Written by Hayley Gilbert

12 of the best kitchen sink styles for 2022

Kitchen sink styles are more varied than ever, so how do you choose the best sink for your space? First of all, think about how you use the sink every day – do you have enough drainage space, do you need a separate sink for rinsing, do you want something classic or contemporary?

Whether you’re looking for a stainless steel kitchen sink, classic farmhouse sink or a granite composite that offers the best of both worlds, take a look at the Good Homes’ pick of the latest kitchen sink styles to get a feel for the type of look you want in your kitchen.

Then, hop over to our kitchen sink buyer’s guide for more information on the benefits of stainless steel over ceramic, double versus single versus one-and-a-half bowl sinks, and the difference between Belfast and Butler sinks >>> How to choose a kitchen sink

Metallic kitchen sink styles

1. Two-tone

Caple’s 1.5 bowl Mode 175/GD gold and steel sink (£744) is perfect for the on-trend two-tone look currently popular in kitchens. Adding wow factor to worktops, it comes as undermounted and inset (shown) styles so it suits all worktop materials and has a pure metal PVD coating, which is highly resistant to tarnishing, corrosion and scratches, so it’s ideal for a hardworking home.

gold and steel kitchen sink with small side sink or bowl and a half

Photo: Caple

2. Black and gold

The 1810 Company’s Axixuno 450U gold brass SOS sink (£595) seamlessly combines with solid-surface, quartz or stone worktops. The handmade bowl is treated on the underside with a protective powder coating called Insusound, which helps retain the heat of the water in the bowl, and dramatically reduces noise when fitted a waste disposal unit. The steel is 1.2mm thick and an Axix waste tidy is included. Also available in stainless steel, copper and gunmetal.

gold kitchen sink with black marble worktop

Photo: The 1810 Company

3. Copper classic

As you can see, metallics and marbles are big kitchen trends for 2022. Metallics add dimension and glamour to any contemporary kitchen scheme, especially when combined with a marble worksurface. Create a striking focal point in your kitchen with Rangemaster’s Spectra stainless steel PVD-coated sink in copper (RRP £534). Each Spectra sink is supplied with fittings for inset and undermount installation, which makes these sinks compatible with all worktop types, as well as a PVD waste kit with colour-coordinating waste cover. Also available in fade-resistant gold or graphite.

copper kitchen sink with white marble worktop

Photo: Rangemaster

Stainless steel sink styles

4. Multi-purpose

For a multifunctional sink space, the Zenuno10 700 one-bowl stainless steel model from The 1810 Company (£1,247.50) comes complete with two accessories of your choice such as a bamboo colander holder with colander and bowl, bamboo chopping board, garnish board with pots and a drainer with bars. It features a 10mm radius handmade undermount bowl and can also be flush mounted or inset.

multipurpose stainless steel sink with built in bamboo colander holder or chopping board

Photo: The 1810 Company

5. Double bowl kitchen sink styles

The GROHE K400 2.0 bowl stainless steel double-bowl sink (£188.95) with drainer and two pre-drilled tap holes can be mounted either left or right. The sink, made from durable GROHE StarLight AISI 304 grade stainless steel that makes cleaning easy, also has GROHE Whisper insulation on the underside to reduce noise. It also comes with an automatic, remote control waste fitting, so you never have to reach into dirty water to pull the plug.

stainless steel double kitchen sink with drainer

Photo: GROHE

6. Easy clean

Franke’s Mythos Plus MYX 211 (currently reduced from £715.85 to £527.95) is a single-bowl stainless steel inset sink with slim 6mm polished rim that sits almost flush with the worksurface for a sleek look and easier cleaning. The steel material is rust resistant and has a high nickel and chromium content, which makes it resistant to heat and cold, too.

easy clean kitchen sink in stainless steel

Photo: Franke

Stone-look kitchen sinks

7. Modern farmhouse styles

For a contemporary twist on the classic farmhouse sink, the Vintera XL 9 from Blanco (RRP £958) is a large undermount or flush single bowl design made for 90cm base cabinets. The Red Dot design award winner 2021 is made from Silgranit stone composite and comes in 10 on-trend colours. Choose from New Black, Anthracite, Rock Grey, Allumetallic, Pearl Grey, Concrete-style, Coffee, Tartufo, Jasmin and White.

modern farmhouse sink in grey granite

Photo: Blanco

8. Granite composite sinks

The Nemo SCHOCK by Rangemaster (RRP £500) has a compact single bowl design is available in nine colours including Croma Grey, as shown below. Made from Cristalite it also comes as a standard single bowl size and is designed to complement laminate worktops with its inset installation and integrated tap deck.

grey kitchen sink in granite composite with patterned splashback tiles

Photo: Rangemaster

9. Black stone-look

Stone is making waves in 2022 kitchen-sink styles. Blanco’s Subline sink in Silgranit (RRP £513) offers the classic appeal of a stone sink, but is scratch, impact, acid and heat resistant. Plus, it’s black, which is somewhat unusual in the world of sinks. Pair it with a white marble worktop for a super stylish monochrome kitchen look. It’s also non-fading, so it keeps its looks for longer, and almost completely vanishes into the undermount.

black stone-look kitchen sink

Photo: Blanco

Contemporary classics

10. Fluted ceramic sink

Perfect for classic Shaker-style kitchens, the Bowland from Shawes of Darwen (from £733) is a beautifully handcrafted single bowl farmhouse-style sink with an on-trend fluted front. Available in both white and biscuit, it comes in 600mm and 800mm sizes. It features a durable, anti-bacterial glaze finish and comes with a lifetime warranty. Plus, each Shawes of Darwen sink is handmade by Master Craftsmen.

fluted ceramic kitchen sink in white with forest green cabinets

Photo: Shawes of Darwen

11. Belfast kitchen sink styles

The Belfast sink – so called because it was originally designed in Belfast – is a classic among kitchen sink styles. The 490mm x 800mm Bora ceramic double Belfast sink in white from Wren is available to buy in showrooms as part of a kitchen package. Ceramic sinks work with both traditional and modern kitchen designs. Here, it’s paired with a gold swan-neck tap and Shaker-style cabinets in forest green for a contemporary-classic look.

double belfast sink in white with forest green Shaker cabinets and gold swan neck tap

Photo: Wren

12. Clean line kitchen sink

Shown below in sage green and available in nine colours, Franke’s Urban UBG Fragranite Graphite design (£450) is an easy-fit sink with Slim Fix clips for simple installation. Made of Fragranite – a solid and easy-to-clean material of 83% quartz and 17% acrylic resin – the colour is thermochemically bonded to the quartz particles, so it will look as good as new forever. The sink can be inset or flush-mounted, and is treated with Antimicrobial Sanitised Technology.

sage green easy-fit kitchen sink in Fragranite

Photo: Franke


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