How to Choose a Plumbing Trim Kit Finish
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Building a beautiful bathroom often means choosing a console or wall-mounted vanity that leaves the resulting plumbing exposed below the sink. Without a plumbing trim kit, the standard PVC and flex-line parts will be visible for all to see. These kits are ideal for helping the exposed plumbing parts match the finish of the faucet and other fixtures. Here’s how to choose the right finish for a plumbing trim kit based on the rest of the bathroom.
Make a Perfect Match
Most homeowners will likely want a perfect match between the plumbing trim kit finish and the faucets. For the best pairing, buy the trim and other fixtures from the same manufacturer and even the same collection. For example, all of the polished brass fixtures and trim kits from Kingston Brass will offer a perfect matching finish. Mixing and matching kits and parts from different suppliers can result in slight variations that make it hard to get a cohesive look in the bathroom. Choose pieces designed to go together from the start if matching finishes is the goal.
Try a Contrasting Plumbing Trim Kit
For a modern and eye-catching look, consider installing a plumbing trim kit that contrasts in finish from the faucet installed above. Lighter colors and more reflective finishes tend to work best when installed below a console sink due to the lack of light. However, the opposite pairing can also work where the lighter finish is used for the faucet, and darker colors are used for the plumbing trim. Contrasting trim combinations should match the other colors used in the room to give cohesion between the various features. Limit the number of colors and finishes so the bathroom doesn’t feel too busy, especially in smaller spaces.
Change Them All Out
If there’s no way to find a perfect match with an existing plumbing trim kit, it’s probably best to swap out the other fixtures at the same time. Installing a new faucet or shower trim kit isn’t much more work than putting in the plumbing trim kit itself. Homeowners experienced enough to handle the installation of one can likely tackle the other projects as well. With a full swap on all the fixtures in the bathroom, it’s easy to get a perfect match on the finish that best fits the bathroom. From traditional rubbed oil to modern polished chrome, it’s easy to find new fixtures that all feature exactly the same finish.