If you want to create a unique look for your home, try mixing and matching cabinet styles. This can add texture, character, and interest to any room. With some planning and consideration, you can combine different cabinet styles in a way that will enhance the overall design of your space. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Choose A Finish
To maintain consistency and uniformity, it is recommended that the same finish be used throughout, while mixing different styles. It is important to use the same color/metal and sheen, as finishes such as brushed nickel and polished nickel can look quite distinct. It is advisable to use the same brand as well, since finishes such as oil rubbed bronze can differ greatly from one brand to another. If products from different companies are being mixed, it is important to order samples to see how they all look together first. Mixing metals can be challenging, especially when combining different styles. Although it is possible, it can be easier to simplify this area if you prefer a more straight forward look.
Have a Balanced Layout
To make sure your cabinet knobs and pulls match, start by counting how many doors and drawers you have, and noting their functions. Then, decide on a style for each type – for example, use knobs for doors and pulls for drawers. Another option is to use knobs or latches for upper cabinets and pulls for lower ones. If you’re using different styles, make sure you have a good balance of each, so you don’t end up with only one of a specific type.
Have some Variety
To avoid any confusion or mistakes, it is important to choose styles that coordinate with each other but still have noticeable differences. Don’t choose styles that are too similar. You can consider using different types of hardware like knobs and pulls, and vary the scales like bar pulls and finger pulls. It is also recommended to stick to the same theme throughout. For instance, it’s not advisable to mix a very modern European style bar pull with an ornate and traditional knob.