Published by Naomie Whitely, Sep 13, 2017
So, you are in the middle of kitchen designing chaos, and you wonder what color is perfect to make your kitchen effortlessly stylish. Well, if you were thinking about using black, you better listen to yourself! Although the color can be intimidating at first, but it can be a striking fashion statement in your kitchen. Aside from adding uniqueness and dynamism, black is also timeless.
When using black for your kitchen, you can use the color all over or as an accent. But hey, isn’t black is perfect for your cabinets? OMG yes!
But as you decide to choose black as the primary color for your cabinets, you have to consider the other aspects to make the atmosphere less dark or distressed. Keep scrolling for some tips on using black cabinets to make a sophisticated kitchen!
1) How will you obtain your black cabinet
This step will determine the kitchen’s style. You can recycle your old wooden cabinets and paint them black. Matte color will look more rustic, while glossy one will reflect modernity. You can also combine matte and glossy to obtain the style in-between. Less-priced woods can also be used for your cabinets if you want to laminate them in black color. Likewise, you can also choose a brand new set of black cabinets.
2) Think about contrast
The contrasting color is an important thing when you are using black kitchen cabinets. The classic black lower cabinets look gorgeous topped with a gray counter. To pop a little bit of playfulness, use yellow topped kitchen stools to complete the look.
Play with contrasts against white walls and countertops, as well as the contrasting island. If your cabinets are completely black, white-painted exposed brick walls will always make a statement. You can also obtain that gorgeous look with pairing black kitchen cabinets with wooden style island as well as the wooden floor.
A bright-colored island will provide a beautiful contrast against dark cabinets. Make this the heart of the kitchen, where your friends and family gather to enjoy food or craft projects done. Light-colored fixtures above it will make your kitchen a real gem!
3) You can play with patterns on the wall
You can pair your elegant black kitchen cabinets with patterned wallpaper, ceramic tiles, or even murals! Make sure the color of your wall contrasts your black cabinets. Exposed brick wall painted in white of other light colors is also great. But if you don’t want any patterns, leave your kitchen walls plain white.
4) Add some pops of colors
Colorful stool, flowers in a pot, lighting fixtures, kitchen curtain or anything can embellish your black kitchen cabinets. We need just a little bit of them, so choose one and don’t overdo it. Yellows, reds, beige, brown and other wooden colors will go well with black cabinets.
5) Provide decent lighting or expose your kitchen to natural lights
To avoid dull, depressed atmosphere in your kitchen, provide decent lighting. You can choose light fixtures or colorful ones to add some pops of color. Otherwise, let your kitchen drenched in natural lights to take cozy and comfortable feelings into it.
6) Remember to keep them clean
Using black doesn’t mean you’re safe from all the mess. On the contrary, dust stands out on a black surface, as well as soap and water stains. So, frequent cleaning is essential when you’re using black kitchen cabinets.