Quick Answer: What Metals Should Not Be Used Together?

What metals are compatible with copper?

The principal metals of concern in terms of direct contact are aluminum and zinc.

Iron and steel are generally not a problem unless their mass is similar or smaller than that of the copper.

If paints or coatings are used for isolation, they must be compatible with both metals..

What metal is compatible with aluminum?

Coated Steel With a thick enough coating, even a very reactive metal like brass can be used on an aluminum structure without corrosion. Since stainless steel remains one of the least reactive metals without coating, it’s smarter to use it as the base material.

Can brass and steel be used together?

When it comes to stainless steel (301, 304 and 310) and brass, they are only two metals apart, which means they can be safely connected together with minimal risk of galvanic corrosion.

Can you mix brushed nickel and black?

Nickel + brass + black, yes it works. Again, same idea, you can mix three finishes but in this bathroom together with the chrome faucets live black mirrors and brass hardware. And again, see how the brushed nickel bathtub and sink faucets do pair with brass hardware & sconces, and black mirrors and shower frame.

Can you mix metals in a living room?

We often get questions about which metals work best together, and the answer is: They all can go together…as long as there is clear design intent! Metals are meant to be mixed, so don’t worry too much about whether they’ll “go together” and instead make sure each finish is a thoughtful addition to your space.

What metals can go together?

Match metals to your color palette. If your room has more warm colors, stick to warm-hued metals like copper and gold. If it’s a cool palette, opt for cast iron or stainless steel. If your room has a neutral palette, such as white or black, you can be more liberal with how you mix and match different hues.