55 Black Kitchens We Love

Bright, white kitchens are as popular as they are timeless, but have you ever considered black? Get inspired to try a darker hue with trendsetting kitchens that boast something a little more bold.

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October 04, 2018

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Black + White + Gold

A single bank of black cabinets is a striking visual surprise in the kitchen, tying in with the same-colored island and range hood. Throughout the room, golden accents bring a welcomed warmth and glow.

Marble Waterfalls

Black marble countertops cover the double islands, creating an eye-drawing feature. Dark floor-to-ceiling cabinets provide ample storage while the large window and skylights fill the kitchen with natural light.

Dressed to Impress

This gourmet kitchen is dressed to impress with charcoal cabinets, honey-colored wood floors, clean white countertops and a subway tile backsplash.

Modern Finishes

The large black kitchen island with white marble countertops compliments a bank of contemporary cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The stylish black statement walls ties the kitchen in with the rest of the space.

Matte Black + Covered in Marble

Matte black walls and a marble backsplash make a chic combination in this open-concept kitchen. In addition to the custom cabinetry and large island, this space also features a cozy breakfast nook.

Sleek + Stainless Space

Sleek, black cabinets reach the ceiling, giving the kitchen the illusion of skyscraping heights. High-tech devices are camouflaged within the wall of cabinets while additional storage can be found in the contrasting, white island. Stainless steel finishes create an ultra-modern kitchen.

Pop of Pink

A splash of pink adds interest to the otherwise monochromatic kitchen, which features sleek cabinets and a center island with a sink. Glass doors, accented with black steel, open to an outdoor staircase, which leads to a spacious rooftop terrace.

Shimmery Pendants

The dark base in this kitchen—black cabinets, appliances and a gray backsplash—allows for bright pops of color and shimmery metallics. It's a sophisticated way to create a neutral foundation.

Open-Air Drama

Dark gray stone walls create a designated cooking area in this outdoor kitchen. A matte black island, base cabinets and accent wall ensure this space is a stunning addition to the home.

Neutral Palette

Black lower cabinets with clean lines and no exterior hardware, along with gray concrete countertops, provide a strong base and visual contrast with the wood floors and open shelving in a light finish.

Backsplash #Goals

Honed black granite countertops and a patterned marble backsplash create a sophisticated, dramatic look in this Atlanta townhome kitchen. Open shelving displays the homeowners' collected dishes and glassware, giving the kitchen an eclectic feel.

Mixed Colors + Textures

To create a texture-rich space with a simple feel, designers set out to achieve that look by using cabinets that were a mix of wood and black painted glass. Black granite was added to the countertops, backsplash and range hood creating a sleek, streamlined design for the heart of this sophisticated home.

Glossy Vs. Matte

Black accents are sprinkled throughout this kitchen, creating an eye-catching atmosphere. The glossy backsplash and the matte black range hood play well with the galvanished metal island and the creamy base cabinets. Open shelving and a well-placed china cabinet provide ample storage space in this open kitchen.

Raw Steel Accents

Raw steel is used for the backsplash and island in the open-concept kitchen. The dark hues create a definitive cooking area in the loft's expansive space. The backsplash is lit by LED lights, creating a halo-like effect.

Entertain in Elegance

Black cabinets, island and dining table bring dramatic flair to the bright white walls and marble floors in this open floor plan kitchen. Gold pendants bring a touch of metallic over the sleek, built-in dining table, while the entire space opens up to the living room, making it perfect for entertaining.

Eclectic + Eye-Catching

This sleek, black kitchen is a perfectly elegant, stylish and functional midcentury modern space. The room has plenty of practical elements, including an expansive kitchen island and open shelving, whose clean lines contribute to the midcentury modern design of the space. Gold-lined pendant lights add glamour and pizzaz.

Cooking in Comfort

Dark base cabinets ground this bright white kitchen. Black accents placed throughout tie the space together, while a richly colored Oriental rug and simple armchair cozy up the streamlined design in this modern kitchen.

Half + Half

The mix of black and white in this kitchen creates a well-balanced space. Black industrial barstools pull up to clean Caesarstone countertops for a casual dining spot in this spacious kitchen. Hardwood floors add warmth to the room, while a sleek light fixture brings a contemporary vibe.

