Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Are you looking for black kitchen cabinet ideas? Black kitchen cabinets make a strong visual impact while adding sophistication and elegance to a kitchen. They also work well in several applications, including modern, rustic, modern rustic, and farmhouse kitchens. When paired with bright metals, black cabinets shine, providing an elegant option that grounds the space. When paired with the right colors and materials, black cabinets do not have to feel dark and foreboding; they can add instant character and dramatic charm.

Additionally, black cabinets are excellent at hiding dirt, smudges, and other imperfections that may show up on lighter-colored cabinets. This makes them a practical choice for busy families wanting a stylish, low-maintenance kitchen. Black kitchen cabinets are a timeless option to enhance your kitchen’s look and feel. (blog post updated: May 2023)

How to Incorporate Black Cabinets into Your Kitchen

If you’re looking to incorporate black cabinets into your kitchen, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the overall color scheme of your kitchen. Black cabinets can look great combined with various colors, but you’ll want to make sure they complement the other elements in the room.

One way to incorporate black cabinets is to pair them with lighter countertops and backsplash. This will create a striking contrast and make your cabinets stand out. You can also add pops of color with accessories like curtains, rugs, or dishes. Another option is to go for a monochromatic look by pairing black cabinets with black countertops and backsplash. This will create a sleek, modern look that contrasts strikingly with elements like light fixtures or hardware.

Finally, remember lighting. Black cabinets can make a kitchen feel dark and cramped if not adequately lit. Ensure to include plenty of task lighting, and consider adding under-cabinet lighting to showcase your new cabinets.

These tips allow you to easily incorporate black cabinets into your kitchen and create a stylish and functional space.

Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

A Striking Modern Rustic Kitchen with Black Cabinets
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

Traditional architectural details are blended with the contemporary to create a cohesive kitchen design for homeowners who lean toward modern design. WPD combined a neutral foundation with pops of color to enhance the home’s finishes and create depth. Beautiful fabrics mix well with slick metals and warm woods in this eclectic residence.

The flooring is Duchateau’ Riverstone,’ which has a mixture of smoky grey, the light golden tone of weathered wheat, and a light off-white to accent the grain pattern in each plank. Over time, the depth of color will evolve as the white in the grain begins to fade, moving the greys and browns more to the forefront and minimizing the grain pattern. This style exudes a feeling of comfort and elegance at the same time. The textures of softly tumbled rocks along a river’s edge inspired the Riverstone Collection®. Natural distressing and raised knots create an organic look and rustic feel at home in almost any setting.

Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Stunning Modern Rustic Kitchen with Black Cabinets

A Well-Designed Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets & Warm Textures
Image courtesy of Park & Oak

In this stunning kitchen designed by Park & Oak, the clients felt strongly about keeping the full-size sink off the island but also wanted the convenience of a prep sink. Park & Oak loves a little creative space planning, and the result is a placement for both sinks that feels intentional, gives interest to the room, and still meets their client’s distinct needs. The location of the main sink along the back cabinet bank also gave them an excellent opportunity to highlight the beautiful Tabarka tile. Tabarka is renowned for its collections of terracotta tiles that are formed, painted, and glazed by hand. By locating the sink here and adding a pretty Kohler Artifacts faucet, the focus will always come to this unique tile.

To further highlight the area, they stained the cabinets just above the tile in a higher sheen than their painted neighbors. This helps lend the look of an antique piece and is also a striking backdrop for the copper island pendants, whose patina gives depth and warmth to the room. These small details combine to give this new kitchen a touch of old-world character.

Modern Rustic Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Another View of a Park & Oak Kitchen Design
Image courtesy of Park & Oak Design

Here we have another view of the kitchen above that boasts light wood flooring, black cabinets, textured woven chairs, and a large white island.

Modern Rustic Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Warm Rustic Wood Blends Perfectly with Dramatic Dark Cabinets
Image courtesy of Rafterhouse

In a kitchen designed by Rafterhouse, rich and warm wood tones help to keep the black cabinets from overwhelming the space. A highly-detailed backsplash adds personality to this elevated kitchen.

Black & White Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Sophisticated & Elegant Kitchen by Dawn Reeves Design
Image courtesy of Dawn Reeves Design

Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas: This sophisticated modern rustic kitchen combines black and white cabinets, light wood floors, and a marble backsplash. When paired with brass accents, the simple black-and-white color scheme in the kitchen looks luxurious and modern.

Black Kitchen Base with Cream Cabinets

Renovated European-Inspired Kitchen with a Black Backsplash & Dark Island 
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

A 20-year-old builder-grade home that required a facelift to fit the new owners’ personalities and incredible, European-inspired taste. Custom cabinetry, unique lighting, and textural materials perfectly harmonize, making this renovation a success!

Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Modern Rustic Kitchen with Open Shelving
Image courtesy of Denise Morrison Interiors

This beautiful kitchen has full-height white quartz and gray backsplash that is aesthetically pleasing, trendy, and functional. It boasts a black island countertop, open shelving, and a built-in black cabinet.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Mid-Size Transitional Kitchen with a Touch of Farmhouse
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

A mid-size Transitional kitchen with clean lines and subtle farmhouse touches. Shaker cabinets, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a marble backsplash above the stove work perfectly with the white shiplap walls. Dark lower cabinets add warmth and depth to the space.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Two-Toned Pantry with Shiplap Walls
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

This two-toned pantry connects to the kitchen, as shown in the previous image. It has gorgeous cream upper cabinets and dark lower cabinets with brushed gold hardware.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets

Clean & Minimal Kitchen Design with Black & Wood-Tone Cabinets
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

This clean and minimal kitchen, designed by aaNovo, follows three basic design principles. Your space should function well, flow smoothly and feel like home.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Kitchen Island Base

Wood Tone Cabinets with Dramatic Black Kitchen Island
Image courtesy of Rafterhouse

A dramatic black kitchen island adds drama and interest to this light wood-toned kitchen.

