Recently, we had a client seek our advice in their bathroom remodel. While what seems to be a small project, bathroom remodels can actually have huge impacts on your overall home. They can make your powder room seem like a spa vacation and can also increase the value of your home if done properly. Particularly, for this project, one of the smallest but most drastic design tip we incorporated was to change out the accessory metals and the faucets and fixtures. Thus bringing us here – our blog topic for the day. What metals would work well in your own bathroom? Bronze, gold or silver? Read on for tips and tricks for finding your perfect metal match.
Classic with Bronze
Searching for an old world or traditional bathroom style? Bronze features are for you. Between antique, brushed and oil rubbed, the possibilities with bronze in a bathroom are endless. While creating a warm environment, bronze fixtures are easy to coordinate with other bathroom accessories, durable and easy to maintain. Try the gold toned brushed bronze for bathrooms with a European or Mediterranean feel. Opt for the brown hued antique or oil rubbed bronzes for a more rustic or mountain style inspired room.
Glam with Gold
Love the idea of an extremely elegant powder room and dream of the pale pinks and creams of luxury hotel bathroom suites? You may find yourself drawn to gold or brass features for your own space then. Rising in popularity, gold features in bathrooms speak to those who love romantic and vintage inspired designs. Often paired with pale pinks, stones, and creams, gold fixtures in powder rooms instantly add class. Choose between polished or satin brass and other gold-plated features to achieve your dream bathroom. While easy to clean and durable, gold fixtures are more expensive than other metal options.
Posh with Silver
Inspired by ageless rooms? Silver toned accessories in a bathroom may just be for you. Silver features in a bathroom can be paired easily with other accessories and create a classic and timeless look. Although more commonly seen in modern styled homes, silver toned fixtures work in any bathroom environment from contemporary to luxury and can be paired with just about any color scheme. Choose between the most affordable chrome options for budget minded bathrooms or opt for the more expensive nickel if searching for more durability and a more polished look.
Be Bold Enough to Mix
Mixing metals in bathrooms has become more common in the past few years. Why? Because sometimes it works. Bronze inspired wall sconces and mirrors can blend beautifully with a satin finish faucet. Pewter fixtures can be gorgeous next to nickel features. The key with mixing the metals in smaller spaces is to do it so they blend with other items in the room. If you aim to use bronze and satin finishes, try other gold tones in your paint or accessories. Working with pewters and nickels? Strategically use a variety of greys in your wall colors, towels, and art pieces. Metal combinations are truly endless if the overall room complements.
Whichever palette you choose, finding your perfect metal will ensure your bathroom is one that matches your personally and makes you feel comfortable.
Tell us what you think in the comments. Prefer matching metals or inspired by contrasting metallics?