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posted: 8/11/2013 1:02 AM

New kitchen-sink colors making a splash

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  • Green is once again giving a crisp look to kitchens across the country.

    Green is once again giving a crisp look to kitchens across the country.
    courtesy of Kohler

  • Deeper and richer sky-blue colors are gaining in popularity.

    Deeper and richer sky-blue colors are gaining in popularity.

By Ed Del Grande

Q. Hello, Ed. I'm a big fan of your column and enjoy reading about new plumbing trends.

I'm looking to replace my kitchen sink and change the wall color of my kitchen to match the new sink. No matter the weather, I want my kitchen to look bright and colorful. Since you always seem to have the latest information on new plumbing trends, can you suggest some new kitchen-sink colors I can look into?

A. For some years now, white and off-white colors along with stainless-steel sinks have been popular choices for the kitchen. But this year, bright and bold colors from years past have come back with a modern twist. Here are four new kitchen-sink colors I have seen at recent trade shows that are making a splash in the kitchen:

• Light blue: Introduced in the 1920s as a powder-blue color, the new deeper and richer sky-blue colors are now becoming popular because they match just about any wall color or countertop color.

• Dark blue: The darker-blue colors were introduced in the 1960s as a blueberry-type color. Today's even darker navy colors are great for any kitchen with a nautical theme.

• Yellow: Yes, yellow is back from the 1970s! Originally a sunflower-type color, the new lemon-yellow color can give any kitchen a fresh and bright look.

• Green: Evergreen colors were popular in the 1980s but went away for a time. With the recent introduction of the apple-green colors, green is once again giving a crisp look to many new kitchens across the country.

Bottom line: With these new sink colors, you can always see a rainbow in your kitchen, even on a dreary day. And it won't cost you a pot of gold!

• Master plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of "Ed Del Grande's House Call" and hosts TV and Internet shows. Visit or write

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