InspirationSeptember 25, 2014

Trending Now: Black Kitchens

While white kitchens will always be the most classic choice for cabinetry, black cabinetry is having a BIG moment right now. A little bolder than the popular gray, black is still traditional but with an edge.  This choice works especially well in bright, open kitchens, but can also make small kitchens feel more special and interesting.  One thing I wish I had done with my own kitchen renovation is be braver with the lower cabinet color- I went with a light/medium grey when I REALLY wanted to go charcoal.  But I was scared and went the safer route, since my kitchen is small and on the dark side.  Perhaps in a couple years I’ll repaint the lowers if I still like the idea.  In the meantime, take a peek at these inspiration images utilizing black cabinetry in big and small ways and let me know what you think about black cabinetry in kitchens!

These windows are so fantastic and made the focal point by the black cabinetry.


Another shot of the kitchen above, I adore this space! The high ceilings keep the black from being overwhelming.


This color looks like it’s a black with a hint of green to it. I love it paired with the brass accents and wood and the recessed shelving is really unique.


That buffalo plaid roman shade adds such a fantastic pop of pattern!


A small kitchen done in black.


The black lower cabinets here are offset by a great expanse of white tile. How killer is that Smeg?


This kitchen by Blair Harris is a favorite (I blogged this whole project before).  The black mixed with the brass and wood beams is just everything.


A super classic look combining black lowers with white uppers.  Painting the french doors black helps balance the black in the room.


This fun kitchen by Naomi from Design Manifest mixes white uppers with black lowers that have a cool white detail to them. And that HOOD! Swoon.


Simply using a black island can add a fantastic contrast to a kitchen like this one!


This kitchen combines the black island with black accents on the uppers for balance.


No island? No problem. In this tiny kitchen a set of separate cabinets on an opposing wall are made to feel special with black. LOVE this space (the floors!)


What’s your take on this trend? Do you love it? Hate it?



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