Some of the popular finishes for bathroom fixtures are chrome, brass, copper, nickel and gold-plated. Matte, shiny and smooth satin finishes are all popular for fixtures as well.
As of 2015, chrome continues to be one of the most popular options for bathroom fixtures, though matte and satin sheen fixtures are gaining popularity. Some specialty finishes, such as oil-rubbed bronze and brushed nickel, are also becoming more popular. When selecting a finish for bathroom fixtures, it is also important to note what material it is bonded to. For example, nickel that is bonded to brass creates a golden tone that is difficult to match with any other finish.