Designing a kitchen using black cabinets can be tricky, but there are some key elements to help you get it right so you design ends up being timeless.
When working with black cabinets it’s important to think about the entire space, not just the room you’re working in. Ask yourself how using black cabinets will affect your home, is it functional for your lifestyle, will it add or take away from your home design. In this case, the kitchen is open concept to the rest of the condo, the end goal was to make the kitchen blend into the rest of the condo that also has black accents.
Using black cabinets in this space allowed the condo to feel larger because it blurs the visual lines of the kitchen and related to other elements in the condo.
There are various materials you can use for black cabinets, such as painted doors, poly-high gloss, stained wood, but our recommendation is a matte black laminate. For a kitchen, it is durable, scratch and finger print resistant. Matte black laminate gives you the soft feeling of a painted door with the added benefit of durability.
We recommend warming up the design by pairing black with wood. In this kitchen it’s paired with a walnut slab door and we’ve opted for no handles to create a clean design that focuses on the warmth of the wood grain. You’ll also see that the wood doors help incorporate the wood floors that run through the entire condo design.
To create a cohesive calm and cozy design we have paired the matte black cabinets with black appliances, hardware, faucet, sink and matte black countertops.
The countertops play an important role in achieving a modern design. They are created using Dekton solid surfaces, learn more about Dekton here. The edge design is thin rather than a standard thickness, it elevates the design and adds lightness to the room.
Lastly the backsplash brightens up the design and adds texture to break up the heaviness of the black and walnut while still remaining neutral. It also works well with the white walls in the rest of the condo. Alternatively this design would work well using the countertop material as a backsplash.