A mix of farmhouse and eclectic decorating styles creates a fabulous, fun kitchen. The black and white Roman shade complements the detailed backsplash area where the farmhouse apron sink becomes the focal point. The blue-gray cabinets complete the farmhouse vibe.
White cabinets paired with black countertops and farmhouse sink surround this chef's kitchen, while the large island has the opposite effect with black cabinets and chic white countertops. Contemporary pendant lights hang above the island illuminating the workspace, which also functions as a casual dining spot with comfortable barstools.
This dramatic cottage dining area features charcoal gray walls and a coat of black paint on the hardwood floor. The room is a good example of how dark walls can help a small or narrow space feel more intimate.
This custom kitchen storage with buffet for serving guest is an incredible additional to any kitchen. Matching the black and white basketweave backsplash motif of the kitchen this buffet blends in but makes a world of difference when the guest arrive. Accented with glass door cabinet, the upper storage makes it easier for guest to help themselves if needed.
Black cabinets and drawers make a striking contrast against 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, to create a transitional chef's kitchen that is truly the heart of the home.
The homeowners wanted a texture-rich space with a simple feel, so designers set out to achieve that goal by using cabinets that were a mix of wood and back painted glass. Black granite was added to the countertops, backsplash and range hood. This creates a sleek, streamlined design for the heart of this sophisticated home.
“Using black for interiors can be scary as it’s usually associated with being dark or depressing,” says designer Jodie Rosen. Her advice: “Using hits of black as an accent is a great way to elevate a space and emphasize elements of the design. In this case, we used black on the trim around the range to make the area a focal point and then repeated the black in the oversized fixtures, stools, and the metal detailing on the island.”
Graphic black and white wallpaper adds visual interest and dimension to the wall space in and around this chic contemporary kitchen. A row of glass-front cabinets becomes a sparkly storage space for glassware.
The unique, two-tiered island provides casual seating for six in the kitchen of this sleek, modern home. One the first level, four barstools rest a counter-height, providing counter space on one side and seating on the other. On the lower level of the feature, an extension table adds two more chairs for the homeowners' and their guests.
Black industrial barstools pull up to clean Caesarstone countertops for a casual dining spot in this spacious kitchen. Hardwood floors add warmth to the space, while a sleek light fixture brings a contemporary vibe to the room.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.