Black sinks look super classy in my opinion, especially when matching them with black taps or taps that pop like rose gold. Just be aware that blank sinks are more susceptible to showing hard water marks so will require more cleaning which you can read more about here. For now, let’s take a look at the best black kitchen sinks out there…
My Top Picks
Here are the best black kitchen sinks to suit everyone's kitchen needs...
From space-saving to dual bowl functionality, classic to modern, there are so many options out there, but here are the ones I’ve pulled together and reviewed on price, style and functionality.
- Durable: Made of 80% quartz and high-grade acrylic, it’s scratch-resistant and long-lasting.
- UV-Protected: Won’t fade over time, maintaining its look.
- Easy to Clean: Antibacterial surface repels stains and microbes.
- Costly: High-grade materials may mean a higher price.
- Heavy: May require extra support during installation.
- Size: May be too small for larger kitchens.
The Mayon sink features a modern, minimalist design with a large, geometric-shaped bowl. Thankfully it is made from a durable blend of 80% quartz and high-grade acrylic, which means its scratch-resistant and UV-protected.
The sink also has a reversible drainer and comes with a trap, waste, and drain assembly. Also, it has an antibacterial surface makes cleaning easy which we all need in our lives!
- Durable: Resistant to impact, chemicals, and high temperatures.
- Easy to Clean: Low-maintenance surface.
- Versatile: Reversible installation and fits small base cabinets.
- Complex Material: May be difficult to repair if it does get damaged.
The Respekta Mineralite Boston Built-In Sink is a durable and versatile option for modern kitchens. Made from a composite of 60% mineral cast and 40% synthetic resin, it’s highly resistant to impact, chemicals, and temperatures up to 180°C.
It is easy to clean and UV-resistant and it’s also designed for reversible installation for base cabinets as small as 45cm which is great.
- Durable: Resistant to heat, scratches, and impact.
- Design Flexibility: Allows for slimmer, aesthetically pleasing designs.
- Eco-Friendly: Lower carbon footprint in manufacturing.
- Material Stigma: Can be seen as lower quality.
- Chemical Sensitivity: May not tolerate harsh cleaners well.
This sink for me, looks great and wins top marks in the style rating! It is made from a resin-based GRP material that’s heat and scratch-resistant. Its engineered design allows for sleek, sharp edges at a lower cost.
Additionally, the sink is impact-resistant, reducing the risk of damage to dishes. It comes with a basket strainer and mounting hardware, and is eco-friendly with a lower carbon footprint, however, not so great with the material stigma or chemical sensitivity…
- Durability: Made from 80% quartz and 20% acrylic, the sink is highly resistant to everyday wear and tear.
- Easy Install: Grohe QuickFix ensures a simple and quick installation process.
- User-Friendly: Features like noise reduction, a reversible design, and automatic waste with remote control make it highly functional.
- Cost: The high-quality materials and features may make it on the higher price side.
- Space: The deep 20cm bowl may require more under-cabinet space.
- Style: The modern granite black finish may not suit all kitchen designs.
The Grohe K700 kitchen sink is made from a durable 80% quartz and 20% acrylic blend, featuring a modern granite black finish.
It’s designed for easy installation with Grohe QuickFix and is equipped with noise-reducing Grohe Whisper technology. The sink is fully reversible and includes automatic waste with remote control – how cool!
It also has a deep 20cm bowl for large pans and comes with a 5-year guarantee but just be aware, this deeper bowl will require more room in your under-cabinet.
- Durable & Heat-Resistant: Made from reinforced polyester, this sink resists heat and chemicals.
- Double Bowl: Offers flexibility with two equally sized bowls, each with strainer waste.
- 5-Year Guarantee: Comes with a manufacturer’s 5-year guarantee against defects.
- Not Scratch-Proof: Requires care to maintain its appearance.
- Not True Granite: Granite-like finish, but not made of actual granite.
- Size Requirement: Needs a minimum 800mm cabinet, limiting options for smaller kitchens.
This contemporary, matte black sink features a dual-bowl design and is made from SMC synthetic material that is reinforced with glass fibres.
It’s durable, heat-resistant, and chemical-resistant but not scratch-proof. The sink comes with two pre-drilled tap holes, basket strainer waste, and a 5-year manufacturer’s guarantee. Designed for top-mounted inset installation, but it requires a minimum 800mm cabinet, so make sure you have enough room first.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do black kitchen sinks scratch easily?
The susceptibility to scratches largely depends on the material of the sink. Black sinks made of composite materials like granite or quartz are generally more resistant to scratches compared to black stainless steel sinks.
How do you clean and maintain a black kitchen sink?
Black kitchen sinks can be cleaned using mild, non-abrasive cleaners. For composite sinks, warm water and mild detergent work well. For minor scuffs, a magic eraser can be effective. Always check the manufacturer’s guidelines for best practices or you can read more in my black kitchen sink guide.
Are black kitchen sinks more expensive than stainless steel or white sinks?
Black sinks can be more expensive, especially those made from premium materials like granite composite or fireclay. However, you can also find budget-friendly options made from acrylic or black-coated stainless steel.
Do black sinks fade or discolour over time?
High-quality black sinks made from materials like granite composite or enamelled cast iron are resistant to fading due to UV protection. However, cheaper materials may fade over time when exposed to direct sunlight or harsh chemicals.
What materials are black kitchen sinks commonly made from?
Black kitchen sinks are commonly made from materials such as granite composite, quartz composite, enamelled cast iron, and black-coated stainless steel. Each material has its own pros and cons regarding durability, appearance, and maintenance.
Is a Black Kitchen Sink Now on Order for You?
Did you find one you like? There are pros and cons to having a black kitchen sink, especially if you have to deal with hard water like myself, but they do look fantastic when installed. Let me know below which one you go for and how you get on with it.