This is one of the more dramatic design twists of 2020 — especially since it’s hot on the heels of trends like all-white and light gray kitchen cabinets. So, what’s the story behind the complete 180 in kitchen cabinet colors? Well, we’re not entirely sure, but we think the mystery is part of the appeal of these bold, shadowy cabinets.
Black slab cabinets
Achieve a darkly contemporary aesthetic with the sleek lines of these black slab cabinets. The chrome pull bars add a pop of color to an otherwise dark presentation.
Distressed black cabinets
These distressed kitchen cabinets look like they’re from a different era — and they may very well be! A coat of black paint can breathe new life into worn-out cabinets covered in dings, scratches, and stains.
Black cabinets offset by picture windows
Black kitchen cabinets have the power to overwhelm a room in shadow. While that might work for certain tastes, others may prefer to balance their dark cabinetry with a healthy amount of natural illumination to brighten the room.
Black cabinets with a (mostly) black countertop
It was a dark and stormy night…just kidding! That’s a set of black kitchen cabinets paired with a dramatic white-on-black marble backsplash and countertops. The wide streaks of white-veined marble on the backsplash are positioned vertically to look like bolts of lighting. The overall look brings to mind a beautiful, raging lighting storm.
Black cabinets with under lighting
Windows aren’t the only way to illuminate black kitchen cabinets: under cabinet lighting is also an option. Black cabinets with under cabinet lighting make it easier to use the space for cooking and preparing food. Plus, the under lighting adds an interesting accent, like a ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds.
Black kitchen island
Not all of your cabinets have to be black–if you’d like just a dash of darkness in your kitchen, you can install a black island to offset your lighter cabinets.
Black kitchen cabinets with white countertops
This kitchen might be the definition of “dramatic” — at least where kitchen design is concerned! Black upper and lower cabinets paired with dark walls create a shadowy, mysterious atmosphere. The snow-white countertop and brass hardware break up the darkness without taking away from the dramatic effect.
Black cabinets with a white backsplash
This kitchen has an almost perfect balance of black and white — much like a ying-yang. The black cabinets are bold enough to make a statement, but they’re nicely balanced out by the white subway tile backsplash. The butcher block countertop and white farmhouse sink make the room look homey and inviting.
So, what do you think about this year’s trend for all-black kitchen cabinets? Do you love them, or do you hope they’ll disappear back into the shadows come 2021? Let us know in the comments!