To ensure you are getting the exact same finish, buy all the fixtures and accessories from the same company. When picking out additional fixtures, show your designer a sample to match.
An all-time favorite. A polished brass faucet helps give the bathroom shown here a vintage look.
Advantages: Easy to clean and easy to find. A durable finish. Easy to match with accessories and other fixtures.
Disadvantages: More expensive than other finishes, such as chrome and brushed nickel.
Styles it works with: Polished brass has come back in style in recent years, so it looks great in modern, traditional and eclectic settings.
A nice twist on polished brass, the brushed-gold look has a lot of class. It’s bold without being too showy.
Advantages: Offers a nice accent color without the polished look. Durable. Being a matte finish, it won’t show fingerprints and water spots.
Disadvantages: It can be harder to find and more expensive. It’s also difficult to match accessories and other fixtures to satin brass.
Styles it works with: Great settings for it are traditional, modern and contemporary.
Contributor - Michelle Fee
Michelle’s passion for design developed around her extensive travel. She has set new standards across the design industry. Her designs incorporate the strength of ancient architecture and beauty of contemporary concepts to create artistic designs with balance and functionality.