This Up-And-Coming Bathroom Fixture Trend Gets Erin Napier's Stamp Of Approval

If you've never really put much thought into your home's bathroom fixtures, now is the perfect time to rethink that. Thanks to rose gold bathroom hardware, which comes with the high praises of HGTV's "Home Town" co-host and home design guru Erin Napier, ordinary bathrooms are turning into unmistakably bolder, richer spaces without appearing overly flashy or brash. 

The bathroom hardware market will generate over $20 billion in U.S. sales in 2024 (per Statista). This proves people are shifting their focus to the multiple ways they can elevate the look and feel of their homes. From streamlined sink faucets to rain showerheads that can bring subtle luxury to your bathroom, updating current hardware with ones that feature the blush-toned hue will instantly add sophistication to your bathroom's aesthetic and, perhaps, even make it the most talked about area of your home. 

Combining copper and gold shades with a fresh pinch of pink, rose gold offers an unexpected warmer, softer glow. The tone is an antithesis to the basic white T-shirts of hardware with metallic finishes like chrome, stainless, or nickel, which have been the top picks for awhile. Although rose gold has become a staple for jewelry finishes, the hue is an emerging trend for home fixtures. Bathroom and kitchen fixture manufacturers list rose gold as one of the most popular shades and a practical choice in bathrooms, praising its durability, corrosion resistance, and easy-to-clean features among the reasons. Not convinced, yet? Check out why Napier is gushing over the color.

How Erin Napier incorporates rose gold fixtures

Whether your home has a modern or vintage feel, rose gold is a versatile shade that works with any interior style. Erin Napier, with husband Ben Napier, showed off their home decor skills during the "Home Town" episode, "Creating a Cozy Starter Home," where the duo incorporated rose gold fixtures into one of the bland bathrooms. Having never seen, much less used the shade before, the designers replaced the outdated chrome with rose gold fixtures in the shower, then complemented them with towel racks and a light fixture. 

To make the most of the new rose gold shade, they paired floral-print wallpaper with the pretty new hardware and swapped the darker, stone-colored shower tiles with brighter white tiles. The finished result dramatically enhanced the rose gold tones. But you don't have to do much renovation to your bathroom to bring this elegant aesthetic into your home.

One of the best reasons to use rose gold bathroom fixtures is the color can be mixed with other metal finishes. The TV hosts' advice for distinguishing between trendy and dated decor: Don't be afraid to mix warm and cool metals or vintage finishes with modern designs throughout your house or even in the same room. And that's exactly what the HGTV hosts did when they added the rose gold fixtures in shiny and brushed finishes. The combination can give more depth and character to your home's entire aesthetic when everything isn't matchy-matchy. 

Rose gold can be a pretty penny

As pretty as a rose gold touch is to any bathroom, there's a downside to making the transition. Hardware tones run the gamut, from brushed and matte to polished and oil-rubbed. Rose gold hardware tends to be more expensive because it isn't as common as other traditional finishes. And, higher quality rose gold fixtures come with a heftier price. The more popular, well-established brands can cost up to $1,000 for premium rose gold fixtures. Look for more affordable options from lesser-known brands widely available at local hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot. But, if you don't feel like diving feet first by redoing your whole home with rose gold hardware, there are options for mixing it with a contrasting color like matte black, which makes both colors pop even more than if they were used on their own. 

One of the most important things to consider when you're picking out the perfect fixtures for your bathroom –- or anywhere else in your home –- is to determine what your budget is, and then look for products that check all the boxes for must-have functional features you want. If you choose to do a bathroom remodel yourself, there are plenty of online resources to help you every step of the way. Read the product reviews before making your purchase, because other people who have personal experiences with a product are the absolute best sources of information.