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JOHN PUTNAM 06-17-2013 11:19 AM

Light switch cover
 
I recently upgraded my light switch cover to a nice oiled metal brushed brown look. Still have the white switch poking through. Should i change out the switch to a brown one or does the white look ok? What's the norm?

Willie T 06-17-2013 11:23 AM

Do you like it?

JOHN PUTNAM 06-17-2013 11:24 AM

It looks ok. Just not sure what would be proper

Willie T 06-17-2013 11:31 AM

... :no: ...

JOHN PUTNAM 06-17-2013 12:02 PM

Can't find where to add pic or location

Willie T 06-17-2013 12:24 PM

John,

This is actually often the heart of DIY. We like doing things as we choose to do them.

JOHN PUTNAM 06-17-2013 04:40 PM

Um. I guess I was wrong about this forum. I was looking for design and or DIY advice. Not psycho humor. Anyone on this forum willing to engage in legit info?

Willie T 06-17-2013 05:57 PM

Hey, I told you the "proper" way is to have it all one color.

And just in case you REALLY want to get in line and goose-step, the slots in the plate mounting screws are to all be alligned vertically. Like this.... " | ". (And that's not a joke.)

beenthere 06-17-2013 06:39 PM

John, I moved this to the Interior Decorating forum. Where hopefully some of our helpful members will give you serious answers. Instead of the miss-treatment you have received.

If you end up with trolls posting in your thread. Click on the red circle with the exclamation mark in it. It will report them to us(Site Moderators). We will take care of them for you.

BigJim 06-17-2013 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by JOHN PUTNAM (Post 1202832)
Um. I guess I was wrong about this forum. I was looking for design and or DIY advice. Not psycho humor. Anyone on this forum willing to engage in legit info?

John I like the rust look or the oiled bronze, if it were mine I would like for the switch to be the same color so it didn't look out of place. JMHO

RWolff 06-17-2013 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JOHN PUTNAM (Post 1202632)
It looks ok. Just not sure what would be proper


Who cares what's "proper" the only thing that counts in your house is: do YOU like it?
I happen to like the contrast between a dark brown switch plate an an ivory colored switch.

Willie T 06-17-2013 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RWolff (Post 1202937)
Who cares what's "proper" the only thing that counts in your house is: do YOU like it?
I happen to like the contrast between a dark brown switch plate an an ivory colored switch.

That's an interesting way to look at things. :yes:

Two Knots 06-18-2013 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by JOHN PUTNAM (Post 1202626)
I recently upgraded my light switch cover to a nice oiled metal brushed brown look. Still have the white switch poking through. Should i change out the switch to a brown one or does the white look ok? What's the norm?

I like them to match.

katypaver 06-26-2013 07:29 AM

To achieve a more cohesive look, considerblack devices if using darker wall colors or gray devices in a room with stainless steel switchplates and appliances.


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