When Black Kitchen Cabinets May Work Well


Black kitchen cabinets are a bold choice. They can actually work in a surprising number of homes, though they may not appeal to those who like a more traditional look. The key to making these cabinets work is making sure that your kitchen can handle them aesthetically, for starters, and making sure that there won’t be issues with lighting.

Lighting Considerations

Just as is the case with painting the walls in a room a dark color, black kitchen cabinets will tend to reduce the ambient light a bit. In the right setting, this is a wonderful effect. It’s also a great reason to consider updating the lighting in your kitchen to fit this new aesthetic.

Adding track lighting that shines in the cabinets is usually a good idea. This helps to illuminate the interiors and makes it easier to keep track of what you have inside. This also helps to show off your cabinetry a bit.


The hardware that goes with black cabinetry can make it much more attractive. If you want a lot of stainless steel appliances in your kitchen, you may want to consider matching cabinet fixtures. This can create a very dramatic effect that will give the kitchen an upscale look.

If you have different colored accents in the room, black kitchen cabinets provide a very easy way to emphasize them. The black will go with just about any other color, so it’s easy to make sure that your cabinets will go along with the overall look of your kitchen. While black kitchen cabinets may be bold, they’re also very flexible in how they can be made to work with the other elements of the room.


Black countertops obviously go well with these cabinets. You might also consider grey or even white, if you want to add a lot of contrast to the room. These cabinets can work as easily with other colored countertops as they can with accents of other colors, so don’t be afraid to consider them if you have patterned countertops or other types of counters in your home. Black is incredibly versatile.

Other Considerations

Black is a great color for a very modern look. For more conservative looks, it may not blend well with the environment. It’s also best suited to kitchen color schemes that aren’t too bold. For instance, if your entire kitchen scheme is off-white, black might not be all that suitable. If it’s purely white, however, it might add a great aspect of contrast to the overall look that might make the kitchen more interesting.

This is a fun color choice for those who like to do something different and that like to stand out. It’s also great for trendy, modern and upscale homes. Those who love minimalism will fall in love with this cabinet color, as will those who love something that says a lot by being understated. Remember to consider the lighting; it can bring a lot out in these cabinets and make sure that the room looks its best.


Source by Gary Nealon


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