Q: We plan on installing a vessel-style glass bathroom sink. One big attraction to a glass sink is the striking colors and textures available. So we don’t miss anything, can you recommend some trendy colors/textures for us?

A: Decorative glass vessel sinks are not only a strong practical choice, they can also be an artistic focal point for many bathrooms — especially if custom backlighting can be installed.

Glass vessel sinks are available in many shapes and sizes. As far as textures and color choices go, the sky seems to be the limit.

One trendy color that’s definitely on my list is sapphire, which is a rich warm shade of blue. A sapphire cut-glass vessel sink gives the appearance of being in motion as it fills with water.

A texture I’ve seen lately is almost colorless. Simply called ice, the texture makes a translucent glass sink looks as if it’s natural ice. Ice looks great in bathrooms featuring cooler color tones.

Another trendy style is called dew. Dew is opaque glass, but it has the look and feel of morning dew on a glass window.

Ed Del Grande is a master plumber, contractor and author. Send questions to eadelg@cs.com.