New faucet styles and trends for kitchens and bathrooms were introduced at the recent Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas. Houzz writer Erin Carlyle said she has seen an expansion in gold and matte black finishes from multiple manufacturers, as well as new approaches to the mixed metal trend. See below for Carlyle’s results.
Mixed metal surfaces on a single tap
Mixing metals – for example combining brass handles on your kitchen cabinets with a chrome faucet on the sink – has been a trend in home design for some time. In fact, the majority of renovated homeowners (54 percent) mix metal surfaces for faucets and fittings as part of their kitchen conversions, according to the US-based Houzz Kitchen Trends study from 2019. This year, some manufacturers at KBIS have pushed the trend even further by adding Have mixed metals on a single tap.
The offerings for matte black products will be expanded and the number of gold fixtures increased
Matte nickel remains by far the number one choice for homeowners remodeling their fixtures and fittings for both kitchens and master bathrooms, according to Houzz. According to Houzz research, more homeowners are now mixing surfaces than they are offering, and manufacturers showed a range of surface options at KBIS. The KBIS booths featured matte black and gold finishes, and many companies expanded their range of matte black and brushed gold.
Semi-professional taps for domestic kitchens
The professionalization of the eat-in kitchen is an ongoing trend. Consumers opt for high quality stovetops, ovens and hoods. At this year’s KBIS, a number of companies introduced semi-professional kitchen fittings. Most have a pull-down nozzle and look like a scaled down version of the professional faucets with a stretchy hose structure and a strong nozzle spray. “For the consumer who creates a semi-professional kitchen, they want to make sure that the sink and faucet match,” says Lou Rohl, ROHL’s chief operating officer.