What is the finish on these textured white light switchplate covers? These modern wall switchplates are made from sturdy .030" steel with a finely-textured hard-baked wrinkle finish that helps hide fingerprints.
We have a vacation home in the Florida Keys that I've decorated in a Spanish villa style. Our furniture is primarily oak and our walls have been textured and faux painted for an "aged" appearance. I'm interested in your wrinkle finish wall plates because I think that they are a good match for my textured walls but am concerned that the color will be different. Does this shade compliment Spanish decor? Absolutely. One of the many advantages of our textured outlet covers is that they can be customized and painted to blend in with your walls. If your walls are currently textured and faux painted, you should be able to successfully achieve the same look by aging these switchplates. Our textured switch covers also harmonize with Mediterranean, Tuscan, Mission and Italian decor.
Can the wrinkle finish wallplates withstand high-abuse environments? We have a large family and I'd prefer not to replace my wall plates every few years. Our metal textured wall switch covers are stamped from sturdy steel so are highly recommended for heavy traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms or garages as well as professional offices.
How much larger are rounded corner switch plates than standard wall plates? Tall style round corner wall plates are 5.0" high which is .5" taller than normal light switchplates. One gang mid-sized wallplates come in different widths: Tall (2-3/4" standard width) and Tall Wide (3-1/2" broader width) versions. The Tall Wide midsize switch plates are .5" bigger in height and .75" bigger in width than typical wallplate covers.
When would I want to use round corner switchplates? Rounded off corner switchplates offer a smooth profile that is particularly nice for children bedrooms, tiled areas or uneven walls. The longish upright length can be used to cover plastic electrical boxes, jumbo Romex electric boxes and oddly cut openings.
Will these stretched out looking wall plates match my electrical devices? The switch openings never change and are always in standard locations. Only the outside dimensions change. Kyle Design's taller switchplate covers have a textured eggshell finish designed to coordinate with glossy or matte white switches and receptacles. Another trick is to paint or cover the switchplates with wallpaper, if needed, when coordinating with particular shades of paint.