My case first: I like the black because our sink is brushed inside and stainless on the edge and I'm worried a chrome faucet will be like our current chrome faucet and not match exactly. Plus the cabinet pulls and light are a brushed silver and that adds up to just a boatload of different silvers. I think the black would be graphic and fun, and look great with the black accents in the kitchen and adjacent rooms. I found two pretty and practical styles: the Cagney pull down faucet (left) and Shelton pull out faucet (right), both from Pfister.
Because it's a more unusual choice and you might not have seen one in action yet, here are a few beautiful kitchens sporting sharp black faucets.
|Sköna Hem; Flea Market Trixie; The Blade|
Hubby's case: I think Hubby prefers the stainless steel and chrome finishes because they pair more subtly with the existing finishes, plus it's a more traditional choice. Our kitchen is not super modern, so I think he wants to make sure the faucet suits the look of our kitchen. He's also not convinced a stainless sink and black faucet work together. He pointed out that two of the sinks in my inspiration shots are white. He's sharper with this whole decorating thing than I thought! He likes the Lita pull-down model . . .
|Selia; Avanti; Mystique; Pasadena|
As a refresher, here's a quick recap of the kitchen, including the newest additions. But please don't look too closely at the first photo - the sink is not clean!
Help us decide and cast your vote in the comments! Black or silver? And, which style? Anonymous comments always welcome :)
P.S. I haven't been asked (or paid or perked) to write this post. I just need a little help making this decision before selecting a faucet to review. Thanks so much for your input!