The Quick Guide to PVD Tapware

26 Oct 2023

The Quick Guide to PVD Tapware

PVD tapware can seem daunting to decorate with but when paired/styled with the right materials, it can complement and add elegance to any bathroom or kitchen space. Revamp your interior by styling the space with matching accessories or even consider complimentary colours, accents and textures. Often small items create the biggest impact - just like pairing jewellery.

Not sure where to start? Here’s a quick guide on how to style each of our PVD finishes:

Chrome is a timeless and functional finish which pairs well with most interior design styles. This kitchen example pairs a chrome sink mixer with a white marble benchtop, glossy white tiles and white cabinetry. Chrome tapware matches well with black accessories to create a modern feel. Consider adding texture to your space with waffle tea towels and handmade ceramics to accessorize.

Featured Products: Axiss Sink Mixer Chrome

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When styling black tapware, consider using black accessories like a black framed mirror. In this bathroom, gold accessories pair well with black tapware. The use of black tapware complements a light and bright white tiled bathroom which provides a contrasting, eye-catching statement.

Featured Products: Axiss II Single Spray Slide Shower Black and Axiss II Basin Mixer Black

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Feature image - Residential home in Bayswater, Auckland
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Brushed Nickel:
The warm tones of brushed nickel tapware complement light wooden style cabinetry perfectly. Accessorize your kitchen with neutral toned ceramics and tea towels to create an inviting space. Add a pop of nature to your benchtop with fresh herbs of your choice.

Featured Products: Linea Sink Mixer Brushed Nickel

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Brushed Gunmetal:
Concrete benchtops are a great match for brushed gunmetal tapware. Add practicality to your space with wooden laundry supplies and your favourite hand soap. Texture can make a big impact too, consider waffle tea towels and woven baskets.

Featured Products: Tate Sink Mixer Brushed Gunmetal

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Brushed Gold:
Create a luxury feel in your bathroom with our brushed gold tapware. Form a sense of warmth with warm toned marble and brown feature tiles. Style with plush brown towels to match and use black accessories including light fixtures, hand soap and reed diffuser.

Featured Products: Tate Robe Hook Brushed Gold, Tate Rain Head Ceiling Mounted 300mm, Tate Aerlux™ Single Spray Slide Shower Brushed Gold and Tate Smartflow® Digital Shower Mixer Brushed Gold

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Feature image - Residential home in Mt Maunganui
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Pendant light -
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Brushed Bronze:
Create a statement with our brushed bronze tapware. Style with black accessories including a black framed mirror and wall sconce. Add a sense of homeliness by accessorising with hand soap and Turkish towels. Produce a subtle pop of colour with a coloured concrete basin.

Featured Products: Tate Wall Mounted Basin/Bath Mixer 110mm

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We have several ranges which feature PVD finishes so explore Tate, Axiss, Linea and Que collections for more inspiration.

Featured Products: Linea Basin Mixer Brushed Nickel, Que Basin Mixer Black, Axiss Sink Mixer Brushed Nickel, Tate Smartflow® Digital Shower Mixer Brushed Gold and Tate Shower Mixer Brushed Nickel, Brushed Bronze and Black/Brushed Nickel

Watch our PVD video to see Felton Titan PVD in action -