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8 black kitchen ideas

By Ellie Reeves | 2nd June 2023 | 6 min read

Come to the dark side with a stunning black kitchen

White kitchens have dominated the scene for quite some time now. We think it’s time we let the dark side take the spotlight. From chic charcoals to gorgeous greys, there are loads of ways you can use this powerful shade in your kitchen. Do you want the "whole works" with black kitchen cabinets, walls, and floors? Or would you prefer to add a touch of darkness with accents and accessories? No matter your style, we've got plenty of inspiration for your black kitchen makeover. Carry on reading for our round-up of the best black kitchen ideas.

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1. Two tone wonder: black and wood kitchen

If you’re wary of using too much black in your kitchen, consider a two tone kitchen. In this super stylish kitchen, wooden base cabinets and black wall cabinets are separated by a light grey worktop – creating a wonderfully fresh Scandi vibe. Use black kitchen paint to create a statement wall that adds drama without being too overpowering.

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2. Add some luxury with a black and gold kitchen splashback

Black and gold are a match made in heaven. In fact, shimmering shades such as gold, bronze and copper all stand out beautifully against a dark background. So, for some real wow factor in your kitchen, add a bit of glitz and glamour with metallic mosaics. Browse our range of kitchen mosaic and border tiles.

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3. Starry night: black and white kitchen flooring

If you want to switch up the look in your kitchen, but your budget isn’t big enough for a full refit, why not lay down some striking floor tiles? Bring the black trend to your kitchen with these geometric star pattern tiles. Or if you’d prefer more of a pared back look, opt for plain black slate or black marble effect tiles.

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4. Create a monochrome dream with a black splashback

Transform your basic white kitchen into a cool monochrome dream with a splashback revamp. You could replace your splashback with some black subway tiles to add instant drama and sophistication to your cooking space. Get creative with how you lay them – you could go for a classic brick bond, herringbone or basketweave. Check out our splashback ideas for more inspiration.

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5. A touch of industrial noir

Industrial noir is the perfect blend of grit and sophistication. Exposed brick walls and gloss black cabinets create a striking contrast that’s both rugged and refined. Throw in some vintage bulbs and repurposed furniture for an extra dose of industrial charm.

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6. Embrace modern minimalism with sleek lines

Picture a black and white palette, where clean lines and geometric shapes take centre stage. Glossy white worktops, grey marble splashbacks, and matte black cabinetry all come together to create a harmonious symphony of contrasts. This modern black and white kitchen will leave you feeling calm and serene.

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7. Use chalkboard paint to create a blackboard wall

Instead of painting a black statement wall with standard kitchen paint, why not use chalkboard paint to create your very own blackboard wall! Not only does this make a quirky feature in your kitchen, but it will also be handy for jotting down shopping lists, reminders, or even drawing a funky mural.

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8. Keep it simple with black kitchen accessories

Want to add a touch of black to your kitchen design, but don’t want to go overboard? Start slowly with black accessories, such as black kitchen lighting, taps and monochrome wall art. With deep green cabinetry, elegant marble worktops and black accents – this sophisticated kitchen strikes the perfect balance of light and dark.