Choosing the Right Style and Finish for Shower Accessories
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No bathroom is complete without shower accessories, but they rarely come in matching sets. Instead, the homeowner is usually tasked with maintaining a coherent style across the various accessories in the shower and bathroom. This challenge can make updates hard to settle on, even during a simple bathroom renovation. If the homeowner can consider both the style of each accessory and the finish, that consideration will tie together any number of shower additions.
Consistency Between Style and Finish
The key to a stylish yet cohesive bathroom design is to match the style of each accessory to the finish. Matte black, polished chrome and stainless steel finishes match best with modern and ultra-modern faucet and accessory styles. For a more traditional set of shower accessories, try oil-rubbed bronze, polished nickel, or polished brass. No matter the finish, make sure it harmonizes with the general style selected for the bathroom so the accessories in the shower match the faucet and other fixtures, completing the desired look.
Building a Cohesive Bathroom Set
Pay attention to similar style details when trying to build a set of shower accessories that coordinate with each other. For example, showerheads with flared edges and gracefully curved necks work best with similarly themed traditional accessories and bathroom faucets. Consider the overall style of each accessory and try to find thematic connections. Even if the various parts of a shower set don’t directly match but are all in complementary styles, they can still create a coherent look that achieves the renovation goals.
When choosing shower accessories and fixtures rather than faucets for vanity use, it’s important to consider finish durability. Oil-rubbed and matte finishes may look great, but they’re more prone to wear than polished finishes. If the shower is used daily, the homeowner may want to choose a hard-wearing finish that’s easy to clean.
Unique Design Options
Of course, it’s not mandatory that all the finishes match between the shower accessories and the rest of the bathroom’s fixtures. Contrasting finishes for certain accessories can draw attention to certain features or create a visual tension between different aspects of the bathroom. Drawing the eye upward is easily accomplished by using darker finishes on lower accessories and brighter finishes on higher fixtures like showerheads.
Find Shower Accessories at Kingston Brass
Find all the shower accessories needed to create a cohesive style statement in any bathroom here at Kingston Brass. With nearly a dozen finishes to choose from for all shower accessories, it’s easy to focus on style to complement everything else in the bathroom. Mix and match details like soap shelves, slide bars, and hand shower kits for a luxury spa bathing experience.