The right fixtures and fittings are the final touch to a thoughtful kitchen design. Take a look at the latest styles in kitchen taps trending for 2020.
Perfecting the finishing touches of a kitchen design is vital not only for ensuring a stylish space, but a functional design too.
With new trends emerging and influencing product design, take a look at some of the kitchen taps at the forefront of design and innovation in 2020.
brass kitchen tap
Brass has been a sought after material finish for a few years now, but remains as popular ever for 2020.
While it's traditionally been used in modern and industrial style taps, there's a move towards brass appearing in more traditional styles too, brning with it a warmth and sense of grandeur. Sink and tap specialist Caple’s Frampton model is n ow available in this Antique Brass finish, for example.
Choosing a durable design is key for this metallic finish, so look for designs in solid stainless steel.
A touch of technology
Installing smart technology in the home is an investment in saving time and adding functionality to your home - and a smart kitchen tap is no exception. Boiling water taps may require a higher upfront cost, but they'll also save on energy bills in the long run as they're 10 times more efficient than boiling a kettle for your hot water needs. Taps are also available with filtered water technology, saving on plastic bottle waste and removing microplastic from your drinking water.
The new look of the Zedra tap from Grohe offers a more streamlined version of its distinctive shape with an array of new contemporary features. It's blade technology has a triple spray pattern, which allows the user to choose from three different types of spray and pressure. It also features touch technology to activiate the water flow by touching your wrist or forearm to the spout of the tap – perfect for preventing cross-contamination.
Pop of colour
Image: Dowsing & Reynolds
It's certainly an unconventional way to bring colour to a kitchen, however colourful fixtures and fittings are emerging as a new trend in 2020. As well as many high end, designer brands from across the world, Dowsing & Reynolds has also introduced a raneg of joyous brassware in its Miami Colour Pop collection, featuring taps and handle designs in pink, mint and white.
Amp up a kitchen design by playing with finishes and textures. Matt black is a trend making its way into the kitchen through fixtures and fittings. Quooker is one of the latest retailers to release a new design in a matt black colourway.