Kitchen Sink Spotlight: Trendy Copper Sink Pros and Cons

If you’re looking for advice on choosing the perfect material for your new kitchen sink, you’re in the right place. We’re publishing articles focusing on different sink materials (including stainless steel and granite composite). In this post, you’ll learn about the trendy copper sink.

Would you like to learn more about the different elements of a kitchen sink? You should check out some of the other articles in our Sink Spotlight series! Click any of the links below to expand your sink-related knowledge:

Copper Sink Pros and Cons


  • unique and high-end
  • durable and long lasting
  • easy to clean
  • kills almost 100% of harmful bacteria


  • trendiness may fade

Copper Kitchen Sinks

Copper is all the rage right now, and a copper sink can bring a high-end and bespoke look to your kitchen. Think about it, how many kitchens have you seen with a copper sink? The answer is likely none because copper is not the first material people think of when they’re purchasing a new kitchen sink. A copper sink is sure to be a showstopper in your home, especially when paired with a marble or granite worktop and neutral cabinets. Copper is durable, long lasting, and easy to clean, making it the perfect kitchen sink material.

Another benefit to a copper kitchen sink is the fact that antimicrobial copper kills almost 100% of bacteria that cause healthcare-associated infections. The effects are continuous and never wear out. According to the US EPA, copper is naturally antimicrobial without any added chemicals and is completely recyclable. That means your sink can be recycled if it eventually runs its course in your kitchen.

A copper kitchen sink can look great in any style of kitchen, as many finishes are available. We love the way they look in a farmhouse or rustic kitchen, as well as in industrial or modern kitchens. They can also elevate the design of a Tuscan kitchen, as you can find copper sinks with ornate details on them.

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