1. Waterfall Effect Taps
2. Monobloc Mixer Taps
3. Bath Filler Taps
4. Minimalist Taps
5. Black Taps
6. Rose Gold Taps
7. Bath Shower Mixer Taps
8. White Taps

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No longer an afterthought: the decision of which bathroom taps to choose is now considered just as important as any other when planning a new bathroom. Getting your choice of taps right is also one of the best ways of adding that all important coordinated feel to your new room.

As a way of helping you in your search for the perfect set of bathroom taps we have highlighted the top 8 best selling tap styles in 2017 so far. We will give you a little insight into why certain styles are so popular and also give you a few ideas of how to use your taps to complement the other fixtures in your new bathroom.

1. Waterfall Effect Taps

Waterfall effect taps have an exposed spout meaning you can see the water flow down the spout and fall elegantly into your basin or bath - just like a waterfall. These simple yet stylish tap designs create a stunning visual effect that can really add the 'wow' factor to your new bathroom.

Plaza Waterfall Effect Basin Tap | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Plaza Waterfall Effect Basin Tap
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There are plenty of waterfall effect styles to choose from and this type of tap is available as a basin, bath, wall mounted, counter top and freestanding tap. A firm favourite with VP customers in 2017 is the Plaza waterfall effect basin tap. The Plaza has a beautifully minimalist square design that works well with any contemporary bathroom design. The Plaza also has as a matching bath and wall mounted equivalent.

2. Monobloc Mixer Taps

Monobloc mixer taps combine both your hot and cold water supply to create a single water flow that's just the right temperature. Popular mixer designs have an additional easy turn handle that makes choosing the perfect temperature even easier. Monobloc mixers are more commonly designed in modern, contemporary styles and are an excellent choice for use in a smaller en suite or cloakroom bathroom.

Cruze Monobloc Basin Mixer Tap | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Cruze Monobloc Basin Mixer Tap
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One style of monobloc tap that has proven popular this year is the Milan tap, pictured above. Other popular examples are the cylindrical Cruze tap and the chunky Neo monobloc tap. All 3 styles have matching bath filler tap equivalents.

3. Bath Filler Taps

Bath filler taps work in exactly the same way as monobloc basin taps in that they mix both your hot and cold water supply in one. The only difference being that a bath filler will require two tap holes (2TH) instead of one (1TH). This style of tap is great at achieving the perfect temperature when you're filling your bath up for a nice long soak.

Amos Bath Filler Tap With Shower Kit | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Amos Bath Filler Tap With Shower Kit
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One type of bath filler tap that's really useful is a bath filler with an additional hand held shower head (often referred to as a shower kit or douche kit). These all-in-one units make washing that little bit easier when relaxing in your new bath.

4. Minimalist Taps

Minimalist taps are those beautifully sleek, understated designs that you may have seen in ultra-modern bathrooms. These simple yet stunning tap designs work really well with contemporary fixtures like wall mounted toilets and basins. One combination that’s bang-on trend right now is to pair a minimalist tap with a handle-less wall hung vanity unit.

Nova Minimalist Bath Filler Tap With Shower Kit | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Nova Minimalist Bath Filler Tap With Shower Kit
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If you're interested in adding a minimalist tap to your bathroom design then a collection worth looking at is our Nova minimalist tap range. Available as a basin, cloakroom and bath mixer tap; the Nova range features a super thin spout and even thinner handle.

5. Black Taps

Black bathroom taps are a bold new trend. You may not have seen too many examples of people using black taps in their bathroom but if you have I am sure they were a standout feature. Black taps can work well in either a contemporary or traditional bathroom setting and the key to nailing the look is to pair them with black bathroom furniture or even a black shower.

Tre Mercati Milan Basin Taps In Black | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Tre Mercati Milan Basin Taps In Black
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Black taps is an emerging trend so there aren't too many available to buy right now which gives them an air of exclusivity. One collection that is available is the Milan black tap range manufactured by Italian brand Tre Mercati. Another idea is to choose chrome taps with black handles. Our very own Lancaster collection of traditional bathroom taps is available with a black handled variation.

6. Rose Gold Taps

Just like black taps; rose gold bathroom taps are an emerging trend in bathroom and interior design right now. Rose gold offers a refreshing change to chrome and can really give your new bathroom an exclusive look. As well as rose gold; other colour variations of this style include yellow gold and copper taps.

Heritage Hemsby Rose Gold Basin Pillar Taps | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Heritage Hemsby Rose Gold Basin Pillar Taps
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Rose gold taps are still very rare on the market however one collection that's making waves is the Hemsby range by stellar brand Heritage. The Hemsby collection includes a basin, bath and a freestanding tap in this exclusive colour. There is even a rose gold shower available too!

7. Bath Shower Mixer Taps

Bath shower mixer taps are essentially a tap and a shower in one complete unit. The shower rests on top of the tap on a little stand similar to how old household telephones used to look. These statement taps come into their own when set in traditional bathroom designs and they are the perfect for using with a traditional freestanding bath.

Lancaster Traditional Bath Shower Mixer Tap With Shower Kit | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Lancaster Traditional Bath Shower Mixer Tap With Shower Kit
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Brands like Hudson Reed and Heritage manufacture some stunning examples of this style of tap however if you're looking to achieve this look for a little less then our very own Lancaster bath shower mixer is a great choice. This stunning tap is finished in polished chrome and comes complete with ornate white handles.

8. White Taps

The popularity of white bathroom taps took a little bit of knock during the 1980's and 90's because some of the cheaper taps on the market were made using this colour. White taps however are currently enjoying a little bit of a revival and are challenging black and rose gold taps as the best way to make a statement with your brassware.

Vesta White Wall Mounted Basin Tap | 8 Beautiful Bathroom Taps Ideas
Vesta White Wall Mounted Basin Tap
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All white taps work really well with modern and ultra-modern bathrooms. One tap I am a huge fan of is the Vesta wall mounted tap. This is actually a chrome tap that's attached to a small white shelf. The Vesta tap can be used to create a stunning minimalist look and the little shelf is perfect for resting any toiletries on when you're getting ready in the bathroom at the start of the day. Just make sure to put away your toiletries after you've finished or you run the risk of ruining the minimalist aesthetic!

I really hope you have enjoyed reading all about the most popular bathroom tap styles in 2017. If you're looking for more bathroom tap ideas then why not take a look at our recent article that discussed 7 head turning bathroom tap ideas. Thank you for reading and good luck with your new bathroom.

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