Neutral Beauty A Top Trend
North American Precis Syndicate
Neutral colors—whites and grays in particular—are increasingly popular for sinks, appliances and countertops. Homeowners and designers use those colors to personalize, create a focal point and set a mood. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, the kitchen is your
home’s central gathering place. Now, homeowners are looking to enhance
their kitchens’ appeal with a timeless and transitional design that
also makes a personal statement.
A recent survey of top architects and designers found that when it comes
to kitchens, neutrals win the game. According to about 67 percent of those
surveyed, gray and white kitchens are the dominating design projects this
The experts see this trend not only in paint choice and cabinetry, but in
sinks as well. Meeting that need is a new SILGRANIT sink color, Concrete
Gray. Clean, organic and extremely balanced, the shade is at home in both
urban and natural settings. Its revolutionary warm red and cool blue
undertones make it the most versatile color yet from the German sink
manufacturer BLANCO. It works well with the popular farmhouse look and with
mixed metals styles and finishes. And color is not the only reason to pick
SILGRANIT. As one designer commented, “All I have been selling are the
granite composite kitchen sinks. People love the colors offered and are sold
on the durability.”
The survey also found that while transitional is still the most popular
style, farmhouse has seen steady gains; and that engineered quartz surpassed
all-natural stone materials combined in popularity, paving the way to
increasingly white countertops. Simplicity and minimalist design were
consistently referenced as being important to those surveyed.
Find Your Match
Making it even easier to pick the best sink for your kitchen, BLANCO
offers an app that helps match sinks and countertops. You can even take a
photo of a countertop to add it to the app and match the sinks to that
Including Concrete Gray, the company offers sinks in nine intelligent
neutrals that can make a sink either a focal point or blend in with the
counter. The granite composite SILGRANIT sinks are available in Anthracite,
Café Brown, Cinder, Truffle, Metallic Gray, Biscuit, Biscotti,
Concrete Gray and White to provide both warm and cool tones.
The faucets also come in complementary colors so you can match a faucet to
a sink, an increasingly popular design idea.
You can find the app at www.blancoamerica.com.
As for the kitchens of tomorrow, the designers predict:
• Smart kitchens
• Appliances controlled by smartphones
• A technology-based look that’s edgy and futuristic.
“The latest SILGRANIT sink color,
Concrete Gray from @blancoamerica, is clean, organic and at home in both
urban and natural settings. An app can help you match it to your countertops.
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