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Given Jonathan Adler’s all-consuming love of color (after all, the man did write a book called Happy Chic Colors), it’s no surprise that he’s teamed up with Kohler to introduce four bold new hues for a selection of enameled cast iron kitchen and bath sinks.
Kohler actually began offering colorful kitchen and bath fixtures in the 1920s and has continuously updated the shades in its repertoire to reflect changing times and tastes. The fresh yellow, green, and blues created by Adler are thoroughly 2012. The designer took inspiration from various places, including the lush green of an English estate, an exuberant yellow evoking London’s Picadilly Circus, a serene aqua that matches the Italian Mediterranean, and a nautical navy that calls to mind the sailing-centric city Annapolis.
While many people fear committing to strong color, Adler advocates taking the risk. He has a green sink in his own kitchen that guests always comment on. “People love it,” he says. “Color brings a kitchen to life.”
These durable sinks are surprisingly versatile; they would look at home in a mostly-white modern room or add an unexpected punch of color to more traditional decor.
Greenwich Green: “This is not dull avocado green,” Adler says.
Picadilly Yellow: “There’s a very mod quality to it, especially when paired with white. It’s unexpected and will always feel fresh.”
Palermo Blue: “A nice, crisp light blue is cool and refreshing. Like taking a dip in the Mediterranean itself.”
Annapolis Navy: “It epitomizes nautical chic. It’s such a classic color, because it pairs so well with other bold colors.”
Prices start at $295 for the Canvas and Tides bathroom sinks, running up to $1,795 for the Whitehaven kitchen sink. For more information, visit Kohler. For Jonathan Adler’s complete line of color-infused pottery, rugs, furniture, lighting, bedding and bath, and more, click here.