It's time to go back to black in the kitchen. From chic charcoal to effortless ebony, be inspired as we showcase our edit of the most luxurious black kitchen designs.
As Riccardo Tisci once said, "Black is always elegant. It is the most complete colour in the whole world, made of all the colours in the palette."
Why choose a black kitchen?
Opting for a noir palette brings atmosphere in abundance and is perfect for those coveting a statement look. When it comes to interiors, think of black as the sartorial option to adorn your kitchen.
Choosing the right colour black kitchen
Like all paints, those in the black palette have varying undertones and so first, consider whether you want to create a cool or warm aesthetic. Black paints with a cool undertone often have a hint of violet and those with a warm undertone have a hint of brown. Once you know this, it’s time to think finishes - with darker colours the finish really impacts the overall look. Matt black paints keep things feeling relaxed and intimate whilst glossy black paints add a lustrous high-shine look.
Black kitchen ideas
This black kitchen cabinetry by the Bath Kitchen Company proves that a black kitchen can be far from dark. A classic oak floor and a statement brass finish backsplash bring plenty of warmth to the space. The cabinets painted in Lamp Black by the Little Greene Paint Company are dressed with brass hardware to punctuate the joinery and walls are kept white and bright to allow the rest of the design space to breathe.
Modern kitchens lend themselves effortlessly to a black palette. This minimal design by the Bath Kitchen Company features contemporary marble, orb pendant lights and a less is more approach to styling to let the colours and textures come into their own.
Features our Arbar collection in our burnished brass finish.
A lavish kitchen look, emulate this McCroskey Interiors design and paint cabinets in Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams - a true black that works with both cool and warm undertones. Bold curves and crisp edges create a contemporary look teamed with timeless Arabescato Corchia white marble counters and backsplash.
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For those seeking a kitchen with drama, be inspired by this statement design from Woodale Kitchens. A modern marble backsplash leads the colour palette with black and brown hues in full focus. Cabinets painted in Onyx by Benjamin Moore, give this floor to ceiling joinery immediate presence. Paired with reeded wooden details, the cabinets create an of-the-moment two tone look and the element of wood also helps to frame other parts of the design too.
Features our Bromsgrove collection in our polished brass lacquered finish.
The beauty of an open plan kitchen is it can confidently showcase a darker colour like black. This Petrucci Homes design features a custom colour black paint for the cabinets, teamed with natural oak for an effortless contrast. Choosing to paint the beams black adds character whilst balancing the colour in a room with high ceilings.
Features our Kingsheath collection in our polished brass lacquered finish.
Showcasing cabinets painted in the forever classic, Railings by Farrow and Ball, this ultra-black kitchen is polished, timeless and demonstrates the quiet luxury look beautifully. Designed by The Woodworks, the space is fluid throughout with traditional brass fixtures decorating the joinery and a patterned tiled floor to tie the black and white kitchen together.
Features our Cotswold collection in our burnished brass finish.
Black kitchens 2023
Whether you opt for a touch of black in the kitchen with a statement island and accessories or fully embrace the stylish colour scheme throughout your interior, black kitchens are here to stay.
For hardware and accessories to dress your black kitchen, explore our luxury collections here.