5 Inspiring Ideas to Introduce Black into Your Kitchen

12th June 2024
glamourous black-on-black Arbor kitchen for leading interiors brand, Lee Longlands

We recently crafted a glamourous black-on-black Arbor kitchen for leading interiors brand, Lee Longlands. While the space exudes modernity, contemporary flair and the growing trend of black in interiors, the versatility of darker shades can be used in many different ways to create a bold look in your kitchen. 

  1. Monochromatic scheme
    We love the dramatic effect of our black Arbor cabinetry with Nero Assoluto Honed island worktops for the Lee Longlands showroom. The dark scheme establishes a striking, contemporary ambience paired with the bright white walls and hints of gold to create a chic loft-styled space which feels simple and inviting. Selecting a monochrome or black-on-black scheme like this ensures a contemporary look that exudes confidence.
  1. Add a pop of colour
    Introducing vibrant and contrasting colours helps to break up the dark shades by adding a pop of colour through soft furnishings, fabrics or even by painting the cabinetry interior in an unexpected shade. In this mid-century-inspired kitchen, the bright orange interior of the breakfast dresser and lush green velvet bar stools provide accent colours and add captivating layers of interest. 
  1. Modern black radiators
    Black radiators will feel like a feature in themselves, and pair perfectly with black window frames so often found in contemporary kitchen-dining extensions.   
  1. Add pools of light
    Bring warmth to a dark kitchen scheme with pools of light via strategically placed pendant lighting, lamps or skylights. Opting for metallic or glass fittings can enhance depth and sophistication within the space. 
  1. Replace tired handles
    If you just want to infuse a touch of the black kitchen trend into your home, consider upgrading your handles for a striking contrast. We’re increasingly seeing clients choose textured handles, particularly knurled patterns, offering a satisfying tactile experience when you wrap your hand around them. 

Are you feeling inspired to create your own black kitchen? Download our free brochure to discover more of our beautiful spaces or request an appointment to speak to one of our designers today!