Design to Inspire: Copper Sinks in the Kitchen

Jun 2016

Sinkology is proud to present Kristan Allen, our design expert and guest blogger who runs the @FarmhouseRedefined Instagram. Kristan is here to share some design ideas and inspiration around designing your home around your copper sink.


I’m always looking for quick ways to make an impact in my home…particularly in the kitchen, which is the room my family and I spend the most time in together! And while my style definitely skews more toward the casual and comfy, I love mixing in a statement piece or two that really wows people when they walk into a room. Cue the copper sink. Maybe it’s the metallic sheen. Maybe it’s the texture. Maybe it’s the rich color. Or maybe it’s a combination of all three. For me, there’s something about a copper sink that instantly draws the eye and commands attention in an unassuming way.

In this new Design to Inspire series, I’ll be breaking down fun elements to brighten your home and this month is all about copper kitchen sinks. Whether you’re designing a brand-new kitchen or planning a refresh of your existing kitchen, a copper sink can be an easy way to add big impact. And they’re more versatile than you might think!

Metallic is the New Neutral

Metallics pair well with a wide variety of color palettes from muted to bold, warm to cool. They act almost as a neutral and can even be used to showcase the colors you choose to use with it. For example, copper is the perfect complement to blues, ranging from dark navy to blue-grays like Pantone’s color of the year, Serenity. Use a copper sink to amplify the other colors you’re working with. You can even pair copper with other metallics to up the shine factor in your space!

Create Texture

A copper sink is also a great way to add texture to your kitchen. Regardless of whether you’re going for an apron-front or drop-in (we’ll talk more about that in a minute), the hammered texture creates instant visual interest. Mixing textures helps to create a sense of layers in a room, too…so that copper sink will really pop against smooth cabinets and walls!

 copper arpon front sink installed in granite countertop

A Style for Everyone

copper undermount sink with faucet drains and other design elements

Perhaps the best news about copper sinks is that they come in just as many style options as traditional sinks. You can go bold with an apron-front farmhouse sink. This style has a wide face that you can get in a hammered finish or embossed with different designs. Drop-in and undermount sinks are great if you’re looking to switch out an existing sink. They’re easy to install with minimal (if any!) cabinet modifications and come in single and double-bowl options. And here’s a quick plug – if you’re looking to simplify the design process even further, check out Sinkology’s new design kits. Available for kitchen and bathroom, these affordable kits pair Sinkology copper sinks with coordinating faucets from Pfister. Must-have accessories like a protective sink bottom grid and Copper Armor Kit round out these design-forward packages. For example, the Adams apron-front farmhouse sink is already a best-seller…but it’s even more stunning paired with a pull-down, rustic bronze Pfister faucet. You can learn more about these kits exclusively at Home Depot!

southern style kitchen with apron front kitchen sink and bronze finish faucet

Looking for copper sink ideas? Check out Sinkology’s Pinterest page and website. And if you have a copper kitchen sink, we’d love to see it! Tag @Sinkology and @FarmhouseRedefined on Instagram and use the hashtag #metallichomelove.


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