by TJ AndersonPhoto: Whyte & Company on FacebookWhen redesigning a kitchen, few people think of the sink as an afterthought these days, and for good reason. We have so many dynamic options — apron
Modern Kitchen Sinks That Can Totally And Colorfully Reboot Your Nashville Kitchen
by TJ Anderson
Photo: Whyte & Company on Facebook
When redesigning a kitchen, few people think of the sink as an afterthought these days, and for good reason. We have so many dynamic options — apron and farmhouse sinks, rugged concrete and rich hammered copper — so it’s pretty easy, and pretty effective, to make a new, modern kitchen sink the focal point of a space.
More often than not when our team is renovating a historic Nashville home, or building a new home in Nashville, we lean toward classic finishes and fixtures — subway tile and Shaker cabinets really never seem to go out of style. But it’s also fun to choose a detail or two to get creative with, and go in surprising or unique, modern directions. Those small details are often what really captures a potential buyer’s imagination, and helps them fall in love.
In the kitchen, the sink is a prime opportunity. And, fittingly, a growing trend on the modern kitchen sink landscape: bold-colored sinks in all kinds of styles, materials and tones, which make a utilitarian task like doing the dishes a little more energetic, and offer a different way to make a big kitchen-design statement.
Choosing white, stainless or copper for a kitchen sink: classic options that won’t do you wrong. But if you love bright, and you love different, some of the modern kitchen sinks below might inspire you to play around a little.
Modern kitchen sinks with big color and big style
Photo: Whyte & Company on Facebook
If you’re looking for color in a modern kitchen sink, White & Company is a good place to start — they offer a full rainbow of options (30 Pantone-based colors), from Tiffany blue to electric pink to a tone that's eerily close to Vols orange. And the color’s built to last, too — these sinks are made with a stone composite that has pigment mixed throughout, so you’re not scratching off your bright teal over years of use. If farmhouse style isn’t your thing, Whyte & Company's modern sink options run the gamut — drop-in, undermount, single and double basin and the rest.
Enameled cast iron is a classic, durable sink option — we’ve all at one point probably had a shiny white one in our kitchen or bath. It’s particularly fun to see manufacturers playing with the form, and mixing throwback designs in classic white with bold-colored accents. Re’s Acadia Wall Sink was inspired by 1930s high-back farm sinks, and they play off the traditional white by offering an array of exterior color options, from big red to cobalt blue and minty green and lots of others. This particular design is offered in various sizes, and although it’s on the pricey side (about $1,500), it sure can anchor a space.
On the more budget-friendly side, porcelain enamel sinks can offer bold color options closer to the $400-$500 (or lower) side, and mimic the look of a classic enameled cast iron sink, while being a whole lot lighter. Houzer makes some really pretty ones, including this Porcela undermount sink, offered in a handful of fun color options, including the sunny yellow above (up on Wayfair for under $340). If you’re working on a midcentury reno and want to bring in modern craftsmanship that still nods to the period aesthetic, these could definitely do the job right.
Quartz countertops have become massively popular, and it's easy to understand why — they’re beautiful, durable, and require pretty much no attention or upkeep. Quartz sinks offer similar appeal. They’re stain resistant, heat-safe and strong, and whether you’re looking for classic hues or bolder colors, they look fantastic. On the bold front, manufacturers like Elkay are putting out a few options, though certainly not as much of a rainbow as we’re seeing with some other materials. Still, a big, bold blue or a bright red, like the Elkay Quartz Luxe sink pictured above, can definitely make a strong modern-sink statement.
What’s your feeling about brightly colored, modern sinks in a Nashville kitchen? Inspired, or turned off? I’d love to see your thoughts, here in the comments on or on the TJ Anderson Homes Facebook page.
If you’re about to start looking for a new home in Nashville — either to fix up to your design tastes or to just move in and start living — I’d be honored to help you find the right fit. Take a look at some homes for sale in Nashville here, and call or email TJ Anderson Homes for more.
TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a home and sell a home in Nashville, Tennessee. He blogs about Nashville regularly, from Nashville-area....
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