Bold, Yet Bright

This redesigned kitchen blends the warmth of hardwood floors with the sharp contrast of the black cabinetry and white granite countertops. The distinctive wood wallpaper has gold flecks that create a subtle tie-in with the brass shelving and kitchen hardware.

Just a Bit of Black

Black and white makes for a dapper, crisp statement in any kitchen. This space infuses black into the design with matte countertops and a matching backsplash. A decision like this ensures a bold design without looking too dark.

Grounded in Neutrals

This rustic kitchen features a blend of all things neutral. From black base cabinetry, a black-and-white island and a wood-paneled ceiling, this kitchen melds contemporary and farmhouse-chic seamlessly.

Contemporary Cabinetry

Black cabinets create a bold contrast to the pale walls in this kitchen. Stainless steel appliances are further tied into the design with stainless steel countertops. Masculine, modern wood barstools add a touch of warmth to the cool tones of the room.

Farmhouse Chic

A lavender ceiling and walls covered in subway tile create the perfect setting for black cabinets. A spacious butcher block island provides visual relief in addition to extra storage. Pendant lights and striped cafe curtains add cozy charm.

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High-Contrast Look

A crisp, white range hood pops against the dark cabinets in this transitional kitchen. Chevron patterned wood floors and a coordinating ceramic tile backsplash create movement and interest within the space.

Distinct Illumination

This kitchen features black floor-to-ceiling cabinets, a matching island with Caesarstone countertops and high-end brass hardware. Two globe pendant lights provide illumination for the room and tie the space together with the white, black and brass color scheme.

Transitional Color

A long stretch of windows offers up breathtaking views and ushers in ample lighting. The black cabinetry and stainless steel finishes create a modern look, while the mirror-covered wall and moss-covered decor soften the overall feel.

Tiny Bohemian

This kitchen may be small, but it packs a style punch. The black, tile accent wall (that doubles as a backsplash!) and the matching black ceiling make this tiny space feel much larger. Contrasting open shelving provides additional storage to this nine-foot-wide kitchen.

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Charred + Cantilevered

This contemporary kitchen features a black-and-white color palette with stainless steel accents. The original 1970s house was constructed on a series of charred-looking telephone poles cantilevered off the canyon floor, and thus are a unique part of the interior design.

Skyscraping Cabinetry

Rich, black enameled cabinetry reaches the ceiling while accents of Peruvian walnut can be seen throughout the sophisticated space. The look is completed with brushed metal hardware, white stone counters and geometric glass tiles, while a custom quartz crystal-encrusted ceiling cove crowns the space.

Black + White Love

Classic elements and pops of suprises fill this elegant kitchen. Black and white make up the foundational palette with bold pieces, like the globe pendants, accenting the space.

Bold Base Cabinets

The modern kitchen features wall-to-wall, oversized subway tiles paired with black cabinets and countertops for an eye-catching contrast. Wooden wall shelving above the sink provides room for storing kitchen essentials, while a white marble kitchen island with a partial wood section allows extra room for food preparation.

From: James Ramsey

Modern Simplicity

This contemporary kitchen contains dark cabinets that contrast beautifully with light walls. Modern finishes are seen throughout, keeping the design simple and cohesive.

Cues From a Checkerboard

Black and white come together in this space to create a checkerboard-esque design. The contrasting colors pair seamelessly with overlapping countertops and cabinets. An L-shaped floor plan and T-configured center island maximize space and create a sleek, masculine look.

Quirky Wording

This kitchen showcases black flooring that appears to flow seamlessly into the corresponding cabinetry. The designer of this modern home's interior incorporated the owners' extensive art collection and created installations throughout the space. Here, a cheeky 'Eat Me' sign floats above the kitchen's peek-through window.

Preppy Nook

Lower black cabinets create a beautiful contrast to upper white cabinets, and echo the thick black-and-white wall stripes. This color scheme creates a light and dramatic look. Clear plastic chairs sit at the modern white dining table that's decorated with a bright orange bouquet.

Cheery Chalkboard

This narrow but smartly designed galley kitchen features black cabinets with marble countertops, a painted white brick backsplash and a refrigerator finished with chalkboard paint.

Finished + Unfinished

Tucked underneath unfinished wood beams, this loft's modern kitchen keeps a clean, crisp look while incorporating both black and white into its design.

