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Minimalist bathroom chrome tapware with Rivoland bathroom tiles

The tile selection and interior style featured in this article is courtesy of Rivoland, the region’s largest tile stockist.

Chrome continues to shine in bathroom, kitchen and laundry designs. The timeless finish remains the most popular choice for interior tapware and bathroom accessories, even though it now has some quality competition from alternative finishes. 

Simple and stylish, chrome is a go-to finish because it complements every theme and material, plus it’s easy to clean and maintain. Given tapware plays an important role in the look and feel of bathrooms, kitchens and laundries, a chrome finish is an enduring selection.

 

Different styles, lasting impressions

For a long time, chrome was the only tapware finish available. It is a finish we feel comfortable with. It doesn’t divide opinions, which is a big plus when you’re keen to make a lasting impression. All the leading brands produce tapware to suit every style and budget.

At Southern Innovations, we give our customers access to global tapware brands and collections – from Harmony and Caroma, to classics such as Brodware, Rogerseller, hansgrohe and AXOR.

“Whatever your personal style or budget, you’ll find the perfect match in chrome,” says Glenn Jones, Sales Director, Southern Innovations. “Whether you’re going for a contemporary, classic or edgier theme, these leading brands have what you’re looking for.”

classic, contempory and standout chrome tapware are all available at Southern Innovations in Canberra, Goulburn, Wagga and Albury

 

Team it up with tiles

Amanda Payne, senior interior designer and Mitchell showroom manager at Rivoland

Amanda Payne, senior interior designer and Mitchell showroom manager, Rivoland

To illustrate just how versatile chrome is, we teamed up with Rivoland, the region’s largest tile stockists.

Rivoalnd is CANBERRA'S LARGEST TILE STOCKIST

Describing chrome tapware as the “hero of all tapware”, Amanda Payne, senior interior designer and Mitchell showroom manager, Rivoland tiles, says tapware and tile selection go hand in hand. The way you team them up will depend on the theme you’re hoping to achieve.

Classic chrome tapware matched with bathroom tiles

There are no limitations to chrome, illustrated by the Brodware Neu England Basin Set, which equally works against bold monochrome layers, or the luxury of marble and gold - WELS 5 star - 6L per min

Chrome handshower available in Canberra, Goulburn, Albury and Wagga

AXOR is associated with luxury bathrooms and kitchens, so it’s no surprise that the AXOR Uno2 Handshower sets brilliantly against Rivoland’s Next Grey marble look tile - WELS 3 star - 9L per min

“Your tapware and tiles will create either a feature or a highlight,” says Amanda. “Chrome will provide brilliant bling against black tiles and a clean, crisp feel against a neutral palette. If you’re using marble tiles, chrome tapware will facilitate an opulent look and feel.”

Chrome tapware is celebrated because it comes in so many different styles. Amanda prefers elongated, softly-curved designs because of the widespread appeal. While Amanda believes the newer finishes will continue to make an impact, she says chrome transcends time.

 

Rivoland recommends: 

Harmony Bassini White Tapware available in Canberra, Goulburn, Albury and Wagga

Harmony Bassini Kitchen Mixer (Chrome/White)
WELS 5 star - 6L per min

Match it with: Morrocan Pink Terracotta, Blush Dots, Blush Encaustic Chevroy, Indigo Brick Terracotta.

 

 

Harmony Alto Chrome Tapware available in Canberra, Goulburn, Albury and Wagga

Villeroy & Boch Dawn Slim Mixer
WELS 6 star - 4.5L per min

Match it with: Corten Trace, Cromia Oro, Steel Walk Metal, Woodtalk Beige.

 

 

Harmony Alto Chrome Tapware available in Canberra, Goulburn, Albury and Wagga

Harmony Alto Basin Mixer, Bath Spout and Mixer
WELS 4 star - 7.5L per min (basin mixer)

Match it with: Manhatten Pearl, Macchiato Med Grey Lapp, MEK Blue/Gold Diamond Mosaic

 

Related article: Brass tapware trends

 

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Visit your local Southern Innovations showroom in Canberra, Goulburn, Albury or Wagga Wagga, and speak to a consultant for the full range of products available to fit your interior design needs.

 

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