The Best Kitchen Faucets in 2021
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Oil rubbing of bronze creates a dark oxidized finish. Oil rubbed bronze kitchen faucets can add a touch of elegance to the kitchen decor. An oil rubbed bronze finish is a deep, dark finish with copper-colored undertones. The finish may be so dark that the faucet looks almost black with just hints of copper undertones along the edges or joints of the faucet.
The shade and amount of copper undertones that show in this finish are dramatically different among different manufacturers. An oil rubbed bronze finish can look deep brown to a very dark gray. Some finishes show a lot of copper color throughout the finish, while others show just the smallest amounts along edges of the faucet.
An oil rubbed bronze finish by some manufacturers looks uniformly tan but almost orange. Because an oil rubbed finish can look so different depending on the manufacturer, the homeowner should preview the product in that finish before making the purchase.
Matching other hardware to an oil rubbed bronze faucet can be a challenge since the precise color of the finish may be unique to a faucet manufacturer. An exact match may be impossible if the homeowner is trying to match other metals in the kitchen such as cabinet door handles to a unique oil rubbed faucet.
In that case, the homeowner may need to select a hardware metal finish that complements the oil rubbed finish instead of matching it. If the faucet is a dark finish, the homeowner may be able to find hardware in a dark shade that looks close to the color of dark oil rubbed bronze finishes.
Moen, Delta, Danze, Kohler, and several other companies that make kitchen faucets offer an oil rubbed bronze finish for their products. People looking for a new faucet in an oil rubbed finish do not need to compromise on the functions of faucet to get one in that finish.
Faucets with pull-out sprayers or high arches are available in an oil rubbed finish, as are many other different types of kitchen faucets. Bronze is generally associated with traditional, classic decor. The vibrant, dark color with copper undertones is an excellent finish to complement conventional kitchen faucets like Victorian kitchen faucets.
Traditional faucet styles tend to be more elaborate and decorative, so the copper edges and undertones may highlight the shapes and curves of a conventional faucet. Transitional faucets can be found in this finish. Transitional faucets are considered to be between traditional and modern styles.
Finding a modern faucet in any bronze finish can be difficult. Modern faucets are often made in only chrome or stainless steel. Modern faucets may not be readily available in oil rubbed bronze since the oil rubbed bronze is supposed to look like aged bronze.
Manufacturers may consider the aged look and modern design to contradict each other. Some companies that offer several styles of faucets with an oil rubbed bronze finish also sell accessories like soap dispensers in the same finish.