Sinks have traditionally been crafted in stainless steel because they are one of the most hard-wearing areas of the kitchen where high use and rough, coarse materials are the norm. Until recently, technology hasn’t allowed us to deter too far from this traditional durable material.
Colour hasn’t been a viable option in stainless steel as any coatings or finishes developed haven’t been able to perform well enough to allow for high use without becoming prone to fading and unsightly scratches revealing the stainless steel underneath the colour coating.
“We’ve travelled a lot and a while back we noticed an increased desire for more colour in the kitchen,” Ikon’s Jarna McLachlan says. “We undertook extensive research and the culmination was the development and subsequent launch of iKolor.”
The first step was the release of charcoal-coloured sinks, which was followed by what Jarna describes as the “holy grail” of kitchen sinks. “iKolor sinks can be almost any colour and offer a durability as close as possible to a traditional stainless steel sink.”