Choosing a Bathroom Faucet Finish

This post is sponsored by American Standard, who has provided us with products. All opinions are my own.

It’s so exciting to pick out all of the bathroom finishes for a new home or remodel project. Some of my favorite items to pick out for the bathroom are the faucets!

As we have shared many times, the process to which we planned every room design started with inspiration pictures. The bathrooms were no exception. Trust me, we spent countless hours searching Pinterest and Instagram.

After we narrowed it down to two or three inspirational photos, we then started our mood board designs. For the bathroom, faucets were always included, as you see in our master bath mood board.

For our master bath, along with all the others we chose American Standard faucets. We had a great experience with them in the past and they offered some great selections that worked well for us.

For our master bath, we chose the sleek matte black Studio S Widespread Faucet. Why did we choose matte black for our faucet color? Here are a few things you may want to consider when trying to choose your bathroom faucet color.


Bathroom faucets are available in many materials and designs. As far as material and color, the options may include polished chrome, brushed chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel, bronze, oil rubbed bronze, brass, and of course matte black. Crazy enough, there are probably more. There are so many options that it can be confusing to know which way to go.

Not only are there many material/color options, as I mentioned before, there are also several design options. This may include, center set, widespread, single hole, and wall mount. It was much easier for us to choose a vanity and a color/material option first. This limited our options and made things easier.

Mixing Metals

Some say this is a definite no, but we say it’s a great choice. This will depend on what look you are going for, but I think we are beyond the days of matchy and moved into a much more eclectic design trend. I think choosing any material/metal that you love will be good as long as you don’t mix over two to three metals within the same area/bathroom.

As in our master bath, we went with a matte black finish to tie in with the lighting and mirror. We then will add some type of accents with brushed nickel toothbrush holders to go with the brushed nickel vanity pulls.

Looks are Everything

Oh my, I really hate to say this, but it’s true. Looks are so important. Not that I always choose form over function, but it just has to look good. But it’s not even an issue with the Studio S faucet. They function beautifully too!

It is very important that the color/material of the faucet compliment the overall style of your bathroom. We have black windows throughout our home, as well as a matte black tub. Choosing a matte black faucet was a no brainer for us. It kept with our overall look while adding a pop of contrast with our lighter color palette. While sticking with lighter colored walls, countertops, and tile flooring the matte black faucets were a great eye-catcher.

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  • Reply Lauren

    Love this! Who makes the vanity in your master?

    March 22, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    • Reply T M

      I would love to know about the vanity as well!

      October 5, 2020 at 5:26 pm
    • Reply Henry

      It’s from Restoration Hardware.

      October 10, 2020 at 11:51 pm
  • Reply Cheryl

    Love this look! What is the name of floor tile? Is it ceramic/porcelain or marble? I’m hoping it’s not marble because I’m very wary of doing marble in the bathroom as we had maintenance issues with it in the past.

    November 29, 2020 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    Would you mind sharing where you found the black wall sconces? This post has become our inspiration for a bathroom remodel:)

    January 13, 2021 at 2:18 am
  • Reply Cathy McCabe

    Can you share where vanity and mirrors are from? Thank you

    February 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Eli Richardson

    We love that you talked about bathroom fixtures and their different finishes. My wife and I want to re-do our bathroom, and we’re very excited about starting our project! In a few weeks, we’ll start purchasing new plumbing fixtures for our bathroom, so we think your tips will definitely help us. Thanks for the insight on using different styles and metals smartly.

    March 24, 2022 at 2:38 pm
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