Trending Faucets based on Aesthetics and Finishes

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Whether you’re remodelling your entire house or just want to freshen up your kitchen or bath, a new faucet can be a marvellous start. Choosing a bathroom faucet finish often stumps people. What’s the difference between brushed and polished nickel? What are the benefits of satin brass versus satin bronze? Don’t worry. Here’s a crash course in faucet finishes that will elevate your knowledge. However, faucets shouldn’t be an afterthought. After all, you look at and use them every single day.

AESTHETICS


TABLE TOP SINGLE LEVER WASH BASIN MIXER


1. DEQUE – CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

 

Deque by Dornbracht

The distinguishing feature of DEQUE is its severe design language that reduces to the flat, wide spout.‎ The new, low fitting lies close to the basin, directing attention to the essential element of this series – the presentation of the water.‎ The striking thing about Deque is contrast. Firstly, between the gentle waterway and the severe shape of the fitting and secondly, between the emphatically planar spout and the cylindrical control elements, a discontinuity of form that is particularly evident in the single-lever mixer.

2. TAILWATER – MINIMALISTIC DESIGN

 

Tailwater faucet by Artize

A signature product like the Tailwater faucet, calls for ceramics that do justice to its iconic design. Envisioned by London firm Danelon Merloni, is inspired by the abstract visual of a bird perched at the edge of a pool. The sculptureal brass fitting’s tail act as a mixer lever and follows the line of the spout,creating a graceful arc. Uniting lever spouts in a single form, the curved lever is both intuitive and inviting to the touch. We think of tailwater as a unique and graceful sculpture that functions perfectly. It’s an award-winning signature product like no other.

3. TIARA – AVANT GRANDE DESIGN

 

Tiara faucet by Artize

Tiaara is designed like a piece of jewellery for the bathroom. The way the levers designed is essentially embedded in a loop. A unique combination of effortless functionality within a stunning form. Designed like a piece of jewellery with echoing ovals, Tiaara is a faucet that brings a unique sculptural quality to a commonplace function and elevates its usage into a memorable experience.

3 HOLE COUNTER TOP WASH BASIN MIXER


1. LA FLEUR – MODERN DESIGN

vase faucet

 

La fleur by Artize

Artize, a luxury bath brand from the Jaquar Group, caters to connoisseurs around the world who prefer inspiring designs for their bathrooms. An enchanting design inspired from a vase of flower that leads to a tall graceful silhouette of Fleur for your magnificent bathroom space. Flowing lines, and a sophisticated, reed-like form makes it an enchanting design. At the twist of a knob, there is a seamless flow of water. The exquisite design of the fleur that works as a flower vase too. Only 50 such pieces are manufactured every year.

2. PUREGLAM – ULTRA GLAM DESIGN

 

Pureglam by Bongio

What can be more glamorous than the blend of gold and Swarovski? In a washbasin mixer for a Powder Room, the result would be lavish. Pure Glam is manufactured by the Italian company Bongio which has been working in the industry since 1936; the gold finish is 24Karat, and the body of the mixer is brass from the highest quality.

Additionally, the straight line design of Pure Glam can be adapted to your own style because you can have it on chrome, brushed nickel and black beside gold. Not enough? You can select transparent, black or amber Swarovski crystals that could pair the tiles or wallpaper of your Bathroom.

The progressive cartridge works through a turning clockwise movement obtaining a water supply from completely cold to mixed water to total hot water, highly reducing hot water consumption. And perhaps you can contemplate having a sumptuous master bathroom too after all the designer Federico Rossi and Bongio created Pure Glam to make you feel like a royal

3. LUI LEI – CLASSIC DESIGN WITH INDIVIDUAL ROSETTES

 

Lui Lei by Giorgio

The perfect union of exclusive finish and refined materials, an inspired collection that sets a high standard of luxury in your bathroom. Precious and noble materials likegold, platinum, Swarovski elements, crystal, precious stones make the bathroom a unique and sensual atmosphere. The picture above has finish of gold and platinum.

