After years of dominance, stainless steel has new competition for the affection of today’s most discerning clients—black stainless. Versatile and sophisticated, black stainless has quickly become an alluring new shade of choice for appliances, faucets and fixtures. Find out why homeowners are taking their kitchens back to black and get ready to make your clients’ dreams come true.

European Style
According to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, 8% of homeowners who have completed, are currently working on, or planning a kitchen renovation selected black stainless appliances—up from 7% a year ago. Home improvement expert and spokesperson for the National Kitchen and Bath Association Karl Champley recently told The Washington Post the trend toward darker appliance finishes started in Europe and is slowly gaining traction in the U.S.
Trinsic® Single Handle Pull Down Bar/Prep Faucet with Touch2O® Technology.

Versatility to Mix and Match
Increasingly, designers are mixing metals to create a high-end, personalized look. Because it’s so versatile, our black stainless Trinsic® Pro Kitchen Faucet works well with other popular finishes like soft, brushed gold, brushed nickel and bronze and complements kitchen styles ranging from modern farmhouse to industrial commercial.
Trinsic® Pro Single Handle Pull Down Spring Spout Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology.

On Trend
Black stainless fits perfectly with one of this year’s biggest kitchen design trends—dramatic white-on-black designs. According to the Houzz study, 43% of homeowners selected white cabinets, 36% installed white backsplashes and 27% chose white countertops. An elegant black stainless faucet provides a dramatic contrast against a white marble countertop.
Trinsic® Single Handle Bar/Prep Faucet

Choice of Passion
When combined with the right cabinetry and metallic elements, black stainless finishes can create upscale spaces that could help your clients’ homes stand out and add significant resale value. However, the growing trend of aging in place means more homeowners are experimenting with styles that truly speak to them without worrying about whether their choices will appeal to the home’s next owner. Encourage your clients to follow their heart.
Mateo® Single Handle Pull Down Bar/Prep Faucet with Touch2O® Technology.