Deeper, darker colors for kitchens will reign supreme this year, says HouseBeautiful.
And by deep and dark, they mean black. Jet black. Coal black. Inky black. Why? Black is dramatic. Black is dynamic. Black can be dazzling, too—even when it’s limited to accent features, including countertops, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, or cabinetry hardware. (After all, not everyone’s ready to sign off on a black-tile wall or perimeter cabinets dressed in glossy black paint.)
So if the new or existing kitchen just needs a bit of drama, rock that trend for deep, dark colors by adding black accents. Take this kitchen by interior designer, Lauren Smyth, for example. Its classic white Shaker-style cabinets get a fashion-forward boost with matte black hardware. From Hardware Resources’ Jeffrey Alexander Lyon Collection, these knobs and cup pulls in a Matte Black finish offer stylish contrast against the white backdrop, tied in with the black countertops for a stunning result.
Another way to jazz up a kitchen without doing a gut remodel is to bring in an island with a contrasting finish. Did you guess we would suggest black?
You may have noticed that the kitchen island shown above wears Distressed Pewter finish hardware (Hardware Resources’ Glenmore Collection from Jeffrey Alexander) that blends in with the cabinet exterior. If you’re looking for a more expressive option, consider that same Lyon Collection of hardware in Brushed Antique Brass that will pop against a black finish.
Well, what do you think about this latest kitchen trend?
What are you telling homeowners about kitchens with black components? We’d love to hear. If you’ve got a black or partially black kitchen to share, please post a pic here so we can admire your work!