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.
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.
"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.
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.
A back door and kitchen window leading to the deck make outdoor grilling a breeze. “There is a major indoor-outdoor living element in this house,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “The pass through between the sink area in the kitchen and the grilling area on the deck is a great example, and what’s excellent about it is when its open and you’re grilling and you have friends over you can easily pass drinks and food out the window.”
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.
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.
Wood support beam and a classic chandelier paired with a mix of black and white cabinets make this a warm, classic space. The white cabinets provide a highlight feature, while the upper and lower cabinetry lights create the perfect ambiance. The large island with marble countertop provides plenty of space to work and eat.
Large Black and White Wall Stripes in Contemporary Kitchen Corner With Kelly Green Bench and Small Circular Table
Painting the walls in a high contrast black and white stripe tricks the eye into seeing more light than the space actually has. The black and white motif is repeated in the kitchen cabinets with added subtle touches of brass via the light fixture and cabinet hardware. A corner L-shaped bench adds a pop vibrant kelly green that works perfectly with the wall art piece.
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.
“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.”
Transitional Kitchen With Damask Wallpaper Accent Wall
A bold damask wallpaper surrounding the range creates a striking focal point in this white kitchen. A wood island with leather barstools provides a casual eating area and extra workspace. Two large wood chandeliers provide soft lighting above the island and kitchen sink, creating a rustic elegance in the space.
The contemporary kitchen features a black-and-white color palette with stainless steel accents. The large black island with a stainless steel countertop provides bar dining with sleek barstools. The original 1970s house was constructed on a series of telephone poles cantilevered off the canyon floor, so they become a unique part of the interior design.