When it comes to selecting the ideal hardware color for your bathroom, there are a few things to take into account. Some designers suggest that you match the finishes of the hardware with the permanent fixtures, such as faucets and shower heads. This is a safe option, but you can also have fun with your choices and introduce touches of color or brightness. You'll need to consider the durability of the finish, your budget, and the desired aesthetic.
Additionally, some finishes can only be applied to certain materials, so it's best to consider them simultaneously. For the remaining third of your bathroom accessories, choose a metal that complements the tone of the base metal and the overall look of your bathroom. For instance, a nickel detail can brighten up a traditional bathroom, while matte black will amplify the sophisticated side of a transitional space. To balance the look, choose finishes with a similar tone, such as brushed nickel faucets to match a matte brass mirror frame.
How you incorporate decorative metal is up to you, but some common options include knobs and handles of toilet accessories, towel racks, lighting, mirror frames, shower moldings, and accessories such as soap dispensers or lamp bases. When selecting hardware for your bathroom, it's important to think about how it will fit into your overall design. To help you make an informed decision, here are some tips on materials and finishes of bathroom accessories and how to choose the accessories that fit your preferences and budget. While the accessories in the closet don't have to match those in the faucet, repeating the finish of the closet accessories in other parts of the room can create a cohesive look.