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23 Ways To Make a Bold Statement With Black Kitchen Cabinets

Black kitchen cabinets are the right choice for many homeowners looking to achieve a classic, modern and high-impact look in a kitchen. Black cabinets bring drama to the kitchen, but without the drama.

Both black and white kitchens are never going out of style. However, this year is heavier on the black. Designers talk about the black color in the kitchen as of a “new neutral”. They say that it’s a sophisticated and bold, but also a badass choice. “Kitchen noir” is obviously a new favorite style in the town.

Keep reading and explore the most effective ways to create a bold statement with black kitchen cabinets in your home.

Home Designers Create Amazing Kitchens with Black Cabinets

Even though the trends change, one never does. The kitchen is the single most important room in any house. “The ‘super kitchen’ has literally become a living room, family room, and office, with finishes, layouts, and decor that challenge us to define where the kitchen ends and the rest of the home begins.”, says Nino Sitchinava, principal economist at Houzz.

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The Works transformed a library into an amazing home. Custom woodworking and black storage cabinets with doors transformed this room into a bold, elegant, and warm living space. High black kitchen cabinets demand a rolling ladder for access. The black cabinets and island are topped with white Carrara marble-like countertops. These countertops open up the kitchen. Blacklight fixtures define the dining space and add a gorgeous, warm glow to the wood tabletop. The designers opted for dark stained wood floors to enrich this eclectic mix.

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Black kitchen cabinets photo by The Works – Look for traditional kitchen design inspiration

Dirk Denison Architects used black kitchen cabinets to highlight the kitchen’s interesting architectural details, finishes, and fixtures. Blackwood storage cabinets stand out against a light backdrop in this New York open concept kitchen. At the same time, contrasting white cabinets and countertops recede into the background. Brown backsplash and an exposed brick wall provide for this black cabinet kitchen a smooth transition to its white elements.

contemporary black kitchen cabinets
Black Kitchen Cabinets Contemporary Kitchen Photo by Dirk Denison Architects

Daniel Contelmo Architects created this perfectly balanced breakfast nook. The black island contrasts white perimeter cabinets. White Springs granite countertop helps to ease the transition from an all-white kitchen to the black kitchen island with cabinets.

Black and White Traditional Kitchen
Black and White Traditional Kitchen Photo by Daniel Contelmo Architects

Interior decisions by Karla Trincanello from New Jersey created an updated Mediterranean look. They used light and dark cabinetry, glass leaded cabinets, gorgeous Mediterranean stone stove hood, lantern lighting, and a large dark center island. The kitchen has a rustic, country vibe. It is an everlasting classic, perfect for family gatherings.

Mediterranean kitchen design with dark and light cabinets
Photo by KARLA TRINCANELLO-CID – INTERIOR DECISIONS, INC. – Mediterranean kitchen design with dark and light cabinets

The next kitchen design comes from the same designer. In this modern kitchen, black upper cabinets are incorporated with high gloss contemporary style maple. The designer balanced perfectly black and maple with the high gloss backsplash and stainless appliances. The cooking space flows seamlessly with the rest of the house.

Black and Maple Combination by Karla Trincanello
Black and Maple Combination by Karla Trincanello
Black and Maple Combination by Karla Trincanello
Black and Maple Combination by Karla Trincanello

The designer examples above are only some we like the most of the many styles that can be achieved in kitchens with black cabinets.

Versatile Black Kitchen Cabinets for a Timeless Kitchen

The U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends conducted a survey where almost two-thirds of the people spend three or more hours a day in the kitchen. They cook, bake, eat, entertain, socialize, read, watch TV and do work/homework there. The study includes responses from more than 2,400 homeowners who have completed a kitchen renovation project in the past year. This shows that kitchens became real hubs of the house. Their importance will only grow in the years to come. This is why finding the best style and color for a kitchen is not an easy decision for anyone.

You would perhaps be surprised, but black wood storage cabinets are very versatile. They can help you create a classic or traditional, fresh and modern kitchen in your home. With black cabinets in your home, you will be encouraged to make bold moves. You will make contrasts and you won’t be afraid to add more black storage furniture to the space.

