Get The Look With 2019 Tapware
Are you considering renovating or updating your bathroom or kitchen? Well, Spring is the perfect time to give your space a little update.
We’re going to give you some invaluable help and advice when it comes to choosing your tapware.
We’ll show you our stunning products, and also how to Get The Look with our 2019 Tapware Range.
Also, we’ve got some great styling ideas to put those finishing touches to your beautiful new kitchen or bathroom!
Choosing a bathroom or kitchen style that suits you is one of the more simple parts of the design process.
Generally, you will have an idea of the layout, colour and theme of your space, and the big ticket items are sometimes the easiest pieces to choose.
But when it comes to choosing tapware, it can get a little tricky.
Rest assured, we’ve got some amazing design, styling and colour tips to help you pick all the elements that will create your dream home!
Dark & Mysterious
Let’s start off with a this modern, bold look. This style is not for the faint-hearted, no sir-e!
While it may feel hard and dark, this look is one of the biggest trends of 2019. It has been a while since we have seen such a dramatic shift in bathroom style, with designers and stylist opting for this, over the standard white palette.
With an almost indulgent vibe, you will need to incorporate a couple of details to really make this style work. Firstly, you will need to choose the perfect tile, as this is the biggest element in the space. Something like a dark grey large format tile is a perfect option here! It will envelop the space, but the large format will keep it looking streamlined and larger.
Once your tile is sorted, you can base the rest of your decisions on what will work with it. Dark cabinetry is also a go-to in this cave like style. There are plenty of off the shelf options, or custom cabinetry is always the best way to get the perfect piece for your design.
Next up, choosing tapware…This is where Gunmetal tapware comes into play. It provides you with that dark, sultry vibe but is also slightly luminous, which gives a luxurious look.
Try adding a statement mirror to break up all the darkness and create some lightness to the room. A vignette of small vessels or hand-wash, soaps and floral’s will also help to soften the look.
Another hot trend in interior design for 2019, is black kitchens. Sound scary? Never fear, we’re about to change your mind on this vibrant style, which will have you calling your cabinet maker ASAP!
We’ve been so used to kitchens being quite muted and a space that’s mostly functional, but the introduction of black cabinetry has us very excited. This look isn’t just for big, expensive city homes either, nah-ah, this ultra urban style is popping up all over the globe.
Something to note with this trend, it’s not just for modern, minimal homes either. Country, coastal and traditional style homes are also getting a touch of black cabinetry. Unlike white, most of us feel that black is too bold or harsh, but it’s extremely versatile when it comes to choosing complimentary colours to go with it.
And much like the bathroom style, you can’t have too much of it. But unlike brushed brass or chrome tapware, something like Matte Black tapware works well as it can blend in and create less impact. This can also help with cohesion if you have a few other things like contrasting cabinet handles, cooktops and kitchen sink. You don’t want it to feel like each element is competing against the other.
Keep the styling minimal with contrasting and softening materials such as a timber chopping board, a light grey utensil holder or even some potted herbs in cute decorative vessels. The kitchen is also another zone that give you an opportunity to use some soft linens like tea towels and soft woven baskets to display fruits.
Get TheLook – ABI Elysian Matte Black Kitchen Mixer
Oven – @smegaustralia
Timber Chopping Boards – @kimsoohome
One of our favourite styles has to be the Coastal look. There’s something about the light, breezy feel that a coastal style bathroom gives…
The best way to achieve the coastal look is to keep all the colours, fixtures and styling light. Whilst you don’t have to necessarily go for an all-white look, a neutral palette is going to give you a cool, relaxed feel.
Lets start off again with the tiles. This is a little different to the dark style we just looked at. With a coastal look, you can really choose any style and size of tile as long as it has a neutral based colour. This will help any available light to bounce and reflect and provide you with a crisp canvas to work around.
If you want to follow an earthy, organic feel, we would recommend choosing tapware from our copper range. With a slight brown undertone, this colour tapware is perfect for a coastal style bathroom. It will add a hint of warmth, so when it comes time to think about styling, copper works extremely well with things like timber, marble, rattan and greenery.
By introducing copper tapware, you are also creating another pocket of interest and clearly defining the look you are going for.
Using things like a timber vanity or stool will help to anchor the natural feel. Hang an on-trend arched mirror and some sustainable dried foliage to complete the look. Voila!
Get the Look – ABI Milani Brushed Copper Tap & Spout
Towel Ladder – @scandiluxe
Mirror – @banyantreefurniture
Last, but not least, lets take a glimpse at the Minimal Luxe trend. This has also been a massive trend in 2019 that we’re sure will stand the test of time.
While minimal luxe appears to be a quite a simple style to follow, like most great things, it can look easier than it is! This requires some serious editing of every minute detail of the design, materials and styling.
You want the room to appear quite sparse, but the things that you do include should appear high-end. So instead of having a few styling pieces, simplify and invest in the best quality accessories you can afford. This might mean one simple vessel, one quality hand-wash, or stunning linens, but it should sit perfectly in the space.
If you have a simple colour palette, this also assist in reaching the limit of this style. And it’s not just neutrals that work best here. Bold, statement colours are also one of the key elements to achieve the Luxe look. Restrained design is almost an art, so study up on what you need in the space vs what you want.
Try to incorporate a few classic design elements as they can be re-styled if your tastes change over the years. For example, installing a quality marble benchtop, or some simple brushed brass tapware, these things will still be relevant in years to come, but will allow you to update your accessories easily.
Sense of Achievement
Achieving a certain style can sometimes be harder than it looks. There are so many variables that go into creating a beautiful space, so work with what you’ve got.
If the rest of your home is a certain style, either follow that style, or be bold and try something different in your next project. These days, anything goes!
We hope this has given you some simple and handy tips for choosing tapware and updating your space for spring. Give it a try this weekend, you’ll be surprised at how a few simple styling pieces can change up a room.
And don’t forget to tag us in on your updates and projects!