Halloween is right around the corner, and it's my favorite holiday of the year! This year I'm dressing up as the demon-possessed girl from the Exorcist - it's gonna be super scary. Since I'm feeling a little goth lately, today's post is all about black kitchens. From classic and elegant, to hip and modern, there are so many ways to rock a black kitchen. Keep reading to see some more examples of this super sophisticated style.
I love the look of these "not-quite-black" cabinets. The dull, matte finish keeps the look from becoming too dark and heavy. The antique brass hardware is a nice touch.
Designer Steven Miller went all the way with this glamorous space, declared Kitchen of the Year by House Beautiful. Sleek black cabinets are paired with a glossy black backsplash for ultra-chic, Gotham-city flair.
If all-black-everything feels too intense for your taste, consider mixing it up with white. You could do black just for the island, or break up the heaviness of floor-to-ceiling black cabinetry with a white marble island.
Interior design firm Sanders & King has done a really excellent modern take on the all-black kitchen. The grey countertop and black backsplash are hip and sleek, but not too heavy. A bright skylight and cheerful artwork keep the space light and fun.
I love these fresh and elegant takes on black kitchens by two Canadian designers I really admire. On the left, designer Jillian Harris showcases a classic beauty with white island. The backs of the glass upper cabinets are painted white to lighten the mood. On the right, the kitchenette of designer Meredith Heron's office feels super rich and classy. Glossy black cabinets are paired with white floors, countertops and backsplash for a bold, high-contrast look.
I love the look of black cabinetry combined with Moroccan tile backsplash and warm wood ceiling beams for a Bohemian and worldly vibe.
You can forgo upper cabinets, or stick to light, open shelves if you want to keep this look from becoming too heavy and overwhelming.
This is also a great look for an office or a relaxed, start-up space. Black cabinets can be durable and utilitarian, a good choice for shared spaces. Works well paired with concrete or white subway tile.