My good friend Stu Stiller is always sending me colourful emails to keep me on my toes and the latest was Kohler's new colourful sink collection by Jonathan Adler.
Images from Kohler
This is Jonathan's kitchen, he chose the green for himself. What I find fascinating about his colour choices is that this green is so close to the avocado green appliances from the 70's. Also when compared to the other colours (below) it feels slightly dull, maybe.
This yellow green has been around for over 10 years now and with this new introduction into a permanent fixture such as a sink, it's obviously here to stay. According to Jonathan and Kohler anyway.
He also chose a turquoise which I love and of course the yellow! I'm looking forward to seeing more yellow incorporated into interiors and home decor, it's been absent for so long.
Jonathan calls the navy sink classic and chic. An amazing foundation to pop with other strong colours. He said he uses navy a lot in his interiors.
It's softer than black but still looks so good with white + strong colour.
There's a few video clips you can watch and in one Jonathan says he doesn't understand people who are afraid of colour, 'When I'm old' he says, 'I want to remember the blue room and the green powder room, not just a haze of beige nothingness'.
Because I help my clients choose colour every single day, my theory on why so many people are afraid of colour is because it's easier to be offended by the wrong colour than it is the wrong neutral. The wrong neutral bothers us too, but not as instantly as the wrong colour.
If you've ever painted a room a colour and got it wrong, you most likely re-painted immediately! With the wrong neutral, it's easier to say "Oh that's good enough, it's just the ______room anyway".
And, colour creates a happy space for sure! It's why I'm in the business of colour and design, I love to help you, my lovely reader and my clients create a space that fills you with happiness when you walk in the door.
So what do you think? Would you incorporate navy into your space over black as the grounding neutral? Do you think we'll all replace our gray or brown sofas with navy ones in the near future?
What about colourful sinks? Will you dare to install one in your home?
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