavatory facuet in brushed nickel / black, Brizo


Sensate® Touchless kitchen faucet, Vibrant Ombré Titanium/Rose Gold, Kohler
Easton unlacquered brass classic two-hole faucet, Waterworks Normandy hammered copper farmhouse sink, Waterworks