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The Rutherford: Designing with the Sink in Mind

Mar 2016

When deciding what colors and theme were going to go in this space with the Rutherford copper bathroom sink, the fresh Antique Copper finish of the Rutherford (1) was the source of inspiration. The Antique Copper finish of the Rutherford opened up a palette for some light and bright colors. In order to let this particular finish shine, we decided to go for a more modern rustic chic bathroom space, complete with trending blue cabinets, gorgeous hardware from World Market, crisp white granite counter tops, a light wood floor, and some accents to make the space feel modern, yet cozy.


The Rutherford bathroom drop-in copper sink is designed to be functional, affordable, and easy to install. At a low price point, this copper sink is ready to make a statement in any bathroom remodel. Sinkology artfully handcrafts each sink from pure solid copper. The Rutherford features an overflow system and 4-inch faucet holes. The Rutherford is designed to be installed yourself in a quick and easy DIY project and comes with a lifetime warranty.

We paired this sink with the Ashfield centerset faucet from Pfister (2). This faucet will bring that rustic, antique feel to your overall theme of the space. Blue is a hot color for cabinets these days. Seen mostly in new remodeled kitchens, we decided to bring it into the bathroom for this kit as well. A subtle blue color will make your copper sink pop, without dulling down it’s shine. Choose a countertop that will compliment both the color of the cabinets and the sink. Here we chose a marbled granite, but also a plain white solid surface counter top would make this sink and faucet combo really pop.

To make the space feel rustic and modern, bring in a lighter wood floor, like a Maple or Oak, to brighten up the bathroom, and also pair with some of those bright tones in your sink. For the cabinets, we chose these clear watermelon drawer pulls from World Market. They bring the copper in while adding a unique look to your cabinets. Accents like this white and copper bowl from Target makes the space feel put together and homey. Keep your walls simple with a bright white or white subway tiles.

Pair all of this with a fun patterned rug or mat, and you’’ve got yourself a cozy, yet modern space. At the end of March, you will see this sink popping up on store shelves at your local Lowes.

If you ever have questions about how to care for your copper sink, check out our care page. While you’’re there, check out our Copper Armor kit to help keep your sink in its best shape. Our team will be bringing more styles and design inspirations for each of our unique and handmade sinks. For other room ideas, check the rest of our blog.  

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