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Sleek, Sophisticated Kitchen Design
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.
Contemporary Black and White Kitchen with White Granite Countertops and Backsplash
The 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.
Contemporary White and Black Kitchen with Sitting Room and Breakfast Nook
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
All-white cabinetry is clad in sleek black countertops, while the black island helps to create a striking contrast in the space. Geometric pendant lights and the tile backsplash bring in contemporary style, while exposed ceiling beams nod to the cottage design throughout the home.
Making the most of every corner, a pantry is installed in the cabinet that houses the stainless steel refrigerator. Floor-to-ceiling cabinetry also provides tons of much-needed storage in this kitchen, which is truly the heart of the home.
Sharp Modern Kitchen With Long White Marble Countertop, Boxy White Bar Chairs and Contrast Color Scheme
The use of long rectangular shapes creates a cohesive look throughout this sharp kitchen design. Warmer toned lighting casts a soft finish over the black and white color scheme. Boxy white bar chairs line the long marble countertop for an eat-in set up facing the kitchen.
The black-and-white color scheme creates a clean, sophisticated look in this open floor plan kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling sleek black cabinets provide tons of storage, while a large island is the perfect spot for the whole family to gather for meals.
No only does the sleek kitchen island offer a ton of extra counter space, there is also space for several stools that give the family an additional dining option or act as overflow seating for the breakfast nook.
This project is all about classic elements with pops of surprises. Black and white is set as the foundational pallet, with bold color and pieces accenting the space, leaving your senses feeling excited and happy.
"People are having 'stainless steel fatigue' so we are paneling all of the appliances so they disappear and make the space look larger," says Christopher Grubb. Grubb predicts more wood tones and less gray and white for cabinetry over the next year.
If you can't decide whether to install light or dark cabinets, consider a combination. The mix of black and white cabinets in this kitchen provides visual interest as well as plenty of storage space, while the marbled granite countertop and backsplash brings both colors together.