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The kitchen is the heart of the home and I would say, the most commonly used facility is the tap, so we really should be giving this decision the time and energy it deserves. Therefore, I hope I’m able to be of some help to you with this review of the best black kitchen taps.

These black kitchen taps have been reviewed on price, style & functionality. If you are also looking to match your sink, take a look at my best black kitchen sinks.

My Top Picks

I Choose This

Awaken Black Kitchen Tap

Awaken Dream Matt Black Kitchen Tap

Runner Up

Hansgrohe Black Kitchen Tap

Hansgrohe Talis Matt Black Kitchen Mixer Tap

Best Style

Arquitect Black Kitchen Tap

Arquitect Black Modern Kitchen Tap

Review Summary

Here are the best black kitchen taps...

Awake Dream Black Kitchen Tap

Awaken Dream Matt Black Kitchen Tap

Price
Style
Functionality

Pros

  • Ease: Touch tech and a 360-degree sprayer simplify tasks.
  • Design: Versatile and sleek, fits most sinks.
  • Low Maintenance: Easy to clean with just a cloth.

Cons

  • Battery Care: Requires careful installation to prevent battery from touching any metal or the hose.
  • Regional Fit: Mainly for 1/2″ pipes, though a converter is included.

This tap offers touch technology (which is pretty cool!) for easy on/off control and a 360-degree pull-out sprayer for flexible use. I like the sleek design and it fits most sinks which is great, plus it’s simple to clean which we all welcome!

However, be cautious during installation to keep the battery away from metal and hoses, and note that it’s best suited for 1/2″ pipes, although a converter is included.

Hansgrohe Black Kitchen Tap

Hansgrohe Talis Matt Black Kitchen Mixer Tap

Price
Style
Functionality

Pros

  • Roomy Design: ComfortZone 270 offers great freedom of movement.
  • Swivel Spout: Adjustable from 60° to 360° for flexibility.
  • Low Maintenance: Easy-to-replace ceramic cartridge and QuickClean tech.

Cons

  • High-Pressure Only: Minimum 1.0 Bar required.
  • Tap Hole Specs: 35mm hole needed for installation.
  • Potential Cost: Advanced features could mean a higher price.

This tap looks absolutely fantastic! It offers plenty of room with ComfortZone 270 and a swivel spout that hits every angle. The maintenance is a breeze with the replaceable ceramic cartridge (what’s a cartridge?). Plus, you can see just how nice this looks with a matching black kitchen sink too.

Just remember to check your water pressure and tap hole size before taking the plunge. It is also a bit pricey, but hey, you get what you pay for right..?

Arquitect Black Kitchen Tap

Arquitect Black Modern Kitchen Tap

Price
Style
Functionality

Pros

  • Swivel Spout: Adds flexibility and style.
  • Quality Build: Durable brass with a ceramic cartridge.
  • Easy Install: Deck mounted for simple setup.

Cons

  • Price: This is on the pricier side so be aware of that, but I think you can tell by the look, you get what you pay for.

This tap is my favourite from this list in terms of style. The matt black square-edged style is right up my street. It is made from quality durable brass with a ceramic cartridge (what’s a cartridge?) and simple to set up.

The downside of this is the price, unfortunately. Depending on your budget of course, but if you have the money then this would be my absolute number 1 go to choice – let me know if this is the one you decide to go with – I promise to not show my jealousy!

Astini Boiling Hot Water Black Kitchen Tap

Astini Bollitore Black Instant Boiling Hot Water Tap

Price
Style
Functionality

Pros

  • Instant Hot Water: All-in-one tap for hot, cold, and near-boiling water.
  • Safety Features: Safety features like a child-safe button.
  • Affordable: Budget-friendly compared to high-end models.

Cons

  • Installation: Needs professional installation.
  • Maintenance: Regular cartridge replacement.

The Astini Bollitore 3-in-1 mixer tap offers hot, cold, and near-boiling water at 98°C. It’s easy to use, has a child safety feature, and is eco-friendly.

However, it requires professional installation, frequent filter changes, and the temperature falls just short of 100°C. It comes in various finishes and has a 2.4-litre tank.

