Designed by: Jonathan Adler for Kohler
When it comes to kitchen plumbing, few fixtures are more drool-worthy than a farmhouse sink. Most people choose a classic white fireclay sink or a contemporary stainless steel version, but why not go for some more edgier options? Check out our five picks below, and then let color, curves, angles be your playground!
We Got the Blues (and the Green and Yellow, Too)
Leave it to notoriously colorful interior designer Jonathan Adler to add four new hues to Kohler’s already extensive collection of enameled cast-iron sink colors. Even better, the Whitehaven™ model is self-trimming, which makes it easier to install than most apron-front sinks (and less likely for a costly mistake to happen.)
Whitehaven™Sink, Greenwich Green, $1,795; Kohler.com
Angling for Attention
The brushed nickel finish of this artisan-made sink hides the fact that it’s made from hand-hammered reclaimed copper. Combine the angled front apron with the softer-than-stainless color and the texture of the hammering, and you have the perfect statement sink. Or show off the copper by choosing the antique finish.
Zuma Sink, Brushed Nickel Finish; Nativetrails.net
Throw a Curve Ball
So, let’s say you like the look of the standard stainless-steel single-bowl farmhouse sink. Why not change it up a little bit by adding some curves? Reminiscent of waves, the graceful arcs of the front and back edges of this sink would add a whimsical touch to any lakeside or coastal kitchen.
Noah’s Collection, Chefhaus Series Sink, Curved Design; WhitehausCollection.com
Double, Dark and Handsome
Farmhouse sinks don’t have to be single-basin; if you prefer two bowls, go for it. Of course, this option looks especially appealing made from 1¼” slabs of soapstone—ideally, with soapstone counters to match. Though soapstone begins life with a blue-green-gray tint with white flecks, regular treatments with mineral oil turn it the dark charcoal color shown.
New England Double Bowl Sink, $835; GreenMountainSoapstone.com
Black Is the New White
While a white apron-front sink definitely says “farmhouse,” a single-basin sink made from polished black granite could just as easily say “penthouse.” The sleek but substantial look of this versatile stone sink could work in a modern, rustic, or, yes, a farm kitchen.
Farmhouse Sink, Polished Front Apron, Black Granite; StoneForest.com