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Go for gold: Why you need gold bathroom accessories in your home

This trend has been flooding into every showroom this year – luxury bathroom designers Stonebridge Interiors tell us why.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 16.09.2022

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Sleek, subtle and stylish – it’s little wonder we’re seeing gold brassware in everyone’s bathrooms this year.

This elegant, understated trend really makes a statement and gives you that ultra-glamourous bathroom that you’ve always dreamed of.

Gold bathrooms have always had a vintage feel, but now gold is making a comeback to our room of escapism – this time, with a new ultra-modern finish: brushed brass.

But from living brass, brushed gold, aged brass and polished brass, it’s hard to find which brass is right for you. Never mind trying to find the perfect complementary colour to style gold with.

But worry no more – that’s why luxury bathroom designers Stonebridge Interiors are here to tell us the ins and outs of the gold bathroom trend so we can bring this style into our homes without overdoing it.


Talk to us about the gold trend.

Gone are the days of antique and yellow gold that can tarnish over time. A lot of people are going for more brushed gold now, as it’s a lot softer and more subtle.

Many of our partners have a range of different gold designs from modern to traditional and everything in between. As much as gold is a trend, you can add your own touch to it and make it your own.

What’s the secret to nailing this trend?

We suggest coming into our showroom and seeing some of our designs to make sure you get the right style for your dream bathroom. First of all, we’d recommend choosing your style of bathroom.

Whether you want ultra sleek and contemporary, a little Art Deco twist or maybe even a full traditional look, after making that decision it will help to rule out some of the gold finishes. Too much choice can be worse than not enough.


What’s a timeless way of styling gold brassware?

A favourite design of ours is a white marble feature tile paired with gold brassware and detailing. This is timeless, will never go out of date and it’s not too intrusive in the room either.

Marble effect porcelain tiles have really upped their game so you’re spoilt for choice and won’t replicate your neighbour’s bathroom. Then, mixing it with the right gold can give you a bathroom design that will see you through the decades.

What colours complement gold brassware?

  1. Creams and stone colours will always go but we’ve seen a lot of bold colours that usually people would hide from coming through and they look stunning.
  2. Farrow & Ball’s studio green is a very popular pairing for gold right now. It’s dark and moody but brought to life with that gold detailing.
  3. Blues pair beautifully, especially dark navy and royal blue.
  4. Pink is a lovely way to combine two bathroom trends. The gold with pink can add an element of masculinity.


Is gold more expensive than chrome?

Yes, it can be. Chrome has been going around for years, it’s a heavily diluted finish within the bathroom world. All manufacturers can create chrome but gold is more specialist.

It’s harder to get the correct formulas for the PVD finishing for gold so unless you want your gold to rust, flake or tarnish, expect to pay more. You want that PVD finishing on your gold, it’s going to allow your bathroom to look the same in 20 years as the day it was installed. It’s virtually indestructible.

How to care for gold brassware?

We recommend never using bleach or using any harsh chemicals directly onto the gold. Instead, simply use warm, soapy water to help maintain the longevity of your bathroom.


What gold brassware do you have at Stonebridge Interiors?

We have a couple of full bathroom settings in gold, in different styles so you can see how gold looks, modern or traditional.

We’ve got some lovely pendants that match a big gorgeous mirror with corrugated edging. There are just so many options to choose from, but we’re here to help you find the perfect bathroom to match your vision.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our showroom, we have a lot of other gold products available to us so we can still make your dream a reality.

If you want to book a consultation to help get the bathroom of your dreams, visit Stonebridge Interiors’ website.

For more bathroom inspiration and ideas, follow Stonebridge’s Instagram account and like their Facebook page

Stonebridge Interiors, 19 Main Street, Ponteland, Newcastle upon Tyne NE20 9NH

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