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Trending Tapware: The Pros and Cons

Elevate Your Space

Bathrooms and Kitchens are the most important rooms for those that wish to add value to their home. When deciding on the design, tapware is one of the key focal points and important practical features of these two rooms.


Here are our top trending tapware finishes and styles

Brushed Brass

Brushed Brass is the top trending tapware finish in Australia due to its stunning finish that makes it a striking showpiece for any space.

Pros:

  • Brass instantly warms a room
  • The soft look of brass makes it versatile, allowing it to complement its surroundings rather than overpower
  • Brushed brass has a softer finish than polished brass and has a slightly worn look to it. It has an understated elegance and contemporary feel

Cons:

  • It comes at a premium price point
  • It can be hard to find exact matches across other fittings - including door handles - so you tend to have to buy all products from the same brand

Top 3 Trending Bathroom Tap Styles:

  1. Caroma Luna Basin Mixer
  2. Caroma Luna Wall Basin/Bath Mixer
  3. Caroma Luna Tower Basin Mixer

Brushed Brass Best Suited Design Styles

Contemporary

Boho

Rustic

Coastal


Matte Black

Matte black finish is what many thought will be a fad trend, but due to its durability, convenience of maintaining, and versatility - the matte black finish has turned from a trend to a staple in many Aussie homes.

Pros:

  • As mentioned above, this finish is versatile and complements a variety of colours
  • Can make a bold statement, sophisticated and elegant look/feel to your space

Cons:

  • This finish can be overpowering if overused in a poorly lit room, as black does not reflect light
  • For a cohesive look, it is best to tie matte black tapware with other details such as door hardware and accessories

Top 3 Trending Bathroom Tap Styles:

  1. Caroma Urbane II Basin Mixer
  2. Fienza Eleanor Shepherds Crook Basin Mixer
  3. Caroma Urbane II 220mm Wall Basin/Bath Mixer Rectangle

Top 3 Trending Kitchen Tap Styles:

  1. Clark Round Pin Sink Mixer
  2. Clark Cross Wall Sink Set
  3. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Pull Out Sink Mixer

Matte Black Best Suited Design Styles

Modern

Industrial

Minimalist

Contemporary


Brushed Nickel

Brushed Nickel has its similarities to a chrome and stainless steel finish however, has a more updated style and design that suits both modern and traditionally designed homes and buildings

Pros:

  • Smooth appeal, modern and elegant feel
  • Easily maintained, hides water spots
  • Timeless finish

Cons:

  • Brushed nickel will stand out next to polished chrome fittings so if you replace one fitting with brushed nickel you may need to replace all

Top 3 Trending Bathroom Tap Styles:

  1. Caroma Luna Basin Mixer
  2. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Basin Mixer Curved Outlet
  3. Caroma Luna Wall Basin/Bath Mixer

Top 3 Trending Kitchen Tap Styles:

  1. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Pull Out Sink Mixer
  2. Phoenix Mekko Sink Mixer 190mm Squareline
  3. Phoenix Nostalgia Sink Mixer 220mm Shepherds Crook

Brushed Nickel Best Suited Design Styles

Hamptons

Country Style

Scandinavian

Modern


Gun Metal

The captivating Gun Metal finish can be described as a cross between a Chrome and Matte black finish, and similarly to these two finishes - the dark grey tone is versatile in style however subdued in colour with a softer and more natural feel.

Pros:

  • Timeless finish
  • Blends in well with most designs and colour schemes

Cons:

  • Can come at a premium price point
  • Styled best when matched with other Gun Metal accessories and fixtures

Top 3 Trending Bathroom Tap Styles:

  1. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Basin Mixer
  2. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Wall Basin Set 180mm Curved
  3. Phoenix Teel Basin Mixer

Top 3 Trending Kitchen Tap Styles:

  1. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Side Lever Sink Mixer 220mm Gooseneck
  2. Dorf Inca Sink Mixer
  3. Dorf Villa Sink Mixer

Gun Metal Best Suited Design Styles

Industrial

Minimalist

Modern

Rustic


Brushed Gold

A brushed gold finish instantly gives a space a sense of luxury, elegance and warmth. This tapware finish is a eye-catching piece for any home or building

Pros:

  • Creates vibrance and warmth in your room. Gold finishes also add a touch of luxury to your interior designs
  • The brushed finish creates a less vivid tone to the gold finish, making this a perfect match for contemporary homes

Cons:

  • Best suited for a modern or contemporary styled space

Top 3 Trending Bathroom Tap Styles:

  1. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Plus Basin Set
  2. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Basin Mixer
  3. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Up Wall Basin/Bath Mixer Set

Top 3 Trending Kitchen Tap Styles:

  1. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Side Lever Sink Mixer 220mm Gooseneck
  2. Nero X Plus Wall Kitchen Set
  3. Phoenix Vivid Slimline Pull Out Sink Mixer

Brushed Gold Best Suited Design Styles

Contemporary

Modern

Hamptons

Boho

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