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Maple Grove Kitchen Remodel
Maple Grove Kitchen Remodel
construction2style LLC
Large transitional kitchen photo in Minneapolis with an island, an undermount sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances and white countertops
Coleridge Drive
Coleridge Drive
Tamara Rene Designs
Example of a transitional light wood floor and beige floor eat-in kitchen design in Orange County with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, white backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and gray countertops
Kitchens
Kitchens
Green Basements & Remodeling
Amazing split level home master piece. LVT flooring, dekton countertops, waterfall island countertops, wire handrail system, globe lighting, espresso/black cabinets
West Kingston Circle
West Kingston Circle
Advance Homes, Inc.
Andrew Seitz
Mid-sized elegant l-shaped porcelain tile open concept kitchen photo in Cedar Rapids with shaker cabinets, black cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an island
Handpainted Loft Kitchen
Handpainted Loft Kitchen
Fireclay Tile
Design: Cattaneo Studios // Photos: Jacqueline Marque
Open concept kitchen - huge industrial single-wall concrete floor and gray floor open concept kitchen idea in New Orleans with black cabinets, multicolored backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island, black countertops and glass-front cabinets
Ashbury Heights Victorian's Remodeled Kitchen
Ashbury Heights Victorian's Remodeled Kitchen
Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
Kitchen - traditional kitchen idea in San Francisco with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets and black cabinets
Party of 5
Party of 5
Maura McCool Design
Transitional u-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen photo in Other with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, black cabinets, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Brilliant in Black
Brilliant in Black
Rochon New York
Clean cut, modern, and magnificent! Rochon custom made black flat panel cabinets and center island set the tone for this open and airy contemporary kitchen and great room. The island lights add a touch of whimsical . The kitchen also features an extra large Frigidaire refrigerator and freezer and wall oven.
Woody Creek Cabin
Woody Creek Cabin
Structural Associates
Example of a transitional l-shaped light wood floor kitchen design in Other with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, black cabinets, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Summer Home on Martha's Vineyard
Summer Home on Martha's Vineyard
Robin Pelissier Interior Design & Robin's Nest
Kitchen - contemporary kitchen idea in Boston with black cabinets, paneled appliances and metallic backsplash
Kitchens
Kitchens
Maxine Schnitzer Photography
Photo by Maxine Schnitzer Photography www.maxineschnitzer.com Builder: Stanley Martin Homes www.stanleymartin.com Designer: PFour www.pfour.com
Teri Turan
Teri Turan
Turan Designs, Inc.
Sacha Griffin
Kitchen pantry - traditional kitchen pantry idea in Atlanta with glass-front cabinets and black cabinets
Kale Mills
Kale Mills
Chelsea Building Group
Bold kitchen and dining area in Kale Mills. Chelsea Building Group's latest homes in Charlotte, NC
Example of a trendy kitchen design in Charlotte with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, an island and black countertops
Modern European - Custom New Home - Orono, MN
Modern European - Custom New Home - Orono, MN
Hendel Homes
Modern European kitchen
Transitional light wood floor and exposed beam kitchen photo in Minneapolis with black cabinets, quartzite countertops, stainless steel appliances and two islands
Cozy and Charismatic
Cozy and Charismatic
Vivid Interior Design - Danielle Loven
Photography: Alyssa Lee Photography
Kitchen - mid-sized transitional medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen idea in Minneapolis with an undermount sink, recessed-panel cabinets, black cabinets, quartzite countertops, white backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a peninsula and white countertops
Bayadere Terrace
Bayadere Terrace
Teale Architecture
Trendy l-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in Orange County with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, white backsplash, stone slab backsplash, paneled appliances, an island and white countertops
Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas
Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas
Everingham Design
Inspiration for a mid-sized industrial galley medium tone wood floor and gray floor eat-in kitchen remodel in Columbus with a drop-in sink, recessed-panel cabinets, black cabinets, wood countertops, brown backsplash, brick backsplash, black appliances, an island and brown countertops
Sloans Lake New Build
Sloans Lake New Build
Studio Shelter
Modern black and white kitchen, marble waterfall counter top, Kate Spade pendants, Arte wallcovering, Jonathan Adler Chandelier and Sam the dog
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary galley light wood floor and beige floor open concept kitchen remodel in Denver with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, marble countertops, black backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Eclectic Glam
Eclectic Glam
City Homes, LLC
Open concept kitchen - large contemporary l-shaped dark wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen idea in Minneapolis with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, black cabinets, granite countertops, multicolored backsplash, ceramic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops
Upscale Elegance
Upscale Elegance
Dalia Kitchen Design
Example of a classic kitchen design in Boston with glass-front cabinets, black cabinets, marble countertops, white backsplash and stone slab backsplash

While you may think black kitchen cabinets seem too dark, they’re actually a perfect neutral. Black can evoke a sense of sophistication and elegance, be bold and industrial or take on a warm and cozy vibe, all depending on how it’s used. Whether you’re going for a striking statement or a subtle hint of moodiness, see how you can incorporate black cabinets into your kitchen with the following guidelines.

Pick a Hue

Not all black kitchen cabinets are created equal. Choose a black stain on wooden cabinets for a warmer, traditional feel that lets the wood grain show through. Pair black lower cabinets of any hue with white uppers for a clean look that’s also visually grounded (Plus, the two-tone style is currently on trend!). Soften your space with black distressed cabinets; this can help achieve a lived-in look, perfect for a farmhouse style. Go for a dark, lacquered cabinet to give your kitchen a sleek, minimalist vibe. Pick a matte black shaker style to bring a contemporary design to your kitchen. See how black can take on multiple personalities? Let it help yours shine through!

Play with Counters and Backsplash

In kitchens with black cabinets, you actually have a lot of room to play when it comes to countertop and backsplash designs. The neutral nature of black will help any color, or lack thereof, pop. For a clean look, pair black cabinets with white countertops or a white backsplash. The high contrast will help each element stand out and will make the space feel balanced. If you want to liven up the space, feature a fun colored or patterned backsplash that will help offset the starkness of the black. To bring a warm feel to a black kitchen, use wooden counters throughout or just as a statement on an island.

Go Bold with Hardware

One of the great things about black kitchen cabinets is that practically all finishes look great with them. Metals like brass, copper and stainless steel are sure to make a statement, but use them sparingly since they’ll definitely stand out against a black background. You can even introduce multiple metals for a bit of drama, since your cabinets are a perfect neutral to build off of. Think about coordinating your knobs and pulls with appliances to create a cohesive look.

Keep It Light

Lighting is an important element of any kitchen, but especially when black is a main design factor. When possible, make sure your kitchen is getting plenty of natural light, whether with windows or skylights. In a more enclosed space, bring in a variety of lighting options, from undercabinet lights to overhead pendants and recessed lighting. To tie everything together, extend the hardware and appliance finish into the lighting fixtures where possible.


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