Pros & Cons Of Brushed Brass and Nickel Tapware

Brushed brass tapware and brushed nickel tapware are two of the most popular newish tapware options on the market. They both offer a warm finish in different ways but mostly they feel less cold compared to the chrome and black finishes. If you wanted the pros and cons of black tapware click the pretty picture below.

Brushed tapware finishes definitely make an impact and below we break down the pros and cons of the brushed nickel and brushed brass to help with your bathroom renovation decisions.

Brushed Nickel Tapware

Brushed Tapware (Brass and Nickel)

Pros Brushed Nickel and Brass Tapware: 

  • Warm Tones
  • Striking In Finish
  • Very Accessible To Buy
  • Doesn’t Mark The Same Way Chrome Finished Do
Brushed Brass Tapware

Cons Pros Brushed Nickel and Brass Tapware: 

  • So Much Variance In Finish – Some Can Look Gold (Brushed Brass)
  • Can Be To Bold (Brushed Brass)
  • Brushed Nickel Can Be Boring Unless Complimented With Other Fixtures
  • Can Tarnish Over Time But Will Need To Be Polished
  • Limited matching items such as towel rails and shelves.

Brushed brass is muted and has a slightly worn look to it. It has an understated elegance which many choose over polished brass.

Brushed Tapware Perth

Brushed Nickel is more closer to matte black but feels much more natural and quite unique which more my go too especially for bathrooms we do In Perth.

Final Notes

Brushed Brass and Brushed Nickel tapware is here to stay, now there is some movement towards copper and other unique styles of tapware this finish of tapware will be around for at least the next five years. I love the brushed nickel it looks amazing in the right bathrooms and can add a little luxury to a bathroom without being over powering.

Brushed Nickel Perth

You are looking for the difference between brushed brass and brushed gold tapware and we are here to help. The big difference is the most obvious one, it is the actual look of the product. Brushed gold which is not as popular as brushed brass is a fair bit darker compared to the lighter brushed brass.


Yes! With brushed gold when you look at it person you will get a product that will closer to copper, when you looked at brushed brass you will get a product that is closer to a dark cream finish. So really the big difference is the darkness of the tapware.


It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at

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