The Best Kitchen Faucets in 2021
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Bronze kitchen faucets add a classic touch to kitchens — people associate bronze with classic art like the statues and ornamental sculptures made from bronze. Many homeowners may overlook the fact that they can bring that traditional warmth of bronze into their kitchens.
There are different names for shades of bronze finishes. Various chemical processes are used to create shades of bronze. The copper color may be most visible through the finish to barely detectable at all depending on the manufacturer and which of the types of bronze finishes the faucet is. Oil-rubbed bronze is a dark finish with copper undertones made to look like aged bronze.
Venetian bronze is often an extremely dark finish with slight copper undertones only visible in small areas like joints and edges. Some companies make a Venetian bronze finish that allows glimpses of the copper color through the finish over the entire bronze kitchen faucet.
Bronze finishes vary among manufacturers. Therefore, if a homeowner wants to choose a bronze kitchen faucet to match other bronze hardware in the kitchen, the homeowner should be aware that even bronze finishes that are named the same may look different.
Companies that make bronze finishes for the kitchen faucets that they manufacture have different names for their bronze finishes. Many types of bronze finishes look remarkably similar even though they have been given different names by various companies.
Delta’s bronze finishes for kitchen faucets are Venetian bronze, and oil rubbed bronze. Moen makes several bronze finishes, including antique bronze, brushed bronze, the Mediterranean brushed bronze, and oil rubbed bronze. Moen’s brushed bronze finish is the lightest shade that looks like copper. Mountain Plumbing makes a bronze kitchen faucet finish called mahogany bronze.
Bronze, blackened bronze, antique bronze, brushed bronze, distressed bronze, rustic bronze, Tuscan bronze, and Windsor bronze are names of different bronze finishes offered by different manufacturers. Danze makes a bronze kitchen faucet with a distressed bronze finish that is a much lighter finish than most bronze finishes.
The consistency of color over the bronze faucet varies among manufacturers and types of bronze finishes. Some bronze finishes leave an even glow over the entire kitchen faucet. Other bronze finishes have uneven coloring and maybe dark over much of the faucet and very light in others.
Many different styles of kitchen faucets have bronze as a finish option. Country-style and traditional kitchen faucets are the most common styles that have a bronze finish option. Standard conventional methods like Victorian faucets look natural in a bronze finish. It may prove not very easy for a homeowner to find a modern style faucet with a bronze finish as many manufacturers do not offer this style and finish combination.
Manufacturers who make kitchen faucets in bronze may not have that finish as an available option for every kitchen faucet model that they make. Some designers suggest that the homeowners decide what type of finish that they want first and then look at the faucets that are available in that finish to find one that will suit the needs of the kitchen and complement the decor.