Whether you're renovating your whole bathroom or looking for an easy update for a basin or bath, these are the tap styles that are hot (and cold) right now.
Choosing the taps for your bathroom is an important decision which can really set the tone for your new space. Modern or traditional? Polished, brushed or matt? While these choices may seem incidental, the devil is in the detail when it comes to pulling together a cohesive bathroom design scheme.
So, if you're looking for ideas and inspiration for your bathroom project, we've rounded up some of the hottest brassware trends of the year for your consideration.
Image: Onyx Matt Black basin mixer, £115, Frontline bathrooms
Matt, black finishes are a growing trend in bathroom design. With a strong, graphic form, these styles are particularly suited to contemporary spaces, where they cut a striking figure alongside other strong lines and geometric shapes.
Image: Wall mounted basin mixer, £205, Hudson Reed
Many luxury brassware collections feature industrial styling in the form of wheel-like crossheads and knurled detailing, but these styles are becoming more affordable and accessible with collections such as Hudson Reed's Revolution.
Image: Bau Cosmo E tap, £263, Grohe
As the world becomes more and more environmentally minded, eco options such as Grohe's sensor-activated tap are becoming more popular. This tap is designed to limit the amount of water wasted when using the basin. The perfect choice for a cloakroom.
Image: Waldorf lever basin 3 hole set, £529, Crosswater
As we approach 100 years since the advent of Art Deco style, taps which feature the ornate and angular detailing associated with the era are becoming firm favourites for those who prefer a more traditional, period-led style of bathroom.
Image: Origin bath filler, £239, VitrA
While chrome may remain king in the bathroom, many homeowners are opting for gold brass taps to bring a touch of luxe and character to their bathroom space. If gold is too bold and brazen for you, copper offers an equally trendy appeal, but with a little bit less of the glitz and glamour that comes with brass styles.
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