Combining metals in bathrooms
Carolina Wonder Ehrlich
April 7, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Our house was built in the early 90s. So the shower stalls are gold. We are not interested in changing them out. It's too expensive and I believe we can work with it. We plan to change out all the bathroom faucets. But what metal compliments polished brass/gold? We could just put polished brass fixtures since they are making a comeback but we don't want to be trendy or just end up with another dated look. Any ideas? Please advise. Thanks!!!
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Carolina Wonder Ehrlich
By the way, those curtains aren't ours. We just bought this house and this is the previous owner's decor. Yikes!
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Hi Caroline....I just spent two days trying to find gold and silver two toned accessories to no avail (BTW figured out you have to include two toned and polished silver/polished brass in the search engine) I finally found something today and plan to rub rub n buff on the middle part of the silver ensemble to make my own. Also, after twenty years with a bathroom almost identical, we painted the wood white and You. Cannot. Believe. how updated it looks. Wish I would have done it 15 years ago instead of right before I move out. We priced out a simple stall last week almost identical to this to the tune of $1200....needless to say, we did not do it as it is in good shape.
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Carolina, I think any of these would work: satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze, chrome, brushed stainless steel -- satin nickel has a hint of "yellow" that could work with the existing gold. Please post photos after you install your new faucets! :)
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PRO Dallas
I like to mix silver and gold in rooms; I am drawn to both colors. My den has silver end tables and a gold mirror. You can make the same mix work in your bath - replace faucets and towel bars with silver (either polished or brushed), but be sure there's at least one other gold item: a mirror, a frame on a piece of art, an overhead light, etc. Having a balance of mostly silver with 2 - 3 dashes of gold (the shower counting as one) makes it feel deliberate. To the extent that you could find a light or frame that has both gold AND silver, even better.
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Carolina, I wouldn't be over concerned about mixing metals, brushed nickel should work, we have polished brass and chrome mix but plan to re-do our '86 ensuite. The most important thing is flooring and walls. Are you replacing the tub and vanity ? You can spend too much on bathrooms, do you have a budget ?
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you're necro-ing an ancient thread...
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