INDIANAPOLIS - In 2010, Delta Faucet introduced its Arctic® Stainless finish in response to consumer demand for a finish that better matches today's stainless steel appliances. The brand added the new Champagne BronzeTM finish to its palette to meet a growing demand for warmer tones.

"The Arctic Stainless finish has cool blue undertones and mimics the finish of popular appliances and sinks, allowing consumers to achieve a more coordinated look," said Kurt Backlund, Delta brand senior product manager. "On the other hand, the Champagne Bronze finish provides consumers with the option of a warmer, more traditional hue."

The Arctic Stainless finish was launched on the Signature® series faucet in 2010 and will roll out on other kitchen collections throughout 2011 and 2012. The Champagne Bronze finish was launched in December 2010 on the Addison® bath collection and will be added to select kitchen and bath collections by the end of the year.

Arctic® Stainless Finish

Description of finish: Compared to Delta Faucet's existing Brilliance® Stainless finish, the Arctic Stainless finish features cooler metallic tones, following a trend seen throughout the kitchen. The color of stainless steel used on appliances and sinks has migrated from warmer tones - with more red in the color spectrum - to lighter tones where blue is more predominant.

2011 Expansion: Pilar® kitchen collection, Beverage faucets, TrinsicTM pull-down kitchen faucet and bar/prep faucet and Allora® pull-down faucet

Champagne BronzeTM Finish

Description of finish: Champagne Bronze finish, the newest finish added to Delta Faucet's finish selection, was introduced based on the growing popularity of bronze finishes in the kitchen and bath. The Champagne Bronze finish warms up the kitchen with the feel of soft, brushed gold. In addition to complementing Delta Faucet's traditionally styled faucets, the finish is well suited for more contemporary architectures.

Current Availability: Addison® bath collection

2011 Expansion: TrinsicTM pull-down kitchen faucet and bar/prep faucet, In2ition® Classic and Traditional shower and Linden® bath collection, Victorian® bath collection, DrydenTM bath collection, Lahara® bath collection and Vero® bath collection

Other finish updates

Vero® bath collection will also be available in Venetian Bronze finish in December 2011

Additional finishes

In addition to these finishes, the following Delta brand finishes are also available on selected products: Chrome, Brilliance® Stainless, Venetian Bronze®, Black, White, Brilliance® Polished Brass and Oil Rubbed Bronze