Black has become an essential color in many kitchenss. Whether with a total black or with small details in this color, black has gained popularity in kitchens for some years now in what is a radical change of trend in the traditional white and light shades that had been used until recently.
Using the color black we can give a full turn to the kitchen if we know how to integrate it well into the elements of this space, getting a sophisticated space with a lot of personality.
Finishes: Matte or gloss?
Black, in addition to being the most elegant color, is a very versatile color that works perfectly in different environments. If you are looking for a modern and minimalist look, nothing better than black lacquered pieces or with a certain brightness to make the light reflect better and thus increase the luminosity.
If you pass shines, you have to know that the Matt black It is a growing trend that promises to stay long enough to fit perfectly in more Nordic or vintage environments. In addition, they provide more warmth and get less dirty.
Black & white
The mixture of Black and white in decoration it is always a success. Playing with this combination allows to generate contrasts in more modern and minimalist environments and is a very good option if we do not want to take a risk with a total black
In this case you can choose the black and white furniture composition, Use it on tables and chairs, doors, countertops or even on the walls.
Black with Wood
It is less seen, but we simply love it. The combination of wood and black color. A very sober combination that can be used on countertops, furniture, floors or some details such as exposed wood beams, for example. This mixture of wood and black is often used in kitchens with rustic touches in which there are dark woods like walnut.
Black is a fantastic color for dressing countertops or kitchen islands. This color works with any type of material, for example, natural stone, marble, quartz granite … they combine perfectly with the white or gray color showing the veining. But we also find other options of wood, resins or laminates with a very sophisticated design and, in addition, easy to clean.
With gold details
Imagine … black and gold. That combination is the most sophisticated of all. Using faucets, accessories, handles or lamps in gold will help you to give the touch of luxury and elegance to your kitchen.
With industrial touches
Black integrates seamlessly into industrial-style kitchens, highlighting concrete floors and cladding or concrete and brick walls. In this sense, black is especially successful in homes in which the kitchen is open or integrated in the living room or in apartments type loft. Even in kitchens of smaller size, since, in its fair measure, the black color does not visually reduce the space, but rather delimits and creates contrasts by monopolizing all eyes.
How protagonist … or in small details?
For the more daring, black can be the main protagonist in the kitchen choosing in this color all or an important part of the furniture, without forgetting the tiles and tiles, or, even with black walls, which can be very sober and elegant.
However, if you like black but do not dare to be the protagonist of your kitchen, you can also choose use it more discreetly by subtle touch in a part of the furniture, small appliances, pots and pans, handles, lamps and other decorative elements and kitchen accessories.
The slate materials or paints They can also be very practical and original in kitchens to write recipes or leave messages to other family members.
The importance of lighting
In any interior design project lighting is key. And in environments with black and dark tones, having the right light is even more important. Undoubtedly, the ideal is to have large windows or lots of natural light, but in case of relying more on artificial lighting, the use of cold tones is recommended since the warm ones create a sadder environment.
After seeing so much inspiration, do you dare to put your kitchen in black?
More information | Kitchen Furniture Association
Cover photo | Delta Kitchens