For the home: Black Kitchens

kitchens with black cabinets and white counter tops

Of all the black kitchens I’m posting today this one, above is probably my favorite.  It has a sort of personality that makes it very unique and real.  If not for those reasons, then for the up-to ceiling black upper cabinets with all-good benefits.  I also love the touches of global-chic accessories on the counter top.  The thought of a black kitchen would give anyone a disbelieving smirk face along with a swiveling shaking head but as you see, it is very elegant.  Most people are much more used to seeing bright white kitchens than anything else and the first thought that comes to their minds when considering black cabinets for their kitchens is a dark dysfunctional kitchen.  It’s all in the natural incoming light, use of material and contrast.  Keeping most of the kitchen surface -walls, counter tops, ceilings and floors- in light colors would make for the right balance and contrast in the room.   The finish on those outer layers also make a big difference; mirror and glass when used as doors, back splash or even walls bring in a lot of light into the space.  Of course last but not least, there is also the option of installing artificial lighting that can go any where.  Enjoy! 

kitchens with black cabinets and white island
Lindsey and Kristen Buckingham house
kitchens with black cabinets and mirror back splash
Miles Redd added mirror to everything but floor and walls here.  But the high lacquered walls provide an almost mirror effect.  The floor is pretty beautiful.
kitchens with black lower cabinets and white upper cabinets
Love the shiny white cabinets and the white grout on the floors in this kitchen by Tommy Smythe
kitchens with black cabinets
Kelly Wearstler kept it all black, form back splash to floor and ceiling but, smartly she added mirror to the back of the inside black upper cabinets which doors are made of glass so as a result there is still light reflection and brightness.
kitchens with black cabinets
The ambiance in this kitchen is very romantic I think. 
kitchens with black cabinets

This kitchen photographed by John Granen makes of the range a focal point.  The white trim on the black cabinets makes it a really nice detail.

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3 thoughts on “For the home: Black Kitchens

  1. The enchanted home

    I am a fan and did my entire butlers pantry in blac (actually a dark java) and LOOOOOVE it! I would do it exactly the same all over again, major glam factor and against white marble its totally timeless.

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