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Black is back – and it looks fantastic!

Posted in Blog
19 July 2019

Have you longed for a stylish and sleek black kitchen design?

Perhaps you have held back because you think it’s going to be too dark, or make your kitchen look too small? Well, think again.

With careful design, a black kitchen can be both beautiful and practical. It’s a colour that will last, no matter how much you use your kitchen.

Here’s how you can bring black back to your home.

Black is a neutral colour

The beauty of black is that you can match it with virtually any other colour – giving you endless options for your kitchen.

The versatility of black lets you contrast black cabinets with white walls or vice versa. Or if you choose to go full-on black throughout, you can use reflective surfaces to bring more light into the room.

Black is available in a range of materials from wood and stone through to glass and stainless steel. This gives you an extensive choice of which elements you want to incorporate in black in your kitchen.

You have the choice of including black cabinets, islands, splashbacks or work surfaces in a variety of textures.

Try contrasting colour combinations

You could opt for the stark contrast of black and white. Black cabinets and worksurfaces can be combined with white walls and white flooring.

Alternatively, you could choose grey as the contrasting colour to make the effect more understated. Modern black cabinets and an island will create a stylish contrast with light grey worksurfaces and chrome accessories.

In a small kitchen, the combination of black and white with perhaps a few bright accents will give you a chic design without making the room seem too closed in. By including glass-fronted kitchen cabinets, you can soften the look and bring in a reflective surface that will make the kitchen appear larger.

If you have a larger kitchen, you can afford to take more risks. If you want to make a bold statement, black countertops can be combined with vivid red or pink splashbacks with a floor that matches either the counters or the splashbacks.

Use materials that complement black

To highlight the statement a black kitchen makes, you can introduce other components to complement the colour. For example, brushed brass hardware looks great when used for accessories such as handles, taps, and light fittings.

Wood is another texture that will bring a natural element into the design. Light wood work surfaces and a wooden island will create an eye-catching scheme. Or wood accessories throughout the kitchen and in the furniture will soften the effect of a black kitchen design.

Black is a practical colour for a worktop

A glossy black quartz work surface looks sleek, shiny and very stylish. Alternatively, there are a range of materials that can be used for worktops such as dark granite, Corian or timber - all are strong and hard-wearing.

Black is ideal for highly used areas such as countertops because stains and marks won’t show. The same can be said of watermarks on black splashbacks.

Are you now tempted by black?

In short, don’t dismiss black. It’s practical and functional as well as offering timeless elegance and a hint of luxury. All that’s needed is the right combination of colours, materials, textures, and accessories.

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