Mixed Metals in the Bathroom – Should You or Should You Not?

Are you considering a bathroom remodel?  How do you decide which elements should be in what finishes?  If you have a bathroom which contains shiny chrome faucets in the tub as well as the showerhead, should you deviate from these finishes and start mixing your metals for shower hooks, cabinet knobs, mirrors and the sink?

I’ve provided two photos below.  In one example, it has mixed metal finishes of shiny chrome, oil-rubbed bronze and chrome with gold in the sink faucet.  The second example is shiny chrome and brushed nickel.  Which one do you like better?  Is it the mixed metals or the silver found in all elements?

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In a small bathroom, when you stand at the door and can see the entire room, I highly recommend having all your metals in the same finish.  Your fixtures will unify the space and a cohesive look will be achieved. In a larger space, you might be able to pull it off because there is separation amongst the room.  You can also bring in accessories to pull the look together.  For all intent purposes though, I recommend one finish for one room.  I personally just think it takes on a cleaner look.

If you’re thinking of a bathroom remodel, be sure and check our out portfolio from the tab above.  The second photo above is from a remodel Foxy Interiors completed, which is found in the portfolio.  We can help you achieve your desired result – mixed metals or not.  Please let us know how we can help.



Marie Fox

Marie has completed coursework in the Interior Design Program at Seminole State College. With her ISRP (International Staging and Redesign Professional) certification, Marie understands what motivates a buyer when searching for a home. Contact Marie at (407) 314-5076.
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