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While there are many things to think about in choosing a bathroom or kitchen faucet, one of the main considerations will always be aesthetics. After years of chrome being the coolest thing, matte black faucets are now all the rage, and deservedly so. They add just the right amount of eye candy to any space: Not too much bling, while still being sleek and contemporary.
In this collection, you will discover eight stellar products fetched directly from your chicest dreams. Each one will leave others with just the right amount of faucet envy!
Images via Dornbracht
For decades, Dornbracht has been making us drool with its unique ability to harness subtle details and overpowering elegance. Now a design icon for over a decade, the Tara line is exemplary of Dornbracht’s mastery of streamlined shapes, perfect symmetry and clear geometry. Always in a state of evolution, the entire line is now available in a matte black finish.
Images via Kohler
Purist Single-Handle Pullout Spray Kitchen Sink Faucet by Kohler
Kohler’s Purist line combines strong architectural form with easy-to-use features. This kitchen faucet features a single lever handle, a high-arch swing spout with 360 degree rotation, a pullout spray-head and two flow options. Ideal for entertaining from a kitchen island or prep sink, this stunning faucet is sure to make any kitchen task go off without a hitch. Available in matte black, all Kohler finishes are corrosion and tarnish resistant.
Images via Kallista
Pure Paletta by Laura Kirar
Finished in Antique Bronze, this wall-mounted sink faucet by Laura Kirar is a strong contender among this collection of stunning faucets. Its solid-brass construction ensures long-term durability and reliability, while its decorative spout, which extends 6.5 inches from the wall, ensures that it is aesthetically striking, easy to use and multi-functional.
Images via Brizo
Matte Black Solna Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet by Brizo
Brizo’s Solna Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet is an unbeatable choice if you are searching for technical excellence. With a concealed pull-down wand, Brizo has championed the marriage between functionality and crisp simple form. In addition, the faucet is equipped with Brizo’s Diamond Seal Technology. Embedded with a revolutionary valve, this impenetrable barrier removes calcium and mineral deposits and ensures that no metal parts are ever exposed to the flowing water.
Images via Moen Inc
Designed with clean and simple lines, Moen’s Align faucet in matte black is the perfect choice if you are searching for flare without fuss. With an aerated flow, this faucet provides a controlled flow that is ideal for everyday bathroom tasks, including brushing your teeth and washing your hands. Certified under the EPA WaterSense criteria, which recogizes faucets that use less than 1.5 gallons per minute versus the standard 2.2 gallon flow, Align provides fixtures that are both high-performing and water-efficient.
Images via Brizo
Widespread Lavatory Faucet by Jason Wu for Brizo
Since 2007, Brizo has been partnering with designer Jason Wu in order to gain a unique perspective on form and beauty in their designs. As both partners are experts on timeless design and craftsmanship, the Jason Wu for Brizo line has yielded some of today’s most noteworthy matte black faucets. The Widespread Lavatory Faucet features a high-arc spout and two handles, allowing for maximum temperature control.
Image via Ikea
BOSJÖN by Ikea
Ikea’s BOSJÖN provides you with a matte black finish at the most affordable price point within this collection. Not only does the faucet feature embedded mechanisms that save water and energy while maintaining water pressure, but it is also well-designed, durable and guaranteed to last through many years of pouring, washing and rinsing.
Image via Remodelista
KV1 Mixer Faucet by Vola
With their very first taps designed by architect Arne Jacobsen, Vola has grown to be an industry leader, while staying grounded in its initial principles of design excellence and functionality. The KV1 Mixer Faucet is exemplary of Vola’s initial goal: to create a mixer where all mechanical parts are hidden, leaving only the handle and spout exposed.
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