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When you think of farmhouse and industrial aesthetics, the two seemingly couldn’t be farther from one another on the design spectrum. That perception is slowly being changed as farmhouse style is beginning to meld with other styles. In this case, the union of farmhouse and industrial have created a sweet spot where rustic meets modern. The feel of farmhouse industrial is comfortable and casual, incorporating wood tones, whites, and metals to create an inviting atmosphere that incorporates elements from both farmhouse chic and industrial cool throughout.
Where this hybrid style really has room to shine is in the kitchen, an area that most want to be an especially welcoming space. BLANCO creates beautiful sinks for kitchens and beyond, showing a real commitment to farmhouse sinks while offering exceptional design and material options. Farmhouse style sinks break the tradition of hiding the bowl by highlighting its shape and color with a bare front-facing side that slightly protrudes. The classic sink shape we all associate with large farmhouse kitchens can now fit in even the smallest urban setting, and it’s available in three materials and more than ten different models.
Farmhouse industrial style allows designers to play with juxtaposing materials, like whitewashed wood and pops of black, that are then paired with metals such as steel for a bit of an edge. BLANCO’s durable SILGRANIT® and stainless steel farmhouse sinks have a design solution for this look no matter the lifestyle.
The IKON sink, seen above, is a revolutionary apron front sink, a contemporary take on the classic style and the first apron front sink of its kind. Available in many material options and styles, the IKON sink collection combines the popular farmhouse style with the strength and durability of BLANCO’s patented SILGRANIT material. IKON sinks are offered in eight colors, and available in 27″, 30″, and 33″ models, including a new 33″ 1.75 bowl with a low divide. With a slightly angled apron design, the IKON will add a bold, architectural statement to any kitchen.
If you’re searching for a bright, clean look with unique versatility, look no further than BLANCO’s CERANA family of apron front sinks. CERANA has a sleek silhouette that’s brought to life with lustrous and durable BLANCO Fireclay. This sophisticated, modern line features a reversible apron design with two different corner styles that allow for a choice between contemporary or traditional applications – great for a style that’s a little bit of both.
There’s just something about stainless steel that makes its crisp look complement so many individual styles. The modern QUATRUS collection is as attractive as it is practical with R15 rounded corners, an enduring finish, and a full selection of coordinating accessories. Choose from a range of bowl sizes and configurations that fit any space.
Achieving the farmhouse industrial look is easy, especially if the space’s style already leans one way or the other. After adding a BLANCO farmhouse sink, build off of that starter EmoEmpressablock with bistro-style glasses and dinnerware, café-like furniture, and metal accents. Adding a large barn door hung on a metal rod will help take the farmhouse industrial look over the top, while vintage pieces can add personality and playfulness to the look and feel of the finished space.
Unless you’re working with a large loft or refurbished space, the architecture of your home will likely lean more farmhouse than industrial. Elements such as lighting, stainless steel appliances, and a modern farmhouse sink from BLANCO will add a lot of interest. Also consider pieces that mix the two styles together like a wood table with industrial legs, an aged metal clock, vintage signs, old hooks, and tarnished silver. Keep an eye out for black or brushed silver metal pieces in stainless steel, galvanized steel, or brushed nickel.
Farmhouse industrial works hard and looks good doing it. The traditional yet clean lines of BLANCO’s EMPRESSA Semi-Professional faucet is a perfect fit, with a hardworking pull-down dual spray head that’s ready to take on the dirtiest of kitchen jobs. Choose from Chrome, Stainless, Polished Nickel, and Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes.
Or look to BLANCO’s RIVANA Semi-Professional faucet with its elegantly concealed pull-down spray head with dual function convenience, a perfect fit for the home chef. With its clean, modern lines, RIVANA features form and function all in one package.
When added to your ideal kitchen space, BLANCO has all of the sinks and faucets to help make a farmhouse industrial aesthetic come to life.
Visit blancoamerica.com to see their full range of farmhouse sinks.