A while back I was talking about mixing silver and gold in place settings and tablescapes and asked via Insta-Story if you guys would be interested in more on this topic. The response was a go, so here we are!
There are a few things I think help when pulling off mixing metals, and they are:
1. Try to keep it balanced.
If everything was gold with only one silver piece, it might look out of place. Try to keep it fairly even when mixing tones. Annieglass is one of my favorite brands for beautiful, bold platinum and gold pieces, and I really love how they play off of each other for a beautiful (and dishwasher safe!) table.
2. If you can incorporate something that is two-toned, even better!
I love that these affordable wine and water glasses mix silver and gold. They always seem to anchor in a mixed metal setting.
3. Don’t think too hard about it.
There is so much inspiration to mixing silver, bronze, gold, etc. online – there are no rules! I love this article, this fashionista’s post and this designer’s perspective. Allow yourself some time to place things, move them around, remove and replace them with something else. Play with it a little bit until it feels right to you.
Below I styled one place setting with silver flatware and one with gold. I was kind of leaning toward the gold, but I thought it was neat to share both so you can see how you just play with it until it feels right.
ruffled charger | similar dinner plate | salad plate | napkins | napkin ring | similar gold flatware | wine glass | water glass | MacKenzie-childs small bowl, medium bowl, cake dome, tumbler | ruffled cake stand | round gold platter | small bowl | oval serving tray | gold rectangle appetizer tray | ruffled wine coaster
How do you guys feel about mixing metals in your home and when entertaining? Is it something you would be willing to try or do you lean toward staying consistent with one tone?
When I registered for our wedding (more about that Wednesday!), I chose platinum. I stand by my decision because I tend to decorate with more silvers than golds, but I’ve slowly been adding some gold accents in the mix and I think they play off of each other pretty well.
Thanks so much for reading and sharing! XO –