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Apartment Therapy Chicago | Color Inspiration: Thoughts on Black Kitchens?

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bobbiochoamartinez wrote:
need lighting - kitchen was remodeled to dark cabinets with granite and an island in place of a dinner table
   Comment   May 25, 2014
marieke9house wrote:
This would be hard to keep clean. As soon as your touch something your fingerprints are on it.
   Comment   December 5, 2011

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Kit Pollard added this to Glam Up the Kitchen
Mirrors. This amazing kitchen belonged to New York designer Miles Redd. While he's since redone his space, the spirit of this one lives on. He admitted that he didn't do a whole lot of cooking - the kitchen was designed for cocktails, really. His parties, though, always ended up in the kitchen, so he wanted a space to do them proud. These mirrored countertops, while not wildly practical for everybody, are more than fabulous, especially with the black and white palette. In a "regular" kitchen, mirrors could be incorporated as a backsplash or on the walls - even as a part of the cabinets. And the sexy black and white, and cool floor design, could definitely translate into any home.
Why shouldn't a kitchen be glamorous? So very "it" girl Kelly Wearstler, Hollywood Regency.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Remodel Advocates - Owner's Representation & PM added this to Glam Alert
June 27, 2014
Floor emblem
Manifiesto Design Cnter added this to valiente1963's ideas
March 21, 2014
Gabinetes negros
construccion added this to kitchen
March 5, 2014
A master piece!!!!
jonalybebe added this to jonalybebe's Favorites
November 6, 2013
Everything
heybabes added this to kitchen
October 28, 2013
LOVE the star design in the flooring
marverickson added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 19, 2013
Cabinet style and hardware
movingandconfused added this to Kitchens
October 18, 2013
Wicked. Does not work with design of home.
kecek26 added this to kecek26's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Mirrored counter
damagnuson added this to damagnuson's ideas
September 13, 2013
all dark but still sharp!
ssilvers919 added this to ssilvers919's ideas
September 1, 2013
Floor
Crystal Malik added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 5, 2013
hollywood glam
99jeff added this to Kitchen Ideas
July 25, 2013
dark cabinets
highendredneck added this to kitchen
July 18, 2013
such a glamorous kitchen!
laurkelleher added this to laurkelleher's ideas
June 29, 2013
hadles
Meghan Putnam added this to meghan_putnam's ideas
June 18, 2013
Countertops
halliepasch added this to Kitchen
April 14, 2013
white floor, black gloss cabinets, mirror
BillyMonica Austin added this to billymonica_austin's Ideas
March 30, 2013
Awesome kitchen black an silver
adlitha added this to adlitha's Ideas
February 20, 2013
Dark cabinets and counters.
tuhreesa added this to tuhreesa's ideas
October 8, 2012
glam kitchen
Dawn Taillon added this to dawn_taillon's ideas
September 11, 2012
I don't think I could do this but it is really eye catching. I love bold contrasting colors schemes but I have such eclectic taste that I also love soft washed out color pallets with a punch of startling color or a pinch of a bolder tone of one of the muted washed out ones. It reminds me of a sepia picture with one color remaining.
denlaur added this to kitchen
August 18, 2012
black!!
kaimana added this to kaimana's ideas
July 31, 2012
Floor
darling1023 added this to darling1023's ideas
July 20, 2012
colors
ibtissame added this to ibtissame's ideas
July 19, 2012
j aime le sol
maiphan added this to maiphan's Favorites
July 6, 2012
glamorous
mirando added this to kitchens
July 1, 2012
glossy black roof
wldfire101 added this to wldfire101's ideas
June 13, 2012
black walls in kitchen with silver accents
ariadne added this to Ari's Pied a terre
June 9, 2012
Floor decor and contrast of dark cabinetry and white accents
beerclinton added this to beerclinton's ideas
June 1, 2012
Dark cabinetry
nicolawcbs added this to nicolawcbs's Favorites
June 1, 2012
Cabinets
maribelborunda added this to maribelborunda's Favorites
May 8, 2012
Downstairs bar
bevenerge13 added this to bevenerge13's Favorites
April 16, 2012
Everything!!
dinaormando added this to dinaormando's ideas
April 12, 2012
Glam
ravenbrook added this to ravenbrook's ideas
March 28, 2012
LOVE THIS KITCHEN
aquariangypsy added this to aquariangypsy's ideas
March 21, 2012
my dream kitchen
pashtana added this to pashtana's Favorites
March 19, 2012
Black
missstella added this to missstella's ideas
March 8, 2012
Black kitchen
barb5022 added this to barb5022's Favorites
February 25, 2012
Very cool
envywho added this to envywho's ideas
February 9, 2012
kitchen
jfcook added this to jfcook's Favorites
February 6, 2012
Really dark
dinadolan added this to dinadolan's Favorites
January 27, 2012
Use of mirrors
Stacy Beck added this to stacy_beck's ideas
January 22, 2012
everything!!!!!!!!
