Black kitchen cabinets, while somewhat uncommon, can be sleek, modern, or a variety of other styles, when done right. As Halloween approaches, we thought that featuring our favorite kitchens with black kitchen cabinets would be a natural fit. You may think that black kitchen cabinets will only fit with the Aadams Family, not your family, but you might have a different point of view after taking a look at these stunners! While you can achieve the eerie look (if that’s what you’re after) with black kitchen cabinets, you are in no way limited to the look. Take a look at our picks and let us know your favorites in the comments section.
Make Black Kitchen Cabinets Work For You
1. Distressed Black Kitchen Cabinets
As we all probably know, the distressed look is in. It can fit with the farmhouse, rustic, shabby chic or french country styles seamlessly, and gives your home a really warm feeling. The character that it brings is second to none, in my opinion. While you may be used to seeing white or colored distressed cabinets, you can do the same thing with black kitchen cabinets and achieve a very unique look. If you truly want to stand out in the crowd, black in itself is a great choice, but black distressed cabinets will take your style to the next level. In the images below, they have chosen a lighter black, and a true black paint, but both work with the distressing. Mixing with an antique white cabinet also gives you a great two tone look. These kitchens both scream Italian Countryside and I could spend all day cooking in this cozy cucina!
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1. Retro Contemporary Color
Few things make me happier than some bright pops of color, especially when paired with black. Black has the luxury of being able to coordinate with just about any hue, which is great for you, because the options are endless! Red is a popular choice aren really sends the retro vibe. The aqua below is a bold choice, but the boldness paid off in lasting beauty. Their retro look will always be reminiscent of the past, so it won’t go out of style any time soon! The white, green and blackish brown kitchen sends the same vibe. The flat panel cabinets are very contemporary, sleek and chic. This would work perfectly for a man, woman or family. And lastly, the black white and red kitchen makes a bold statement with minimal color. All you need are a few pieces to tie the look together.
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3. Elegant Gold & Black Kitchen Cabinets
Black and gold makes a stunning combination. This look exudes high end luxury & style. It is a very European look that can be used anywhere in the world, still fitting in effortlessly. This is definitely one of my favorite black kitchen cabinets looks. Make sure when you are utilizing these colors that you have very pronounced lighting in your kitchen. Without it, the black kitchen cabinets could overwhelm your space and make it feel much darker than it actually is. As you see below, they have used several pot lights and a 9 light chandelier for added illumination.
4. Timeless White & Black Kitchen Cabinets
Black and white is classy, timeless, elegant and chic. It can be modern, or reminiscent of the past. It is effortless, yet striking. It feels clean, but not sterile; warm, but not too casual. It can be said that black and white is the epitome of timeless style and design. I LOVE black and white interiors. There is so much you can do with these two simple colors. Adding small pops of color is always a great feature, but is not always necessary. I love the black accent cabinets in a mainly white space. It makes the black kitchen cabinets a real focal point in the room. The black chandeliers also tie the space together beautifully. If you’re undecided on a color scheme or style for your home or kitchen, you cannot go wrong with black and white.
5. Modern Black Cabinets + Natural Wood Tones
When most people think of black kitchen cabinets, they think of modern style. As I’ve discussed in this article, that is definitely not the only style that you can use after selecting black kitchen cabinets. However, it is a perfect fit if you do like the modern aesthetic. One of my favorite ways to warm up a sometimes cold feeling style is to pair it with natural wood tones and earthy colors. In the top photo below, you’ll see the walls are painted a very earthy neutral, and they have chosen a similar color for the back splash. The floors are a lovely, natural tone as well. In the two modern kitchens below, they have chosen natural wood for their islands & accent cabinetry. This was a great choice, as you can see how much it warms up the space. Again, neutral colored flooring ties it all together.
6. Ultra Modern Black & Stainless Steel
While some do feel that this style lacks comfort and warmth, there are plenty of others who disagree. Both of these Wellborn kitchens are ultra modern and chic. All accents are stainless steel, making it a very uniform look and allowing the black kitchen cabinets to be the main focal point. The grey mosaic black splashes add to this monochromatic look, which I think is very ‘downtown professional’. These are very minimalistic looks, however the materials used are top of the line & very stylish. The waterfall island counter is a great touch, as well as the stainless steel island top in the second photo. Would you like this look in your home? Why or why not?
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As you can see, black kitchen cabinets are versatile and can be morphed into a variety of styles, to fit a wide array of tastes. While somewhat unconventional, it will make your home a real stand out in the neighborhood. While some assume that black kitchen cabinets are only for Halloween, that count be farther from the truth. What is your favorite black kitchen cabinet style and would you ever have them in your home? Let us know in the comments below! Have a hauntingly beautiful Halloween!
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Written By: Allie Bloyd