Modern Black and Gray Kitchen with Concrete Countertops
Black lower cabinets, with clean lines and no exterior hardware, along with gray concrete countertops, provide a strong base and visual contrast with the wood floors and open shelving in a light finish.
The LeJeune Residence in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is featured in the Phaidon book Black: Architecture in Monochrome, celebrating this resurgent trend for dark home exteriors. Built in 1890, this building was once used as a home for the groomsmen who cared for wealthy residents' horses.
Master Bathroom Draws Inspiration From Industrial NYC Buildings
A moody color palette and industrial accents are used to echo the looks of New York City buildings in the master bathroom of an Atlanta townhome. A custom-made window overooking the living space below replaced an existing set of glass blocks. High-gloss subway tile reflect the stylish lighting. Wood-look tile alternates with black tile to create visual contrast.
The modern black kitchen countertops flow into a sleek black dining table surrounded by streamlined chairs. The dark materials make a striking contrast against the pale woods and glass used throughout the home.
An accent wall in this "gothic glam" guest bedroom is covered in wallpaper from Iris Maschek. A ruby-hued bed adds a pop of color but keeps with the room's moody vibe. Lamps from Voila Gallery connect the space to industrial elements found elsewhere in the home. LIghting is dim, setting the tone for a show-stopping space with a modern gothic mood.
Designed for a professional athlete and his brother, Garcia's goal was to keep the home young and modern. In addition, the client wanted to feel like he was living in his own nightclub. The bedroom wall acts as the headboard and is covered in tufted vinyl with studded nail heads. The ceiling is hand-painted using real silver leaf.
This modern kitchen has an industrial feel with painted black cabinetry, wood floors and stainless steel appliances. Black leather stools are tucked under a stainless kitchen island for casual dining, while a black and white mosaic tiled backsplash lines the countertop space.
Modern Black Kitchen with Unusual Leather Bar Stools
Perfect for entertaining, this large kitchen uses a sharp contrast between black and white design elements to create a sleek look throughout the space. Funky bar stools with leather seat cushions line the kitchen island, providing a perfect place for casual dining or relaxation. Glass-front upper cabinets are lite from within to create a glow around the room.
Rough-hewn wood and rich, dark walls turn this cozy corner reading nook into a showpiece. Wood beams reflect the character of the historic farmhouse, which underwent a top-to-bottom renovation that opened up the space and turned its formerly small, dark rooms into a livable and family-friendly country home.
Where the master suite was soft and pink, the attached bath is dark and dramatic thanks to sleek black floors and cabinets. A gray marble backsplash in the shower adds interest to the room and accentuates its edgy aesthetic.
Open Plan Kitchen and Living Rooms With Limestone Fireplace
These light and bright kitchen and living spaces feature an open floor plan, allowing for easy transition between rooms. The living room boasts a black leather reclining armchairs and a white limestone fireplace, while zebra print stools in the kitchen add a funky vibe to the otherwise gray and white space.
Lavish Seating Area by Designer Shelly Riehl David
Black and yellow damask chairs surround a round, black leather ottoman in this space from designer Shelly Riehl David. The chandelier is highlighted by a mirrored inset with white ornate frame. Ample seating and luxury appointments help make for formal but comfortable space for relaxing and conversation.
This entirely unexpected modern cabin in Muscoda, Wisconsin is even more arresting for its striking black exterior. The vacation home is featured in Phaidon's tribute to the history and modern examples of black clad architecture, Black: Architecture in Monochrome.