The kitchen was gutted with the goal of creating the essence of a modern bistro-inspired space. Two-toned, custom inset cabinetry and a clean Caesar-Stone countertop pair for a sleek look. A tongue-and-groove wood feature wall behind the kitchen sink adds a cottage touch to the space, while industrial barstools pull up for casual dining.
Black and White Dining Area with Mirror and Chandelier
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.
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.
Rustic Details Add Historic Feel to Black and White Kitchen
To create the historic, rustic feel the homeowners were after designers included a farmhouse sink, black fixtures and glass pendant lights. Wood topped bar stools and an antique pitch fork give add a rustic feature to the space.
"U"-Shaped Kitchen Provides Counter Space and Casual Seating to the Home
The "U"-shaped kitchen cabinets provide plenty of counter space while giving definition to the kitchen space, separating it from the rest of the first floor. The barstools give the space a casual dining option but are also in close proximity to the dining space, so they could also serve as an extension of the home's dining area.
“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.”
A large window allows plenty of morning sun into the breakfast nook to warm the space, while a fun, modern pendant light gives light on cloudy days. A large bench and black and white, modern chairs add cozy seating to the space.
Sleek Kitchen Island in Stylish Black and White Kitchen
To give the homeowners extra counter space, designers opted for a large kitchen island. The sleek design and black cabinets add contrast to the already monochromatic space while also helping to separate the kitchen itself from the connected breakfast nook.
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.
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.
Black cabinets, island and dining table bring dramatic flair to the bright white walls and marble floors in this open floor plan kitchen. Gold pendant lights bring a touch of metallic over the sleek, built-in dining table, and the entire space opens up to the living room, making it perfect for entertaining.
Elegant Transitional Kitchen with Black and White Marble Flooring
The black and white marble flooring creates not only an elegant look for this kitchen, but one that blends with the pristine look of its furniture and cabinetry. The diagonally-laid black tile counterbalances the predominance of white in the room.
The basement kitchenette uses a black-and-white color palette combined with stainless steel to create a chic, contemporary design. A trio of pendant lights hangs above a sleek bar-height table and black barstools, while a stainless steel backsplash provides a chic setting for the sink and cabinet area.