How a Polished Nickel Finish Can Accent the Bathroom
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Polished nickel is a classic finish that can bring a vintage or retro look to any bathroom with the right style. However, it’s also versatile enough to complement any modern bathroom when the right style is selected for fixtures and accessories. Add just the right hint of warmth with plenty of elegance by working polished nickel accents into any bathroom with these four steps.
Start with the Faucet
As the bathroom’s centerpiece, the faucet should be the first place a homeowner turns to add a new finish. Polished nickel faucets are available in all styles, making them an easy addition regardless of the current décor. When paired with a more streamlined or industrial style, it keeps the fixture from look too cold or impersonal. Added to a more ornate faucet, it elevates the piece to a whole new level of luxury. Polished nickel has good corrosion resistance, but make sure to clean it regularly to prevent tarnishing.
Try a Set of Polished Nickel Towel Rings
To extend the use of this charming finish throughout the rest of the bathroom, try a towel ring set next. Metallic towel rings don’t just add more shine to the bathroom, they’re also durable and more practical than wood when considering the humid environment. Individual towel rings make it easy to introduce just a little extra nickel around the sink, or an entire matching accessory set can complete a refresh of the room in just a few minutes of installation.
Pair with Powerful Colors
Since polished nickel is a relatively neutral finish, it can easily work well with bold color choices for statement bathrooms. Dark shades and jewel tones remain popular for small guest bathrooms in particular because these rooms don’t feel overwhelming when painted artistically. Polished nickel makes the perfect accent for bringing a gleam of calming elegance to an otherwise eclectic or even wild bathroom design.
Finish Off with Matching Accessories
To take the finish even further, look for small bathroom accessories with a matching metallic color. Everything from toilet paper holders to toothbrush cups can be found that match this finish perfect for a seamless look across the vanity top. Don’t forget about the finish on light fixtures when looking for more opportunities to work polished nickel into the room.