Your guide to trendy tap colours

If you’re designing a new bathroom, you’ll need to pick a tap – but what colour should you go with? Here’s all you need to know about the tap colour trends

When planning your next bathroom renovation, don’t forget about the humble tap. Yes, it’s easy to get caught up with the latest storage technologies, but the tap is what you’re going to be looking at nearly every time you enter the space.

A note on tap finishes

The finish of your tap will actually set the mood for your entire space, but it’s not something you should choose in isolation.

Finally, don’t be afraid to mix and match metal finishes in your bathroom. For example, using different metals for the sink, tap and handles can help to show off your individual style.

Black is the new ... black

Over the past year, we've seen a lot of designers choosing taps and all the associated accessories in black.

Choosing a black tap for your bathroom is an excellent way of adding a really dark, rich element to the space. Unlike what we said above, however, you’ll often need to pair a black tap with a matching black sink, so keep that in mind when planning.

Black elements also pair well with timber benchtops and cupboards.

The private master ensuite below is finished in dark tones, including accessories such as the heated towel rail and even the toilet. You can see more of this bathroom here.


If you’re trying to create an elegant, timeless bathroom then you may want to consider a copper tap. Some copper taps come with timeworn, distressed finishes too, further adding to the antiquated look.

Stainless steel

This isn’t a new colour for bathroom taps, but it continues to prove one of the most popular options. After all, it goes with nearly any colour scheme. What’s more, there’s really no shortage of options here – manufacturers offer thousands of stainless steel taps.

Plus, there are two different looks to choose from – a shiny chrome finish or a more subtle matte finish.

For more tap colour inspiration, visit our Basins and Taps category.

Story by: Trends Staff

21 Jun, 2018

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