Chrome’s Comeback


When it comes to kitchen and bath finishes, chrome never completely goes out of style. While other finishes may steal the show for a certain time, chrome remains a classic choice.

Clients still request dark and bronze finishes, but we have seen that polished chrome is making a big comeback. Chrome is increasingly popular right now because people are leaning more toward a crisp, clean look with lots of white and gray. In its 2016 report on design trends, the National Kitchen and Bath Association listed polished chrome as the most popular faucet finish.

The combination of chrome and white is timeless. In the past, people mainly chose chrome fixtures to stay within budget. But now it’s being used to create a clean, spa-like feel in bathrooms and a high end, crisp look in kitchens. When chrome and white are well-executed, they remain that dynamic duo that people will be drawn to time and time again.

Besides the fact that it looks good, there are plenty of advantages of using polished chrome.

  • It’s typically the most inexpensive finish, which makes it easily accessible at most big box stores.
  • It’s very durable and will stand the test of time.
  • Although chrome is vulnerable to fingerprints and water spots, it is very easy to clean and maintain.

With a little water and dish soap or distilled white vinegar, polished chrome will look as good as new for years to come. Head over to Bob Villa’s website for more details on how to clean and maintain polished chrome.

If you are planning to build or remodel your home, our team can guide you in making these kind of design decisions and properly execute them for you. It would be our pleasure to make sure you achieve the home you’ve always wanted. Contact us today!