The Belle Foret Large Round Copper Kitchen Sink in Oil Rubbed Bronze has rich European colors and artistic texture. I think of copper kitchen sinks as sculpture art. Sculpture art which has been treated so it doesn’t oxidize into a mossy green.
For an extremely antique look, it’s the Bates and Bates Round Bar Sink with Clips in Wild Bronze. The color name conjures up images of wild stallions, and this sink is ready for rough riding. It isn’t big enough for holiday loads of dishes, but the distinctive deep shape will get that much attention.
A different unique and elegant look can be achieved with decorative tile, like this Kohler Savanyo design on Alcott tile in kitchen sink. The interior is a strong, solid piece, and the exterior is dressed up pretty.
Cast iron sinks are another good option. Easy to clean, almost impossible to stain, hard to crack. If you want it to look white like a good old-fashioned sink, you can porcelainize it. Just like my mama has. It’s a hard, durable enamel, though I did find out the hard way that it can chip. This model, a Kohler Deerfield cast iron self rimming kitchen sink in biscuit, is just as no-nonsense and homey as it sounds.
Who knew old kitchen sinks would be trendy again? (Is mama’s gold shag next?)
Then come the faucets
Stately bronze with porcelain accents on the handles evokes the old world in this Kohler Antique widespread lavatory faucet in Vibrant Brushed Bronze style.
There’s a much smoother shape to this Kingston Brass English Vintage 8 Widespread lavatory Faucet which may not be as traditional, but the dark finish and separate side handles keep it old-fashioned. Hybrid, anyone?
I haven’t seen anything like this unique Kohler ceramic faucet anywhere outside a museum, but I like the idea.
If you picked the copper sinks above, pair them with copper faucets like this Danze Opulence Pull Out Kitchen Faucet in Antique Copper.
For a taller spout to fit that big stew pot, or beer stein under, try the Danze Opulence Single Handle Bar Faucet in Antique Copper. That’s the joy of bar faucets - you can even dip your head under for a drink or to wash your hair when the shower is busy.
Along with a beautiful finish often comes intricate detailing. This Fusion Mid size Kitchen Faucet in Antique Copper has all that. Now you just need it.
This Kingston Brass Concord Wall mount Pot Filler in Oil Rubbed Bronze might not look familiar, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a traditional look. Or feature. In fact, pot fillers are a bit of an endangered breed. With smaller families, smaller houses, smaller kitchens, no serving maids, and smaller (maybe) portions, there isn’t always demand for pot fillers. But if you have the need, plan one into your Old World kitchen and it will look quaint.
Last and least likely for me to pass up, the Fusion Kitchen Faucet with Diverter in Antique Copper puts some European cathedrals to shame when it comes to architecture. Check out those details on the handle and joins!
You won’t go wrong with any of these Old World looks. Customized finishes like these outsell chrome by a lot. A lot of good-looking kitchens, that is.