Guide to Matching Fixture Finishes to Bathroom Styles
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Designing a home bathroom shouldn’t require a degree in home décor, but it can become frustrating when facing all the finish options for faucets. With so many colors and polish levels to choose from, it’s not always easy to envision how a particular finish might mix with a preferred décor. Match the right finish to the general decorating style with these tips.
Polished Brass: Versatile
Shiny brass has a slightly retro appeal, but it’s also bright and cheerful enough to work well in most contemporary and modern bathroom designs as well. It’s also easy to keep clean and works well with a wide range of warm-toned color palettes.
Oil-Rubbed Bronze: Traditional
For a truly traditional look or a unique Tuscan-style flair, consider oil-rubbed bronze for all the bathroom fixtures. The dark bronze looks nearly black but features brighter details along the edges. The oil-rubbed finish also evolves over time with cleaning and use, giving it a true time-loved look.
Just like shiny brass, polished chrome is a neutral finish that works well for all fixtures. It won’t clash with any style in particular, but it also doesn’t contribute much to a traditional style. When in doubt, limit chrome fixtures to modern and transitional bathroom décor.
Satin Bronze and Brass: Eclectic
Transitional bathrooms that straddle the line between traditional and contemporary styles need equally eclectic fixtures. Satin finishes on bronze and brass are playful and transitional, making them ideal for themed or unique designs that don’t neatly fit into other categories.
Matte Black: Modern
Matte black is the most modern option for bathrooms that need a distinctive set of faucets and fixtures. Use black granite for a complementary look that offers over-the-top luxury or stick to a white color palette for maximum contrast.
Compare and contrast how the same style of faucet looks so different in various finishes. With a little shopping around in the Kingston Brass bathroom faucet catalog, any homeowner can quickly find a beautiful fixture to finish their renovation.