jelenp added this to jelenp's ideas
January 15, 2012
white, glossy black with mirrors and glass
tamarsiegel added this to tamarsiegel's ideas
January 11, 2012
forman49 added this to Scottsdale house
January 10, 2012
Kitchen- high gloss black, glass, mirror backsplash
emmatrue added this to emmatrue's Favorites
December 17, 2011
Sexy kitchen - mirrors, glass, black, gloss.
lolziem added this to lolziem's Favorites
November 21, 2011
This is glamorous!
popp added this to popp's Favorites
November 18, 2011
Kueche
pattyy78 added this to DETAILS
November 13, 2011
window
naoko2011 added this to naoko2011's ideas
November 5, 2011
Cannot do the same but like this
susan0502 added this to susan0502's Favorites
November 1, 2011
These tips for painting powder room on first floor will help a lot
haydenblood added this to haydenblood's ideas
October 27, 2011
high gloss ceiling
selsel added this to selsel's Favorites
September 13, 2011
Kitchen
pgnortham added this to pgnortham's ideas
September 1, 2011
sophisticated
storyofmylife added this to storyofmylife's ideas
August 19, 2011
Why shouldn't a kitchen be glamorous? So very "it" girl Kelly Wearstler, Hollywood Regency
2amarilla2 added this to Sel's Stuff
August 18, 2011
Wow.
stanman08 added this to stanman08's Favorites
August 17, 2011
Interesting bk kitchen. Glass countertops!
shannonsummers88 added this to shannonsummers88's Favorites
August 17, 2011
Love
lynnettek added this to lynnettek's ideas
August 14, 2011
oooooh. drama. (i like it in my decor, 'cuz my life is pretty vanilla with strawberries and hot fudge i.e. good but normal.)
irishcat added this to irishcat's Favorites
August 9, 2011
Cool glam glossy black kitchen
Claire Manners Wood added this to clairee09's Favorites
August 5, 2011
Love the floor!
yukiyuki added this to yukiyuki's Favorites
July 16, 2011
Good
imik added this to imik's ideas
July 3, 2011
glass countertop
noellle added this to hollywood glam
June 4, 2011
shine and gleam, shiny counters, subtle green in the glass, dark and light contrasts, sheen even on black.
Jennifer Davis added this to whitegurl_1's ideas
April 16, 2011
black
lifethehallway added this to elguapodh's ideas
March 30, 2011
glam kitchen
greenbull added this to greenbull's ideas
March 15, 2011
black kitchen
Philip Keezer added this to pjkeez's Favorites
March 13, 2011
The floor ads contrast and pinache
jenjenjen added this to jenjenjen's ideas
March 3, 2011
glam kitchen
alexasharp added this to kitchens
February 28, 2011
wow
mo112 added this to mo112's Favorites
February 6, 2011
The use of glass on top of kitchen units
alison_riley added this to alison_riley's ideas
February 4, 2011
Pretty dark cabinets
lhl1005 added this to lhl1005's Favorites
January 29, 2011
k
sandyschuh added this to sandyschuh's ideas
January 24, 2011
door!
mmemagpie added this to mmemagpie's ideas
January 23, 2011
color contrast, sparkle
suzrux added this to kitchen
January 21, 2011
pukingly great
nic0985 added this to nic0985's Favorites
January 18, 2011
Black that works!
loulou345 added this to loulou345's Favorites
January 15, 2011
Wow! (but a bit cold, no?)
mdemarco added this to mdemarco's ideas
November 21, 2010
window over sink
kittyv added this to kittyv's Favorites
November 15, 2010
Everything
teelca added this to teelca's ideas
November 12, 2010
wow.
Rebecca added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 11, 2010
Very interesting. Black shiny kitchen sounds horribly depressing and morose, but looks incredibly classy here with stainless steel and glass tints.
Marie Grabo Designs added this to I Love A White Kitchen!
October 28, 2010
I think the backsplash is a mirror. so sparkly and shiny. love the counter lamps!
amyleighjd added this to amyleighjd's ideas
September 22, 2010
white trim
kath7320 added this to kath7320's ideas
September 21, 2010
black
wacousta added this to wacousta's ideas
September 15, 2010
my nightmare
brookeinvegas added this to brookeinvegas's ideas
September 12, 2010
glam kitchen!
Laura Singleton added this to sapperdocsgirl's ideas
September 2, 2010
ooo, shiny! high contrast
julsup5 added this to Kitchen
August 22, 2010
Floor
jamieangelm added this to Kitchen
August 19, 2010
Mirrors. This amazing kitchen belonged to New York designer Miles Redd. While he's since redone his space, the spirit of this one lives on. He admitted that he didn't do a whole lot of cooking - the kitchen was designed for cocktails, really. His parties, though, always ended up in the kitchen, so he wanted a space to do them proud. These mirrored countertops, while not wildly practical for everybody, are more than fabulous, especially with the black and white palette. In a "regular" kitchen, mirrors could be incorporated as a backsplash or on the walls - even as a part of the cabinets. And the sexy black and white, and cool floor design, could definitely translate into any home.by apartmenttherapy.com
Jisun Lim added this to jisunlim's Favorites
August 12, 2010
door/window
Mariano Curiel added this to drcuriel's ideas
August 7, 2010
barra vidrio
marlisafazio added this to marlisafazio's Favorites
August 1, 2010
Glam
mej1323 added this to mej1323's ideas
July 31, 2010
mirrors
tracydoc226 added this to tracydoc226's ideas
July 17, 2010
Cabinets
Anastasia Sin added this to Finalised
June 27, 2010
everything
Andrea added this to dree's ideas
June 9, 2010
Mirror backsplash!