4. STARCK V – MODERN DESIGN

 

Starck V by Axor

Axor Starck V is the coolest faucet you have ever seen. The Axor Starck V faucet is fluid and transparent, just like the water that free-falls into the sink vessel through it. Presented at the Milan Design Week, the washbasin mixer is the brainchild of Axor and designer Philippe Starck for Hansgrohe.
An upright joystick with symmetry and clear geometric shapes, it creates an impressive outlet for the water. Available in white, chrome or brass, it comes as a single lever basin mixer, a 2-hole basin mixer and a single lever mixer version for washbowl, the Axor Starck V combine technical know-how with the aesthetic design.

CEILING MOUNTED SINGLE LEVER WASH BASIN MIXER


1. GOCCIA – CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

 

Goccia by Gessi

This ceiling-mounted faucet is mounted to the ceiling because walls are mainstream. You control the flow with a little joystick (or optional remote). The Ceiling Mounted Faucet is our personal favorite and we’ve never seen it done for sinks (of course we’ve all seen ceiling mounted shower heads.)
This Powder room is outstanding, it features the incredible Gessi Goccia tapware in black with a ceiling mounted basin spout.  Installing would be a little tricky; considering you’d have to re-route the plumbing. We’re assuming that if you’re in the market for a faucet of this magnitude, the task of re-routing your plumbing would be no-big-deal.

FLOOR MOUNTED SINGLE LEVER WASH BASIN MIXER


1. FLAMINIA – CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

 

Uno by Axor

Floor standing faucet offers superior aesthetics without pretension. Floor mounted faucets represent an assertive design point of view and really make a statement.

COUNTERTOP SINGLE LEVER KITCHEN FAUCET


1. SWITCH – MODERN DESIGN

 

Switch faucet by Bongio

Don’t be deceived by the looks of the Switch by Bongio. It may appear as a regular table lamp, but it is actually a clever sink mixer for your kitchen. Fixed atop your kitchen sink, this faucet undoubtedly resembles a Pixar table lamp with a flexible head. A colorful cord and on/off switch add splashing vibrant hues to its black and gray body. The strong presence of this blue or red power cord makes the sink mixer seem more like a table lamp than an ordinary tap. The Funky design of Switch tap will surely leave your visitors talking, especially when they suddenly realize that on switching on the lamp there won’t be any light. Instead, the lamp pours a rushing stream of water. It will indeed be a fun addition to your kitchen space, leaving your guests wondering what just happened.

WALL MOUNTED PROGRESSIVE HANDLE WASH BASIN MIXER


3. ACQUAVIVA – MODERN DESIGN

 

Acquaviva by Bongio

This type of faucet is mounted on the wall instead of the sink or the countertop. These faucets work best with above-the-counter or freestanding sinks as they do not have any pre-drilled holes within them. Depending on how our bathroom is organized, you might be able to get a wall-mounted faucet ready. 

They look neat, are easy to clean and make room for some extra countertop space. These faucets require a water supply line exactly behind the sink, along with wall-mounted valves (devices used to control the flow of water). Make sure that the sink is deep and the spout is long, with an extended reach that prevents water from splashing on the floor or the countertop.

3 HOLE WALL MOUNTED WASH BASIN MIXER


1. VAIA – NEOCLASSIC

 

Vaia by Dornbracht

By virtue of its elegant yet progressive design, VAIA harmoniously blends into traditional and modern-minimalistic architectures, as well as those that combine elements of different styles. A characteristic feature of VAIA are the soft radii, the fine silhouette and the flowing transitions. The conical rosettes appear to almost merge with the washstand. The craftsmanship is precise, down to the last detail: the joints are meticulously defined and the hidden aerator remains unnoticed until the water flows.

