Are black kitchen cabinets trendy? Most definitely, they are! The obsession of modern designers with black kitchen elements started a few years back and now is at its peak. Leading manufactures and designers on the word’s design scene seem to be in love with this trendy and functional color and continue to offer a great variety of black kitchen designs and ideas. On their part, the homeowners and consumers respond in kind and search for those contemporary inventions in black, to apply in their homes and kitchens. Our research suggests that this tendency and trend in modern design is here to stay, and to stay longer, we believe that the cool black color will dominate the stylish modern kitchens design at least a decade.
Each year the word’s design community chooses a color to be the color of the year according to the latest innovations, inspirations, and tendencies. And this color of the year dominates the scene and the focus of the attention of designers and manufacturers. But there are some colors – neutral and timeless ones – like white, gray and black – which never go out of style and lose their currency because they can be comfortably and stylishly combined with whenever color dominates the design scene this year. They give a wonderful base for each nuance from the color palette, so using them as a lasting element from your decor composition is actually a genius idea. The kitchen cabinetries, for example, are a specific type of kitchen assembles which are supposed to last for years and not to be changed frequently. So, a practical and clever solution will be to choose black for them. That way, you will have both the freedom to renovate and color the walls and other decor elements in whenever trendy inspiration strikes your imagination, while a suitable match in stylish black will give the timeless, cool essence to the overall composition. So, if you are planning your kitchen and need some hot ideas for black kitchen cabinets, this is the right place for you. We have chosen and carefully selected a number of the best kitchen designs at the contemporary design scene, which you can look at for inspiration and ideas.
Industrial Style Black Kitchens
As a matter of fact, the industrial stylistic is a very hot and trendy art every aspect of the modern urban design scene at the moment, and the design elements carrying those features can fit perfectly in your kitchen project. It is a universal concept that can be adapt according to individual needs and tastes. Usually, the cabinets in the black industrial kitchens are sustained in simple lines, geometrical shapes, and in metal as leading material. Characteristic, often custom-made, massive door handles and suspended elements give identity to each industrial kitchen stylistic project. It is cool that untouched original elements like brick walls, concrete floors and ceilings, old wooden beams, and exposed piping, become an organic part of the industrial stylistic and can be left untreated as a part of the interior design project. They will not only fit perfectly but will become an integral part of or decor composition.
In the industrial style black kitchens, a jazzy sparkle introduced by trendy brass or cooper insertions gives a warm accent to the pure geometrical shapes and pinch-out to the deep black base.
Matte Black Kitchen Cabinets
The matte surfaces are quite popular at the moment not only on the world’s design scene but also in other artistic spheres like fashion design, jewelry art, and even automobile constructions. And no wonder, the matte surfaces, and materials give elegant stylistics, depth, and calm to the objects and are quite pleasurable to touch as well. But fair warning – matt can be quite addictive as well – your kitchen will look sensational in black matt, but this concept is difficult to combine with other types of materials and surfaces so, you may end up completely overtaken by the trendy black matt including walls and ceilings. So our advice – search for balance – as it is with everything in life.
Here the hot-red rims and accents give vitality to the calm of the black matt kitchen composition.
High-gloss Black Finishes are Also an Option
On the other hand, keep in mind that the shining and gloss surfaces have their high ranking position in the word’s design scene as well. They had established their vibrant presence and shining touch as a symbol of luxury and high class in the furniture design trends over the years. If the black gloss is fitting your design idea – do not hesitate to introduce it as a material for your cabinetry or decor details.
The two examples we have chosen to introduce to your attention have a light geometrical progression without the upper cabinetry roll, living a spacious opening for other textural elements that will complement the shine of the black surfaces. In the first case, a beautiful exposed brick wall gives a juxtaposition between textural smoothness and rich roughness. In the second – a fashionable and modern smoke suspender gives a visual anchor for the whole wall, complementing the shining marble tiles and gloss black cabinetry surfaces.
Black is Fabulous on the Backdrop of Exposed Brick Wall!
As you may have noticed, many of the selected so far projects are combining black kitchen elements with exposed brick walls. Well, that is because they supplement each other marvelously. Warm and cool, light and dark, smooth and texturally rich, visual contrast and modern dynamic achieved by just two decor elements – cool isn’t it? The combination of those dynamic juxtapositions makes the black kitchen appear even trendier and more dramatic if that’s possible.
The rougher the textural finish of the bricks – the better, and if spiced with trendy black metal accents – a perfect modern outlook for your kitchen project.
Introduce the Exposed Piping and Wiring as a Decoration Touch
If the black kitchen cabinets of your decor project are blessed with clean lines and simplistic shapes, you will need a decorative accent that will bring vitality and energy to the design composition. It turns out that perfect for that role are the existing piping and wiring. Instead of wondering how to hide them incorporate them into the decor composition- colored in a strong color accent, they become a beautiful artistic addition (with an industrial note) for your design project.
