Oil Rubbed Bronze bathroom accessories

Oil rubbed bronze Bathroom Accessories

Oil rubbed bronze is a very popular finish these days. There are some things you need to know before choosing oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories for to complete your bathroom remodel. All oil rubbed bronze is NOT created equal. It is a finish unlike many others because it can vary greatly from manufacturer to manufacturer. Oil rubbed bronze is one of the LEAST standardized finishes you can choose. So what does this mean to you when you have an oil rubbed bronze faucet and want to choose oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories to match?

This is where things get tricky. My experience in this industry has allowed me to personally view many products in real life. When you see pictures online, the oil rubbed bronze finish may appear identical on your monitor, but in reality be quite different. The hard and fast rule is to stick with one manufacturer, as you will be guaranteed that your oil rubbed bronze faucet and shower etc. will match the oil rubbed bronze of your bathroom accessories.

Complete Bathroom Look with Oil Rubbed Bronze faucet and bathroom accessories

Collection of Oil Rubbed Bronze bathroom accessories with oil rubbed bronze faucet
Collection of Oil Rubbed Bronze bathroom accessories with oil rubbed bronze faucet
Danze D225057RB Opulence Single Handle Vessel Lavatory Faucet, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D225057RB Opulence Single Handle Vessel Lavatory Faucet, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze opulence oil rubbed bronze vessel sink bathroom faucet

 
Danze D443611RB Opulence 24-Inch Double Towel Bar, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D443611RB Opulence 24-Inch Double Towel Bar, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze opulence oil rubbed bronze 24" double towel bar bathroom accessory

 
Danze D492040RB Transitiona Tank Lever, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D492040RB Transitiona Tank Lever, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze traditional oil rubbed bronze tank lever

 
Danze D442111RB Opulence Towel Ring, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D442111RB Opulence Towel Ring, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze opulence oil rubbed bronze towel ring bathroom accessory

 
Danze D442251RB Opulence Paper Holder, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D442251RB Opulence Paper Holder, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze opulence oil rubbed bronze paper holder bathroom accessory

 
Danze D443171RB Opulence Robe Hook, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D443171RB Opulence Robe Hook, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze opulence oil rubbed bronze robe hook bathroom accessory

 

Oil rubbed bronze finish Living vs Non-Living

In addition to the differences between the actual finalized color of oil rubbed bronze offered by various manufacturer's, you must consider another feature in regards to the nature of the actual manufacture's finishing process used to color the bathroom accessory. The two finishing processes are called "Living" and "non-Living"

A living finish is one that will change over time. The changes depend on the conditions (for example if you live near the ocean), the actual amount of use each item gets, and other various factors. This means the oil rubbed bronze finish when you purchase the item may be different several years down the road. This is not particularly desirable, especially if you go to all the trouble selecting matching products, only to find them mismatched after some time.

A non-living finish is a one that will NOT change over time. One reason I am such a fan of the Danze brand of products, is their oil rubbed bronze is NOT going to change over time. The finishing technology used by Danze on their oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories is one that is designed to be non-living, and never to change. They have very advanced finishing methods which not all manufacturer's employ. I recommend you consider this when deciding which manufacturer you choose to purchase from.

Danze D443421RB Opulence 24-Inch Towel Bar, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D443421RB Opulence 24-Inch Towel Bar, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze opulence 24" towel bar oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessory

 
Danze D443411RB Opulence 18-Inch Towel Bar, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D443411RB Opulence 18-Inch Towel Bar, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze opulence 24" towel bar oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessory

 
Danze D481116RB 13-Inch S Danze Arm, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D481116RB 13-Inch S Danze Arm, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze oil rubbed bronze 13" "S" shaped shower arm

 

Danze oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories

As you can see, Danze offers just about anything you would need to outfit your bathroom, their line is full of all the necessary oil rubbed bronze accessories. I mentioned before that their finish is non-living. It will not change over time. Now, since some people have not seen the finish in person, I will attempt to describe it in words.

The Danze oil rubbed bronze has a sort of brushed over look to it. It is a medium brown, brushed with streaks of reddish copper and black, with slight hints of yellow. The overall effect of this oil rubbed bronze is stunning.

Take a look at these great soap/lotion dispenser oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories.


Versatility of Danze oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories

I want to also point out the versatility of Danze's oil rubbed bronze. While other oil rubbed bronze finishes are flat in comparison (more of a very dark brown/blackish), Danze oil rubbed bronze is alive (which is ironic since it is non-living!) The reason this is good is that Danze's finish can match with a variety of other items that you may also need to purchase for your bathroom.

If you need things like copper sinks, light fixtures, door hardware, cabinet knobs, etc. you will be forced to purchase them from various manufacturers as there is not one company that specializes in all the diverse range of products you may require.

The thousands of customer's feedback I received regarding Danze's oil rubbed bronze finish is that it is a great match for many of these other products. With a complete Danze collection of oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories, you will easily be able to find other products to create an overall cohesive look.

