10 Pair-Ups for Black in the Kitchen

Combine black with other colors to add drama, polish and modernity. It also can make a kitchen look more spacious

by Laura Gaskill

 It can be cool and modern, elegant and traditional, or something in between — black in the kitchen may be having a moment, but this classic color isn’t going anywhere. As in other rooms, remember that a little bit of black can go a long way, so consider the size of your room and the amount of natural light before committing. From cabinetry and tile work to floors, here are 10 ideas for incorporating the deepest, darkest hue into your kitchen design.
1. Black and white striped tile + polished concrete. Give simple subway tiles a fresh treatment by alternating horizontal rows of black and white tile. Varying the width of the stripes makes the look more dynamic; stainless steel appliances and polished concrete counters add a sleek, modern note.

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