Finishes – Key DefinitionsDo you choose bronze or brass? Lacquered or unlacquered? Here are a few definitions to keep in mind when browsing our range of finishes. Brass: A warm, yellow-coloured alloy that is a fantastic alternative to stainless steel. Bronze: A golden-brown, coppery finish that brings a touch of timeless minimalism to any interior. Lacquered: Varnished with a protective coating to create a gorgeous, mirror-like sheen that naturally becomes subtler over time. Unlacquered: Without lacquer, metal has a more rustic, matte finish that works perfectly with classic interior styles. Brushed: Also called ‘dull polished’, brushed metal results in a lovely, antique-inspired finish. Patina: The natural aesthetic change that happens to an alloy surface over time, resulting in a slightly green, matte hue. If you need a little help choosing the perfect taps for your home, here are the three finishes that our customers love the most.
1. Satin BronzeOur luxurious satin bronze finish is available in lacquered and unlacquered versions to suit both contemporary and classic style interiors. The warm, golden-brown hue of the bronze brings warmth and a rustic cosiness to any space and complements all colour schemes while retaining its functional appearance. Each and every satin bronze tap is hand-brushed to give it a one-of-a-kind finish, so you can be sure you’re getting something unique and artisan for your home. The lacquered version has a natural sheen, which is lovely if you’re after a polished, contemporary look. The unlacquered version is more discreet and will gather a natural patina over time – ideal for more traditional decor.
2. Satin BrassA striking finish with an attractive matte glow, our satin brass option is available only in a lacquered version. The brass has a glorious golden hue that makes your taps a focal point worthy of attention, and the soft, smooth finish reflects light without appearing gaudy. The satin brass finish brings a touch of modern freshness to a classic bathroom and adds warmth to a more minimalist kitchen whilst retaining its clean and functional feel.
3. Unlacquered BrassOur most popular finish, unlacquered brass combines a vintage-inspired metallic look with a fresh, modern functionality. The look is achieved by creating an initially shiny, hand-polished finish before it is left unlacquered to allow the natural darkening and mattifying that occurs over time. Little by little, this finish will age gracefully, giving your interior a subtle, vintage-inspired look without compromising on quality or functionality. This look is only achieved by using the finest solid brass, rather than adulterated compounds – we are proud to be one of the few providers who use such materials.
At Bespoke Taps, we create products that are not only of the highest quality, but that are also one-off pieces to inject your living space with your own unique style. Browse our collection of bronze, brass and lacquered finishes today to find the perfect finishing touches for your home.