Whyte and company

The Noah sink in Little Red Corvette by Whyte and Company. All photos courtesy of Whyte and Company.

In decades past, colorful sinks dominated trendy design schemes, like baby blue in the bathroom and coral in the kitchen.

But somewhere around the time manufacturers started creating their vessels overseas, color drained from our sinks. We’ve been swimming in a sea of white and stainless steel since then.

Enter Kim Vance and her Dallas startup, Whyte and Company. They’re looking to bring back color into our sinks, and the reception for their products has been enthusiastic.

“We started forming the business in April of this year and did our full proper launch in August in Manhattan,” Vance said. “I also went to High Point Market earlier this year, took some renderings, and met with about 100 people, like House Beautiful and HGTV—everybody went nuts.”

Made of a proprietary composite called Whytestone, these sinks are permeated through with any of 30 available colors, from “Kelly Green” and “Little Red Corvette” to “Silver Sage” and “Tangerine.”

“Four of our colors were developed by nationally recognized designers, one of whom is local, Shay Geyer [of IBB Design Design Fine Furnishings],” Vance said. “She is part of our 2016 Colorista team, and she created the Shay Blue color, a deep cobalt.”

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We get four more years of President Obama, so in celebration, I pulled this four-bedroom, 4848 square foot home in Hunters Creek in Frisco for your post-election viewing comfort. Did you get that connection there, 4848 square feet?

First of all, this home is one of the most attractive Tudor mini mansions I have seen — nice blend of brick and stone. Built in 2004, it’s as loaded as a Capitol Hill lobbyist. And it’s a handsome home, with a huge foyer, soaring ceilings, and a sweeping, curved stairway upstairs. There are the formals, gourmet kitchen with Butler’s pantry, granite counters and TWO KITCHEN SINKS, four large bedrooms, three and a half baths including a master spa bath, double walk-in closets, trowelled walls, family room, media/game room with wet bar, exercise area and a rear entry three car garage on .5 of an acre. What more do you need? Even the laundry room has a laundry sink. In other words, thoughtfulness, style and space galore.

All for $419,700.

No, that is not a mis print. This is why the suburbs remain the fastest growing part of this area, growth here in Frisco way beyond Dallas. At the current price, you are getting the world for $86 a square foot. 6475 Basilwood is the addy, near 121 and Independence, listed with Barbara Eardley.