Tapping into the top trends

Distinctive Designs

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Mixing metals 

Metal has been an increasingly prominent trend in interior design for the past few years which is here to stay. Integrating glamour with an industrial touch, metals reflect light and inject a sense of superior style. Graphite is also becoming a more popular interior finish, enhancing a variety of design styles. Sleek metallic tones provide a great contrast to vibrant colours and patterns, exuding modernity.

The Methven Tūroa collection is now available in a PVD finish in gun metal black, graphite and gold, that accentuates the refined design, while championing durability and function.

Black is back 

Black is making a comeback and will be a must-have for details and fixtures within bathrooms and kitchens. Working well with a variety of shades and colours, black can be paired with vibrant colours to make a bold statement. Matte surfaces are on the rise, meaning the modern and sophisticated Methven Aio Basin Mixer can work perfectly in contemporary complement to any style.


Changing shapes 

While sharp, geometric forms have ruled interior spaces in the past couple of years, design trends are now shifting toward soft curves, and rounded edges. This trend inspires the feeling of comfort, and encompasses a sense of welcome.

Embracing this idea of elegant, rounded shapes, and blurring the lines between hard and round edges, the Methven Minimalist Gooseneck Sink Mixer features intersecting cylinders blended with strict geometry, enhancing any room with its graceful forms. For those who don’t want to abandon the geometric trend completely, the Methven Waipori Basin Mixer takes traditional shapes and subtly tapers them for the modern bathroom.

Perfect pairings

A free-standing basin will require either a wall mounted tapware set or a hob (deck) mounted hirise tap. A wall mounted tapware set can be a great way to keep your vanity bench top clear and allow space for other items. Consider the spout length of the tapware selected in regards to the basin itself. If the spout is too long or too short, it can result in water splashing out of the basin. Ideally, water should be directed towards the waste/drain. Getting this marriage of basin drain and spout length right can be troublesome, so look for mixers and spouts which have adjustable stream aerators. These allow an extra bit of water direction control to reduce the chance of splashing.

Tap into the look first 

The basin mixer is typically the foundation of a tapware collection. Once you are happy with this choice, select your shower set, towel rings, soap dishes and other accessories from the same range to complete your bathroom and create a cohesive look. When planning on updating your fixtures, gather options together, take your time and do your research. Create a mood board or a scrapbook of design ideas and products.

Methven products are available from most plumbing and bathroom stores nationwide. For more information, please got to: www.methven.com.

By: Jamie Quinn