New Looks for Kitchen and Bath Faucets in 2019
New Looks for Kitchen and Bath Faucets in 2019
Mixed-Metal Finishes on a Single Faucet
Mixing metals — pairing brass pulls on your kitchen cabinets with a chrome faucet at the kitchen sink, for example — has been trending in home design for some time now. In fact, the majority of renovating homeowners (54 percent) mix metal finishes for fixtures and hardware as part of their kitchen remodels, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends study.
This year some manufacturers at KBIS took the trend a step further by mixing metals on a single faucet. This photo shows Moen’s Nio faucet in matte black. It comes with a matte black handle and also includes an alternate handle in a brushed gold finish (shown in this photo). Additional finishes are chrome, stainless steel and, appearing later this year, black stainless steel.
Riobel debuted its Ciclo powder room faucet (shown here), with a body that comes in chrome, brushed chrome, matte black or brushed gold. Homeowners and pros can choose to match the handle to the faucet body or select an accent color instead.
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Kohler showcased its Ombré finish, which debuted at KBIS last year. This photo shows a faucet in vibrant rose gold to vibrant polished nickel; the company also offers an alternative finish, vibrant titanium to vibrant rose gold.
Moen’s new Fusion series of finishes offers another take on mixed finishes, with matte black and chrome on the faucet body. It’s available in the STo kitchen collection (the pulldown kitchen faucet is shown here) as well as the Via bathroom collection.
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Matte Black Offerings Expand and Gold Fixtures Increase
Matte nickel remains by far the top finish choice for homeowners matching their fixtures and hardware in both kitchen and master bathroom remodels, according to Houzz research. But more homeowners now mix finishes than match them, Houzz research shows, and manufacturers displayed a range of finish possibilities at KBIS.
Matte black and gold finishes were seen across the booths at KBIS, with many companies expanding their offerings of matte black and brushed gold. As just one example, Pfister and the brand Fortis, which are under the same parent company, now have 18 kitchen and bath collections that feature matte black and nine that feature brushed gold. Last year the brands had 12 collections with matte black and two with brushed gold.
This year at KBIS, Moen introduced new tub fillers in brushed gold and matte black. The company’s Doux tub filler in matte black is shown in this photo.
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Here we see Moen’s new Align tub filler in Lifeshine brushed gold.
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Grohe also added finishes to its Essence faucet collection. This photo shows the new L-size lavatory centerset faucet in brushed brass; another finish is hard graphite, which looks similar to black stainless but is a bit lighter.
Matte black and brushed brass also appeared in the hardware department at KBIS. This photo shows Ha¨fele’s Elite handle collection with matte black and brushed brass finishes. This line of hardware is new and one of three — along with Ha¨fele’s new Modern handle collection and existing Vogue collection — in which matte black and gold finishes were launched.
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Semiprofessional Faucets for Home Kitchens
The professionalization of the home kitchen has been an ongoing trend, with consumers choosing professional-quality range tops, ovens and vent hoods. At this year’s KBIS, a number of companies introduced semiprofessional kitchen faucets. Most have a pull-down nozzle and look like a scaled-back version of the professional faucets that have a stretchy hose structure and a heavy nozzle spray. “For the consumer who is creating a semiprofessional kitchen, they want to make sure their sink and faucet match,” says Lou Rohl, chief operating officer at ROHL.
Seen here is Kohler’s Bellera Semiprofessional kitchen faucet, which debuted at KBIS along with the brand’s existing semipro faucets. The faucets have a spray head and pull-down hose.
Here’s ROHL’s take on the semiprofessional faucet for home chefs: the Lux Pro side-lever stainless steel pull-down kitchen faucet.
This photo shows Delta’s Trinsic Pro, which is equipped with a pull-down spray wand. It comes in chrome and stainless steel.
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A number of companies showed off faucets with unique designs, including some with an industrial or Art Deco flavor. This photo shows the Uffizi, part of the line of Italian-inspired and -manufactured products from the Fortis brand highlighted at Pfister’s KBIS booth.
This is Rhen, a new faucet design from Pfister modeled after the folds of a wedding dress belonging to the designer’s grandmother.
Delta debuted its Broderick kitchen collection, an updated traditional series that has been given an industrial twist. Seen here is the Broderick Gentleman’s bar prep faucet in champagne bronze.