VESSEL SINK SINGLE LEVER WASH BASIN MIXER


1. ARIA

stylish vessel basin with vessel sink faucet

 

Aria by Webert

These are tall freestanding faucets with a long spout. They typically come with a single handle and impart a sleek and subtle look to the bathroom.

FINISHES


What’s the difference between brushed and polished nickel? What are the benefits of satin brass versus satin bronze? Confused between all the tpes and several finishes of the faucets? Fear not. Here’s a crash course in faucet finishes that will guide you.

1. BRUSHED NICKLE

cool brushed nickel faucet

The soft metallic look of brushed nickel has stood the test
of time.

PROS:

  • This is one of the most durable finishes of faucets; it has a tendency to keep its finish longer.
  • It doesn’t show wear, fingerprints or water spots. 
  • It’s very easy to clean, easy to find and easy to match with accessories and other fixtures.
  • It’s relatively inexpensive.

CONS:

  • Does not coordinate well with stainless steel; it
    blends in instead of being a statement piece.

2. POLISHED BRASS

fancy polished brass faucet

An all-time favorite. A polished brass faucet helps give the bathroom shown here a vintage look. 

PROS:

  • Easy to clean.
  • Easily available.
  • Has durable finish.
  • Easy to match with accessories and other fixtures.

CONS:

  • Slightly expensive than brushed nickel.

3. MATTE BLACK

beautiful matte black faucet

Matte Black faucets are becoming increasingly more popular in the bathroom, because of their ability to match other items, such as vanities and accent pieces. If you want to make a classy statement, or you are just doing a small renovation that doesn’t involve changing all aspects of your bathroom, matte black may be the perfect finish for you.

PROS:

  • Very easy to clean.
  • Does not show dirt, fingerprints or water spots.
  • It’s easy to coordinate a matte black faucet with bathroom accessories.

CONS: 

  • It’s hard to match other fixtures to it.
  • Availability might be an issue.

4. CHROME

stylish chrome faucet

Chrome
is currently one of the most popular finishes because of its versatility. 

PROS: 

  • It’s generally the most inexpensive finish.
  • It’s a very easy finish to clean and maintain.
  • It’s durable, easy to find and easy to match with accessories and other
    fixtures. 

CONS:

  • Shows water spots and fingerprints. 

5. COPPER

fancy copper faucet

Copper is unmistakable and bold. It gives the bathroom a rich feeling, especially when mixed with a subtler material, such as marble on a countertop. 

PROS:

  • Copper has natural antibacterial properties which are well known.
  • Availability is not an issue and also has the ability to “heal” itself.
  • Over a short period of time, a scratch in copper will become darker and
    eventually blend with the patina.

CONS:

  • A shiny copper finish might require a little more maintenance but if you
    let it age naturally, copper will develop a beautiful patina.
  • It’s harder to match accessories and other fixtures to copper, and it’s
    not as durable as other finishes.

6. SATIN BRONZE

beautiful satin brass faucet

A
nice twist on polished brass, the brushed-gold look has a lot of class. It’s
bold without being too showy. Don’t be surprised if you see a lot more of this color in bathroom remodeling as they are in the lists of design trends of 2019

PROS: 

  • Has a natural color without a
    polished look.
  • It is Durable.
  • Being a matte finish, it
    doesn’t show fingerprints and    water
    spots

. CONS: 

  • Availability might be an
    issue.

7. MILLENNIAL PINK

rose gold or millennial pink faucet

Pink in a
metallic form has also been leading the way in what’s trending in home decor
now. The millennial pink renaissance means more on-trend options for fixtures,
hardware and more. Here, we have worked metallic magic with the faucet and
taps in this bathroom. The finish feels fresh and unexpected, adding warmth to
the otherwise stark space.

PROS: 

  • It is durable, very easy to
    clean
  • Availability is not an issue.
  • It also gives a royal look
    & easy to match with tiles and other fixtures.
  • It won’t show water spots or
    fingerprints.

All these designs and trends are accessible at G. H. KARIA.

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