The Magic of Black Appliances

Not only are dark appliances quickly becoming a kitchen trend, they are also more resistant to fingerprint marks. Check out these twenty reasons why you should join the dark side.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
May 13, 2019

Photo By: Tosti Studios

Photo By: Robert Peterson; Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Bosch Home

Photo By: Strutt & Parker, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: Sarah Moore

Photo By: Jim Tschetter

Photo By: Steven DeWall

Photo By: @kudaphotography

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Photo By: Ben Gebo

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Jennifer Boomer/Getty Images

Photo By: Rhett Youngberg

Photo By: Gamble + DESIGN

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Stacy Zarin-Goldberg

Delightful Design

Cool and contemporary, this kitchen serves-up some delicious high-contrast design with a punchy tile accent wall, edgy black cabinetry and a matching, matte black refrigerator. The modern appliance features sleek silver pulls that mirror the hardware used on surrounding cabinetry.

The Perfect Complement

Long gone are the days of all-white kitchens. Dark cabinets are making a comeback and with them, dark appliances. Though they are beautiful, stainless steel appliances tend to create an unsightly and choppy look when used alongside dark stained or painted cabinets. This stunning deep teal kitchen sidesteps that problem and creates a cohesive, streamlined design using a glossy, black double-oven and matching black refrigerator.

Seamless Style

An inky oven is built into the black countertops and dark backsplash to create a seamless, sleek design free from visual clutter. The hidden appliance maintains the clean lines in the design, and allows the focus to remain on the high-style elements at play in the space.

Modern Luxury

Smoky stainless steel appliances add modern appeal to this otherwise airy and simple white-washed kitchen. The black stainless steel refrigerator creates cool contrast against the rustic wood wall and floor, while the sleek stove range hood pops against the bright white subway tile backdrop.

Charming Design

Antiqued ivory cabinets and butcher-block countertops surround a glossy farmhouse stove in this cozy kitchen. The dark oven equips the charming space with both chef-worthy functionality and designer-approved fashion.

Edgy Accent Color

Let this trendsetting turquoise kitchen inspire you to give your kitchen a colorful makeover. Take notes from this design and opt for bold, black appliances to balance vibrant cabinetry. We’re in awe of how the black stove, refrigerator and dishwasher bring a distinctly edgy and sophisticated look to the otherwise spirited design.

Timeless Quality

Create a balanced and polished design by incorporating black accents throughout. This white country kitchen achieves a refined appearance using a black, industrial - grade stove and glossy, onyx floors. The inky elements contrast against the bright cabinets and stainless countertops to yield an overall sharp and tailored design.

Cool Contrast

Whip out your notebook and take notes from this timeless kitchen design. The expansive kitchen features classic white cabinets, blonde hardwoods and traditional, white subway tiles on the wall. Black appliances pair with black countertops to ground the ultra-airy space and achieve an intimate and inviting, lived-in design.

Updated Traditional

Traditional with a contemporary twist? Yes, please. Swap-out those blah beige appliances in your kitchen and turn heads with some striking black upgrades. This chef-worthy black and stainless steel range brings a contemporary punch to this traditional kitchen and gives the cherry walnut cabinets up-to-date appeal.

Contemporary Contrast

This open-concept kitchen appears light and fresh with blonde cabinetry, matching hardwoods and white quartz countertops. Minimalist-style rubbed bronze pendants illuminate the space from above, while black stainless steel appliances to bring a high-end look and function to the design.

Bold and Punchy

This stylish black matching range hood and oven is a great accent in this mostly-white kitchen. The black appliances tone down the stark white look of the kitchen and draw the eye to this dark focal point.

From: sKout

Unobstructed Elegance

Less is so much more in this chic black-and-white kitchen design. A custom black refrigerator, dishwasher and stove are cleverly disguised within the jet-black cabinets in this modern home for a seamless look. In doing so, the designers ensure that the day-to-day functionality will not detract from the ultra-clean and minimalist design at hand.

Cozy Cooking

Classic, ivory shaker-style cabinets and honey-colored hardwood floors usher in a warm and cozy feeling in this kitchen. The designer creates contrast with bold black countertops and uses high-end, black appliances throughout to achieve a balanced and timeless design.

Modern Amenities

Chores have never looked quite so stylish. This modern kitchen elevates everyday responsibilities with a top-notch black stainless dishwasher built into its snowy quartz waterfall island.

Elegant Style

This contemporary kitchen uses black appliances and a unique, cement wall to achieve a crisp, color-blocked design. The black dishwasher and farmhouse sink are nearly undetectable against the dark lower cabinetry.

Retro Glamour

Show-stopping designs are bred from bold decisions. This creamy kitchen features a black and stainless steel stove and range hood that’s sure to turn a few heads. The industrial-level appliance brings a drama to the design and infuses the neutral kitchen walls with jaw-dropping old Hollywood glamour.

Punchy Pairing

Vibrant blue cabinets and a custom, chevron tile backsplash provides plenty of personality in this petite kitchen. The unfussy black stove appears balanced at the center of the embellished wall and creates neat contrast against the punchy cabinets - without overshadowing their impact on the design.

Luxe Laundry Room

Upgrade your laundry room to appliances as stylish as your wardrobe. This white design features a glossy black washer and dryer that appear modern and clean. Best part? Unlike classic white washer and dryers, this darker duo will not eventually appear dirty or yellowed compared to the white cabinets and walls in the space.

Mix + Match

Don’t let matchy-matchy appliances date your kitchen. When investing in a new appliance for your kitchen, snag a glossy black appliance instead of your typical stainless steel. Using a mix of finishes will ensure your color scheme feels clean and modern.

The Fresh Traditional

Bright shaker cabinets blend in with classic details in this kitchen, like the original crown molding and trim, for a cohesive look. Modern elements, like the bold black stove, expansive stainless steel range hood and globe pendants bring a fresh perspective to the space, without dimishing any of the traditional charm.