Matching lighting to cabinet hardware

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Posted by: from Edmonton
9/25/2012 at 10:53:14 AM

Hello, my house is 14 years old and all the fixtures, hardware and even the grates in the front window are brass. We have just purchased stainless appliances and would like to know if they are going to look bad being against a different metal.

We are also redoing countertops in granite (orion color) which has some silver flecks. Our whole kitchen is in medium oak and if I were to just change the lights, which color or metal would you suggest?

Thanks for any ideas!

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Date/Time9/25/2012 at 1:16:54 PM

We went through the same thing at our house.....we redid everything in brushed nickel. Looks way better.

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Date/Time9/25/2012 at 4:22:51 PM


What I would suggest is to go to Ikea or some other cabinate/fixture sypply house (Windsor Plywood, etc.) and many of them have computer programs that allow you to change colours and fixtures. Some even have interior designers on staff who can provide some free advice.

As you probably already know, there is more to it than just the cabinettes and the floor. There are walls, pictures, other adjacent rooms and yes the light fixtures. The lightsing issue is more than just the colour, what about style? Hanging lights, pot lights, swag, track lighting, crystal, etc., a lot to choose from.

Gather the information you can and speak with a designer, ... even at a lighting store (Park lighting or similar) not a big box store. There are reasons for the type of light you select. Create a mood, pure brightness, daylight appeal, and so on. Think about what you want to achieve and ask before you buy.

Good luck.


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