Milano Black Kitchen Tap

Milano Nero Black Kitchen Swivel Tap

Price
Style
Functionality

Pros

  • Price: Great price for a modern design.
  • Swivel Spout: Swivel spout and easy control.
  • Material: Durable brass construction.

Cons

  • Features: Lacks in some of those additional features the other taps here feature, such as pull-out sprayer.

This Nero kitchen tap is a sleek game-changer for any modern kitchen. It’s got that eye-catching matt black finish and swivels like a dream. Built to last with solid brass, it’s a real centrepiece.

Just make sure your worktop isn’t too thick but overall, it’s an investment that’ll make your kitchen pop that’s for sure.

Blue Elephant Black Kitchen Tap

Blue Elephant Black Kitchen Swivel Tap

Price
Style
Functionality

Pros

  • Versatile & Easy to Use: 360-degree swivel and 3 spray modes.
  • Quick DIY Installation: Install it yourself in 15 minutes.
  • Price: Great price for such a nice looking tap.

Cons

  • Features: Lacks in some of those additional features the other taps here feature, such as pull-out sprayer.

The Blue Elephant swivels a full 360 degrees for easy manoeuvring, and its multi-function spray head has you covered, whether you’re rinsing veggies or tackling a sink full of dishes. Did I mention it’s DIY-friendly? You can have it up and running in 15 minutes, no plumber needed. It’s made from eco-friendly, lead-free stainless steel, so it’s as kind to the planet as it is stylish.

It may not feel as deluxe as the other options featured here but for an all round tap at a great price, it really have you covered. It would be my number one choice however, I have a soft spot for the squarer edge designs.

Key Factors to Consider When Buying Your New Black Kitchen Tap/Faucet:

  • Material: Make sure it’s made of durable materials like stainless steel, and bonus points if it’s eco-friendly.
  • Finish: Matte or glossy? It’s not just about looks (even though, this is super important!); some finishes are easier to clean and more fingerprint-resistant.
  • Functionality: Swivel spouts, pull-down sprayers – think about what features will make your life easier.
  • Ease of Installation: If you’re a DIY fan like me, check if it’s easy to install yourself.
  • Water Pressure: Compatible with your home’s water pressure? Important!
  • Warranty: Always good to check if there’s a decent guarantee, just in case.
  • Style: Lastly, it’s got to fit with your overall kitchen vibe, right? From modern to traditional, make sure it complements your space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are black kitchen taps a good idea?

Absolutely, especially if you’re into the sleek, modern vibe. They add contrast and drama to your kitchen. Plus, they’re great for disguising scuffs and fingerprints!

Read more on the benefits of a black kitchen tap here.

Are black kitchen taps hard to clean?

Not at all. Actually, black taps can be easier to maintain than their chrome counterparts. Fingerprints and water spots are less noticeable. A simple wipe down with a soft cloth does the trick.

What colour tap goes best with a black kitchen sink?

If you’ve already got a black sink, a black tap really completes the look and nicely blends the two together. But if you fancy a pop of contrast, going for metallics such as gold or copper work nicely too.

Do black kitchen taps fade or lose their colour over time?

In general, high-quality black taps are designed to be durable and fade-resistant. However, like any other fixture, they can show signs of wear and tear over many years. Opt for a tap with a strong finish and follow the care instructions to keep it looking fresh.

What is a cartridge used for in a kitchen mixer tap?

In a kitchen mixer tap, the cartridge is the component that controls water flow and temperature. It’s basically the heart of the tap, responsible for mixing hot and cold water based on how you move the handle. If your tap starts dripping or has issues with temperature control, the cartridge is often the first thing to check.

So What Are You Thinking - A Black Kitchen Tap Or Not?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one, do you already have a black sink to match to, if so, are you matching your taps too or going for a pop of something else?

As of writing this, I am yet to renovate my kitchen and what I’m currently voting for is a white sink and black taps, so I’ll be going with my number one choice here, unless something else pops up in the meantime which I’ll be sure to update this article if needs be.

Please share with me what you do / have done already with your kitchen taps asthetics.

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