By installing black kitchen cabinets, you will make a powerful statement. This is why you should not be afraid to mix, match and create strong contrasts. Whether you’re looking for intensity or ultimate sleekness to bring to your kitchen, don’t be intimidated by black kitchen cabinets. Black color will bring a special dynamic to your cooking space. This is why your kitchen will always look modern, regardless of current trends.

Nevertheless, before selecting a black cabinet kitchen, a few things should be considered. Think about the amount of light available, the role you want your black wood storage cabinets to take in the room, and the preferred style you wish for your cooking space.

Black Kitchen Cabinets Can Reflect or Absorb Light – Choose Wisely

Since kitchen cabinets in black color absorb light, you should assess the lighting situation. This is the key to determining how many black storage cabinets with doors to include in a kitchen’s design.

If the room has a wall of windows or a skylight, the homeowner can opt to install both upper and lower black cabinets. They will not detract from the sense of openness created by the light source.

Black Kitchen Cabinets photo by MSI
Black Kitchen Cabinets photo by MSI

If the kitchen is in a more enclosed area with smaller windows, it may be advisable to keep the black cabinets below the level of the countertops. Use more reflective lighter colors higher up in the room. The white upper cabinets are a classic, yet a perfect solution.

two tone kitchen with black kitchen cabinets
Two-tone kitchen with black cabinets. Photo source: alicelanehome.com

Simply go with open upper shelves instead of closed cabinets. The shelves will ensure your kitchen feels open and airy, too.

Black base cabinets and open shelving combination
Black base cabinets and open shelving combination. Design by Studio McGee

Glass front kitchen cabinets are another option to open up your kitchen space and introduce contrast. They are also an excellent solution for your kitchen with black cabinets. You’ll provide some space for all those pretty possessions to display.

Farmhouse kitchen with black cabinets
Farmhouse kitchen with black cabinets glass fronts. Design by Gardner Homes

There is also a case when black wood storage cabinets won’t absorb too much light. The semi-gloss kitchen cabinets will reflect enough light around the kitchen. Granite or quartz countertops in lighter colors will help the situation and keep the kitchen feel light and bright.

Black kitchen cabinets with dark quartz countertops
Black kitchen cabinets with dark quartz countertops. Design by cucinamoda.com

You can also bring in other light-reflecting materials. Stainless steel appliances, interested hardware for your black kitchen – pulls and knobs of the right choice can only help.

Black Cabinets in the Foreground or Background

Another important decision is whether black storage furniture should be a focal point or should instead make a more understated contribution to the room’s design plan. If your black kitchen cabinets are painted with a charcoal color and have a matte finish, the kitchen’s storage spaces can serve as a minimalist, yet modern backdrop for other colors, textures, and features in the room.

Contemporary kitchen design with black kitchen cabinets
Contemporary kitchen design by Stephen Fletcher Architects. Photography by Bruce Heming

Should you wish instead to highlight the black in the space, you can choose a glossy paint in a more saturated tone for your cabinets. One way to create an impact is to install a kitchen island with shiny black cabinets below a white or marble surface. Glossy pendant lights will make this look even more striking.

Black kitchen cabinets with marble countertops
Black kitchen cabinets with marble countertops design by LDa Architecture & Interiors

A Variety of Black Kitchen Cabinets Styles Brings Sophistication to the Kitchen

The installation of black cabinets can ensure that cooking can be done in a place that feels modern. It is not the black cabinets in a kitchen alone that dictate the style of one of the most important rooms in a house. Shelving, lighting fixtures, countertops, wall coverings, and flooring are also important. These design elements help determine the overall direction of a room. Black cabinets combined with these other elements can create rooms that have an urban feel, a sleek European look or even a contemporary rustic style.

Combine black wood storage cabinets with kitchen cabinets of other darker colors.

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Contemporary Industrial design kitchen designed by Schmidt. mat black & wood kitchen

Hang an elegant pendant lighting over an island or a table. This way you will put a focus on the island surface. You will also bring in other enriching details to your cooking space. The bar stools are the opposite of the room white on black. The room presents a classy combination of black and white. A fair split of black and white in this kitchen gives a well-balanced and gorgeous look to this kitchen. Black kitchen cabinets showcase beautiful chandeliers and balance the space.

