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8 Farmhouse Kitchen Faucet Looks I Love

Kitchen faucets work harder than almost anything in our kitchens. They’re certainly a place where form cannot override function when you’re making building or renovation decisions. No one wants to be exhaustedly slogging through doing the dishes at midnight after a big dinner party only to discover that the kitchen faucet doesn’t extend far enough to rinse off a serving platter. It’s so important to think about how your faucet will work! But they can also be so pretty—just gorgeous, eye-catching pillars of kitchen design. It’s easy to forget about practicalities and get lost in the fabulous statuary that is the modern farmhouse faucet.

Speaking of farmhouse faucets, the term is almost a misnomer. Sure there are classic and antique faucet looks, but the beauty of farmhouse decor is that almost any sort of kitchen faucet can shine in a farmhouse kitchen. At least, that’s what I think! So let’s talk about my favorite farmhouse kitchen faucet looks and why I think any of them could be just right for you.

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1. Antique look oil-rubbed bronze kitchen faucet

This one is always a stunner. Pair antique faucet curves and flourishes with the contemporary feel of oil-rubbed bronze or matte black and you know you’ve got a winner. Talk about a faucet that screams style and intention when it comes to farmhouse decor. The cool thing about it is that it can twist up to modern or urban farmhouse looks, or down to original nineteenth-century genuine house-in-the-middle-of-a-wheat-field vibes.

I love this look paired with white or light countertops, too.

Industrial kitchen style chrome contemporary faucet farmhouse sink

2. Professional style stainless steel

Am I on an episode of Top Chef? No. Do I want to pretend I am? (Yes, okay, yes I do!)

So yeah, I’m a sucker for these commercial type farmhouse faucets. There’s something really magical about that high sweeping bend of hose covered in practical metal coils that just screams productivity. The great thing is, these faucets are also incredibly practical. The pull-down nozzle means you can really easily switch from spraying the top of a carafe to the bottom. Just looking at one makes me think I’m going to turn into a dish-washing wizard the moment I touch it. While these beautiful babies used to be the domain of high-end stylized decor photoshoots, the price point has come down significantly in the past decade and I can almost guarantee there’s one you can afford if you’re in the faucet market.

(Chef credentials not included, unfortunately.)

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3. Reproduction antique brass

The classics are classic for a reason. Maybe it’s the brass, maybe it’s the antique form, maybe it’s nostalgia for a simpler time, but there’s something almost romantic about this kitchen faucet look. There’s no denying that brass will always be an eye-catcher. To me, this is a quick way to take a suburban home kitchen and plant that farmhouse-is-my-thing flag. This look can go beyond farmhouse, though, it’s stunning in industrial or even just eclectic urban and modern looks. What a show-stopper!

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4. Brushed nickel contemporary

I know, I know, you’re wondering what on earth are these modern lines doing in a farmhouse kitchen. Well, they’re serving looks, that’s what they’re doing. One of my favorite things about entering a barnhouse conversion in Europe is how well people mix the contemporary with the classic. They know newer innovations of form don’t have to fight with rustic style! To me, placing a faucet like this in a farmhouse kitchen is a great way of declaring, hey, we’re into the farmhouse look but we’re not into churning our own butter. Don’t be afraid to mix-and-match looks. If you pay attention to some of your favorite celebrity designers they do exactly the same. I mean, just look at this chic, understated faucet and tell me a practical housewife in 1889 wouldn’t have jumped right on this option if it was available to her!

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5. Polished chrome antique

Okay, ignore everything I just said about modern lines because clearly my heart belongs to the antique faucet look. If you’re afraid that an overly antique looking faucet might overwhelm your kitchen, you can always go for a more understated polished chrome look. They’ve got workhorse vibes that say I know what I’m doing, but I don’t need to be the center of attention, which honestly is exactly what you need if you want the focus to be on your countertops or backsplash.

Polished chrome contemporary faucet farmhouse sink

6. Polished chrome modern goose-neck with one handle

I’m back to modern here and with good reason. Everyone needs a budget option. Sometimes replacing your kitchen faucet is less of a fun design hunt and more of a necessity because your old one broke. Enter the classic budget options. And there are several options in this category, let me show you a second one:

polished chrome modern look faucet

This polished chrome look is versatile, works with almost any style, is easy to clean, and probably won’t break the bank. The best part is, no one will guess that you went for the lower price point—it’s a win-win.

Black contemporary faucet farmhouse sink

7. Transitional black goose-neck

If you’re in the market for a hint of tradition in your faucet but don’t want to go for the full antique look, this transitional style simple goose-neck faucet can be a great choice. You get a bit of the curvature and elegant detail of an antique look without going overboard. I especially like this in a black or matte black look because it dresses up your kitchen without being ostentatious. Our homeowner has paired this faucet with trendy modern brushed brass gold cabinet pulls and I think this is a great example of how you can mix-and-match your kitchen hardware.

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8. Ultra-modern contemporary matte black faucet

This final pick gives me goose bumps. It’s so pretty. It’s the little black dress of faucets, it just goes with everything. This sort of choice is perfect if you’re going for that suburban or urban farmhouse eclectic vibe. Look how beautifully it works with everything in this white kitchen. You just can’t go wrong with this one.

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