5 Best Contemporary Kitchen Sinks for the Modern Kitchen

Contemporary kitchen sinks are a must have for every modern kitchen. A truly modern sink should provide style, functionality and durability, but selecting the perfect one can be a very tedious task. With such a wide variety of materials, styles, colours and brands available on the market and trends changing all the time, finding the perfect sink for your kitchen is a real challenge. 

If you’re struggling with choosing contemporary sinks for your kitchen, Modern Living is here to help. We have compiled our top five sinks for the modern kitchen.  

Best Contemporary Kitchen Sinks

So what are the best modern kitchen sinks? Here are our top five choices for your modern kitchen: 

Franke Antea Fragranite 1.0 Bowl Sink – Onyx

It’s easy to see why Franke are the market leader in contemporary kitchen sinks. This stunningly designed sink offers the perfect contemporary touch to your kitchen with flawless functionality. 


  • Single Bowl
  • Single Drainer
  • Reversible
  • Compatible with Clips & Waste
  • 780mm x 500mm overall size

Scott & James 1.5 Bowl Undermount Sink – Gunmetal Grey

Top-quality manufacturing, high-grade materials and a fantastic price, this gunmetal grey kitchen sink by Scott & James truly provides it all. Comes with wastes, overflow and fixing clips as well – what more could you need? 

Also available as a left hand and single bowl


  • 1.5 Bowls
  • Right Hand Small Bowl
  • Squared Profile with Brushed Finish
  • Gunmetal Grey
  • 590mm x 440mm x 200mm overall size

Abode Matrix R0 1 Bowl Sink – Stainless Steel

Contemporary stainless steel kitchen sinks are a truly timeless choice and this modern Abode sink is the perfect space-saving option for a smaller kitchen. Made from thick gauge 304 stainless steel, it offers amazing durability and functionality. 


  • Single Bowl
  • Suitable for cabinet widths of 600mm or greater
  • Stainless Steel Construction with a Polished Finish
  • 540mm x 440mm x 205mm overall size

CDA KG73GR Composite Single Bowl Sink

The CDA KG73GR is a single bowl composite sink in trendy graphite colour. Its incredibly robust construction, fine metallic finish and smooth-fit edge makes this a practical and highly attractive option for every modern kitchen. 


  • Single Bowl 
  • Reversible 
  • 1000mm x 500mm x 219mm overall size

Franke Box Center Inset Sink & Accessory Set – Stainless Steel

You couldn’t possibly find a more perfect contemporary sink than this one. This robust Franke sink comes complete with a box centre and accessory set including 3 knives, 2 chopping boards, strainer bowl and draining rack. What more could a chef need? 


  • Inset Installation
  • Reversible
  • Complete with Box Center Accessory Set
  • Stainless Steel
  • 790mm x 510mm overall size

How to Make a Traditional Kitchen Sink Look Contemporary? 

If you want a more traditional look with contemporary spin, you can choose a classic sink model in a trendy colour. The Villeroy & Boch Architectura sinks are a great example of this. Available as 1 Bowl and 1.5 Bowl options, these reversible sinks offer a modern look in a stunning graphite grey colour.  

Which Colour Kitchen Sink is Most Popular? 

White, stainless steel, grey and back are the four colours most popularly chosen for kitchen sinks. There is a huge selection of sink colours and shades so don’t rush to go with just what is trendy. Find a colour that harmonises with the rest of your kitchen interior including your countertop and cabinets. Or if you want to be modern – go for a contrasting colour that will stand out. 

What Shape of Kitchen Sink is Best? 

If you want to achieve a modern look, opting for a rectangular sink with sharper edges will give you the desired minimalist aesthetic. On the downside, sinks with square edges are harder to clean. Sinks with rounded edges provide a timeless look and are easier to clean, so if easy maintenance is a priority, this would be a better choice. 

What is on Trend for Kitchen Sinks 2023?

Modern kitchen design focuses on usability and functionality. The popularity of workstation sinks is on the rise and for a good reason. This type of sink allows you to work directly above the sink, containing all the mess and preventing cross-contamination. The modular setup provides multiple functions which is perfect for extending the available countertop space in small kitchens.

Although mostly associated with traditional farmhouse kitchen interiors, Belfast sinks are still popular in modern kitchens. This hugely versatile sink style is practical, stylish and versatile. Whether in a modern townhouse or traditional English cottage, a Belfast sink will perfectly fit each interior. 

What is the best material for a kitchen sink?

Stainless steel is the most popular kitchen sink material in the UK. Stainless steel kitchens are easy to clean and suit every kitchen design – whether contemporary or traditional. With a huge versatility in sizes, shapes and even finishes, you can find a stainless steel sink to suit your needs. If you want durability, fireclay ceramic sinks are also a great option. This material is one of the most traditional choices for sinks. 

Shop More Modern Kitchen Sinks With Modern Living

At Modern Living, you will find a fantastic range of kitchen sinks to suit your interior design. Discover our full selection of contemporary sinks for your kitchen and place your order. 

For more contemporary kitchen sink ideas, why not visit our showroom? Here you will find inspiration for your home renovation – big or small. You can also speak with our in-house designers who can help bring your vision to life with 3-D planning and visualisation technologies. Visit us today!

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