Faucets work with your bathroom design in the same way that jewelry works with an outfit.They can command attention with standout details or play more of a supporting role that quietly ties the entire look together.
As the year draws increasingly closer to its curtain call, eieihome.com is looking into some of the faucet trends we’re going to see in 2019.
The Shape of Things
Bathroom faucet shapes are going to be very important in 2019, as an increasing number of faucet brands look to some unexpected places for inspiration. For example, one of Pfister’s latest collections has taken style cues from the world of fashion.
“For Throwback elegance, Rhen takes you back to a Roaring 20’s period of elegance where men wore tuxedos and ladies wore elegant gowns. [In fact], Rhen was inspired by a woman’s wedding dress.”(Pfister)
With some homeowners tiring of the seemingly omnipresent farmhouse trend of recent years, we’re beginning to see a real appetite for more modern looks. To this end, we Canadians can expect to see an increasing number of bathroom faucets displaying clean lines and sleek finishes on the market at the end of 2018 and throughout 2019. Sets, like the new Deckard Collection (seen below) are a prime example of this trend toward sleek, understated elegance.
Chrome Gets Some Serious Competition
In terms of finishes, chrome will likely always rein supreme; however, it definitely has some stiff competition. Most notably, black matte faucets have become increasingly popular in 2018 and show no signs of slowing down in the new year.
“[…] In powder rooms and bathrooms Black is becoming the second hottest finish to Chrome, due to its neutral statement yet impactful change.” (Pfister)
We have been seen a lot of black in the bathroom this year, not just in terms of fixtures, but also black framed shower doors, toilets, sinks, tubs, and even towel warmers.
Canadian homeowners can also expect to see an increase in gold fixtures alongside black, but to a lesser extent. We’re primarily seeing gold fixtures in higher end bathroom showrooms, as certain homeowners are starting to embrace a more opulent look in bathrooms and powders.
“The [Brushed gold] finish adds a dimension and depth to muted and cooler grey paint colours of modern spaces. This is found mostly in contemporary rounded minimalistic modern [designs], where the lines of the faucet are not too sharp and reflect a softness that marries well to any brushed finish.” (Pfister)
Standing Tub Faucets
If you’re looking to make a high-impact edit to your master bath with a single change, consider the addition of a freestanding tub filler. This elegant design statement becomes an instant focal point when paired with a soaking tub.
Adding a freestanding tub filler requires some assistance for your local plumbing contractor, since you’ll need to add a freestanding tub filler rough valve beneath the flooring. Of course, if you’re adding this fixture during a larger bathroom renovation, installing your new freestanding tub filler should be no problem at all.