Modern kitchen sinks are not just about functions, but also looks. Various kitchen sink ideas by contemporary designers not only blend into the designs but improve them. Here are kitchen sink ideas you can incorporate into modern countertops and improve the entire room design.
⦁ Stainless Kitchen Sink and Grey Marble Countertop
Stainless steel and marble go together in modern kitchen design, especially if you prefer sleek but elegant design. The sink in the above picture has straightforward rectangular shape, with rounded edges that “soften” its appearance. The sink is placed in a white floor cabinet, surrounded by grey marble countertop.
The combination of stainless sink, grey marble, and white cabinet creates a great contrast that suits any modern kitchens. You can pair this combination with wooden floor, stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry, and white subway tile backsplash. If you have extra budget, use the same marble for the backsplash.
To cut the “dark” look from the stainless steel-grey marble combo, install a large glass window behind the faucet, like the example in the picture. It brings natural light and access to outdoor view, perfect for a small kitchen.
⦁ Multipurpose Sink in Minimalist Kitchen
This multipurpose sink is a great statement in a modern kitchen, perfect if you have a modern minimalist kitchen. The sink has three separate sections for different purposes: to wash fruits and vegetables, strain, and wash dishes. This sink is perfect for health-conscious homeowners, and a more practical solution than having two separate sinks.
The unusual design of the sink is perfect to accompany the simple white countertop. The floor cabinet has the same color and material with the walls: soft brown-grey with natural wood patterns. A simple potted plant cuts through the demure simplicity, blending perfectly with the walls, cabinet, and sink.
This combination is great in a modern minimalist or “natural”-style kitchen. The shape enables it to be installed on the corner, to save countertop space in a small kitchen. Placing it in the corner will also create a visual statement.
⦁ White Ceramic Sink with Exterior Accent
White ceramic sink and white marble countertop are practical but can look boring. This photo shows a rectangular ceramic sink that extends slightly beyond the edge of the countertop. The sink has white line accents on its exterior, creating a humble but still-noticeable visual. The sink is paired with modern, stainless faucets.
White floor cabinets and white marble countertop surround the sink, with the slight grey accent on the surface. The look is perfect for a modern minimalist or Scandinavian-style kitchen. The subtle lines and accents on the sink and cabinets help “filling” the void between the empty white spaces. If you install a sink that fits perfectly with the edge of the countertop, the lines will help to distinguish the sink area from its surrounding.
The designer paired the humble combination with practical decorations, such as cans, glass container, white ceramic oil bottles, and simple potted plants. This combination is simple but fresh, perfect for homeowners with humble taste in design.
⦁ White Ceramic Sink with Wooden Countertop
This white ceramic sink has three separate sections for different functions but looks simpler than the sink in number 2. It has more common rectangular shape, with simple faucet, but the design is more suitable for preparing foods (homeowners with larger plate and cutlery collections may need a separate sink for dishwashing). The rectangular shape is perfect for the wide countertop, but probably not so suitable for a small kitchen.
The white sink is paired with light-colored wooden countertop, with white subway tiles as the backsplash. Since its main function is to prepare fresh foods, the sink area is decorated with practical kitchen tools, such as a cutting board, white ceramic pitcher, and food brush. The white subway tiles and cabinetry complement the design.
⦁ Modern Stainless-Steel Sink and Countertop
Stainless steel is a material that instantly creates “modern” image in a kitchen. This photo shows a stainless sink that seems to “blend” with the countertop and the floor cabinets. The stainless steel and stainless grey shade create a seamless design, connecting the three functional elements in the kitchen. The use of stainless steel and grey is perfect to create a simple but eye-catching design.
To match the combination, the walls are made from off-white, textured subway tiles. The grey look is intercepted with a simple glass window placed behind the faucet. Stainless kitchen appliances such as an oven, stove, microwave, coffee machine, and refrigerator blend well in this design. Simple, fresh decorations, such as small potted herbs or colorful fabric, cut through all the grayness without much effort.
This combination is perfect for homeowners who want a modern, almost-futuristic kitchen that still has homey elements in it.
The right kitchen sink will improve the look of your kitchen and help you with various cooking tasks. Try one of these kitchen sink ideas, and pair them with your favorite countertop to create an ultimate modern kitchen.