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To our loyal customers:

We hope this message reaches you and your family in safe conditions amid the health concerns affecting our communities.

We are open and our orders are shipping but during this time please allow extra time for your projects. We want to make sure we take the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members. Because of this we cannot currently guarantee the shipping time displayed by our shipping calculator from all of our distribution centers at this time. Please allow a grace period of 2-4 days and plan your projects accordingly. When your order ships you will receive tracking.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for further assistance.

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The MR Direct Team


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Why They Work: Neutral Kitchen Tones are Anything but Boring
October 27, 2017

Many homeowners want their kitchen appliances and fixtures to be not only functional, but also unique and aesthetically pleasing. Having said that, one fantastic component that can be personalized to fit your taste is the color of your kitchen sink.

Now you may stop me right there and say, "We've all seen the bright orange and lime green sinks from the late 60's and 70's. Let's never go back." But I believe there are plenty of neutral colors that you can incorporate into your next sink choice that won't make you feel like you're in an episode of the Brady Bunch. A neutral sink is the perfect way to add a minimal pop of color to achieve a look that has maximum impact. Let's take a look at a few options, starting from dark to light.

Darkly colored sinks, like black or charcoal, pair really well with equally dark cabinetry. The trick here is incorporating white or light countertops to evoke a beautiful element of drama. Some homeowners worry that dark cabinets will make their kitchen look smaller, but rest assured because many designers consider the balance of black and white to be striking and bold.

For an extra cozy vibe, you can perk up your kitchen with deliciously warm coffeehouse hues such as mocha and ginger. Mocha-colored sinks pair really well with white cabinetry, which incorporates light-reflecting brightness and spic-and-span charm. The combination is ideal because white can come across as cold and sterile if it's not softened by the pairing of warmer hues.

Next, there are greyish-beige sinks, which are also humorously known as "greige." (Add that one to your personal dictionary.) Greige has subtle gradations that lend themselves well to sleek and contemporary designs. The gray elements deepen the silvery tones of stainless steel appliances, while the beige hues simultaneously bring out the absolute best in warmer wooden features. Without a doubt, a greige sink gives a charmingly cohesive vibe to the kitchen.

Lastly, for some homeowners and designers, white sinks are no longer only synonymous with bathrooms. In the kitchen, a white sink introduces a pristine and satisfyingly clean look. Plus, the flexibility is undeniable because white seamlessly matches just about any color or fixture in your kitchen. If staining is a concern, there are man-made materials, such as granite composite, that are non-porous and won't absorb stains or odors. With a white TruGranite sink, you can have your cake (and staining red wine) and eat it too!

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