What are the top kitchen sink colors?

Ryan M. Grambart
Founder & CEO - CopperSmith
Ryan M. Grambart

Picking the right color for your kitchen sink is essential for showcasing your own unique personality and style. You might not even realize there are many kitchen sink colors besides just staple appliance colors like silver, black, or white.

Yet, with so many colors for kitchen sinks to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the right sink for you. This is because you may want a certain sink color; however, depending on the material of the sink, the color may look different than what you expected.

When it comes to deciding what color you want for your kitchen sink, you want to be sure that it matches the rest of the kitchen. For instance, you’ll likely want your kitchen sink color to compliment your cabinetry and countertop. You can also add color to your faucet and sink accessories for a great way to add your own personal touch to your new kitchen sink design.

In this article, you’ll learn about a wide selection of stunning colors for kitchen sinks so you can find some inspiration for your own new kitchen sink.

Best Colors For Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

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If you are looking to get a stainless steel kitchen sink, the first color that may come to mind is a silver color. However, silver isn’t the only stainless steel color. In fact, there’s a wide range of stainless steel variations with colors ranging from brass, bronze, copper, gold, and more.

Stainless steel is an excellent material for a kitchen sink because of its strength and durability to withstand everyday wear and tear. One of the last things you want is for your brand new kitchen sink to look stained, dented, or scratched only a few months after installation.

That being said, you also want an aesthetically pleasing sink that matches the design of the rest of your kitchen. From matching the countertops to your cabinetry, having a kitchen sink color that coordinates with the rest of your kitchen is essential.

Stainless steel sinks provide a modern, sleek design to any kitchen. However, it’s important to consider the following stainless steel kitchen sink color options to add your own personality and style to your kitchen.

Silver Stainless Steel Sink

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A silver stainless steel sink is a classic go-to color. Not only does it look sleek and sophisticated, but its silver color matches virtually any kitchen space. Therefore, if you are unsure what color stainless steel sink to go for, consider this timeless silver color.

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Brass Stainless Steel Sink


If you are looking for a more bright and stylish stainless steel sink color, a brass hue is a great way to make both your sink and countertop pop.

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Bronze Stainless Steel Sink

A bronze stainless steel color is a slightly darker take on the brass color. Yet, it still gives a unique pop of color that especially contrasts well with darker cabinets and white counter space.

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Copper Stainless Steel Sink

A copper color is very similar to a bronze color, yet has a slightly more deep brown tone. Like the other bronze and brass colors mentioned, a copper color gives a more rustic element that gives your kitchen style and character.

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Gold Stainless Steel Sink

A gold stainless steel sink color gives a bright, shiny take on any counter space. A gold color sink would be great against darker cabinets and countertops to have a gorgeous contrast.

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Best White Kitchen Sinks

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If you are looking for a light, crisp kitchen sink look, a white kitchen sink color may be the way to go. Although the white color is simple, it matches virtually any kitchen space. You can also add color to your sink faucet and accessories as a way to give your white sink a bit of style.

That being said, you cannot go wrong with a white sink. As long as you are able to maintain and clean your sink, your white sink is sure to shine and sparkle.

There are also slightly different variations of the color white such as an off-white, ivory, to a bright white color. The following three variations of white sinks each show how this color, using different sink materials, can create a simple, clean look in your kitchen.

White Porcelain Kitchen Sink

A white porcelain sink gives a rather glossy look when clean. Therefore, if you opt for this style or any other white sink, it’s essential you stay on top of cleaning your sink as colored stains will pop against the white color.

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White Enamel-Coated Cast Iron Sink

A white cast iron sink is another good choice that is a bit more subtle and not as shiny as a white porcelain sink.

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White Fireclay Kitchen Sink

Though not as glossy as a white porcelain sink, a white fireclay sink gives a sophisticated look to any kitchen, especially up against dark cabinets.

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Best Black Kitchen Sinks

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If you want a sophisticated kitchen design, consider getting a black kitchen sink. Black sinks contrast perfectly with lighter cabinets and counter space, making for a stylish kitchen. If you are looking to add a bit of color to your black sink’s aesthetic, you can even consider getting a gold color faucet to further showcase your unique home decor style and personality.

Black kitchen sinks can be hard to keep clean, especially if you have a granite composite sink. You don’t want to use harsh chemicals, as these may damage your sink. Consider using warm water with dish soap and gently scrub away stains.

Black Granite Composite Sink

Granite composite kitchen sinks make for durable, stylish kitchen sinks. Again, be sure to be careful when cleaning your granite composite sink so as to not damage the material.

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Black Stainless Steel Sink

If you really want a dark stainless steel sink, consider getting a matte black stainless steel kitchen sink for a more unique color choice on this popular stainless steel material.

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Black Porcelain Kitchen Sink

When you think of porcelain material, you may instantly think of the color white. However, if you want a darker sink with porcelain material, you can always get a black sink coated with a porcelain enamel finish.

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Best Gray Kitchen Sinks

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Best Unique Colors For Kitchen Sinks

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Last but not least, if you are looking for an out-of-the-box kitchen sink without choosing a crazy sink style, opt for a unique color choice.

Unique colors not only showcase your personality but are a great way to be creative and give your kitchen space some charm. You can either go for a bold color or a more subdued, light color that’s still unique, without being too “in your face”.

With these more unique colors, make sure you are taking into consideration your countertop and cabinet colors. This is because, unlike the more neutral colors mentioned thus far, not all colors will likely match/ coordinate with your cabinets or countertops.

