Black is the New White in Kitchens
Is it possible that white goods may no longer be 'white' and are more likely to be silver or BLACK?
The kitchen has finally caught up to the other rooms in the house and are now featuring some of the funkiest appliances, tap and sink ware not to mention the cabinetry.
Some of the leading designers have stepped up to bring their design magic to the kitchen. Leading appliance manufacturers have also picked up on the black trend including, Smeg, Kitchen Aid, LG and Samsung to give us the complete look.
All black kitchens are absolutely stunning and when teamed up with the right accessories they are magic.
It's hard to go wrong with black as your base colour, but the type and style of the kitchen should be consistent with the rest of your home regardless of the colour.
Stainless steel, wood and marble surfaces and finishes work beautifully with black kitchens. Depending on your style, you may prefer one finish over another for counter-tops, hardware, tapware, splashbacks and appliances.
Black & White
Of course you don't need to go 'all the way' with black to get in on the new trend. One way of easing into is to design a kitchen with beautiful black cabinetry and crisp white counters and bench tops. This combination is always stunning and makes a real statement in any house.
- Black is stunning and works very well for minimalist, industrial, contemporary/modern and farmhouse or country, but it may not work for every style.
- Consider the amount of natural light in your kitchen, low light may make a black kitchen feel very dark.
- A number of different surfaces can be used with black kitchens, select the one that works best with your style.
- Discuss options with a cabinet or kitchen maker and ask for a sample of the cabinetry and materials so you can 'live' with it for a few days.
- Research appliance sites, kitchen sites and Pinterest to gather as much information, and inspiration, for the look you want to achieve.