Warm Versus Cool Tones for Plumbing Fixture Finishes
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When you add hardware to your home, you have to make an important decision: what finish will you choose?
In the process, homeowners should consider the difference between warm finishes and cool tones. Knowing those distinctions will help with the decision between a brass faucet or polished chrome. The following tips will help outline what finishes are warm versus cool and how to pair these finishes throughout the home.
Finishes typically come down into two categories — warm or cool tones. The difference helps homeowners determine what will match best with existing decor. Additionally, when considering a full remodel, it is critical to think through what other items will be upgraded alongside the hardware to ensure a cohesive design.
For example, if a chrome refrigerator will be installed during a kitchen remodel, the faucet will need to have the right tone.
Warm finishes include:
- Antique Brass, Brushed Brass, Polished Brass
- Polished Nickel, Brushed Nickel
- Polished Copper
Cool finishes include:
- Polished Chrome
- Satin/Brushed Chrome
With this list in mind, homeowners will need to determine whether warm or cool tones are the ideal fit. However, pairing finishes does not need to mean the entire space is monotone. For example, if a kitchen already features polished brass, all new hardware doesn’t need to be polished brass. Instead, try pairing warm finishes with other warm finishes and cool finishes with additional cool hardware.
For example, in a vintage style kitchen, a satin brass pot filler would pair nicely with a bronze sink faucet.
As a bonus, black finishes are neutral, which makes them a great addition to any space. For example, adding a black faucet to a bathroom with either chrome or bronze would enhance the area without clashing with an existing theme.
Kingston Brass makes it easy to find the right warm or cool finish for any space. Pairing the right quality fixtures together can create a cohesive and inviting design.