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A Question About Hardware Finishes

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[COLOR=Black][SIZE=1]We've just moved into a home that has brass hardware throughout. We have started replacing the door hardware with Venetian Bronze door knobs. The new hardware looks fabulous against the freshly painted Cloud White doors.

My husband and I have been debating about what happens when you get into the bathroom, kitchen and so on. Our debate is whether it's ok to mix finishes? My sense is that it's ok as long as they are somewhat in keeping with one another. Matte with matte. My husband thinks they all need to be the same - venetian bronze door knobs = venetian bronze faucets, etc... I am of the mind that this look may become flat.

Please find below an image of the door knobs. I have also included a knob that I would love to find in the proper size for our folding closet doors - no luck yet! There are two images of faucet finishes I'm thinking about. I'm thinking that this decision is going to set the standard for the rest of the house.

I'd love to hear your thoughts and any advice you can share!

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[SIZE=2]Thank you everyone for all the great advice.

We will proceed with different finishes. I showed my husband spread after spread in home magazines that showcased different finishes throughout, and he's now on board! I agree, variance is definitely more interesting, providing there is a common thread flowing throughout the space.

Thank you all!
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