Compare device finishes and find the best cover plates for each. You may like your light switches & covers to match, or you might find that mixing and matching covers and devices can make a statement in your newly updated room.
Try white and stainless in a kitchen, red and black in a garage, ivory and polished brass in a formal dining room - you get the idea. Browse coordinating finishes below to find the perfect pairing for your home.
Many devices come in finishes that have matching plates. Other, more specialized finishes don't have covers with an exact match finish, but pair very well with many of our quality metal cover plates.
Devices with Matching Covers:
Where to Use: Largest variety of electrical devices in gloss and satin sheens. You'll find toggles, rockers, duplex and GFCI outlets, dimmers, phone, cable, ethernet and more. Can pair with any finish cover plate since it's completely neutral. Great way to freshen up older homes with yellowing switches & covers.
Match It: White Switch Plates & Outlet Covers
Mix It: Depending on the look you want to achieve, white devices also look great when paired with a variety of finishes, including:
Where: Ivory is an excellent choice when you're decorating a room with creamy hues or have beige walls. Warmer ivory switches won't stand out on a painted wall as much as stark white will.
Note that not all ivory finishes will be an exact match - each manufacturer has their own ivory finish, some color variation (even within the same brand) is quite normal and very common.
Match It: Ivory Wall Plate Covers
Mix It: Ivory looks elegant with our brown, bronze & brass plates. If you are dressing up a room that has dark wood trim or espresso accent furniture, the best choice is to update your switches to ivory and pair them with these gorgeous designer plates in rich hues - a quick and easy way to make any room look and feel more expensive.
Light Almond Devices
Where: Almond is lighter and less yellow (more red) than ivory. Great in rooms with natural finishes and neutral farmhouse accents. Provides a complementary contrast to painted or wallpapered walls without being as harsh as white.
Like with the ivory finish, not all almond devices will be exact matches in color - variation is normal.
Match It: Light Almond Wall Plates
Mix It: Pair light almond with a variety of finishes - most finishes blend well with this neutral off-white color. Just steer clear of any finishes with obvious yellow tones such as polished or satin brass. Try mixing with:
Where: Black is great for matching dark granite and tile in kitchens and bathrooms. Perfect for kitchens with black appliances.
Black also hides grime on walls of a garage or workshop. Keep it sleek with black covers or opt for contrasting plates, such as trendy copper in an updated modern kitchen.
Note that finishes come in satin and gloss.
Match It: Black Outlet & Switch Covers
Mix It: Black mixes well with other dark-toned plates as well as lighter finishes:
Where: Nothing will tie in a new copper or dark tile kitchen backsplash than these dark brown light switches. Great for elegant master bathroom remodels or for blending with wood paneling in a living room or basement.
When mixing dimmers, light switches and plugs, keep in mind different components are manufactured by different companies. The result can be slight variances in tone between one brown device and another.
Match It: Brown Receptacle & Light Switch Covers
Mix It: Get creative! Lots of finishes, including warm bronzes, are compatible with brown light switches and outlets for kitchen and bathroom renovations.
Where: Kitchens, garages, restaurants and commercial buildings often choose gray to match an industrial stainless steel cover or gray tile.
Match It: Gray Switch Covers & Wall Plates
Mix It: Gray switches show less dirt and blend well with trendy gray kitchen tile. A very popular choice is stainless steel, but these finishes are appealing also:
Where: Red is a great accent color and is popular in many kitchens, entry ways and garages. Add this vibrant pop of color to your home on an accent wall or in a themed room.
Match It: Red Switch & Plug Covers
Mix It: In kitchens with a diner feel, cover red switches and plugs with black or white plates. Or, go for an industrial look if you have stainless steel appliances. Gray is a popular choice for a garage, body shop or workshop to reduce visible dirt and grime.
Where: This shimmery warm silver finish is excellent in elegant rooms such as formal dining or living spaces.
Pairs well with metallic paints and wallpapers in powder rooms.
All nickel devices match in finish whether you need rocker switches, outlets or dimmers.
Match It: Screwless Metallic Nickel Covers
Mix It: No cover plate is an exact match for nickel, but these 4 finishes blend beautifully:
Where: Graphite devices are perfect for any room in which you want to make a statement.
Match It: Screwless Graphite Covers
Mix It: If you don't want matching graphite covers, these other finishes are great options as well:
Dark Bronze Devices
Where: If you have a room with dark bronze hardware accents such as faucets in a master bath or powder room, these elegant deep bronze outlets and switches will blend in better than simple brown devices.
Also great for coordinating with dark baseboards and warm bronze and brown kitchen tile.
Mix It: These deep, reddish bronze outlets & rocker light switches look astonishing with these coordinating covers:
Specialty Device Finishes Without Exact-Match Covers:
Antique Brass Devices
Where: In rooms that have a vintage feel, you can compliment your antique look with these brilliant switches, dimmers and outlets from Pass & Seymour.
Add these shimmery dark gold light switches to beige painted walls or warm tone wallpapered rooms.
Mix it: These elegant light switches have an upscale antique brass finish and look stunning with 4 of our quality plate finishes:
Where: Clear light switches illuminate when off for locator switches, and on for pilot lights to indicate when out-of-sight lights are on. Note: lights shine with a pale yellow glow. Neutral choice that won't clash with any color.
Buy: Clear Light Switches
Match It: Closest match is gray covers.
Mix It: Clear can be paired with all switchplate finishes.