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8+ Best Gold, Copper, Bronze Bathroom Accessories To Achieve That Perfect Accent

Friends of Hausera - 3/24/19 6:33 PM

When you think of redesigning your bathroom, you probably imagine swapping out old tile, updating a light fixture, or even getting a new toilet. What you might not realize is that it’s actually your bathroom accessories that totally set the tone for the space.

In most bathrooms, metal accessories make the most sense. Wood can be beautiful, but you do need to pay attention to how well it's been sealed so it stands up to the wettest room in your house. Plastic could work, but it’s not going to be as sturdy, or look as nice, as a metal accessory would.



Typically,  silver-toned bathroom accessories have been the go-to metal for bathroom accessories, but there are a variety of metals available now to turn up the style of your remodel. Warm metal accents like gold, copper, or bronze complement a neutral space or bring in an unexpected shot of pizzazz. You see this often in mid-century homes - gold, in particular, is a popular accent in mid-century pieces in general - as well as modern bathrooms and homes.



More, you see those same warm metal accessories in upscale restaurants and cafés as well as Hollywood regency bathrooms. There’s something welcoming and timeless about a gold, copper, or bronze accessory. Metal accents in these tones typically pair best with modern, minimalistic, or monotone rooms. In heavily contrasted scenarios, such as white-on-white tile or black-on-white design, metals in unexpected shades really command attention.

What accessories do you need?

When it comes to putting your bathroom together, you might feel a little intimidated by everything you need to complete your project. However, for the most part, you should think in terms of replacement and utility. Most of the accessories you need will probably already be in your bathroom. Otherwise, if you’re starting from scratch, think of what you want within reach for each task, and design from there.

Here are some examples of accessories you could use:

  • Towel rings

  • Towel bars

  • Tissue paper holders

  • Toothbrush holder

  • Soap dispenser

  • Shower curtain rods

  • Shower curtain rings

  • Toilet tank levers

  • Cabinet hardware

  • Sink drains

Though there are so many options for these accessories, consider two things when you purchase them:

  1. Start with a statement piece and then build around it. Choose a faucet you love and then buy accessories that either from the same collection or at least go with it well.

  2. Ensure that you’re not making every single thing in your bathroom the accent metal color. It is supposed to standout for a reason — it needs contrast (neutral, white, wood, etc.) to draw attention.

Next, take a look at some inspiration photos. Notice how these designers utilized a contrasting metal against neutral colors or a minimalistic base. Also take note of what they decided to accent — perhaps the nozzle of a bathtub temperature regulator, or the faucet, but nothing else. There’s plenty to draw inspiration from, especially given that warm metal accents are so on trend. 



Once you have a bit more direction for where you’d like to go with your bathroom look, consider some of our favorite gold, copper, and bronze accessories:

Gold & Copper Tissue Paper Holders

You might think that your tissue paper isn’t a big part of your bathroom design, but consider your holder in an accent color; it can totally change the look of your bathroom. You and everyone else who uses your bathroom will definitely take notice.

Ginger GI1109-PB Chelsea Hanging Toilet Tissue Holder

Ginger GI1109-PB Chelsea Hanging Toilet Tissue Holder

With a beautiful gold base and downturned handle, when installed on the side of a wall or cabinet, this toilet tissue holder is the perfect gold accent for your bathroom.

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Allied Brass TR-27-ABR Universal Free Standing Toilet Tissue Holder  

Allied Brass TR-27-ABR Universal Free Standing Toilet Tissue Holder

If you don’t have the space or ability to install a toilet tissue holder on the side of a wall or fixture, consider this freestanding option. Sleekly designed and available in multiple different finishes, it’s the perfect accessory to sit next to an open bathroom layout.

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Gold & Copper Towel Rings

Your towel ring is an important feature in the bathroom because it’s one that you and your guests will see and use most frequently. Towel rings are designed to hold hand towels, as opposed to towel bars, which are meant for bath towels. You typically position the towel ring near the sink for easy access. 

Kohler K-10557-PB Devonshire Towel Ring

Kohler K-10557-PB Devonshire Towel Ring

With a grooved base, rounded feature, and opened side to allow easy placement and removal, this ring is perfect for a subtle gold or bronze accent.

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Moen YB2286ORB Brantford Towel Ring

Moen YB2286ORB Brantford Towel Ring

Similarly, this ring comes in a very nice worn oil-rubbed bronze, which makes it a great accessory for a Rustic or Transitional bathroom.

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Premier Copper Products TR7DB Universal 7" Hammered Copper Bath Towel Ring

Premier Copper Products TR7DB Universal 7" Hammered Copper Bath Towel Ring

If you’d really like to make a statement with an accessory, this copper ring is the perfect option. Its bold, hammered finish makes it the perfect addition to any bathroom.

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Gold & Copper Shelving

Last, your shelving can be a really important feature for a bathroom, not only because it increases storage space, but it also gives you the opportunity to add a functional and beautiful accessory. In this case, it’s another opportunity to add an accent metal.

 Kohler K-16155-PB Revival 25-1/2" Three-Tier Bathroom Towel Rack Shelf

Kohler K-16155-PB Revival 25-1/2" Three-Tier Bathroom Towel Rack Shelf

This gold shelving unit offers a top shelf on which you could place a tissue box or other accessories, and two beneath it that could hold towels, which would be another opportunity to tie in color.

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 Allied Brass MT-5-16TB-PB Montero 16" Three Tiered Glass Shelf with Towel Bar

Allied Brass MT-5-16TB-PB Montero 16" Three Tiered Glass Shelf with Towel Bar

This gorgeous piece is distinctly Mid-Modern in its design, with glass shelves and a gold rack. Fortunately, it also comes in colors like brushed bronze or antique brass to coordinate with any bathroom space.

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 Allied Brass TA-1-16-IRW-SBR Tango 16" Ironwood Shelf

Allied Brass TA-1-16-IRW-SBR Tango 16" Ironwood Shelf

If you’re just looking for a single shelf on which you could display, say, a picture frame or accessory, this might be the perfect option for you. This shelf comes with a wood base and metal features to give you just enough of an accent while still maintaining a classic look.

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 Allied Brass P-240-36-TSTB-ABZ Pipeline 36" Wall Mount Towel Shelf with Towel Bar

Allied Brass P-240-36-TSTB-ABZ Pipeline 36" Wall Mount Towel Shelf with Towel Bar

If you’re looking for something more Industrial or Minimalistic, try this tri-bar wall-mount shelf, made from finished piping. It gives your bathroom a very grounded look and could be the perfect complement to other exposed features.

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In the end, there are so many elements that have to come together to make your bathroom look as nice as you want it to. Though there are so many ways to accessorize, incorporating metal accents is just one of many for you to bring a warm, welcoming look into your home.

Topics: Bathroom- Accessories

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