Modern hardware is a great aesthetic alternative to standard chrome and brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze and gives a bathroom a more traditional look and feel. Working on a budget? If you don’t want to purchase all the matching accessories and you have other brass items in your bathroom, such as an old light switch plate or cabinet knobs, you can always use a brass darkening solution to make all the hardware match.
In this kitchen design, many details were incorporated to add dimension because the surrounding cabinets, counters and backsplash are all white. Polished nickel plumbing, hardware and range hood break up the white cabinetry with the help of a black island.
Chrome, nickel and stainless steel finishes will never go out of style, but warm metallics offer a fresh, modern look. For a quick update, consider replacing your lighting, faucet or cabinet hardware with products in gleaming brass or bronze like the ones in this chic space. “The updated satin brass cabinet hardware is really striking against the simple shaker cabinets,” says designer Elizabeth Lawson.
This Brookhaven town home in Georgia stuns with gorgeous, espresso-colored cabinetry, with plenty of storage. The stainless steel hood matches the hardware, while the brushed nickel faucet pairs well with the marble kitchen island.
Sleek dark cabinetry is the focal point in this traditional master bath. A custom cabinet on an angled wall accentuates the room's length and maximizes storage. Polished nickel fixtures and hardware add a touch of elegance, as do hand-blown sconces and a freestanding tub.
A classic white kitchen with a neutral cream quartzite supports the transitional feel of the design combined with the use of polished nickel hardware and decorative lighting to add a modern flair. The lighting and light color scheme create a polished and bright room.
In this traditional kitchen, many details were incorporated to give it complexity since the surrounding cabinets, counters and backsplash were white. Polished nickel hardware and Viking appliances create a chef's paradise.