Bathroom Sink Inspiration
The bathroom is an essential room in every property. For most of us, it's the first room we visit in the morning, so it needs to be a space which is both practical and visually inspiring.
One aspect of bathroom design which is often overlooked is the sink. Many people don't realise that they don't have to settle for a white ceramic sink and there are lots of great alternatives that can be used to add interest to a space.
We love From The Anvil's collection of metal sinks which can be used to bring an organic look to your lavatory.
Above: From The Anvil's Smooth Brass Round sink.
While Stainless Steel sinks are a common choice in commercial environments, Smooth Nickel offers a much more luxurious appearance for residential properties. Its yellow undertones offer a subtle warmth which works well in intimate spaces like bathrooms and washrooms.
Nickel can be paired with soft and bold colours alike, contrasting especially well with shades of blue and grey. Smooth Nickel sinks are beautifully reflective, shining fractals of light across a room and instantly illuminating it.
Copper is an increasingly popular choice in bathrooms, and for obvious reasons. With its warm undertones and rich appearance, Smooth Copper adds a sense of grandeur to any space, particularly when paired with matching copper taps. Or, for a more contemporary look, opt for Matt Black taps with matching hardware, accented with white marble or quartz. Copper sinks also look wonderful in farmhouses and cottages when paired with exposed oak and painted timber.
Another aspect to consider is the shape of your sink. Most standard sinks are oval shaped for simple cleaning and ease of use, but if you have a large bathroom or tall cabinetry, a round sink is an attractive alternative. Both offer a sense of symmetry and feature gentle curves which soften a space, but From The Anvil's Round sinks are deeper than their Oval counterparts which some users find preferable.
Brass is a beautiful metal, full of warmth and character. With a wealth of reflection, From The Anvil's Smooth and Hammered Brass sinks work well with painted finishes and creates a stunning contrast against dark colours like teal, slate grey, black, and navy. Brass sinks lend themselves well to matt materials like unwaxed wood, stone, and terracotta.
Much like your shower and hardware, your sink should be considered during the first stages of your design. This gives you plenty of time to find a style you like and plan your bathroom accordingly.
A great interior design tip is to coordinate your bathroom sink with your pendant lighting. For example, a Smooth Copper sink can be paired with a Smooth Copper pendant painted in the same colour as accents in your bathroom for a glamorous feel.
Above: From The Anvil's Smooth Copper Brindley pendant light hung over a copper bath.
Alternatively, if you have a Hammered Nickel sink, try incorporating a Hammered Nickel pendant light into your space. From The Anvil's Harborne pendants work well with Oval sinks, whereas their Brindley or Hockley pendant lights are a great choice for Round sinks.
While many people look for sinks that match their faucets, many interior designers recommend choosing sinks that match your hardware instead. This way, your hardware blends seamlessly throughout your space while highlighting your sink as a focal point.
If you're looking for a simple way to elevate your bathroom, a metal sink is for you! Discover From The Anvil's full collection of sinks here.
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