Geometrically Driven

This large-scale kitchen isn't shy about bold colors and patterns...and with gorgeous results! Black cabinets and pendants are a sharp foil to the graphic accent wall and animal print barstools.

Wall-to-Wall Windows

Wall-to-wall windows spanning the length of the kitchen bring in ample natural light. Black upper and lower cabinets see relief in butcher block countertops and white walls. Gold accents and well-placed greenery ensure the space feels elegant and sophisticated.

Classic + Clean

This modern kitchen has it all: stainless appliances, ample counter space, a small island and a breakfast nook right around the corner. Glossy black subway tile brings some sleek texture and stark constrast to the space.

Modern Marvel

Black laminate cabinets, linear overhead lighting, white Silestone countertops and a glass backsplash all help to define this kitchen's intended architectural character. This modern marvel of a space has a clean, low-maintenance aestetic.

Pretty Pendants

The black-and-white color scheme creates a clean, sophisticated look in this open floor plan kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling black cabinets provide lots of storage, while a large island is the perfect spot for the whole family to gather for meals.

Warm Contrast

Black cabinets provide a dramatic contrast against bright white subway tile for a classic color combination. Black countertops line the walls, while kitchen island cabinets encased in butcher block provide a warm element to the space.

Monochromatic Palette

Working with a monochromatic color palette of gray, black and white, the kitchen boasts bright white cabinets, two kitchen islands in black and dark wood flooring. Four, dark wood barstools line the waterfall granite countertop island, offering a place to dine. A large wine fridge is a great addition for the host who loves to entertain.

Dainty Gold Details

Black cabinets and drawers foil the white walls and kitchen island. Classic architectural details, like elegant columns and crown molding, combine with contemporary elements, such as the bubble pendant lights and gold hardware, to create a transitional chef's kitchen that is truly the heart of the home.

Camouflaged Appliances

Stainless steel fatigue is a real thing. The designer of this kitchen chose to panel the appliances, making them disappear into the larger space. Black cabinets covering the exterior walls and a white island in the center of the room give this space a modern feel.

Brass + Black

The matte black cabinetry and range hood sit against a brass-colored, tile backsplash for a striking color combination. Brass hardware pulls inspiration from the backsplash and compliment the cabinets perfectly. White marble countertops add elegance to this bold kitchen.

Clever Coloring

Clean, simple lines and black accents give this open kitchen all the sophistication of a Michelin-starred restaurant. Select nooks of space filled with black surfaces ensure that the space isn't overtaken by dark hues, while playing perfectly with other neutrals that fill the room.

Showstopping Sheen

Geometric glass tiles add extra drama to the black, enameled cabinets in this kitchen. With black covering just about every aspect of this space, the walnut butcher block piece as well as the light-hued countertop were the perfect, bright additions.

Dark + Art Deco

Clean lines on the stove range and walls give this art deco kitchen a layered feel. Stainless steel appliances tie the dark gray tile and black cabinets together.

Full-On Glam

With dark cabinets covering the majority of the kitchen, the eye is drawn to the showstopping features contained within this space. Oversized glass pendants hover like bubbles above the kitchen island, a fun tie-in to the built-in aquarium along the back wall. Blue barstools and the aquarium's neon lights add a welcome dash of color.

Brightened With Skylights

Glossy black cabinets stretch across this well-lit kitchen. Black and gold accents are used throughout the space, ensuring that the color palette remains consistent. Skylights and large windows keep the kitchen bight and airy regardless of the dark hues that were used.

Clean Lines + Shiplap Accents

Instead of a tile backsplash, designer Leanne Ford paints chose to play up the existing wood paneling on the wall. To coordinate with the black base cabinets, she chose to paint a wide strip of the wall above the kitchen countertop, creating a unique feature in this rustic space.

Full of Texture

A variety of textures are used throughout this kitchen and dining space. Matte black cabinets cover the back wall and compose the base of the island. Patterned molding covers the dining nook, enclosing the dark gray cushioned accent wall.

Hints of Black

This kitchen uses black in an understated, but highly stylistic way. Geometric flooring, black cabinets and dark accents pull the color throughout the space without it overtaking the entirety of the kitchen.

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