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Think Out of the Box When Mixing Metal Finishes in Your Bathroom

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Find the finishes you love.

I spent countless hours and sleepless nights trying to determine what finishes I wanted for my home. I love them all. I know I will be safe if I were to go with all nickel. It wasn’t making me excited since I already used nickel in the previous houses. So I needed to start thinking out of the box when mixing metal finishes in your bathroom.

After seeing a few ideas I decided to mix finishes to create a visual interest both classic and intriguing. I think you can express your personal taste through different finishes. Heres how to get the look that’s right.

What to pick for the finishes.

The key to remember when mixing finishes is not to go overboard. I think mixing 2 to  3 finishes is good. I kept the faucets and knobs the same finish as in brushed nickel. Everything else I choose a different finish.

 The bathroom sink faucets, I used widespread faucet such as in the Riobel Brushed Nickel Bathroom Faucet. has a wide variety of Premium Brands for your Bathroom fixtures. Check them out today!

The bathroom mirror is called Tall Arch Accent Mirror by One Allium Way. The finish is rust bronze gold.


Adding contrast.

Too much gold for me is too overbearing. I wanted to add it. I chose the lights fixture in satin brass to give me that gold I wanted. To give it even more contrast I picked an antique bronze finish for the mirrors.


Putting it all together.

Once I added the contrasting colors of satin brass and antique bronze, its time to put everything together. I was able to add a little glam to a simple bathroom by adding a sparkling chandelier. Next will be adding a linen shade or plantation shutters.

Decorating takes time for a new home. I don’t like rushing because when you do, I think you tend to choose to fast and later on you may regret it.



The bathtub faucet I picked was California Faucets Balboa Deck Mounted Tub Filler in brushed nickel. I am obsessed in taking baths, so when I choose my bathtub the  Barclay 61 Cast Iron Tub Kit White/Polished Chrome, it had to be comfortable. I was thrilled with my selection.


For the best rain shower you can imagine, I was extremely happy with the Moen Waterhill Eco-Performance Shower Head in brushed nickel.


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    1. You are the best, thanks for being such a great supportive friend. Happy New Year

    1. Thanks Michele Thats sweet of you! Love your comment! So happy to be in finally.

  1. You know, I’m kinda loving the mixed metals, too, Maria! I know what you mean… If there is too much gold it just looks garish. We have been to so many open houses now that I pick up on that gold gush really quickly. I think it is why I’ve always liked brushed nickel or shiny chrome. I do love old gilding on paintings and mirrors, though. 😉

    Happy New Year and your bathroom is turning out lovely,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Glad you like the mixed metals, I actually have lots of gold framed pictures that I use mixed in with other elements. But gold is super pretty. Happy New Year

  2. You have so many gorgeous ideas! Thanks for inspiring me. Pinning for reference.

  3. Maria, this is beautiful!! I love what you’ve chosen and I do love the mix. We mixed metals in our house too…it took lots of thought to get it right but I agree with you that it’s more interesting.

  4. I love all the metal finishes you chose! Do you mind sharing the name of the tile you chose for your shower and the size? I love the warmth it brings but it still super light and modern.

  5. Kayla Hassell says:

    Do you have a link for the mirrors?

  6. Love this bathroom! I really like your bathroom design. We are in the process of redoing our home and what a wonderful solution for the bathroom design.

    1. So happy you enjoy my posts, Enjoy redoing your bathroom, any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

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