Outdoor Shower Columns: Which Finish is Best For You?

  • By Kate Williams

If you love spending time in your outdoor area, then you would already know that every detail matters. When it comes to creating a space you’ll love, there are many different features and aspects you need to think of. One particular thing that can really take your space to the next level are outdoor shower columns. Not only are they practical, but they are also extremely stylish and will be a focal point in your space.

There are many different finishes of an outdoor shower column, and it is important to choose the right one, as it can have an impact on the ability to tie your outdoor space together. So, let's take a look at all the popular outdoor shower column finishes you can choose from:

1. Matte Finish

Close-up of a shower color with a matte white finish.

Matte White looks stunning in our state-of-the-art showers. In this photo: Cometa

Looking for something a little different but still has a true understated beauty? Well, you can’t go past a matte finish then! Matte finishes are very popular these days because they provide a sophisticated and modern appearance that many people are looking for. Not only does a matte finish look good, but it is also a great finish for hiding things such as water spots as well as fingerprints, making it an ideal option for outdoors.

2. Brushed Finish

Close-up of a shower column with a brushed finish.
The timeless brushed finish looks beyond elegant in our marine grade stainless steel. In this photo: Cometa, foot-washer.

If understated beauty isn’t your style, and you want more classic (in your face) beauty - then a brushed finish is an option you should certainly consider for your luxury outdoor showers. This finish has the ability to add true character to your space and will be a talking point for many years to come. An outdoor shower column with a brushed finish has the ability to better hide small scratches and other blemishes. This means if your shower column is in a high traffic area, a brushed finish could be the option for you.

3. PVD Finish

Close-up of the progressive mixers of a shower column in a PVD finish.
Our model Atena has a royal feeling with a striking PVD finish.

Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) is perfect for those creating a high-tech space! It is known for its durability along with its resistance to corrosion. So, if your outdoor shower column is particularly exposed to the elements, this option is perfect for you. This is an advanced coating that creates a hard, thin layer on the surface, which makes it extremely resistant to any scratches or environmental damage.

4. Polished Finish

Close-up of a shower-head made of marine grade stainless steel in polished finish.
Keep it classic with a polished finish! In this photo: Ninfe, hand-shower.

Just like the brushed finish, the polished finish is more of a classic beauty. Polished finishes have been the most popular finish for many years - why fix something that isn’t broken! The high-gloss shine will certainly draw the eye, especially on sunny days where the light bounces off the outdoor shower column. With this finish, regular cleaning is required in order to maintain the perfect shine.


It is important to take the time to choose an outdoor shower column with the best finish for your space. Choosing the right option has the ability to tie the entire space together and really take it to the next level. The good news is that you’ve got so many options to choose from!