I want to highlight a common issue. Many people these days like the idea of a copper sink. Whether it be the type that sits on top of the counter (a vessel sink) or the standard under-mount style sink, many great options exist.

Danze oil rubbed bronze bathroom faucets match!

Danze offers two finishes which you might consider a good match for a sink like this. One is their Antique Copper finish. The other is their oil rubbed bronze finish. Now, contrary to popular belief, just because the faucet and the sink both are called "Antique Copper finish", all antique coppers (like all oil rubbed bronzes) are not created equal.

If you have not seen the products in person, it's hard to get an idea if they will match. DON'T let this deter you from ordering online. Just make sure you do your research, and order in ADVANCE - so you have time to return an item if you are not happy.

The Danze antique copper finish (you can see an example below) is more like a shiny new penny. It's a bright reddish copper, quite different from the sink shown above (which is a much darker copper). The Danze antique copper color is quite nice, but if you are interested in a sink such as the examples above, I recommend you consider an oil rubbed bronze bathroom faucet from Danze. Rather than matching exactly, the Danze oil rubbed bronze works great as a COMPLEMENTARY finish.

Thousands of customers I dealt with made the mistake of first ordering Antique Copper. I heard what they had to say, and learned that because the Danze oil rubbed bronze finish is so versatile, and has some streaks of reddish copper, yellow, and black - It actually works GREAT with a copper sink.

I mean it works great with a white sink too - but when matching up finishes, it is good to take this advice into consideration.

Danze oil rubbed bronze bathroom sink faucets all include the necessary drain piece. This is the part that fills the hole in the bottom of the sink. It is good for that to match exactly with the faucet. This is true even if you purchase a Danze vessel sink faucet, or a wall mount faucet.

More about oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories

We will continue discussing bathroom sink faucet options in another hub. For now, take a look at the other oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories Danze has to offer. They pretty much cover all the bases when it comes to the plumbing fixtures. I have a lot of experience with the Danze brand, and I really give them credit for not only putting out great style designs, with high quality finishes, but also for really standing behind their products. All Danze products have a limited lifetime warranty with full parts replacement coverage. If you purchase a Danze oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessory I know you will be happy. Don't take my word for it, ORDER ONE NOW from Amazon and see for yourself.

Danze D490650RB Touch-Toe Bath Drain Conversion Kit, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D490650RB Touch-Toe Bath Drain Conversion Kit, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze oil rubbed bronze touch toe shower drain bathroom accessory

 
Danze D481306RB 10-Inch Ceiling Mount Shower Arm with Flange, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D481306RB 10-Inch Ceiling Mount Shower Arm with Flange, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze 10 inch ceiling mount oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessory

 
Danze D460160RB Two Function Wall Mount Body Spray, Oil Rubbed Bronze
Danze D460160RB Two Function Wall Mount Body Spray, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Danze oil rubbed bronze body spray shower bathroom accessory

 

Creative way to set up an oil rubbed bronze shower

Setting up a shower system is a great way to further customize the design of your bathroom.  If you like Danze oil rubbed bronze style, you can purchase the two items below and have a GREAT custom shower.  The valve control is the Danze opulence collection oil rubbed bronze thermostatic valve.  This allows you to set the temperature using the dial, and then allows you to adjust the water pressure with the handle.  If you run a pipe from the valve up to your ceiling you can then have the thermostatic valve control the water flow to the great 3 adjustable head shower fixture in oil rubbed bronze.  With creative pairing from Danze oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories you will have a beautifully matched overall bathroom look.

Oil Rubbed Bronze Bathroom Accessories

Oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories are a great way to take your design look to a whole new level.  Match all oil rubbed bronze bath accessories to your oil rubbed bronze faucet and shower etc.  Consider what sink will look good with your overall design aesthetic.  You may want to also consider bathroom light fixtures and bathroom cabinet and door hardware to match.

Keep in mind, living vs. non-living oil rubbed bronze finishes and their difference.  Also remember, this is a finish which differs based on which manufacturer you purchase from.  Try to stick to one manufacturer for as many bathroom accessories as possible.  Inevitably you will have to mix and match.  If you choose an oil rubbed bronze that is VERSATILE like the Danze finish, you will find the matching process to be easier.  Plus it's fun to create a little variability in your oil rubbed bronze bathroom accessories as long as the overall look is cohesive.  This avoids the room looking too "matchy matchy."

Please comment on this hub and let me know your experiences with oil rubbed bronze.  Please also SHARE this post, like it, whatever else you can do.  I would really appreciate it!  Thanks

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whitton 5 years ago

Great Hub. I personally like the look of the oil rubbed bronzed fixtures. Because they are a darker finish, they really need to go along with the rest of your bathroom style.


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Eiconnectlink 5 years ago from Los Angeles Author

Glad you enjoyed it - I think oil rubbed bronze is a great look for a bathroom. These days it's a very popular finish. It's tricky though because it really isn't a standardized color. I've seen such a different variety of oil rubbed bronze from different manufacturers. Matching can sometimes become difficult.


Gertie 22 months ago

Wow! Great to find a post with such a clear messgae!

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