photo for finishes blogFinding the right finish to match the style of a new kitchen or bathroom can be overwhelming. Can brushed nickel fit into a country farmhouse or should oil-rubbed bronze make the perfect companion to a more modern vibe?

Before the shopping begins, think about the overall style of the room, and take these points into consideration before you add to cart:

Brushed nickel is a staple in both kitchen and bathrooms because its understated look never goes out of style and can adapt to fit into almost any room, no matter the theme.

Chrome is another finish that never loses its appeal and can fit into almost any style, from country farmhouse to contemporary.

Polished brass works best in a vintage-styled room, and because what’s old is new again, can also work in contemporary designs, too.

Oil-rubbed bronze comes in a variety of hues ranging from slightly aged to almost black. This finish is best with traditional or Mediterranean styles.

Polished nickel is gaining in popularity among modernists and homeowners who veer toward a more contemporary vibe. It’s just as shiny as chrome but darker.

Matte black is another finish that is getting a stronger foothold in kitchens and bathrooms because it’s the new neutral and fits in with nearly any style. Most manufacturers now offer a matte black option for nearly every collection they produce.

White finish is best with either farmhouse or contemporary because it’s clean, fresh and can blend in seamlessly with all-white schemes or make a statement with a colorful backdrop.

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