Copper in the Kitchen

Why choose copper as a kitchen material? While many assume that copper is fragile and unsuitable for heavy use, they’d be wrong – copper is one of the most durable materials available for kitchen fixtures. Not only is it beautiful, it’s also inherently antimicrobial as well as recyclable and eco-friendly. While smooth copper can be prone to denting and scratching, hammered copper effectively conceals damage.

Copper will naturally develop a patina over time, which means that the color will deepen as it ages and often “heals” itself when scratched. It can require more maintenance than other materials – regular waxing and special cleaners are required on some products – but it is fairly undemanding and boasts an unusually long lifespan.

While copper is largely traditional and used in rustic and country kitchens, different finishes work well in modern kitchens as well. The timeless material is incredibly versatile throughout the entire kitchen.


The classic copper sink is a single-bowl farmhouse sink, available in various finishes (hammered, shiny, textured, matte):

Barclay FSCSB3130-SAC
Barclay Chantal 30″ Single Bowl Copper Farmer Sink
Barclay FSCSB3060-SAC
Barclay Canella Single Bowl Copper Farmer Sink
Premier Copper KSFDB33229
Premier Copper 33″ Copper Kitchen Single Basin Sink With Space For Faucet
Native Trails CPS290
Native Trails Zuma Copper Slant Kitchen Sink
D'Vontz KS13622
D’Vontz Single Well Hammered Kitchen Sink

But copper sinks are not limited to a single bowl! They come in all shapes, sizes and configurations (double and triple bowls, integrated drain boards, and even unusual designs):

Herbeau 4302
Herbeau “Moselle” Round Bowl
Thompson Traders KDU-3120AH
Thompson Traders Limited Editions Monterosso Double Bowl Copper Kitchen Sink
DVontz KS103622
DVontz Flat Front Farmhouse 60/40 Hammered Kitchen Sink
Whitehaus WH1914COUMDI
Whitehaus Copperhaus Single Bowl Undermount Sink With Integrated Drain Board
Sierra Copper SC-NTD-33
Sierra Copper Nautilus Copper Kitchen Double Sink
Sierra Copper SC-YK-40
Sierra Copper Yukon Copper Trough Sink
Whitehaus WH1914COUM
Whitehaus Copperhaus Single Bowl Undermount Sink
Elkay ECU5014ACH
Elkay Mystic Antique Hammered Copper Finish Single Bowl Sink

Copper is not limited to sinks. though; copper faucets are popular as well:

Premier Copper K-PD01ORB
Premier Copper Spring Pull Down Faucet
Whitehaus WHKTSL3-2200
Whitehaus Vintage III Faucet with Sidespray
Sonoma Forge WN-SQ-FX
Sonoma Forge WingNut Deck Mount Faucet with Fixed Square Spout
Waterstone 1625
Waterstone Fulton Suite Bar Faucet
Waterstone 3300
Waterstone Annapolis Suite Tradtional Deck Mount Pot Filler



Want to make a statement? Try a copper range hood:

Native Trails CPR362
Native Trails 36″ Hammered Copper Range Hood
Native Trails CPR832
Native Trails Coronado Range Hood
Native Trails CPR732
Native Trails Chalet Range Hood

And if you really love copper, put it on your counters or backsplash!

Where would you put copper in your kitchen?