Originally Posted by jbarwick
My wife finally sent me a link to the end of the curtain rods we are getting for the nursery. The color is stated as "gilded bronze". Any idea of ceiling light fixture that would match? I do not know if this is the specific rod end or not but this is the color.
I would mix dark bronze and brass without issue. Probably would not mix in chrome/nickel/stainless but mostly due to the ornate style of this curtain rod and what I presume to be ornate style of other furnishings.
On the low side of the spectrum, something from Restoration Hardware, or in that range. They make a lot of 'oil finish bronze' which suits this style well. I use their stuff on non-critical things that I have so many duplicate of, like flush mount ceiling lamps in hallways, of which my house has seven. So I use better lamps for stairs/dining/bathroom, ect, but stick to these middle-range ones for the duplicates.
I tend to mix metals, but with a qualifier that I'm generally keeping all of the built-in and fixed to the wall type metals to be similar/same by group and making the groups work in conjunction with one another. Individual stand outs should also work with the group. For instance, I think a modernist white painted pendant lamp works well enough with chrome flush mounts.