Mint Kitchen Sink

A mint kitchen sink color is a cute light color that is sure to add charm to any kitchen sink. And, the mint color is still an interesting color, with a subtle tone.

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What Should I Look For In A Kitchen Sink?

Finding the right kitchen sink that is high-quality and also matches your exact kitchen design aesthetic can be tricky.

Below are three main factors you should consider when looking for the right kitchen sink for you.


It’s essential you invest in a high-quality kitchen sink. This will ensure your sink won’t immediately get damaged from stains, scratches, and dents from everyday use.

Although it’s completely possible to damage your kitchen sink, even if it’s high-quality. You greatly reduce the risk and increase your sink’s longevity by purchasing a higher-quality kitchen sink. The last thing you want is to take the time, money, and effort to install a new kitchen sink just to have to replace it a couple of years later due to excessive damage.


The size of your kitchen sink is another thing that’s important to consider when looking for a kitchen sink. This is because you obviously want your new sink to fit your kitchen space.

Depending on how large your old kitchen sink was will give you more room and versatility with the next kitchen sink you buy. This is because, the larger the sink, the more you are able to get a double or triple bowl sink. However, if you have a small kitchen that requires a small sink, you will inevitably be limited to just single bowl sink options.


Finally, the overall style of your kitchen sink is another thing to look for. Have a general idea for the color and style of sink you want.

Do you want an undermount sink that gives sleek, clean lines?

Or do you want a white farmhouse-style sink with a large basin for some rustic design charm?

Therefore, have a good idea of the overall design you are going for to help narrow your kitchen sink search to more efficiently find the sink just right for you.

Caring for your kitchen sinks

Something to consider when you’re picking your sink color is the other benefits that come with it. Copper stainless steel sinks, for example, have antibacterial properties - which are incredibly beneficial when it comes to your kitchen sink. If you’re going to make sure your dishes and cookware are truly clean, without risk of dangerous bacteria - it doesn’t hurt to have that extra layer of protection that a copper stainless steel sink provides. 

Then you should also be considering that a different form of maintenance is required for a copper finish on your sink. It might not be a great idea to use the same abrasive cleaners that you would take to other sink types, and instead, you’ll want to use a copper cleaner - as not to damage the finish.

Hygienic concerns 

Some sink colors, while looking more sleek and modern, will do a worse job of showing up dirt than others. Darker options, like a black kitchen sink or a patterned kitchen sink can conceal dirt, and while that shouldn’t be an issue if you’re properly cleaning - it’s not always easy to see where you have a buildup of grime. Discoloration shows much easier on lighter sinks, so you may find that you have to spend a bit more time cleaning when you’ve got a black or patterned sink.

Matching your kitchen

The color of your sink is just one thing to consider, but what about the rest of your kitchen? Generally, it’s not a great idea to go overboard on different colors, and while mixing metals can be appealing - you can overdo it. If you’re going to pick the right sink for your kitchen, you should consider what you’re going to do with the rest of the design. A black sink can be great, but if it’s the only black in your kitchen, or it’s surrounded by colors that don’t contrast with it very well - it’s better to go with something else.

Copper has antibacterial properties, stainless steel won’t rust, white is easy to clean, and black is more resistant to stains. These are all great qualities to have in your kitchen sink, but if it doesn’t match the rest of your kitchen, is it really worth it? If you’re going for a more minimalistic look, black can be a great way to keep the colors muted within your kitchen. It draws less attention, all the while looking unique and modern.

Copper is a great way to add some more color to your kitchen, and can work well with a number of other colors. Having too much copper in your kitchen can be risky, but if you’re looking at a copper sink and hardware, it can really make your kitchen that much more exciting. It’s different, it’s rare to see, and copper is becoming more and more valuable as a metal. If you’re looking to give your kitchen a look that’s not quite like other kitchens, it’s perfect. 

There’s no one sink color that’s best for your kitchen, as you can make anything work. It comes down to what style you’re looking to achieve overall with your kitchen, and how much you’re willing to put in to make your sink work. 

Don’t take risks

If you’re interested in a kitchen sink with a particular design or color, you shouldn’t have to take a risk to see whether or not it would fit in your kitchen. It’s much better when you can get a good look at something, not only to see how it would fit your kitchen but to configure how you want it. Using the 3-D configurator on the product pages of this site, you can get a much better idea of how each product is going to look. Not only can you manipulate it how you want to, but you can choose the finish, the texture, the drain location, the size, and more. It’s simple to use, and it allows anyone to get a product that’s just right for their kitchen. 

Better yet, once you’ve finished configuring your custom kitchen sink, you can request a quote to fit what you had in mind. It’s never been easier, and you won’t have to take any risks when it comes to redesigning your kitchen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you know the top colors for kitchen sinks and what to look for in a kitchen sink, you may still have some lingering questions.

How do you reinforce a cast iron sink?

A cast iron sink is extremely heavy; therefore, you should reinforce a cast iron sink to provide further support. To do so, consider adding extra support along the sides of the cabinet’s edges where the sink will rest on top (assuming it is a drop-in sink style). The extra support can simply be 2 by 4s that are attached to the sides of the cabinet.

What Sink goes with White Quartz?

If you have a white quartz countertop, there are a variety of colors that would work perfectly with your counters. If you want a more subtle sink color that matches your white counter, go for a silver or white look. If you want a more unique, stylish sink color that compliments your white quartz counter, consider a gold, black, or copper color sink.

February 7, 2023