Bathroom faucets, fixtures and other accessories serve as the finishing touches in any bathroom, the way jewelry can top off an outfit. In the past, chrome was the go-to for its sleek and shiny appeal. Lately, however, the trend is moving towards more unique metals, including unlacquered brass, gold, and even copper bathroom faucets.
Don’t let the word “brass” scare you, though. Today’s brass faucets are not the bright, yellow versions from the 1980’s. The unlacquered brass faucets that are currently trending lack the shiny top layer, and provides more warmth and character. This new brass/bronze look also takes on a beautiful patina over time and lends itself to the popular vintage faucets look.
Gold faucets are also being utilized in a more sophisticated way than in decades past. And if you’re looking for something a bit more daring, try using copper faucets in the bathroom! Copper faucets can be used in a variety of design styles, from traditional to rustic and it’s sure to make a statement.
Take a look through the following bathroom faucet ideas & photos and consider using these new metals to put an exclamation point on your bathroom.
Gold bathroom faucets and fixture ideas can be used to add a touch of warmth to and otherwise sleek, minimalist design, especially when paired with light wood as in this Athens hotel.
Vintage CharmSource: www.stylemepretty.com
These bronze faucets, combined with classic subway tile and utilitarian sink give this Arizona bathroom idea a sense of fun and vintage appeal.
Copper and PinkSource: daniellawitte.blogspot.dk
Here the copper faucet and accessories beautifully compliment the pale pink paint and black accent wall.
Purple and GoldSource: www.styleathome.com
Antique brass bathroom faucets, mirrors, and drawer pulls add just the right amount of glamour to compliment the contemporary lines of the vanity.
Gold and GlamSource: www.sarahrichardsondesign.com
To ramp up the polish and sophistication, designer Lindsay Mens Craig of Sarah Richardson Design added touches of gold and brass throughout this vintage-inspired bathroom. (photo by Stacey Brandford)
Moroccan StyleSource: www.hgtv.com
HGTV personality Genevieve Gorder used a bold-patterned tile and antique reproduction fixtures to give her small guest bathroom big style!
Andre Rothblatt created this showstopper of a bathroom! Black wallpaper and tile provide a contrast in order to highlight steampunk inspired copper plumbing and fixtures.
Eclectic MixSource: www.adlsf.com
Gold plays a big role in this bathroom, from the mirror, to the sconces, to the light fixture. The warmth of the gold compliments the warm wood of the vanity, while the wallpaper brings a bit of fun to the mix.
Rustic AppealSource: www.threefoldarchitects.com
Copper faucets & fixtures are the perfect polished counterpoint to the heavy wood door and patterned floor in this bathroom designed by London-based Threefold Architects. Click here for some rustic bathroom vanity ideas.
Gold GroutSource: www.tilemountain.co.uk
Gold isn’t just for faucets & fixtures anymore! Many tile companies are now offering metallic grout, for those that can’t get enough sparkle.
Modern gold accents elevate this navy and white bathroom designed by Kirsten Marie.
The tried-and-true color combo of black and white is taken to the next level with copper faucets & fixtures – and copper tiles!
Opulent Source: lucyandcompanyblog.blogspot.com
Marble is often considered the epitome of elegance and sophistication. Pair this gorgeous stone with brass accents and you’ve got the ultimate in luxury.