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.”