You've covered all the must-haves for your industrial chic bathroom design. You've got your white subway tile punctuated with dark grout, black-and-white artwork that looks as if it's been pulled from another time. And you think that you have everything covered — but wait. Have you considered little details like the shower faucet? Or, even the lever handle?
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To create a truly industrial style bathroom, you'll need to think about things like your shower trim. Plumbing fixtures are a surefire way to bring the aesthetic to your space since metal finishes are an essential part of industrial design. When searching for fixtures, polished chrome and brushed nickel are sure to look just right, but don't count out solid brass — it, too, has an industrial look and fits within the current trends.
While boutique brands often carry stylish, industrial style plumbing fixtures, don't overlook mainstream companies like Delta, Kohler, American Standard, and Moen. They also have plenty of high-quality options to outfit your lavatory. Need more convincing? These industrial plumbing fixture ideas should do the trick.
1. Make it a moment.
Although you may associate silver finishes with industrial style, brass can also live in an industrial bath, especially if it has a muted, timeworn look like the fixtures chosen by Jenna Sue Design Co. for this inviting washroom.
2. Opt for matte black.
The color black and industrial design have always been synonymous with one another, and that goes for your bathroom fixtures, too. To add a touch of black to your space, opt for a matte black showerhead and tub faucet as seen in this design by Liz of Within the Grove.
3. Pair with a clawfoot tub.
Your shower shouldn't be the only spot brimming with industrial style. Bring the aesthetic over to your bathtub as well with an industrial tub filler. This one, in Kate Pearce Vintage's bathroom, looks like it traveled in a time machine from the 19th century and pairs beautifully with the clawfoot tub.
4. Allow fixtures to stand out.
If you're going for broke, make sure that your industrial fixtures stand out like the trim kit in this bathroom designed by Erin Kestenbaum. Follow her lead and go with white subway tile on the walls that will act as a neutral backdrop and allow the gleaming brass fixtures to take center stage. Even the nearby bathroom faucet in matching brass is eye-catching.
5. Combine modern and industrial.
Let's say that you'd like to bring together modern and industrial style in your bath. In this case, we would recommend a tough-looking metal finish and a modern silhouette. For instance, in this design by Bre of Brepurposed, a geometric showerhead looks oh-so-current alongside a black, industrial shower partition.
6. Go for vintage style.
You can always embrace all-out vintage style in your industrial bathroom. Follow the lead of Brooke from Nesting with Grace and install matte black plumbing fixtures flaunting cross handles. The exposed shower system and telephone handshower look perfectly old-school.
7. Try a little glamour.
Just because you have an industrial bath that doesn't mean you can't weave in a bit of glam. Take a page from Emily Henderson's book and pair the tough industrial feel of an emerald quartzite shower surround with gleaming brass faucets. Together, the lustrous trim kit and wall-mounted handshower are the epitome of luxury.