Open the Black Kitchen Towards Another Space
The Nevern Square Apartment located in London and designed by Daniele Petteno Architecture Workshop is a marvelous example of this decor idea. Creative design decision connects the bedroom and kitchen spaces visually through a picturesque frame in the wall. This way, an abundance of light is introduced in bought premises, functionality, and aesthetical feel of comfort and harmony is given to the small urban space design.
Black Kitchen Cabinets in a Small Kitchen
And speaking of small- urban places- even if you have a limited kitchen space, this is no reason to give up on the black kitchen cabinets ideas. Actually, the visual rule that black decor elements give an appearance of a smaller space is true only if you allow the elements in question to dominate the composition. But if you apply bright combinations in color and lighter tonalities and make some concessions (like using small balk cabinets or giving up on the upper row of the assembly), the final result may presently surprise you.
Surround Your Black Kitchen with Splashes of Color
If you are looking for a way to have a vital and cheerful interior that is still based on the modern trend of black kitchen compositions, there are some very creative ways to achieve that. Do you want freshness in the black kitchen? No problem! The black is monochrome and universal color that combines gracefully with all of the other colors or tonalities. So basically, you can’t go wrong with the color combinations for your black kitchen cabinets. Give your imagination a leaf to experiment and enjoy the creative process of composing a bold and artistic interior decor composition.
Kitchen Island with Bar Stools
And since we have the color design of your kitchen nailed down is time to speak – spatial arrangement and transitions. One of the possible challenges of including a black kitchen into your home design is the risk of living that spatial element visually detached from the rest of the space. So including a kitchen island with bar stools gives a nice transition between premises with the functional added value of an excellent area for gathering with friends and family. A dynamic spatial solution that offers a visual playfulness, trendy modern lifestyle hint and smooth transition in open floor plan connections between kitchen and living room premises – the perfect multifunctional solution.
Black Kitchen and Transparent Island
And speaking of kitchen island elements… This decor element has its advantages – it is stylish and trendy and adds to the working space which your kitchen allows. An extra countertop is always a bonus in busy kitchens. One of its disadvantages is that the kitchen island structure often separates and visually restrains the premises – especially when the structure is black. But that can be cleverly transformed into a positive decor idea. One trendy approach in modern designs is to make part of the kitchen island a suspended metal construct. That way, the décor configuration becomes transparent for the eye and gives freedom of visual movement without compromising with the working surfaces. And thin, black, metal lines and frames are quite hot and trendy in the last years!
Oval Kitchen Island
After a decade dominated by straight, clear lines, the soft shapes and curves are making a huge comeback into the design concept of a modern kitchen. Including an oval kitchen island into your cooking space is not only trendy and innovative touch, but it also brigs softness and elegance to the overall visual aesthetics. And honestly, it is so much more pleasant to work around a space without sharp edges! The lack of black and blue bruising will prove it.
Black Kitchen Under the Stairs
Sometimes space can give you unexpectedly creative challenges. That is the case with this small mountain chalet designed by ADR. Here the space underneath the staircase is utilized by the stylish kitchen design. A contrasting zig-zag line gives a visual and practical pleasure, and the black spot of the kitchen space becomes a strong accent for the whole design.
If You are Afraid of Black – Use Charcoal Gray
There is this superstition going through the centuries that black is a bad-luck color. And although there is no real base, like with most superstitions, it can be a reason why some people will be reluctant to use black as a furniture coloring. In those cases, we recommend trying the charcoal gray nuances. Here are some amazing examples with those tonalities developed on the contemporary word design scene.
Black Kitchen Cabinets with Marble Backsplash
And speaking of lasting trends (like the black and the charcoal), there is another design material that never disappoints – the marble. Symbol of luxury and elegance, it can be the perfect color addition to your trendy black kitchen cabinets configuration. Marble is not only beautiful material with many stylish variations ( black with white vines or vice- versa, gray or even terracotta); it is also a durable and sustainable surface for countertops, kitchen island’s backs or even walls or floor claddings.
Black and White Kitchen Decor
Contrasts are always attractive and dynamic design features. If you are afraid that black can give too much darkness to your kitchen space – refreshed with white, this juxtaposition in the color palette is an everlasting classic and incredibly stylish design approach. The beautiful configuration of black cabinets with white countertops can be further developed as a contrasting style by adding white lamps or décor accessories that will create a graphic pattern with your main black body kitchen configuration.
