by Vivian Garzon

A Guide to Styling with Brushed Nickel Tapware

A Guide to Styling with Brushed Nickel Tapware

In the world of bathroom, kitchen and laundry design, brushed nickel tapware stands out for its subtle elegance and versatility. This finish, known for its soft, matte look, offers a timeless appeal that can complement a wide range of styles—from the modern and minimalist to the warm and traditional. 

Here’s how you can elevate your space by incorporating brushed nickel tapware, turning functional fixtures into focal points of style and sophistication.

Styling Tips for Brushed Nickel Tapware 

Embrace the Warmth

The beauty of brushed nickel lies in its ability to add warmth to any room. It doesn't glare like shinier finishes but has a gentle presence that makes your space welcoming. To enhance this warmth, think about adding elements like wooden accents and earthy tones, such as a wooden bench top in your kitchen. These touches, alongside your brushed nickel fixtures, create a cosy atmosphere everyone will love.

A Guide to Styling with Brushed Nickel Tapware

The Mira brushed nickel mixer pops against the wooden benchtop. 

Complement with Color

What’s great about brushed nickel is that you can match it with almost any colour scheme. For a light and breezy feel, you can’t go wrong with pairing it with whites, creams, or soft greys. These colours make your space feel open and airy. If you're after a bolder look, brushed nickel also stands out beautifully against darker colours like deep blues or dark greys, adding a bit of drama without overwhelming the room.

A Guide to Styling with Brushed Nickel Tapware

The Charlotte Brushed Nickel Square Mixer perfectly contrasts the dark cabinetry 

Mix and Match Textures

Mixing textures is a fun way to add depth to your space, and brushed nickel is the perfect tapware colour for this. Its matte finish contrasts nicely with different materials. You might pair it with glossy tiles for a bit of shine or with matte-finish tiles for a more subdued look. In the kitchen, brushed nickel taps can look stunning against both sleek, modern cabinets and more textured, rustic ones.

Mira Brushed Nickel Wall Spout

The Mira Brushed Nickel Wall Spout looks striking against the glossy, black tile 

Focus on Minimalist Design

The minimalist look loves brushed nickel for its clean and straightforward appeal. If you prefer keeping things sleek and simple, brushed nickel tapware can be your space’s standout feature without needing much else to look complete. Keeping the surrounding area uncluttered lets these fixtures really shine and keeps the overall vibe calm and collected.

Mira Brushed Nickel Shower Head

The Mira Brushed Nickel Shower Head commands the space without overwhelming it

Layer with Lighting

Lighting can really change how brushed nickel looks in your space. Soft, indirect lighting can bring out its warm tones, making the room feel inviting. Think about layering different light sources, like overhead lights with lamps or under-cabinet lighting, to highlight the tapware and give your room a comfortable glow.

Read more: Tips to Maintain Brushed Nickel Tapware

Add Accessories Thoughtfully

Finally, choosing the right accessories can tie your whole look together. Items like towel rails, hooks, and even toilet roll holders in brushed nickel can help unify your space. If you want to add some contrast, go for accessories in materials that complement brushed nickel, like glass or ceramic, for a bit of variety that still feels cohesive.

Ascari brushed nickel towel rail

A minimalist, clean look with the Ascari brushed nickel towel rail

Start Styling with Brushed Nickel Tapware Today 

Ready to bring the timeless elegance of brushed nickel into your home? Explore Buildmat's extensive range of brushed nickel tapware today. From sleek, minimalist designs to warm, inviting finishes, our collection has everything you need to create a space that's both functional and stylish. 

Whether you're renovating your bathroom, updating your kitchen, or simply looking for that perfect finishing touch, Buildmat has the quality tapware to make your vision a reality. 

Brushed Nickel Tapware by Buildmat

Brushed Nickel Tapware

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Brushed Nickel Tapware FAQs

Is brushed nickel tapware suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and the laundry?

Absolutely! Brushed nickel tapware's versatile finish is perfect for any space, adding a touch of elegance to both kitchens and bathrooms.

How do I clean brushed nickel fixtures?

Cleaning is simple. Use a soft cloth dampened with water and a mild soap. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners to keep your tapware looking beautiful.

Can brushed nickel tapware match with any colour scheme?

Yes, its neutral tone makes it incredibly versatile. It pairs well with both light and dark colours, fitting seamlessly into various design styles.

Does brushed nickel show water spots or fingerprints?

Brushed nickel is great for minimising the appearance of water spots and fingerprints, making it a practical option for busy spaces.

How durable is brushed nickel tapware?

Brushed nickel is known for its durability and resistance to tarnishing and corrosion, making it an excellent choice for any home.

Can I mix brushed nickel tapware with other metal finishes?

Absolutely! Mixing brushed nickel tapware with other metal finishes can create a bold and dynamic look in your space. We particularly like mixing brushed nickel with gunmetal tapware, or brass tapware. Embracing a mix-and-match approach allows for unique combinations that can highlight your style and add visual interest to your home.