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Explore the ways that a faucet finish can change the look of a room.


Faucet finishes: Comparing kitchen and bath faucet finishes

Dark and dramatic. Bright and timeless. Small touches can drastically change the personality of a room. While stainless steel and chrome faucets are classic for kitchens and bathrooms, other faucet finishes can bring your unique style to your space. Let’s compare how faucet finishes can complete a room.


Kitchen faucet finishes: Stainless vs. bronze

Addison™ Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Arctic® Stainless and Venetian Bronze®

Arctic Stainless vs. Venetian Bronze

Arctic Stainless is a classic look with a glossy, silvery twist. The finish has icy undertones, which is stunning paired with earth tones found in a traditional space while shining against the contrasting surrounds of a contemporary design, as shown here on the Addison kitchen faucet (left).

Venetian Bronze is a deeply warm and inviting finish that blends with a variety of interiors. For example, the color adds a romantic touch to the crisp lines of a contemporary kitchen. The Addison faucet, with its graceful curves and delicate beauty, is especially sophisticated in Venetian Bronze (right) against a natural white marble mosaic tile.


Bathroom faucet finishes: Bronze vs. stainless

Dryden™ Two-Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet in Champagne Bronze™ and SpotShield® Stainless

Champagne Bronze vs. SpotShield Stainless

Champagne Bronze makes a bold, eloquent statement. The look of muted, brushed gold feels modern enough to be on the cutting edge yet is warm and welcoming. Set against a neutral landscape of whites, blacks and grays, this finish makes a faucet, like Dryden (left), the star of the show in the bath.

Stainless is tried and true. The neutral, low-gloss finish looks good on anything. Here, the clean lines and geometric forms of the Dryden faucet in SpotShield Stainless pair well with the natural materials of wood and marble, resulting in a blended, transitional space.


Faucet finishes: Black stainless vs. polished nickel

Pivotal® Single-Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in Black Stainless and Polished Nickel

Black Stainless vs. Polished Nickel

Black Stainless is a modern look that pairs well with darker appliance finishes and also holds its own with metals such as gold, brushed nickel and bronze. Beautiful and sophisticated, Black Stainless complements a variety of décor styles. In a contemporary kitchen, the Pivotal faucet in Black Stainless (left) captures the black of the sink and sharply contrasts with the white of the countertop, backsplash and window trim.

Polished Nickel has the traditional energy and timeless look of chrome but a warmer tone. Featuring a high gloss and a pale gold finish, Pivotal in Polished Nickel (right) provides a lively contrast and striking contemporary sophistication to the kitchen.


Bathroom faucet finishes: Matte black vs. chrome finish

Zura® Two-Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet in Matte Black and Chrome split finish and Chrome

Matte Black vs. Chrome

Matte Black is confident and dark but utterly sophisticated in its versatility with color and design styles—the neutral finish can either blend in or stand out. For example, it starkly contrasts with a light sink and backsplash in the bath. On the Zura faucet (left), Matte Black collides with the bright gloss of Chrome for a stunning split finish that’s unapologetically modern.

Chrome is king of established looks in the bathroom. The cool, high gloss is at once stunning and versatile, reflecting light and brightening the room. Here, the Zura faucet (right) shares the same smooth surface as the sink and stands out against the matte gray tiles behind it.

Now it’s your turn! Take a look around your kitchen and bath and consider what styles and faucet finishes you like best. What mood do you wish to evoke? Do you want an attention-grabbing showpiece that demands to be noticed, or a more traditional finish that blends into the background for a cohesive look? Whatever you choose for your kitchen or bath, there are a variety of finishes, so you’re sure to find something that you’ll love seeing every day.


Faucet finishes: Comparing kitchen and bath faucet finishes