“The sink and the faucet are often the central focal point of the kitchen, so why not make a bold statement with a distinctive faucet?” asks Carolynne Arnold-Plowman, who designed this rustic kitchen. You can easily find a graceful new spout for under $100, but if you want the matte black finish used in the kitchen shown here — which is among the boldest and trendiest looks in hardware and plumbing fittings right now — be prepared to spend more, at least $250. And you may want to swap out the rest of your hardware to match, bringing you closer to $500.
The sink’s semi-professional matte black single-lever handle faucet includes an easy-to-clean coated hose and removable coil, and a unique three-function pulldown spray head that makes it easy to tackle a variety of kitchen tasks.
A French blue vanity is topped with leather style granite for a sharp contrast. Faucets and fixtures in black add a masculine accent while the matte black arm sconces echo the architectural design found throughout the space.
The sink’s angular matte black faucet spout made from premium metal construction with coordinating lever handles has a contemporary look, with a laminar flow aerator that delivers a graceful stream while also conserving water.
Located across from the master closet, the all-white master bathroom with matte black accents has an interesting mix of industrial and modern design elements. A long butcher-block floating shelf vanity with trough-style sinks and wall-mounted faucets highlights the visual impact of negative space.
The built-in wet bar in this modern mountaintop home features a rustic wood backsplash and stone detailing on the edges. A concrete countertop stays consistent with the natural elements but offers a modern twist on the space's style. A matte black sink and faucet add to the modern style.
Sometimes a touch of modern architecture is all you need to update your look. Kohler's Purist faucet line has a minimalist profile, a 360-degree swivel spout, lever handles, and high clearance for pots and pans. All finishes are complementary to a neutral palette: Polished Chrome (shown), Vibrant Polished Nickel, Matte Black and Vibrant Stainless. Image courtesy of Kohler
Careful arranging creates the perfect use of space in this very narrow white master bath. A double vanity of dark wood and a freestanding bathtub give the space a luxurious master bath feel. Unique materials and finishes such as a custom chevron marble wall, brass wall faucets, and the mixed metals of matte black mirrors and polished chrome sconces provide a trendy touch -- proof that even a small bathroom can be luxurious and have a huge style impact.
The pet washing station includes a handy four-setting, two-in-one faucet mounted to the wall a bit higher like a showerhead, with a matte black finish and a built-in soap dispenser that makes washing a pet easier. The rectangular mirror above includes a beautiful frame hand woven from Buri rope that fits the coastal style of this impressive home. A terra-cotta pot planter on the counter gives the chance to add some greenery to the space.