Today, even the kitchen sink gets the high pigment treatment

Even the most monochrome devoted interior designer looks for creative ways to add colour to a kitchen. Today, designers are taking inspiration from the colourful kitchen’s glory days, the 1960s and 1970s, and making use of coloured tiles, appliances and worktops. In fact, it seems like everything but the kitchen sink can be in colour these days. But, wait! Today it is entirely possible to get your hands on a coloured kitchen sink!

If you want to reclaim a coloured kitchen sink then searching for a real deal retro model is an admirable quest. Available on sites like Etsy, they are few and far between, but are definitely out there. Imagine what a score it would be to find a cast iron model in a colour like pastel pink, orange, or cobalt blue?

On the other hand, many kitchen brands are releasing coloured kitchen sink lines to satisfy the client with a more vibrant palate in mind. To get the most outstanding shades, look for sinks made with ceramic and cast acrylic.

The bathroom sink colour of the 1970’s comes alive in the kitchen when paired with brushed brass fixtures and dark brown wooden cabinetry. (c) fendi.com

The bathroom sink colour of the 1970’s comes alive in the kitchen when paired with brushed brass fixtures and dark brown wooden cabinetry. (c) fendi.com

But, what coloured kitchen sink is the right one for you (and your kitchen style)? Here are some ideas to satisfy everyone on the colour spectrum.

For a sophisticated yet natural hue, try emerald. A beloved green jewel tone, it looks earthy and regal in equal measure. Emerald brings a fresh feel into the kitchen and looks very well when paired with dark grey worktops and cabinets. As it is a forest-derived hue, materials that are natural in colour and finish, like matte marble or dark natural woods, also match emerald.

If your kitchen is on the lighter side, try yellow or coral. Both of these sunny shades bring the warm and positive hues of a sunny day into your home. Yellow has a friendly effect and is particularly well suited to a white worktop and unembellished white cabinets. Coral however, is more mellow, and reminiscent of the dappled glow of an October afternoon. To enhance its warmth further, pair coral with light pine dining furniture, or a warm grey worktop.

Shift away from the monochrome look of your kitchen to a beautiful white modern sink. (c) olif.co.uk

Shift away from the monochrome look of your kitchen to a beautiful white modern sink. (c) olif.co.uk

Not ready to take the pigment plunge? Take a cue from your parents’ first home and go avocado! The bathroom sink colour of the 1970’s comes alive in the kitchen when paired with brushed brass fixtures and dark brown wooden cabinetry. In such a setting, avocado sinks are a rich and subtle, but still somewhat surprising way to add colour to your kitchen!

Are you ready to embrace the rainbow?