ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Black Kitchen Designs and Accents

Updated on May 21, 2014

Black Kitchen Designs

Under the right circumstances and conditions, black can be an awesome color choice for a kitchen, as there's something about the atmosphere that black and black accented kitchens create.

I'm a real fan of black, although it's not limited to the kitchen area of the house.

Now although black is very attractive to me, I don't like it to the extent some do as far as in the kitchen goes, as color combinations including back are better for me, or using black to accentuate another color.

Even so, I still like the looks a kitchen dominated by black, it's just not for me.

In a little while we'll look at some black dominant kitchens to see what you think.

After all, with interior design, it's all about what you want and prefer, and if black appeals to you, do it in the way that pleases you the most for the atmosphere you want to create. If that means a lot more black than others like, than that's what you should go with.

Black Kitchen Designs

When thinking of using black for part of your kitchen d├ęcor, the immeditate thought may be what other colors would go good with black, as it would seem limited.

In reality, quite a few colors go with black, although some of that has to do with how the kitchen is designed, and how the colors are incorporated into the overall look.

Good color combinations could look bad if the designer is trying to be too artsy and create for the sake of a certain look without taking into account the warmth of a kitchen and dining area that's also wanted and needed by most people.

An exception to that could be empty nesters who don't live close to natural family members and grandchildren. In that case some people may want to design it in a different way.

Kitchens can also be designed for fun, and that of course could easily be part of the warmth factor, although it adds an element to it that brings it to a different level. In those cases the two can work together or fun can be added as the primary kitchen theme. Both are great options to consider.

Another thing to keep in mind when viewing the photos of black kitchens, is they are taken with a certain view by the photographer in mind. When you're in the kitchen, it would look a lot different than viewing it from afar.

Fully Black Kitchens

By my personal definition, when I'm talking about a dominant black kitchen, I mean the color of the cabinets, drawers, counters and most of the rest, is all black in color.

With that in mind, the first two black kitchens shown here fit that description.

These are the type that aesthetically appealing to me, but aren't the type of black kitchen theme I would want in my own home. It's hard to explain why I think this way, but I think of it in terms of an office or study looking fantastic with this amount of black, but not necessarily a kitchen.

Source
Source

Black Kitchen and Reddish/Brown Walls and Counter

My description above was hard to make because I didn't know whether to call this a darker peach color or a reddish brown. How you want to describe it, it blends well together, showing how black can surprisingly work with color combinations you wouldn't think of unless you try them.

What I don't like about this particular kitchen is the decision to go with the shiny, black material, rather than something a little softer. There's too much glare for my tastes.


Source

Black and Tan Kitchen

Concerning the last kitchen photo it was pointed out how loud the kitchen was because of the shiny material used in the design. Here was have a different look, with a satin finish on the cabinets to provide a nice sheen without being flat looking or overstated.

Also nice the the tan color of the wall and the colors incorporated into the granite counter top. While it still has a lot of black, it shows how the right color combinations and lighting can allow black to have some warmth to it.

To me, this appears to be an attempt to incorporate contemporary and traditional kitchen designs together, with the black representing the contemporary look, and the tan a more traditional look.

One of the secrets to making this work is to have the rest of the accents and design in the kitchen be traditional. Too much black overpowers the purpose, and will easily dominate the room.

Source

Fun Black, White and Red Kitchens

If a kitchen theme can be made to be fun, it can overcome the apparent lack of warmth that certain colors and designs convey in a kitchen, by the fun itself becoming a source of warmth in and of itself.

That is the case with the kitchens below, which demonstrate with the checkered, zebra look in the top kitchen, and the deep red chairs and cabinets in the lower kitchen. Both are whimsical and playful, making it a place associated with fun.

The top kitchen with the zebra splashback design and alternating black and white colors among the drawers and cabinets, is especially enjoyable.

For the bottom kitchen, it gives the sense of sitting at a small restaurant in the 1950s.

Source

White and Black Kitchen Designs

With these next couple of kitchens we see white being the dominant theme with black being used in a complementary manner.

Black confirms its strength as a color in how even with its limited use here, it is powerful in effect.

What is attractive about both of these kitchens is they retain a traditional and warm look while using black in a compelling way.


Black and Wood Finish Kitchen Designs

Here's a good look at how black and wood go together in the kitchen, and it's something I like very much. I think this is the best combination of black and another color which retains the warmth of a kitchen a family would appreciate coming to, while also manifesting a more contemporary look.

Both of them have strengths, with the top kitchen design having slight edge in my opinion, as it has a homier feel to me. The strength of the bottom one is the nice cabinets, especially those with the glass fronts. The piece over the window also looks great.

I think the way the top kitchen is designed with a more closed in sense, created by the extra wall, is what makes it superior in the sense of being a place the family would really enjoy being together in.

Source

Black Kitchens Designs

Black is a great color choice for a kitchen, but as you see above, it can easily alter the presence and feel of a room, so you have to be careful how you implement the designs when using that as a primary, or even secondary color in a kitchen design.

Having said that, what makes it a challenge, can also make it an extremely rewarding, as there are some looks that are generated using black that simply can't be replicated with any other color.

In the end, you just have to be more careful when using black, and be sure to know exactly how it'll look when it's completed.

And if you love black but love a traditional kitchen, options like the wood and black color combination, as well as that of white and black, retain that warmth while adding a touch which blends contemporary and traditional together in a way that works.

Whatever your preferences, black is a color that should definitely be taken into consideration when planning a kitchen, or wanting to add something to an existing one.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)