At the recent Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, new faucet styles and trends, for both kitchens and baths, emerged. Houzz writer Erin Carlyle says she noticed an expansion in gold and matte black finishes from multiple manufacturers, along with new takes on the mixed-metals trend. See below for Carlyle’s findings.

Mixed-Metal Finishes on a Single Faucet
Mixing metals — pairing brass pulls on your kitchen cabinets with a chrome faucet at the kitchen sink, for example — has been trending in home design for some time now. In fact, the majority of renovating homeowners (54 percent) mix metal finishes for fixtures and hardware as part of their kitchen remodels, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends study. This year some manufacturers at KBIS took the trend a step further by mixing metals on a single faucet.

Matte Black Offerings Expand and Gold Fixtures Increase
Matte nickel remains by far the top finish choice for homeowners matching their fixtures and hardware in both kitchen and master bathroom remodels, according to Houzz research. But more homeowners now mix finishes than match them, Houzz research shows, and manufacturers displayed a range of finish possibilities at KBIS. Matte black and gold finishes were seen across the booths at KBIS, with many companies expanding their offerings of matte black and brushed gold.

Semiprofessional Faucets for Home Kitchens
The professionalization of the home kitchen has been an ongoing trend, with consumers choosing professional-quality range tops, ovens and vent hoods. At this year’s KBIS, a number of companies introduced semiprofessional kitchen faucets. Most have a pull-down nozzle and look like a scaled-back version of the professional faucets that have a stretchy hose structure and a heavy nozzle spray. “For the consumer who is creating a semiprofessional kitchen, they want to make sure their sink and faucet match,” says Lou Rohl, chief operating officer at ROHL.

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