Your kitchen sink and faucet are the most notable pieces of your kitchen next to your appliances, so choosing them will take more than a little consideration. Instead of thinking about each piece separately, shop for them as a pair.
If your interior design choices evoke a sense of the past, you probably enjoy a more traditional style, and your faucet will feature simple lines with few embellishments and symmetry. Polished chrome is the most popular finish for traditional style, but brass - unlacquered and polished - is appearing in an increasing number of kitchens.
The hallmarks of transitional design take the edge off modern angles and remove some of the swoop and swirl from contemporary curves. Transitional design focuses on comfort and practicality and can look good in nearly any finish, though stainless steel, matte black and polished nickel are the most popular choices for this style.
Proving that even an old-world finish like oil-rubbed bronze can fit the bill in a transitional kitchen, this Kohler pulldown faucet and enameled cast iron sink pair nicely together. While the faucet combines the best of modern and traditional elements, the shape of the sink basins take a surprising turn at the top, bringing this traditional choice up to date.
Home cooks who are serious about putting their best dish forward for family and friends will appreciate the number of professional-grade faucets and sinks available to them. Typically offered in polished chrome and stainless steel, culinary faucets offer a distinct profile, and, when paired with a stainless steel farmhouse sink, make both food prep and clean-up a snap.
Creating a great faucet and sink pair in a contemporary style means embracing bold curves and a sleek sensibility. While it may seem counterintuitive, you will often see contemporary elements in industrial spaces because the boldness of swoops and swirls often complements the found materials charm and harder edges of modern industrial design.