Choosing Tapware For Your Bathroom Or Kitchen

Tapware can make a huge design statement in your bathroom or kitchen. The right taps will complement your room and make you feel great about your space.

When choosing your tapware, consider your lifestyle and the people who will be using it. For example, if you have kids, you may prefer taps that are easy to use.


VOLA taps and mixers are designed with simplicity in mind. Their products are functional and represent authentic Scandinavian design. They also maintain close relationships with their customers. This allows them to develop new pieces that meet customer demands.

Using a modular design system, VOLA taps are versatile and customizable. You can mix and match handles, spouts, and cover plates to create one-of-a-kind results. Moreover, you can choose a colour to suit your style.

VOLA’s commitment to sustainability is evident in their mindful product development, mindful consumption, and lean operations. Their ‘making without taking’ philosophy reduces energy usage and minimises waste sent to landfill. The company recycles and reuses all natural material waste, which reduces the need to extract additional raw materials from the planet.

Brushed gold

Brushed gold tapware has a warm and sophisticated look, and can add a touch of luxury to your bathroom or kitchen. It can also complement a variety of design styles, including traditional and contemporary.

However, it’s important to consider other elements in your bathroom or kitchen when selecting a tapware colour. For example, if you choose brushed gun metal tapware, be sure to select bathroom and kitchen fixtures in a matching finish. Otherwise, your space may look disjointed and uncoordinated.

Matte black

A popular choice amongst home improvement experts and reality TV contestants on The Block, matte black tapware offers style as well as substance. It is a stylish yet affordable addition to any new bathroom or kitchen renovation and instantly transforms and elevates the space.

Unlike chrome, it doesn’t show water marks or fingerprints as readily and can stand up to tougher cleaning chemicals. However, like any finish it is prone to scratching during installation and may fade over time.

Pairing it with a neutral colour palette is recommended for longevity. Black tapware looks particularly striking with marble tiles as seen in this Willetton bathroom renovation. It also works wonderfully with a timber or concrete tile. Just be sure to avoid any cleaners that contain wax which will leave a glossy surface and eventually wear away the matte finish.


Traditionally chrome tapware was the only finish available but is now being joined by other options such as brushed nickel. Brushed nickel tapware is a modern alternative to chrome and has a beautiful satin-like appearance that suits a range of design styles. It’s also resistant to fingerprints and water marks.

Matte black tapware is another style that is on trend and can make a design statement in your bathroom. It’s eye-catching and can suit a range of colour pallets. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t show fingerprints but it will fade over time and can’t be cleaned with wax based cleaners.

Stainless steel is tough and durable and is an affordable choice. It’s good for a busy family bathroom and is easy to wipe down. It can rust but if protected correctly can last for years.

Stainless steel

Stainless steel taps can last longer than brass ones as they don’t wear out as easily. It’s also a very durable material that’s easy to maintain without the need for expensive chemical cleaners. Unlike chrome, it doesn’t display spots and can be scuffed with baking soda paste (be careful not to scratch matte or brushed finishes).

A non-porous material, bacteria and impurities have trouble adhering to the surface of stainless steel. This is why it’s a staple for professional kitchens and other areas where hygiene is important.

The spout of stainless steel taps is often curved to resemble a gooseneck, which reduces splashing when washing pots and pans. Abey offers a range of stainless steel taps in a variety of styles to suit your kitchen design.