Hi BW, this is Sarah with Kohler Customer Service. I'm glad to address your question. The vertical tube and valve has the same Nickel color, however, the sheen is different. The supply valve is Vibrant Brushed Nickel, while the tube itself is Vibrant Bright Nickel. This is due to the size of the item and the difficulty applying the brushed finish in the same way. Thank you for choosing Kohler.