How to Use Inserts to Create Custom Switch Plates
There are 3 ways to use inserts when you need a cover plate in a configuration that does not come in the finish you want. You can:
- convert a rocker opening to fit the switch you need with a conversion insert
- use a frame insert in a rocker opening and fill each port to fit your needs
- fill an unused plate opening with a blank filler or dummy switch
Our most popular conversion inserts is the decora rocker to toggle.
Simply place the insert behind your cover to change the opening's configuration.
Here, a decora rocker opening is changed to a toggle with an ivory plastic insert. This insert is available in 13 colors.
You will notice some color variation between the inserts and switch plates.
Modular frames can hold anywhere from 1 to 6 jacks.
Pair individual cable TV, phone and ethernet jacks into a single rocker plate opening with these handy quickport frames.
Have an opening that is no longer in use?
Fill the unused switchplate openings with a dummy switch or blank filler, as shown here.
You'll find a variety of "dummy switch" finishes available.
Insert Finishes & Coordinating Plates
Plastic inserts are often darker than the cover plates, as shown in the white, ivory and brown examples below.
Inserts are not available in every finish, and are meant to coordinate or blend with plate finishes, rather than be an exact match.
The almond, black and red inserts, however, are the best matches in color to the wall plates in the same finishes.
Although inserts may not be the exact color match you're looking for, they do often times offer the only solution to creating the custom plate configuration that you need.
White Insert in White Plate
Almond Insert in Almond Plate
Ivory Insert in Ivory Plate
Black Insert in Black Plate
Brown Insert in Brown Plate
Gray Insert in Gray Plate
Satin Silver Insert in Brushed Aluminum Plate
Dark Bronze Insert in Dark Bronze Plate
Bronze Insert in Satin Bronze Plate
Bronze Insert in Antique Brass Plate
Antique Brass Insert in Antique Brass Plate
Antique Brass Insert in Satin Brass Plate
Brass Insert in Polished Brass Plate
Copper Insert in Brushed Copper Plate