Trending: Brass Tapware


Trending: Brass Tapware

One of the biggest current trends in kitchen and bathroom renovations is brass tapware. At Restoration Online we have a huge selection of brass taps in a range of styles, perfect for many different types of home, both traditional and modern. 

Why is brass tapware popular?

Brass is a timeless and classic finish, and while it has always been popular, we are seeing a huge rise in demand for brass tapware, especially due to the range of new options now available.

The warmth and softness of brass means it complements any colour scheme. Brass can look striking against crisp whites, dramatic dark black and greens, or can add balance to earthy and neutral tones.

In this stunning kitchen you can see how well the brass tap contrasts against the green cabinets and the white subway tiles. The inset fireclay sink adds a touch of country style, as does the exposed timber shelves with matte black brackets. The matching brass kitchen handles bring the look together.

Get the look with our Brass Taps1901 Inset Sink, Shelf Brackets and Brass Kitchen Handles.

There are a range of brass finishes you can choose from. From classic shiny brass gold, to raw polished brass and satin brass, to more rustic options like weathered brass and industrial brass, the options really are endless.

Keep in mind that brass is not just for kitchens – bath and shower taps are available in brass as well, adding a luxe feel to your bathroom.

This bathroom is a perfect example – the gooseneck shower is a work of art and draws your eye immediately. Matching basin tap, towel rails, mirror and chic crystal knobs pull this bathroom together.

Get the look with the Fienza Modern Vintage Lillian Twin Shower Rail with Rainfall Head - Urban BrassTowel Rails and Rings and Glass Knobs.

Will brass taps tarnish?

When selecting your brass tapware, you will want to think about whether you want it to tarnish or not. Are you looking for something that will stay looking shiny and new, or do you prefer a more rustic, aged look?

A plated finish such as brass gold, or even satin or brushed brass gold, is made with a mixture of brass and other metals such as gold, which means it is anti-tarnish and will stay looking new.

A raw brass finish will tarnish quickly, as is the nature of brass. If you’re wanting an extra tarnished look, weathered brass or industrial brass are perfect, with their natural variations and visible weld marks.

If you purchase a finish that will tarnish, the team at Restoration Online will always contact you to make sure this is what you are wanting. You are welcome to give us a call or an email to ask any questions, and we are happy to help find the right brass finish for you.

Which sink will go with brass taps?

Brass tapware looks fantastic with all kinds of sinks, but one of the most popular choices would be a fireclay sink such as our Butler and Belfast sinks. These are especially perfect in farmhouse and Hamptons style kitchens.

This beautiful laundry features an undermounted Butler sink. The all-white cupboards and paint work to really highlight the stunning brass bridging tap, which is the focus of the room, which is complemented by natural textures and golden tones.

Get the look with our 1901 Apron Sink, a Brass Bridging Tap, and Brass Coat Hooks.

Another option is a gold sink, such as the Meir 1.5 Bowl Kitchen Sink in Brushed Bronze Gold, or the Piazza Single Bowl Kitchen Sink. These are ideal for sleek and modern kitchens.

Which handles and accessories will match my brass taps?

We generally recommend trying to keep your tapware, handles and other fittings all in the one finish, although mixing and matching metals is also a popular trend. You can check out our huge range of brass handles.

As you can see in this quirky kitchen, the brass gooseneck tap is matched with brass pull handles. The matching pink fridge and art really pull the whole look together! Having contrasting colours but keeping the same brass colour for tapware and handles means this kitchen is unique without clashing.

Get the look with a brass kitchen mixer tap and brass kitchen & cabinet pull handles, combined with a fireclay sink such as the Turner Hastings Galdor Butler Sink.

You might want to go for knobs on your cupboard doors and pull handles on your drawers – one of the most timeless and popular looks are our drawer pulls, which are particularly perfect for Hamptons or farmhouse style kitchens.

Consider the other accessories you need. Do you want the brass look to flow seamlessly throughout the house? If so, it might be worth looking at our range of brass door handleshinges and light switches. In the bathroom, you might want to consider brass towel railstoilet roll holderssoap dishesmirrors and even floor grates. We have a huge range of bathroom fittings, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help finding items to match your taps.

Where can I buy brass tapware?

At Restoration Online we have a large range of taps in brass, from brands such as CB IdealBastowMeirNicolazziAbeyFienza and more. These brands offer kitchen taps, bathroom basin tapsshower taps and bath taps, and laundry taps.

Our knowledgeable sales team is here to help you with any questions, to work out the right finish or tap style, or help you find matching sinks, handles and other accessories. Don’t hesitate to contact us via email, phone or live chat!

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