Would you put a stainless steel sink in a kitchen with white appliances?

Or do you think it would look tacky?
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I don't think I would. Do you have a picture of what you have in mind?
I don't right now. We moved not that long ago and I need to put a new sink in my kitchen because I hate double sinks and I hate white sinks. The one that's in there now is all scratched and stained and I can't get it looking decent no matter what I do to it. Because it's a double sink I can't get my large cutting boards, pots, or pans in it easily to wash them. I'm going to put in a single basin sink, and I'd prefer stainless because they stay cleaner and I feel like they're easier to sanitize. Stainless single basin sinks are also easier to find than white ones.

Our landlord doesn't care either way as long as we don't throw out the original sink.

There is a white fridge, wall oven/microwave and dishwasher. The stove top is a black/gray flat glass/ceramic stovetop on the island (even though it's black/gray it isn't that noticeable until you're standing in front of it because it's almost flush with the counter top.

The cabinets are solid maple and were left their natural light color. The tile is a pinkish/tan color. It's not smooth and has darker brown striations through it.

While I prefer a stainless sink, I'm afraid it would look horrible because the kitchen is so light in color
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I think it could be okay. That was common practice back in the day before stainless appliances were available -- having a stainless sink no matter what color the appliances were (avocado green, anyone??).

The reverse looks fine -- I've seen white sinks (usually what I THINK is called farmhouse) with stainless appliances. (I'm thinking of that kind of sink where the front porcelain part is visible instead of it being behind the cabinets in a drop-in hole.)
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I absolutely think it would be fine. I love a stainless sink for ease of cleaning and I think it goes just fine with white appliances!




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Yeah, we have to use a top mount sink.
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If it matters, it isn't a large kitchen. Since the sink will be replacing a double sink (33" x 22") it will be a large single basin sink so will be pretty noticeable.
"...just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face." ~Harry Dresden

Guess I should add we have a stainless sink and all white appliances. I've honestly never even thought twice about it, maybe because I've seen it so much?




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I currently have no working sink. We bought a stainless sink yesterday. It was the same measurements as the white cast iron sink that was in there, but the hole in the counter is about 1/4" too small for the brackets to drop in. So I have no kitchen sink until tomorrow. I don't know yet if we're going to cut the hole bigger or exchange the sink for another one, but I'm wondering if the stainless sink looks awful.

Posting this is really embarrassing because my husband left a bunch of crap all over the kitchen late last night because he couldn't finish working on the sink and flew to Albuquerque for the day this morning. He won't be home for another 2 hours and my kitchen will look like this until he gets a sink installed. lol



Personally, I would replace all of the appliances if it was up to me. But it isn't. The landlords have no desire to replace a working sink, but doesn't care if we do it ourselves and bring it with us when we buy another house in a few years.
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Last edited by Nallia; 11-17-2010 at 06:31 PM.
I think it would be fine. I think white and stainless look good together - modern and clean looking.
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I absolutely think it would be fine. I love a stainless sink for ease of cleaning and I think it goes just fine with white appliances!
Originally Posted by spring1onu
I think it would be fine. I think white and stainless look good together - modern and clean looking.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
Thanks. My biggest worry with it is that while everything else is white, the stovetop on the island is black (with white knobs lol). You can sort of see it in the picture--it's half covered with tools. Damn men and their need to do things like this at the last minute when they have to go out of town the next day!

I don't want to make the kitchen look like a mess of mismatched pieces.
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I think it would be fine. I think white and stainless look good together - modern and clean looking.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
I agree.
I think it looks nice!

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I don't see anything wrong with that. I have white appliances and a stainless steel sink and it looks fine.

To be honest, I have never seen a white sink in anyone's place. They are always stainless steel, no matter what colour the appliances are.
Guess I should add we have a stainless sink and all white appliances. I've honestly never even thought twice about it, maybe because I've seen it so much?
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Our new house has a stainless sink/white appliances/black glass stove. It looks fine - totally not something I would have even blinked at!

The rest of the place? Yeah, I'm blinking. But that's why it's called a fixer-upper.



To the OP - ummm, if you're supposed to put the original sink back you'd better not cut the hole larger!
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Guess I should add we have a stainless sink and all white appliances. I've honestly never even thought twice about it, maybe because I've seen it so much?
Originally Posted by spring1onu
Our new house has a stainless sink/white appliances/black glass stove. It looks fine - totally not something I would have even blinked at!

The rest of the place? Yeah, I'm blinking. But that's why it's called a fixer-upper.



To the OP - ummm, if you're supposed to put the original sink back you'd better not cut the hole larger!
Originally Posted by NetG
I told my husband that very thing last night and again when he got home an hour ago. The sink we pulled out was cast iron and the hole and area around it are reinforced to hold the weight. I told him that he can't cut the counter, even 1/4" on two sides, because he'd have to cut the wood reinforcement too. Even if the old sink fit the counter might not be strong enough to hold the 100+ pounds of it if he did that.

I told him he could take the stainless one back and exchange it for one that will fit in the current hole or he could plan to pay to fix the counter and tile later. So he's taking it back in the morning. LOL
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It looks absolutely fine. Enjoy your new sink!
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That's a really nice kitchen and the stainless sink looks just fine. I wish my own kitchen were that stylish!
I see no problem with the stainless sink and white appliances.
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It never occurred to me that it wouldn't be fine to have a stainless steel sink with white appliances.
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