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Old 06-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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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?

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It looks ok. Just not sure what would be proper
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John,

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

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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