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Top 3 styling tips for brushed nickel

How to make brushed nickel ‘pop’ in your home

I want my nickel back: 3 brushed nickel styling tips

Big news in CLARK world!

We know our customers love the Round Pin collection in matte black and chrome, so we’ve released a new finish - brushed nickel!

Brushed nickel is a fantastic choice for modern and contemporary designs. It delivers subtlety and charm, and will make the perfect addition to your next bathroom, kitchen or laundry project.

Brushed Nickel 101

So, what’s actually special about brushed nickel? Well, it’s a type of metal finish that combines a matte appearance and textural surface for an instantly eye-catching product. This unique look is achieved by treating the metal surface with a wire brush or abrasive pad to create small grooves on the surface.

The resulting texture hides unsightly fingerprints, which is why it’s such a popular choice for wet environments like bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. Here are some other reasons why people are fawning over our brushed nickel range:

  • Durable: Highly durable and resistant to corrosion, scratches and tarnishing, brushed nickel products are ideal for high-moisture and high-traffic areas.
  • Easy to clean: The brushed texture of the finish helps to hide fingerprints, water spots and other smudges – making them easier to keep looking clean.
  • Versatile and complementary: As brushed nickel is a neutral finish, you can match products with a range of other finishes and colours.
  • Timeless charm: The brushed nickel finish is a classic, timeless look that won’t go out of style any time soon.

Now that you understand the sheer potential of brushed nickel, here’s how to take your wet areas to the next level with a few simple styling tips.

1. Complementary décor colours

When styling wet areas with brushed nickel products, one of the most important decisions is choosing complementary decor colours that will enhance the look and feel of a brushed nickel finish.

Soft, neutral tones like beige, white, and grey work well with brushed nickel, creating a calming and sophisticated look – perfect for an inviting kitchen. For a pop of colour in your design, consider pairing brushed nickel with blue, green, yellow, pink or red.

2. Mix and match finishes

It’s true that brushed nickel is one of the most versatile finishes available, meaning you can easily pair it with a wide range of other finishes. However, sometimes too much really is too much! So make sure you mix and match finishes carefully to avoid creating a cluttered or mismatched look.

A good rule of thumb is to choose two or three finishes that complement each other. Think matte black tapware in your bathroom but with mix-and-match brushed nickel accessories – or vice versa! Alternatively, brushed nickel tapware really harmonises well with a stainless steel sink in your kitchen or laundry.

3. Lighting

It might not be top of your reno to-do list, but lighting is actually incredibly important when it comes to styling a bathroom, kitchen or laundry – and brushed nickel really sings when the lighting hits just right.

Soft, warm lighting will work to enhance the alluring brushed nickel finish and create an atmosphere of relaxation and charm. The CLARK Round II Rail Shower with Overhead with this type of lighting will make your master bathroom the most dreamy room in the house.

Alternatively, if you are stuck with bright, white lighting then you will want to design the space in such a way that it adds warmth and character! You can achieve this by installing dimmer switches or using task lighting for a balanced design that showcases the innate beauty of brushed nickel.

Wondering how you can elevate your next reno project? Our brushed nickel range could be the answer you’ve been searching for.
Find a CLARK stockist today and nail the design and styling in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry.