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Expert advice – Tony Wilson, Head of Kitchen Channel UK
Granite sinks have been around for decades and are still a source of choice with consumers. However it is likely that this material will get more popular in the future especially with the growing trends around colour merging with design. We predict that the black and dark grey finishes will be most popular as they tend to coordinate more with current worktop trends. Satin finishes are also on the rise.
Historically undermount sinks have been popular with the solid surface market, and remain a popular choice today, following the trend for black granite popular in the early 2000s. The drainer grooves are cut into the worktop, which not only saves worktop space, but is an additional aesthetic feature.
Sharp lines and square bowls are becoming more and more popular, as is the introduction of colours which add a touch of individuality to the home. Although there are matching coloured sink and tap ranges on the market, this is not always the consumer’s preferred choice. More often, customers are drawn to colour and finishes that complement one another, rather than the same colour throughout.
In the next five years, we expect to see new and more colours in the kitchen tap and sink categories. Colours like graphite, titanium, grey, maybe even the likes of indigo and royal blue could feature with slim stylish designs, where less becomes more in the overall kitchen design.
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