Rebecca Deczynski

Published on April 29, 2019

It’s an unfortunate truth: Undergoing a full renovation—especially in your bathroom or kitchen—can set you back more than you might have anticipated. We’re all about simple fixes that give serious bang for your buck. That’s why, for a few rooms in particular, we recommend honing in on one teeny-tiny detail to upgrade: like your sink faucet.

Now, we’re not talking about the ordinary fixture options—instead, we’re looking to the bold, the bright, and the unapologetically colorful that will instantly capture the eye. You don’t even have to replace the rest of your sink. Just swap out the faucet, step back, and appreciate the impact that such a simple switch can have on your entire room

Even if you might feel a bit intimidated by the prospect of giving your space a sharp surge of color, we insist: This is a low-risk, high-reward way to upgrade your space. Just take a look at these examples.

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One emerging trend we’ve noticed is the implementation of fixtures in primary colors. This Brooklyn-based powder room is proof. Aside from being an easy way to add a bright dose of cobalt to a tiny space, it creates a sense of depth and dimension to its otherwise neutral surroundings.

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You may have heard of the Swedish brand Superfront, but you may not know that it also offers a curated collection of stunning fixtures. This copper-finish faucet (plus, a matching basin) is one prime example. Paired against the deep emerald vanity and a concrete backdrop, the look is pure perfection.

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The black-and-white marble in Aelfie Oudghiri’s Long Island home is striking on its own, but the addition of a Yves Klein Blue faucet makes it even more so. This color would also look magical against a more subtle Carrara marble countertop.

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Is your bathroom a bit more industrial? That’s nothing a cheerful orange faucet can’t fix. Set against a concrete basin, this option delivers a dose of fun to an otherwise simple space.

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The cheery shade of yellow in this NYC bathroom not only stands out among the sleek and streamlined details of the room—it also manages to steal the spotlight from the beautifully tiled floors. It provides a bold dose of color and personality to the otherwise contemporary elements of the bath.

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Make a statement with this boldly unapologetic addition, which will transform even the snooziest of bathrooms. A vibrant yellow will pair well with a wide array of decorative styles, but don’t fret if the color is a little too much for you; Vola offers plenty of other alternatives.

Green is undoubtedly one of the standout colors of the year—why wait to get in on the trend? A far cry from the standard chrome or nickel faucets, this lively alternative is all about imparting your bath with a major dose of personality.

We’re swooning over the dreamy shade of blue of this contemporary fixture. Comprising a ceramic finish, it’s all about the subtleties with this one. We can see it standing amid a sleek marble backdrop or paired with a wallpaper of a boldly contrasting shade—think: yellows, oranges, or even soft blushes.

Go all-in with monochrome blue fixtures that can enliven virtually any bathroom, whether minimalist or maximalist. For an intense contrast, consider setting these fixtures against a black or stainless steel sink.

A cheerful dose of orange feels like just the right twist for a black-and-white bathroom. We can imagine this piece making a lovely contrast against retro checkered tiles.

Let’s be honest: Your kitchen can use a nice pop of pink. This faucet pairs well with blue cabinets and a wide array of countertops. Consider going all-out and setting it against some terrazzo or onyx.

If color isn’t totally in your comfort zone, consider a mixed metal option. The matte black exterior and brass accents of this faucet make it the ideal companion to a farmhouse-style sink. Chip and Jo would totally approve.

A splash of turquoise feels like a breath of fresh air, especially when it comes in the form of a sleek kitchen sink. Pair this one with warmer-toned countertops for a high contrast or keep it cool and contemporary in an all-white kitchen.

If drama is your middle name, look no further: Astrawalker’s shiny red faucet is everything you need to take your kitchen from bland to bold. This faucet really pops against gray and black for a totally modern look.

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