Black and white kitchen design by URRUTIA DESIGN Photography by Matt Sartain
Black and white kitchen design by URRUTIA DESIGN Photography by Matt Sartain

A more minimalist European look is possible using black kitchen cabinets. Pair black wood storage cabinets without pulls or knobs with white countertops and white stool chairs. You will get a simple, classy, and modern kitchen look.

Minimalist black kitchen cabinets design by Everingham Design
Minimalist black kitchen cabinets design by Everingham Design

Light wood lower cabinets mixed with black glass-front upper ones, white marble-like countertops and copper light fixtures can create a special atmosphere in your kitchen. This style is rustic and warm, yet still very contemporary.

Stunning contemporary kitchen with black cabinets, marble island countertop, and copper light fixtures. Design by Hurst Design Build Remodeling
Stunning contemporary kitchen with black cabinets, marble island countertop, and copper light fixtures. Design by Hurst Design Build Remodeling

You can combine dark countertops and black storage cabinets with white cabinetry. This will create an ultimate contrast.

Black and white country kitchen design by Thyme & Place Design LLC
Black and white country kitchen design by Thyme & Place Design LLC

This black kitchen cabinet combination with white kitchen with subway tile, hand-scraped hardwood flooring, light granite countertops, a farm sink, a professional oven range and a beautiful table in a contrasting color is a dream come true.

Black kitchen design by Callier & Thompson
Black kitchen design by Callier & Thompson

The kitchen with black cabinets may seem a bit overwhelming. Leaving lower cabinets black and going for the white color on the upper cabinets, changes this impression drastically. If we add to this a checkerboard floor, we get a winning traditional-meets-modern combo.

Dark base cabinets with upper white cabinets design by Maletz Design
Dark base cabinets with upper white cabinets design by Maletz Design

It is possible to create an amazing black cabinet kitchen with some rustic elements into your décor. Warm and grainy wood surfaces give a special charm to the rustic design. Incorporate them into your kitchen plan. They can find their place on the floor, on your kitchen’s countertops, or on the ceiling. Nothing stops you to incorporate wood surfaces in all of these places. If you add pulls and knobs of the right color to your black kitchen cabinet, the contrast will be complete.

The kitchen below combines light knotty alder cabinets for the perimeter of the kitchen and black painted finish cabinets at the island.

Rustic kitchen design by CBNT Co.
Rustic kitchen design by CBNT Co.

Tall black cabinets with light quartz countertops, walls, and floor in gray shades. A simple, crisp, and elegant combination for a timeless kitchen.

Tall black kitchen cabinets design by South Park Design Build
Tall black kitchen cabinets design by South Park Design Build

Contrasting the color of your kitchen island with the rest of your kitchen provides a powerful effect. When the contrast is a dramatic black-and-white combination, you get a powerful focal point in the kitchen. Contrasting an island to the rest of the kitchen is a bold move. A traditional white cabinets kitchen gets an attitude and becomes edgy and sleek.

Powerful contrast with black kitchen island. Design by Venegas and Company
Powerful contrast with black kitchen island. Design by Venegas and Company

A similar bold and striking effect will provide a white kitchen island contrasted to the kitchen with black cabinets.

Contemporary kitchen design with black cabinets and light island.
Contemporary kitchen design with black cabinets and light island. Design by R.Z.Owens Constructions.

Define Your Style and Make a Statement with Black Cabinets

The kitchen is not only the place where people eat. It’s the place where people connect and spend time with each other. It’s the place where families are raised and future grownups are shaped. You’ll want the space where you spend most of your time to say something about you and your family. With black kitchen cabinets, you will certainly manage to pass a powerful message. At the same time, you will enjoy their elegance. A kitchen with black cabinets will leave just enough space for your original and unique ideas to show.

Contact Aqua Kitchen and Bath today to find the best black cabinets for your kitchen. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary style, we’ll find an option that you will love. Choose from high-end, custom kitchen cabinets, and consider more affordable options from Fabuwood, CNC, Forevermark, and Wolf cabinet manufacturers.

We give you 10% OFF on stock kitchen cabinets with a written estimate from a competitor, along with free design services. Give us a call today at 973-302-2075 or stop by our showroom located at 1107 Rt 23 South, Wayne, NJ 07470.