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Black Kitchen Ideas

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If you’re not afraid to be a little bit daring, a black kitchen might just be for you. At once chic, sophisticated and elegant, black is a stunning yet neutral shade that can be taken in a number of directions. Whether you love traditional kitchens or want a more modern look, read on to discover how to incorporate this dark and moody hue into your home.

1. Parisian Chic

Everyone else is going with white, but black kitchen cabinets are so much more distinctive. To nail a turn-of-the-century Parisian look, pair them with creamy marble countertops and gold hardware.

2. Warming Wood

Going with a black color scheme doesn’t mean everything in your kitchen has to be monochrome. To warm things up, contrast a wooden kitchen island with black cabinets, or use butcher block for your countertops.

3. Black Kitchen Faucets

Modern farmhouse style isn’t just about using plenty of white. Nail this elegant look with matte black kitchen faucets and a pearly white apron sink.

4. Bring in the Light

Black kitchens look best when there’s plenty of natural light shining in, so if you must have curtains, opt for Roman shades that can be pulled all the way up. Crisp, white walls also work well to reflect the light.

5. Black Kitchen Table

If you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen table, think beyond traditional wood tones. A black kitchen table paired with brown wooden chairs can look beautiful — particularly with a rich red table runner.

6. Black and White Accessories

Even if you’ve already got a white kitchen, taking things just a little bit closer to the dark side is simply a matter of accessorizing. Opt for a black and white striped rug, ebony hand towels and ceramic canisters for dry goods.

7. Contemporary Lighting

Another way to add some character to your cooking space is with statement-making black pendant light fixtures. Hang them above your kitchen island for a dramatic look.

8. White Subway Tile

White subway tile is having a moment, but particularly in a black kitchen, it really works. Go for a glossy backsplash, which will pop nicely against dark cabinetry and brighten up the space.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a black kitchen renovation or are building a designer kitchen from scratch, Houzz has 97,952 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including FM&H Brothers Landscapes, LLC and Abbey Design + Remodel. Look through kitchen photos in different colors and styles and when you find a black kitchen design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful black kitchen ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.