Design inspo: Beautiful black kitchens

Thinking of going black for your next kitchen? It’s a bold and sexy look that we love, Love, LOVE!

Black kitchens can suit a range of interior styles from contemporary to Victorian, ultra-luxe and minimalist. In flat fronts or shaker-style doors, recessed pull handles or statement metallic handles, there are so many ways to do a black kitchen.

To inspire you to embrace black, here is a round up of our favourite black kitchens.

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A touch of traditional

Black kitchens don’t just fit contemporary design and as proof, check out these dreamy kitchens that embrace black cabinets for a modern twist on a traditional style.

Shaker profiles and black are a winning combo, only made better by a hint of bling with metallic hardware. If you also want to use statement handles similar to these kitchens, check out our top places to shop for handles here.

Black and white traditional kitchen
Modern take on a Victorian kitchen, absolute perfection! Image via @redesignhomellc / Photography by @stofferphotographyinteriors / Design by @redesignhomellc 
Marble splashback and Black kitchens
Traditional yet timeless. Designed by @alyssakapitointeriors/ Image via @onekingslane
Open shelving either side of rangehood
Move over white shaker doors when black ones look this good! Designer Charlie Coull Design / Photography Valerie Wilcox

Contemporary design

Contemporary design is one of the most difficult design styles to pin down because it’s a fluid design that refers to what’s ‘here and now’. Right now, the use of stone, architectural lighting and floor-to-ceiling joinery fit the contemporary brief. Also, pushing the boundaries of a traditional island bench by creating the sense of furniture legs or embracing a curved design are very contemporary.

Concord Residence_kitchen via curved end
Kitchen at Concord Residence, take the full tour
Black kitchens with island like timber furniture
We love the furniture leg design detail on this kitchen island. Designed by @studio_ezra / Photography by Amelia Stanwix
Black and grey kitchen with extra long bench
Guy Sebastian kitchen, take the tour

Retro twist

Terrazzo has been making a comeback in recent years and when it looks this good in the kitchen, why wouldn’t you embrace it?! As well terrazzo, we’re seeing a return of ’70’s design features — think bold floors, curved cabinetry and statement splashbacks — so perhaps the inspiration for your new kitchen lies in the past?

GIA Bathrooms & Kitchens_Beaumaris terrazzo tile kitchen
Kitchen renovation by GIA, see the full home tour
Terrazzo kitchen island
Terrazzo and black is such a winning combination. Designed by @houseofgreylondon

Minimalist design

Many of these kitchens fit within the contemporary design umbrella but they pare things back so far that we felt they deserved their own title. It should be noted that minimalist design stand the test of time. While you can personalise these kitchens with your own styling, don’t be afraid to embrace their simplicity and sense of zen!

Rangehood over large glass window Black kitchens
What a beautiful statement this oversized window makes with the rangehood. Designed by @studiotate / Photography @sharyncairns / Image via @dotandpop
Bianca and Carla kitchen
Bianca and Carla’s kitchen on The Block 2018
Black kitchen on polished black concrete floor
Stylist Kate Nixon / Photography Maree Homer / Architect Mason Cowle – Ellivo Architects via Homes to Love

Statement stone

A popular combination unlike any other = black cabinets + stone. Whether you embrace the real deal or find an engineered alternative, black joinery picks up on the veining of stone and is a winning formula to elevate the look of any kitchen.

Luxe Black kitchens
Marble is the perfect complement to black joinery. Designed by @alisa_lysandra / Photography @lisacohenphoto
Portrait light in kitchen
Gina’s kitchen, see more photos here
Black, timber and marble kitchen
Designed by @alto_architects / Photography @cathyschusler / Image via @stylesourcebook

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This article was first published in March 2019 and continues to be updated with the best black kitchens.

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