Black Kitchen Cabinets in a Light-Filled Space
The spacious and full of light premises are ideal for the black kitchen compositions. The vast windows ( or floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to gardens or terraces ) are the perfect provider of natural light and an inviting backdrop of natural greenery, which will give the needed vitality for the design project. This luminosity and fluid connection with the outside is the most felicitous combination for black kitchen assemblies – the natural light balances the “dark side” of the kitchen arrangement, giving it textural depth and surprising purity of the idea.
Accents of untreated, blond wood as a furniture details are also a good, natural, balancing touch for the modern black kitchen cabinetry.
Play in Shapes and Geometry
If the idea of a straight line, simple rectangular kitchen cabinetry in black seams boring or monotone for you – the geometrical play is your gig. Stepping out of the conventional shapes and square lines can be quite hot in black. The designers of this project – the Adrian Amore Architects – used unusual sloping lines to create a dynamic and unique emanation for the upper row of those kitchen cabinets.
If not the cabinets, another design element from your trendy black kitchen can exhibits the playfulness of unusual geometry.
Combine Black Cabinets With Natural Wood Accents
And as we mentioned before, the organic presence of natural wood goes perfectly with the trend of the balk kitchen base. This combination (especially if its custom-designed) creates a kitchen full of warmth, homey-comfort, and individuality. Wood is a material that is used in home design for centuries and although modern technologies and innovations are always developing new ways of applying wood-like materials – there is nothing like the feel, smell, and textural presence e of natural wood in your home composition. Combined with trendy black structures, the wooden insertions with giving a noble, warmer, and softer outlook to your kitchen design.
Art Gallery-like Light Installation Projects
Undoubtedly the lighting project of your decor compositions is an essential touch to have a worthy final result. The spotted lights and art gallery-like illumination installations are quite modern and practical. They perfectly accentuate your favorite design features and give a wining angle that can be missed out in other ways. Spotted light project is applied in this black kitchen design realized by Rimatuys Architects. It secures not only excellent visual conditions while working on the countertop, but it also makes the dark black kitchen composition appear lighter and with more sparkle. It is no wonder that the art galleries use those light installations to underline the details of the art pieces exhibited. So why not using it in your designers’ kitchen composition? Make it a piece of art!
Black Kitchen Cabinets Made Out of OSB
An inspired design idea that can easily turn into DIY project. Why not create your own kitchen cabinets ( with bespoke measures and properties) out of OSB panels? Then paint them in trendy black and voila – you have a unique and stylishly looking kitchen. The organic texture of the wooden particles is supplemented by the shining gloss coming from the black paint. This combination gives a unique character and presence for your kitchen decor project.
Classic Black Kitchen Cabinets with Brass Accents
Ok, our favorite combination of two trendy design ideas – black kitchen cabinetry spiced up with the jazzy sparkle of the precious brass (or cooper) decor accents. Bringing the hint of classical beauty and sophistication, the golden or honey metal accessories and decor details are welcoming addition to any kitchen design. But are especially hot on the trendy backdrop of a black base. In this project, the black accents are combined with white marble for the kitchen countertops, and vintage rims on the doors, so the overall composition exudes classical beauty, luxury and elegance.
Choose Tiles for a Backdrop that Will Stand Out!
The tile selections for our kitchen project are another design element that gives us the opportunity to create a unique kitchen design with a great variation in properties and character. Lately, the contrasting geometrical shapes and contours are quite popular – so there can be a play with the graphic expression of the tile cladding. You can also experiment with the color selection – from contrasting with the black kitchen base, white, to bold colors or 3D surfaces. Contrasting fugues or elegant synchronic compositions – the market offers it all. There can also be a play with the shapes; at the moment on the word’s design scene, the fish scale tiles, herringbone tiles, and hexagonal tiles are in their pic.
Here is one kitchen design project that combines several hot trends in one stylish whole – the L-shaped cooking space by April Tomlin Interiors. Here the black kitchen cabinets are with clear lines that combines classic and modern in one, and in addition, the intriguing brass geometry of the lamps and the contrasting white marble of the countertops create quite a dynamics. The main feature that catches the eye, however, is the dark marble herringbone tiles that clad the walls – quite a characteristic project with a very stylish outlook.
Here Hexagonal tiles clad only fragments of the walls and create an artful and playful dynamics for the rest of the open space configuration of the design. Paired with simplistically shaped kitchen cabinetry framed by elegant wooden rims, this kitchen design example is bout stylish and artistic.
As you can see, there is a multitude of black kitchen designs, great variation in materials, shapes, color combinations, and trendy, innovative design insertions you can choose from to create your unique black kitchen project. Whenever stylistic catches your eye, one thing is sure; In essence, black is always in style, and modern designers had discovered many animated ways to revitalize the usage of the trendy black on the kitchen’s design scene.