Black and white are two basic colors that comprise the most classical combo ever, which is exquisite, dramatic, timeless and chic, it’s an ideal choice for those who don’t like renovating all the time. A black and white combo can bring forth a bold visual statement in any space you choose and it suits lots of styles. Today I’d like to draw your attention to black and white kitchens.
Try Different Styles
Black and white is the most popular scheme for modern, minimalist and Scandinavian spaces but a monochrome kitchen in these colors is always a win, whatever style you choose: traditional, glam, art deco or any other that you like.
minimal kitchen with contrasting accents and built-in cabinets for a sleek clean look
traditional black and white kitchen with glass cabinets and chinoiserie wallpaper
modern black and white kitchen with dual crystal pendant lights, white counter tops, and black high gloss laminate cabinets
elegant black and white kitchen with art deco and retro touches
all-white kitchen with a couple of black touches looks laconically Scandinavian
traditional and retro kitchen with a chic black cooker and hood
Add Various Shades And Hues
Choosing black and white doesn’t mean you should stick only to them taking darkest black and crispy white, alter your color scheme trying various hues of black and white, for example, take charcoal black or creamy white to get a desired look. If you feel that black is too overwhelming, minimize its amount in the décor – add just a few black touches. Choose between matte and glossy finishes or mix them to get a trendy space; try black and white patterns to make the kitchen more eye-catchy.
Don’t be afraid to add a couple of contrasting touches like red pots, colorful dishes, touches of natural wood to make the kitchen cozier and more inviting.
traditional monochrome kitchen in a charcoal and creamy white
add light wood touches to make your monochrome space warmer and comfier
rock a black kitchen island and countertops to infuse the kitchen with style
black pocket string shelf in an all white kitchen and the living green elements keep the space looking fresh and alive
in this kitchen only walls and a backsplash are black, it makes the kitchen more airy and inviting
minimal black cabinets dominate this kitchen and a white kitchen island creates a contrast
black wooden cabinets look great with white marble tops and make a perfect modern kitchen
airy kitchen with two white kitchen islands and a large black framed window
Textures make any décor more eye-catching and cool, so rock various materials in black and white to make your kitchen look more interesting. A simple brick whitewashed wall can add a stunning industrial vibe to the space, and black wood makes any space more homey and cozy. Marble is a luxurious and durable material that fits any décor style and is timeless.
white subway tiles and black wooden cabinets give this kitchen a textural look
play with colors and textures like here - a patterned kitchen island and crochet lampshades
marble and chevron clad wood make this kitchen eye-catchy and interesting
metallic lamps and a chevron wooden art piece spruce up this kitchen a bit
white marble benchtops and splashback, white shaker cabinets with minimal black handles, glass pendant lights with black cords
black cabinets and white bricks to add a textural look to the kitchen
Consider The Size
If you think that a small kitchen should be decorated only in light shades to make it look bigger, you are mistaken: rocking black and white in right proportions is a great idea even for the tiniest space. just maximize white and minimize the amount of black, you can add just a couple of touches and that’s it. Glossy finishes reflect the light and make your space look larger than it is.
even a small kitchen can be decorated in this scheme, just don't be excessive with black
tiny kitchen with a glossy black backsplash and transparent stools
small black and white space with warm woods added for coziness
small minimal black and white kitchen with a kitchen island and dining space in one
Enliven The Space
To make the kitchen lively and fresh you can add greenery in pots everywhere you want, and if you are growing herbs and veggies there, it’s right what you need to give the kitchen a vivacious touch.