METAL MIXING 101
Stick with two or three metals, and choose one to be dominant or use them in equal doses. Matte black, aged brass, and polished nickel get equal play time, above.
If you’re selecting a warm metal, such as aged brass, pair it with a cool metal, such as polished nickel. Black metal goes with all. Repeat each metal at least once. The dominant finish should appear around the room for balance.
Fixtures with similar functions
(cabinet hardware, plumbing, lighting) should have the same finish—so choose a finish for each and deploy consistently throughout the space.