andrea_of_ffft added this to Kitchens that might make me want to cook
June 3, 2010
Wow. That's amazing.
nafisahsimmons added this to nafisahsimmons's ideas
June 2, 2010
Place countertops in dining areas
felicitykk added this to felicitykk's ideas
May 14, 2010
wow
samselect added this to samselect's ideas
May 12, 2010
What a sense of romance for this kitchen, if there is a such thing! Luv it!!!
nancy_t added this to kitchen
April 21, 2010
black gloss
Mare Cip added this to A Touch of Romance
April 9, 2010
Who would have thought that "sleek, sexy & sensuous" would describe a kitchen?
natepeterliz added this to natepeterliz's ideas
April 6, 2010
Glamour!
dowjoh added this to Living Room
March 31, 2010
Everything
moedgy added this to moedgy's ideas
March 24, 2010
color
shannon30 added this to shannon30's ideas
March 24, 2010
mirror countertop
abrahamola added this to abrahamola's ideas
March 21, 2010
cool
konyein added this to konyein's kitchen
March 9, 2010
star on the floor
6456 added this to 6456's ideas
March 7, 2010
love the whole thing...counter tops, dark cabinets, floor, it is too super chic...
Interiors with Attitude, LLC added this to ral99's ideas
March 6, 2010
A touch of glitz and glamour in the kitchen...Gorgeous!
ionytaege added this to kitchen
March 2, 2010
floor
stephiegee added this to stephiegee's ideas
February 28, 2010
The floor is gorgeous!
Kit Pollard added this to Design Trends for 2010: The Rise of Texture
February 27, 2010
Ah, Miles Redd. He's a master of so many things, texture included. This entire kitchen is high-gloss, from the black walls to the mirrored countertops. A perfect reflection (sorry about the pun) of the owner.
cameray added this to kitchen
February 23, 2010
different style but so lovely
daniii added this to kitchen ideas
February 10, 2010
glass counter
naga added this to naga's ideas
February 9, 2010
floor...
susan Mecca-Urbanczyk added this to kitchens
February 7, 2010
This looks like a NYC glitzy movie star kitchen. So dramatic it seems surreal. The actress in me loves it.
bethkelly added this to bethkelly's ideas
January 25, 2010
color, mirror backsplash
Katie R added this to kitchen ideas
January 22, 2010
black and shiny
Liz Stewart added this to lizstewart's ideas
January 17, 2010
black room
sarahlane added this to sarahlane's ideas
January 7, 2010
would love to live here!
jasminv added this to jasminv's ideas
January 4, 2010
black kitchen
rachelle roth added this to rachelle's ideas
January 4, 2010
floor idea our house foyer
alil22 added this to kitchen
December 30, 2009
floor!
n8foto added this to n8foto's ideas
December 5, 2009
Shiny
Michael in Singapore added this to Mike's Favourites
November 8, 2009
Very sleek and slick
jaunet2jones added this to santorini-mediteranean inspired fresh
October 30, 2009
high impact, high gloss
hrinteriors added this to hrinteriors's ideas
October 20, 2009
it's gorgorous
C Greenw added this to eclectic sept 2009
September 17, 2009
very very cool
Kit Pollard added this to Off-the-Wall Mirrors
September 7, 2009
And these mirrrored countertops, in Miles Redd's old kitchen, ARE traditional mirrors. While they're not incredibly practical, they certainly are sexy.
Kit Pollard added this to DIY Projects: Tips for Painting Rooms Black
September 6, 2009
Miles Redd's old kitchen combines glossy black with mirrors and glass for a sexy, glamorous result.
monica added this to kitchen inspiration
August 22, 2009
very high glam kitchen!
flydanofly added this to flydanofly's ideas
August 22, 2009
This is amazing, but like the Star Trek kitchen on a plane on a cliff, not in my house. This bold design hangs together well for what it is. Way too non-traditional for my house.
crysenia added this to Crysenia's Ideabook
June 22, 2009
This is the kitchen Nick and I have been modelling ours on for awhile now! We're planning to epoxy the entire downstairs floors white and quite liked the look of the black cabinets with the white floor and black countertop. The mirrored backsplash would require a lot of cleaning, but my is it lovely!
lmccullough added this to kitchen favorites
June 13, 2009
mirrors
Lynnee added this to kitchen favorites
March 31, 2009
The mirrored countertops are definitely not practical - but I love the glamour of the kitchen.
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