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Conventional wisdom holds that to achieve a satisfying look in the kitchen, you must choose one type of metal and stick with it, ensuring consistency across appliances, cabinet hardware, plumbing fixtures, and lighting. Lately, though, Maykut notices homeowners eschewing the "matchy-matchy" philosophy of kitchen design in favor of a comparatively freewheeling, "anything goes" brand of style. In 2017, matte black may join copper, brass, and rose gold on the list of the most popular choices among metals, but above all, according to Maykut, "You're going to see mixes of different metals being used," in part to foster an intentionally dressed-down, casual atmosphere in the kitchen.
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