Architectural Digest is calling black “the kitchen’s it color”. There’s certainly been no shortage of ebony, onyx, and other dark hued cabinetry, countertops and even appliances showing up in kitchen design showrooms and publications. But is this trend right for you?
As Newton kitchen remodeling specialists, we can tell you the difference between a black kitchen that looks fantastic and one that looks terrible is lighting. This includes both natural lighting – think your windows, doors, and skylights – as well as the lighting fixtures in your kitchen.
That being said, there are three types of people who really love black kitchens:
People with small kitchens. Black can make a small kitchen appear larger, and it also provides a strong visual statement that makes the space more imposing and memorable. Most of the homes we work on in the Newton area tend to have larger kitchens, but if you’re looking to renovate a prep or butler’s kitchen or are renovating the kitchen in a second home or apartment, black may be the way to go.
People who love industrial style – or high tech! Not everyone wants a country kitchen. If you love the rugged, big energy vibe of industrial style, a black kitchen makes the perfect backdrop for vibrant colors and strong shapes. Smart appliances, which are often stainless steel look extra sharp when surrounded by black cabinetry and countertops.
(Strangely enough, black can work in a country kitchen, if you’re looking for a more traditional, family friendly vibe. Just talk to one of our Newton kitchen renovation experts for tips on how to make it happen!)
Homeowners who are passionate about design love black kitchens. If you’re going for a very formal, high-end look, the polished sleek lines of an all-black kitchen are hard to beat. Yet this dark shade is so versatile that no matter what your aesthetic preferences are, black has something to add to the mix.