If there was one interior design trend that defined the past decade, it was the all-white kitchen. The look is timeless, cohesive, and clean, and has a miraculous way of making even the tiniest kitchen look airy and spacious. But the new decade brings with it new trends, and interior designers say there’s a new color in the kitchen that you should try: black.
While black might seem harsh, it’s easier to pull off than you might think. Plus, when done correctly, it’s totally chic. Whether you want to dip your toes into the black-cabinet trend with just a few black features or want to take the plunge and go all in, these are our favorite high-contrast black kitchen styles. And for even more inspiration, don’t miss our favorite kitchen paint color ideas.
It’s hard to believe that this kitchen renovation was completed in less than two months. The goal? To create a kitchen in keeping with the rest of the home’s original architectural elements and fill it with unique materials and unexpected elements. “The juxtaposition of old and new allows spaces to feel interesting and layered,” says designer Ines Mazzotta.
Katrine Martensen-Larsen is a well known Danish TV personality who shares her tips for creating a Scandi-chic aesthetic in her latest book, Nordic Moods: A Guide To Successful Interior Decoration. Using mood boards, followed by nine homes, this new tome breaks down the elements of Nordic style. Some chapters are divided by rooms, with suggestions for materials, lighting, furniture, window treatments and floor coverings for fans who want to emulate classic Scandinavian decorating. “We Danes have traditionally spent a lot of time and effort on our homes and interiors,” says Katrine. “The often cold climate and long dark winters naturally mean spending many hours indoors, which is why we so appreciate a cozy and beautiful interior ambience.” Scroll down and get inspired!