In our most recent In A Cook's Kitchen column, homeowner Sarah Karnasiewicz paired  a modern, matte black faucet with a more traditional 10-inch-deep undermount sink in white fireclay porcelain. The two elements are a welcomed moment of beautiful contrast in her Brooklyn kitchen, and it lead me straight to my laptop where I immediately searched for beautiful matte faucets for my own kitchen. Here are a few of my favorites.

Why Matte? Matte and brushed finishes are more likely to "appear" clean. They don't have the reflective nature of traditional chrome faucets, so a little streak or a few splashes won't be as obvious. They're also a more modern finish and can give a kitchen an instant face-lift without lifting too many hands.

Do you have a favorite faucet? Share with us in the comments!

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