Here are three faucets to upgrade your bathroom sink. While chrome has always been a standard choice, there’s a stunning variety of material and colour options to make your bathroom really stand out — and reflect your own style.
“When you update your space, it can create a cleaner, brighter, more personalized place,” says Sameha Dixson, showroom supervisor at Splashes Bath & Kitchen. “The fixtures are the things you touch every day — they can be one of life’s simple little pleasures. Finding these moments, whether that’s on the top of a mountain or in your powder room, is really important.”
Brass or gold in the bathroom is a bold choice, compared to the silver tones, which tend to blend in. Both gold and brass really pop against white marble and tile, and the results can be stunning.
“Bronzes and golds are definitely having a moment,” Dixson says. “These finishes are interpretive and vary between suppliers, so the challenge is ensuring you get all of the same finishes because often not all one brand makes everything you might need.”
As with kitchens, bathrooms are seeing designers and homeowners mix it up with their fixtures.
“There are more mixed metals, such as a matte black with gold or matte black with chrome, and some brands even offer beautiful coloured sinks,” Dixson says. “The mixed metal trend is really starting to take off in kitchens and moving into bathrooms. It takes a little while for us here in Victoria to catch up, just because the city has so many traditional homes, but a lot of these homes are being updated, and we should see more if it here soon.”
Make it Black
Consider a matte black faucet your bathroom’s little black dress — an elegant classic.
“We’ve seen a big increase in matte black sales,” says Dixson. “Where chrome has always been the most cost effective and the good old standby, whenever anyone wanted to make a space feel more special, they would turn to stainless. Now they’re turning to matte black.
“Lots of the brands are expanding their offerings in that finish, and we’re seeing a range of available fixtures. And not just contemporary, but also nods to the more traditional.”
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