When it comes to picking fittings for your bathroom, kitchen or laundry new build or update, you might find it difficult to decide between some of your favourite shades.
Have you considered two-tone tapware?
A number of Australian suppliers have now released products in two-tone finishes, delivering the best of two worlds.
From black & brass, to black & rose gold, to brushed nickel & black to a faithful chrome & black, there are a growing number of options available for you to consider.
To help you make an informed decision, we’ve outlined a few of our favourite ranges below.
Read on to learn more.
Clark Round Blade
First established in 1941, the Clark brand has become synonymous with quality kitchen and laundry wares, and it’s likely you will have come across their products if you’ve renovated before.
Whilst still offering the same great sinks and tubs they have always made, Clark now manufacture a design-led, but economic range of toilets, basins, tapware, and accessories.
Their trend-focused yet affordable ranges cater to budget-conscious homeowners and renovators, whilst still being stylish and providing that extra design element that consumers are seeking in their modern-day homes.
Clark’s Round Blade mixer range comes in matte black with sophisticated brass accents, as well as in full black or chrome. It is available as a tower basin mixer (for use with above counter basins), a basin mixer in either wall or hob mounting options, a bath/shower mixer, diverter mixer, and a bath mixer set. The split-finish option is also available as a sink mixer, enabling you to carry through the aesthetic from your bathroom to the kitchen and laundry to maintain your desired look throughout the home.
The Clark Round Blade range is a great option for those who are planning a new build, or bathroom and kitchen update, whilst wanting to achieve a modern, on-trend style that won’t break the budget.
Clark tapware has a replacement warranty of 10 years, proving that quality on a budget is possible.
(Source: Phoenix Tapware)
The Toi range, from Australian design team Phoenix Tapware, is another quality range of mixer and tapware products that bring the split-finish trend to life.
Taking that design element a little bit further, The Phoenix Toi range offers some seriously sophisticated engineering. The slender design of the mixer allows for a slimmer aesthetic than is commonly seen, giving the Toi a uniquely minimalistic appeal.
Each bathroom mixer in the Toi collection features a twist dial handle (as opposed to a lever, or pin), which operates a high quality, German made progressive cartridge. Upon starting to turn the handle, the progressive cartridge opens the flow of cold water. As you continue turning, the cartridge activates the mixing process by slowly adding hot water until, at maximum turn, only hot water is flowing. To shut off the flow of water simply turn the twist dial back to its original position.
The Toi range is available in two bold split-finish options – matte black with chrome, and matte black with brushed rose gold. Boasting a wide variety of tapware products in either finish, as well as several sink mixer options to complete the look, the Toi range can be utilised in many different kitchen, laundry or bathroom applications.
We love the Toi collection for its unashamedly bold look, and have seen it incorporated flawlessly into contemporary style homes.
The progressive cartridge used in the Toi is warrantied for life (25 years), so you can simply install, sit back, and relax.
Dorf Epic Bloc
Dorf’s catwalk-inspired Epic Bloc range is another great split-finish option which presents exciting combinations of black, copper and chrome in the latest mixer tap designs.
Similar to the Phoenix Toi, in that it forgoes the traditional lever-style handle, the Epic Bloc range features a stunning black base with shimmering metallic bloc-style handle options. With a square profile that establishes the Bloc as a contemporary styled product, this range is a great option for design-driven buyers.
A highly alluring feature of this range is the fact that each mixer is supplied with an interchangeable replacement handle in the base colour of the mixer, allowing you to alter your design after installation.
This feature makes the Epic Bloc an exciting fashion statement for your bathroom, and a great option for those who can’t decide or don’t want to commit to a particular split-finish colour combination.
Dorf products are Australian designed and engineered, and the Epic Bloc boasts quality European internals which are reassuringly warrantied for 20 years.
(Source: Greens Tapware)
Similar in aesthetic to the Clark Round Blade range, the Glint range of mixers by leading New Zealand manufacturer Greens Tapware are another beautiful option for those looking to incorporate the split-finish trend into their home.
The modern lines of the Glint bathroom range take on a bold, contemporary feel, whilst striking curves and a smoothly rounded lever bring a familiarity and softness to any space.
Available in an appealing matte black and brushed nickel combination, the Greens Glint range is available as a basin mixer, a wall basin mixer, and a bath/shower mixer. Providing the option to mix and match with different finishes, the Glint range also comes in full matte black, chrome, or brushed nickel options, with a variety of showers and bath outlets in full colour finishes to suit.
Greens products are designed for the modern lifestyle, set to inspire and are bound to create an incredibly functional and desirable space for you. Like the Dorf Epic Bloc, the cartridge used in the Greens Glint range is warrantied for 20 years.
(Source: Phoenix Tapware)
With so many beautiful split-finish products currently available on the market, you may still be unsure which option is best for you and your home.
We’d love to help you decide, and our showrooms are a great place for you to start your decision making process.
If, after reading this blog, you still have some questions, we’d love to answer them for you in store, or drop us a line through our webchat.
We are certain that amongst our wide variety of products there will be something that will complete your home.