Quality Kitchen Taps: What Faucets Were Popular this Year?

Quality Kitchen Taps that Last

Whether you’re giving your kitchen a complete overhaul or simply updating the décor, installing a quality kitchen tap will definitely be part of the job. If it's been a while since you last shopped for a faucet, then we wanted to share some details about the most popular faucet styles available today that will last well into the next decade.


There was a rapid shift this year in most homeowners' faucet finish preferences. Gone are the more traditional styles of the last few years. Instead, we saw a rise in popularity of more contemporary silhouettes and finishes. For example, so-called "living" finishes started appearing in more homes. These are finishes such as rose gold, brushed brass, and gun metal that are untreated and therefore will develop patina over time as they're exposed to various elements.

Another new trend in quality kitchen taps is darker finishes. This trend towards darker faucet finishes is largely due to the rise in the popularity of black stainless-steel appliances in the past few years. Those who want a more fashion-forward look may consider a blend of two vibrant metal finishes together to render a subtle but striking transition from light to dark.

Technological Innovations

Some of the latest trends in faucets are centered on increased technology and innovative ways to incorporate technology into faucets. One popular trend in quality kitchen taps is hands-free or touch-free activation. This is an especially important feature for those who handle raw meat and want to be able to wash their hands without having to touch anything.

Eco-friendly technology will continue to be popular and like all new technologies, there's an app for that. For example, some faucet manufacturers have developed faucets that enable you to monitor water usage and the lifespan of your filter through a smartphone app.

Laminar technology is a nice faucet option to have as well. Laminar faucets emit water in a clear, solid stream for a smooth and silky feel and no splashing. It feels luxurious, but laminar-flow faucets still meet federal water flow standards.


One of the most common trends in quality kitchen taps is increased functionality. It's all about making it easier for us to use water in our daily lives. More and more faucets are incorporating options that allow you to toggle between needle spray and full spray. Some go beyond that to enable you to emit an ultra-powerful stream that eradicates tough messes, while at the same time reducing splatter. That way, you can spend less time on clean up and not have to change your shirt. Faucets that have the ability to swivel 360 degrees and dock easily with magnetic docking have become increasingly popular as well.

If you haven't bought a faucet in a long time, then you're probably not aware of all the cool new faucet features and designs out there. Reno's Appliance carries a large selection of kitchen faucets from industry-leading brands like Insinkerator, Franke, Rohl, and more. Stop by our showroom in Paterson, NJ to view our selection of quality kitchen taps.