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Which Finish is Best for Your Kitchen Faucet

Which Finish is Best for Your Kitchen Faucet


So, after going through many, many faucets, you’ve finally narrowed down just what kind of faucet design you want. But now it’s time to pick out which faucet finish will fit your kitchen best. It may seem like an easy pick, but with so many options to go through, it can be a bit harder than you’d think. So, let Kingston help you out. Kitchen faucets are our specialty and we can help you figure out which faucet finish is best for your kitchen.

Polished Chrome Finish

Pro: The most popular choice of them all, this shiny finish is perfect for anyone who wants their faucet to stand out. Durable and easy to clean, it will match any other fixture in your kitchen.

Con: While it requires little maintenance, it will still show fingerprints and smudges.

Example: Kingston Brass KB1791ALLS Widespread Kitchen Faucet, Polished Chrome

Brushed Nickel

Pro: A metallic finish that will give you a warmer tone than other traditional finishes like polished chrome. Smoother and the most durable of faucet finishes, this choice is a perfect fit for nearly every kitchen.

Con: It will blend in with your kitchen and not stand out much as a statement piece.

Example: Gourmetier GS8188DL Concord 2-Handle Wall Mount Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Brushed Nickel

Matte Black Finish

Pro: An rapidly popular finish, this versatile finish will give you a stylish and effortlessly chic look to your kitchen. Easy to clean and leaves little to no water spots and fingerprints.

Con: With its rising popularity, it can be harder to find and expensive to purchase.

Example: Gourmetier LS8770CTL Continental Single-Handle Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet, Matte Black

Oil Rubbed Bronze

Pro: A unique finish unlike any other, this finish is easily accessible and requires little maintenance. It is great for hiding water spots and fingerprints.

Con: It can be a bit more expensive than other finishes like polished chrome and brushed nickel.

Example: Kingston Brass KS8105DL Wall Mount Pot Filler Kitchen Faucet, Oil Rubbed Bronze

Polished Brass

Pro: Vintage in style, this durable finish is easily one of the most accessible and easily maintained choice of them all.

Con: It’s unique and versatile style can make it more expensive than other finishes.

Example: Kingston Brass KS1172AL Heritage Kitchen Bridge Faucet, Polished Brass

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