5 Ways to include the color black in your kitchen

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Modern interior designers have erased old prejudices when it comes to colors in the kitchen. And although we’ve already seen that knowing how to use color in this area of the home can translate into shades as bold as red, yellow, and apple green, the time has come for black to come back.

 

Can you imagine a kitchen in black? We couldn’t imagine it either until we started to see the creative ways to incorporate this color into the kitchen. So be prepared to be surprised, because the idea that “black is beautiful” can be applied in this area as well.

 

#1. Black on walls, doors, and floors

Let’s say it sounds “daring,” or even odd, but thinking about it isn’t the same as seeing it. The color black on walls, doors, and floors will make your kitchen, furniture, and white island look worthy of a magazine spread. In this case, the appliances will play an important role and if these are made of stainless steel, they’ll create an award-winning space.

 

If you believe the first option is too much, you can also do it the other way around. How? Well, using black on the kitchen furniture and white on walls and floors. It’s less risky, but this combination still has a lot of style.

 

#2. Only on one wall

This is very fashionable. Homes where the kitchen has white cabinets and furniture, combined with a blackboard style wall, have a casual and even bohemian touch that many will envy. Some opt for this idea but instead of a blackboard, they place white vinyl with a phrase or motif on that black wall. It’s all a matter of taste.

 

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#3. Black, brick, and industrial style

This is a unique trio. A wall in rustic brick as the center of attention will detract from the weight of black furniture. But if you add to this combination all the lighting details and metal hangers of the industrial style, you’ll be bringing to your home a highly sophisticated kitchen.

 

#4. Black as a detail

For this option, you can use appliances of this color (SMEG and Bosch can help you with this) and combine them with a wood island, light-colored countertops, and cabinets of bright tones such as yellow to create a space with plenty of personality. In this case, imagination will help you create a harmonious space.

 

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#5. Wood and black

This is a very elegant and simple combination that’ll leave your guests speechless. Once again, the furniture in black is combined with floors and countertops in light colors, plus a wood island in a light tone as well.

 

As you can see, incorporating the color black into your kitchen isn’t impossible, but doing so implies something very important that you must consider: lighting. Whether natural or artificial, when it comes to spaces where the color black dominates, there must be a high emphasis on lighting.

 

So, before making this important decision to add such a strong color into your kitchen, look at the amount of natural light you have there, and the possibilities of including lamps or recessed lighting in your kitchen to have the perfect balance of light and dark in this space of the home to create the atmosphere you envision.

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