Black Kitchen Island Ideas

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Wood Cabinets & Black Islands
Image courtesy of Reena Sotropa

This 2858-square-foot custom home results from a successful design collaboration with Reena Sotropa’s clients, a young family building their dream home in Calgary, Alberta. With the design team’s steady guidance, the hands-on approach of their clients produced a beautiful and genuinely custom home. The interior details and finishes combine the warm elements of traditional design with clean-lined details and a dash of modern farmhouse.

Modern Black Kitchen Cabinets

North San Antonio Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel 
Image courtesy of Haven Construction

This stunning remodel by Haven Construction was the second-most saved kitchen on Houzz in 2018! Perimeter cabinets are Sherwin Williams SW 7005 “Pure White” (painted by the cabinet maker), and the black island and range hood were painted by Paper Moon Painting in Benjamin Moore BM 2133-10 “Onyx. ” A perfect two-tone kitchen!

Black & White Farmhouse Kitchen

Black & White Farmhouse Kitchen
Image courtesy of Urbanology

A striking black and white kitchen with elegant black cabinets and pristine white shiplap walls is featured above. Black is an incredibly versatile color that helps to ground a scheme. Use it a little or a lot, from room to room, to achieve harmony.

Black & White Farmhouse Kitchen

Farmhouse Kitchen with Black & White Cabinets
Image courtesy of Urbanology

Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Knowing her clients’ desires well, Ginger Curtis of Urbanology laid a warm, modern foundation and used soft eclectic moments and pops of color to tie it together. “We call Relaxed Modern,” she says. “Cozy meets clean lines and is always approachable.” The new construction project took about nine months to complete, and the family now has a comfortable home base with a stunning kitchen.

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets

A Dramatic European-Style Kitchen with Black Cabinets
Image courtesy of Amber Interiors

To give this kitchen a European feel, Amber Interiors incorporated all unlacquered brass finishes, English pendants over the island, and vintage doors into the pantry. The large white oak island warms up the space, making the kitchen inviting and rich. While antiquing for the project, a favorite find was copper pots hung inside the shelving; they add so much character to the space!

Modern Rustic Kitchen Ideas with Black Cabinets

Traditional L-Shaped Kitchen with Dark Wood Flooring & Black Cabinets
Image courtesy of Karen Korn Interiors

Traditional L-shaped kitchen with white backsplash, soapstone countertops, ceramic backsplash, and brass open shelving.

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas

Dramatic & Moody Kitchen with Black Upper & Lower Cabinets
Image courtesy of Ashley Montgomery Design

Dramatic and bold, this kitchen, designed by Ashley Montgomery, features a neutral backsplash, black cabinets, white countertops, and woven kitchen stools.

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas

Farmhouse Kitchen with Industrial Accents
Image courtesy of Cambria Quartz

A high-contrast color scheme with painted wood creates a contemporary backdrop in any space. Various styles, from industrial to nautical to rustic, pull together thanks to their simple shapes and rich finishes. Industrial lighting, reclaimed wood, and a black, gray, and white color palette add character to this farmhouse kitchen.

Rustic Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas

Camp Style Cabin with Open Kitchen
Image courtesy of Devon Grace Interiors

A farmhouse in Michigan with a ‘camp’ style cabin for guests to crash in, complete with a full kitchen, lounge areas, and a food hall in the garage. Gray LVT flooring tones down the warm wood tones in the space to create a balance, while a new open black kitchen makes a dramatic focal point, accentuated by the black painted beams running across the ceiling.

Black stainless appliances integrate seamlessly into the blacked-out cabinetry. The show-stopper in the kitchen is this live-edge waterfall bar counter. The wood tones tie in perfectly with the ceiling throughout the space but give a modern, unexpected twist. Open shelving on either side of the window tones down the heaviness of the black cabinetry and allows for easy access to cups and mugs.

Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas

A Warm & Inviting Kitchen with Light Wood Flooring
Image courtesy of Jessica Koltun

A warm and inviting kitchen with farmhouse charm. Open wood shelving provides the perfect place to display artwork and ceramics.

Kitchen Cabinet Color Ideas

Farmhouse Kitchen with White Subway Tile Backsplash and Dark Island
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson

A lovely farmhouse kitchen with subway tile backsplash, cream-colored cabinets, and a black kitchen island.

Dark Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Old-World Kitchen with Farmhouse Charm
Image courtesy of Devol Kitchens

A little bit exotic and a little bit glam, the walls in this kitchen were painted in Farrow and Ball’ Charleston Gray’ to give the room a calm and soft feel. The San Simone quartzite worktop is bold, but it works in this quiet room with all the dark soft colors; it has character and sparkle. Mixed with the copper, which has a gentle glint when the sun shines, it creates a whole new Shaker look. When you sit at the table in this room, you get a warm glow, the view, the glistening new kitchen, and the moody feel; it’s a place you want to stay and open a book and drink in the atmosphere.

If you are presently researching different kitchen cabinet options, I have created posts on bluegreen, white, and cream kitchen cabinets, two-tone cabinets as well as kitchen blacksplash and farmhouse kitchen cabinet ideas.

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