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There’s No Catch to Mix and Match!

When it comes to creating original and inspired interiors, there’s one thing that springs to mind – how to set your home or business décor aside from the rest. Achieving truly unique décor schemes is no easy feat, and chances are you will be influenced by the likes of Pinterest, interior design blogs and the Instagram feeds of your favourite brands. We understand the importance of creating unique interiors and wanted to explore how mixing different styles of lights can be the ideal way to bring character to your home or business.

Mix and match metals for dream interiors

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Copper, £99.00Handcrafted Wire Cage Pendant - 11 Inch - Round, £45.00Handcrafted Wire Cage Pendant - 8 Inch - Drop, £45.00Handcrafted Wire Cage Pendant - 9 Inch - Cone, £45.00Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £99.00Retro Enamel Pendant - 14 Inch - Orange, £69.00Brooklyn Balloon Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter, £69.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter - Rose, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter - Cone, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 5 Inch - Pewter - Cylinder, £39.00 (image supplied BUHO by DLM Architects)

Colour Mix

One of the best ways you can mix it up whilst keeping the overall theme consistent is through mixing colours. All of our lights have industrial-style traits, allowing you to choose a variety of colours, all of which can complement different aspects of your interior. For example, pewter will go nicely with any dark metals in chairs, stools, tables and other accessories, whereas the addition of copper will contribute to the cosy vibe of any interior.

Colour mix and match

Brooklyn 5 Wire Pendant - Brass, £159.00Brooklyn Cone Pendant - 7 Inch - Brass, £69.00Brooklyn Flat Pendant - 8 Inch - Copper, £79.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter - Rose, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter - Cone, £39.00 (image supplied by L'Amuse Bouche). 

Mix Metals, Match Tones

For those that require something a little more consistent, you can mix up your metals whilst keeping to a colour scheme so that the lights work in conjunction with each other for a powerful interior. The raw, handcrafted of the shades is highlighted by the warm glow of the bulb, and different holders can be selected for each shade to help tie the overall look together. Each metal will bring a different element to the décor, yet using a consistent colour or shade for the fabric flex will complete the look. The key to this look lies with subtle coordination, and the detailing of the matching tones will not go unnoticed. 

Mixing metals, matching tones

Brooklyn 5 Wire Pendant - Brass, £159.00Brooklyn Cone Pendant - 7 Inch - Brass, £69.00Brooklyn Flat Pendant - 8 Inch - Copper, £79.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter - Rose, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter - Cone, £39.00 (image supplied by L'Amuse Bouche). 

One Metal, Many Shades

If you’re not quite ready to marry brass with its pewter and copper counterparts, but you still want to mix and match, consider experimenting with different shades of the same metal. Here at Industville, we have an extensive range of industrial style lights, with most designs available in the popular metallic shades of copper, brass, pewter, and combinations of the variants. There are also some glass fixtures that provide a neutral, elegant style that will complement almost any colour scheme. Those that adopt this aesthetic will benefit from each characteristic that comes with the multiple designs, and each fitting can be hung at varied lengths for a truly original interior. Once decided on your shade of choice, we recommend using a mixture of pendants and wall lights for the ultimate mix and match.

Mixed styles for harmonised interiors

Brooklyn 5 Wire Pendant - Brass, £159.00Brooklyn Balloon Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter, £69Brooklyn Flat Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter, £69.00Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 8 Inch - Brass, £69.00Brooklyn Glass Funnel Pendant - 7 Inch, £69.00 (image supplied by Sarah Wright Kitchens Union Mill). 

Neutral Backdrop

Metallics can be the perfect way to spice up a neutral backdrop. For example, kitchens and bathrooms, in particular, tend to follow an all-white décor, in need of some sparkle. If one single colour dominates your aesthetic, mixed metallics is a good way to break it up, and you can choose between two and four different metals to further the effects. Ideally, you’ll follow somewhat of an open-floor plan in terms of design, with each room linked to the next with some sort of theme.

Showrooms with mixed metals  

Lighting for showrooms

Brooklyn Glass Cone Pendant - 7 Inch, £69.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter - Rose, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter - Cone, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 5 Inch - Pewter - Cylinder, £39.00Brooklyn Glass Funnel Pendant - 7 Inch, £69.00  (image supplied by The Brighton Kitchen Company).

Make a Statement

One of the most important things about mixing and matching metallics is to make a statement. Don’t be afraid to try something new, and experiment with different elements of interior design that perhaps you haven’t considered before. Mixing metallics, be it in lighting or furniture, can create the ideal statement piece for any interior, and how ‘extra’ you go for your varied lighting solution is up to you. Our big bulbs are a fantastic way to set your lights aside from the rest, and offer a retro, vintage vibe to wherever they are placed. That said, the focal point of the room doesn’t have to be the lights, and they can be used instead to emphasise a different part of your home or business. For example, place wall lights directly above original statement art, and ensure the metals of the frame is in contrast to the finish of the light. For the ultimate interior, opt for subtle, minimal pendants alongside retro, larger-than-life shades to highlight the range in styles.

 Beautiful interior using mixed metallics

Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Copper, £99.00Handcrafted Wire Cage Pendant - 11 Inch - Round, £45.00Handcrafted Wire Cage Pendant - 8 Inch - Drop, £45.00Handcrafted Wire Cage Pendant - 9 Inch - Cone, £45.00Brooklyn Dome Pendant - 13 Inch - Pewter & Copper, £99.00Retro Enamel Pendant - 14 Inch - Orange, £69.00Brooklyn Balloon Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter, £69.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 8 Inch - Pewter - Rose, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 6 Inch - Pewter - Cone, £39.00Brooklyn Wire Cage Pendant - 5 Inch - Pewter - Cylinder, £39.00 (image supplied by BUHO by DLM Architects)

Use Texture

In the same way that matching tones can help to keep the look consistent, matching textures of the materials used in your interior can also have a similar effect. For example, all of Industville’s lights and furniture is handcrafted, using high-quality, raw materials that shines – quite literally – through to further the impact of the interiors. Both the stools and lighting fixtures alike convey a rustic, authentic vibe that is at home in a modern, urban space as it is in a classic, traditional cottage, and is, therefore, a popular choice for the majority of design schemes. They can be paired with vintage accessories, exposed brick and pipework and wooden beams for a truly harmonised interior like no other.

Mix metals for the perfect interior

Brooklyn Giant Bell Pendant - 20 Inch - Brass, £89.00, Brooklyn Giant Bowl Pendant - 24 Inch - Pewter, £119.00, Brooklyn Giant Hat Pendant - 21 Inch - Pewter, £89.00 (image supplied by Industville). 

We hope this detailed look into the mixing and matching of metallics has provided some inspiration for your décor and look forward to seeing some of your projects completed. Don’t forget to share your images with us by tagging us on Instagram - @industville – or using the hashtag #industville. If you’d like any more information on any of our lights or furniture or a trade discount for your business, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Industville, who would be more than happy to help.

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