36 faucets that AREN’T chrome (and we love them)
non-silver options for bath and kitchen sinks.
Published Jul 28, 2016 6:00 AM
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by Liz Thompson
Chrome is a no-brainer when it comes to faucets. Whether you are going brushed or polished, it pretty much always suits the style. Why not jazz up your space with a pretty bauble built for bath or kitchen. Black, gold, even copper faucets are the perfect accent to any space. Here’s how…Gold has a way of brightening any space. Look how brilliantly it plays off this almost-black-navy vanity. Paired up with a gold framed mirror and this little bathroom is smokin’ hot.
Ummm, we’ll take it! The tiny matte black tiles, the industrial gold mirror, the rectangular vessel sinks, the tiny antique brass faucet? Drool.
Try a completely unexpected look with a matte black shower head and tub faucet, like in this setup by Patricia Goijens of No Glitter No Glory. Gorgeous, glamorous, and of-the-moment.
We could languish all day in this tub setup. Black and white clawfoot looks divine with a subtly glossy antique brass faucet and shower system. Add white walls, black floor tile, and a touch of marble…exquisite.
Ever think of concrete as bright and airy? This bathroom sure pulls it off. Clean lines, and natural touches (like a blue-toned rug and a bit of greenery) soften up this sleek space. And check out the matte black bridge-style faucet paired up with cement countertops. Perfection.
An elegant, slim-lined vase-style faucet goes perfectly with this stone vessel sink. Chunky features and straight edges call for a graceful touch.
This B/W space merges old and new with a double handled faucet in black. Vintage at its best.
This kitchen has all the right stuff going on. Beveledsubway tile
backsplash. Ultra-mod lighting, Dark stained cabinets. And, oh, thatmatte black kitchen
faucet. Minimalist modern with an edgy vibe.
There is something so simply sweet about this little white bath with the black spout. An ethereal glow from the window is other worldly next to the painted black wall.
This stylish spigot practically vanishes against the bold black and white Mediterranean tile. The fit is right, but we think brushed brass would look equally as brilliant in this spot.
This bath blends gold and black effortlessly. Start with white subway tile in herringbone pattern. Add black hexagonal tile to the floor. Matte black faucet at vanity and shower call for a shiny gold light fixture and cabinet pulls.
all about brushed brass
So, dark blue cabinets, black tile back splash, and white marble countertop? This calls for nothing but brushed brass hardware, of course. The gooseneck faucet goes seamlessly with those ultra-mod pulls.
Funky, fresh, and totally fun. You may think the tile takes center stage in this Parisian salle de bains. Until you spot that vintage brass faucet. Do we love it? Oui!
strike a balance
Earthy elements and sleek white finishes give this bath a breath-of-fresh-air quality. The copper shower outfitting strikes a balance with natural flooring and rustic tiles. The sleek vanity completes the look.
coming up copper
No need to hide the plumbing. Instead, make it a matched set by adding (or leaving) an old school copper tap. Whoever had the bright idea to pair this look with rose-colored subway tile is a genius.
This gleaming white kitchen and sleek marble backsplash call for something special. A fancy faucet in creamy bronze finish is the ticket. Notice the adorable lights above the floating shelving.
Nothing not to like here. The perfectly paired black wall mount faucets are absolutely IT with that thick slab marble vanity. Throw down a jute rug and add a couple of baskets, and you have yourself a true beauty of a bath.
Like a diamond in the rough, these faucets may be of simple style, but the gleaming gold finish is pure eye candy. A fine touch to go with muted flooring and masculine wood.
A shining example of black, white, and gold playing nicely together. The look of this bath is both retro (vintage brass wall faucet) and present-day (sleek mirror and flat subway tile). Favorite touch? Those antique turquoise green drawer pulls.
gold either way, ok
Well, if this gold stunner doesn’t take your breath away…A super thin vanity is bolstered by chunky vintage brass fittings. This look proves it is okay to mix old and new golds.
spray it black
Make a powder room pop with tiny black tiles and matching spout. Another beauty byamber interior design
Amber Lewis spray painted a chrome faucet black to get this look.
black on white
Black doesn’t pop? These matte black fittings steal the whole show in a completely white bathroom. Even under sink plumbing sticks with the theme.
soft and sleek
At first glance, this kitchen design may seem all stream-lined and sleek. Upon closer examination, the rounded countertop edges and cabinet grooves add a softer feel. How well does the super slender black faucet team with the minimalist shelving?
touch of black
This lovely spot would practically float if it weren’t for the grounded feel a touch of black gives the space. The matte black wall-mount faucets lend a contemporary edge to this slightly rustic look.
black, white, and red all over
The black faucets play off the dark cabinetry and B/W tile floor so nicely in this bathroom. Red touches add a zing of bold color.
We’ve seen black faucets. We’ve seen gold. But this copper beauty is absolutely dreamy and we want it, like, now. Adds a radiant glow to any room.
gaga over gold
Oh, goodness. What would you put on a tile wall with gold grout other than a brushed brass faucet? It’s the only way to go.
A beauty any way you look at it, this custom kitchen begs for a matte black faucet. With those rough-hewn beams and natural wood cabinets? Shiny metals simply wouldn’t do.
go for the gold
So you love gold, huh? This bath is all marble and gold and intense. And it couldn’t be more amazing if it tried. Those goose neck faucets are maybe the demurest thing in the space, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
match made in heaven
Of course, gold and marble are a match made in heaven. As witnessed by this gorgeous retreat. Faucets and vanity legs, thick marble sinks, and tiny tiles running all the way over ceiling? Nothing to hate about this bath.
Ok, it doesn’t get much richer than this vintage gold bauble. Mounted on the mirror over a superbly beautiful marble vanity? Our bathroom dreams come to life.
So sweet, so simple, so totally cool. Earthy elements combine with global charm and natural textiles. And how in love are you with the black floor/sink/faucet combo?
have it all
So you want to go modern, but not stark, with a bit of boho thrown in for good measure? Sounds perfect. This eye-catching space combines the best of everything. Gold light fixture, natural wood, fun textiles, and a simple black spigot (obvi).
heavy metal mix
Who says you can’t mix your metals? A super simple black faucet pairs up with blunt brass pulls and a schoolhouse light fixture. Add funky flooring and you are more than good to go.
Old fashioned brass faucets are always in style. Painted wood paneling is a spot-on backdrop for this beauty. Who’d want to leave the bath?
24 carat bath
‘70s throwback in a totally good way, this baby really brings the gold. Throw in a white sink so this powder room look isn’t too over-the-top. *wink*