Compare Metal Switch Plate Finishes - See examples of all 17 quality metal finishes to find the right plate for your home or business.
Compare Electrical Switch & Outlet Finishes - Find the best color match for your plates when you view 11 electrical device finishes.
Metal vs. Plastic Switch Plates - What's the Difference? - Find out which one is the better value.
Compare Nickel with Stainless Steel Switch Plates - See how stainless steel plates are different from nickel faceplates.
Almond & Ivory Electrical Device Comparison - See what shade different electrical brands call ivory or almond.
Buying Switches & Outlets - Gloss vs. Satin? - See if the finish makes any difference.
Black Outlets, Light Switches & Dimmers Comparison - Look for the features you need and see if they are manufactured.
Brown Outlets, Light Switches & Dimmers Comparison - Find out if the features you want are available in matching devices.
Decorative Switch Plate Gallery - Find inspiration for enhancing your home.
Will my electrical devices exactly match my switch plates?
Every wall switch plate and electrical device manufacturer produces a slightly different shade of color, such as "ivory" or "brown", so items generally will coordinate rather than match exactly. Perceived color is also affected by finish of items as well, i.e. gloss vs. satin. When attempting to match a currently installed plastic electrical device or wallplate, please keep in mind that your old items likely have darkened over time making an exact match impossible. Please see Ivory and Almond Comparison for additional information.