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Matt Black Tapware is Here to Stay


It has been a number of years now since black tapware started appearing in homes. Rather than being an evanescent trend, matt black seems set to stay and it’s not just the high-end market getting in on the act. Black tapeware might be something you’d expect in an industrial-style kitchen or an uber-glam bathroom but with the myriad styles and designs now readily available there’s a matt black tap to suit most homes.


Reece Mizu Soothe Square Gooseneck Sink Mixer



Reece Mizu Drift Gooseneck Sink Mixer

We’ve been inundated with new colour and finish selections of late—long gone are the days of chrome, chrome or chrome. Nickle, stainless steel, rose gold, graphite, brass, gunmetal, brushed, matt or polished—it’s difficult to make a choice but there are some good reasons to consider matt black.

  • There are so many styles available from which to choose the perfect tap—across all budgets. You won’t be limited for choice.
  • Whether you have a sleek contemporary kitchen or a country mudroom, black is flexible and can be incorporated into any style. Black will complement timber, stone, stainless steel and marble finishes so you’re only restricted by your imagination.
  • Black is also versatile in regard to blending into your home’s colour scheme. There are no worries about mixing metals and trying to match window frames and door furniture. Black is classed as a neutral and makes a statement in most colour schemes.
  • It is hardwearing. With matt black tapware you get what you pay for. Be sure to select electroplated tapeware over a cheaper powder coated version to resist scratching or chipping over the long term.


We think matt black is a beautiful option, check out some of the recent Smithie renovations which have incorporated it.









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