Black and White is a trendy new style for urban homes. A black and white pallet can give your kitchen the modern and fashionable appeal you have been searching for. These two colours create the feeling of large spaces, highlight contrast and bring out the elegance of your kitchen.
White Cabinets & Black Benchtops
With white cabinets as the focal point of the kitchen, and smooth black surfaces to compliment, your kitchen will have a modern feel. These two contrasting colours pull the room together nicely. Glass & granite countertops are highly durable and are a breeze to clean.
Black can be a powerful addition to your kitchen, but make sure to balance it with white so your room isn’t too dark. Incorporate plenty of light. High ceilings, a sliding glass door or sky lights are some other ways to balance out the black.
Tip: When sticking to the simplicity of black and white, have fun with the other décor surrounding your kitchen! Feel free to get creative with plants, flowers and artwork. Adding red poinsettias for the holidays top of the black countertop will really pop.
Incorporating black appliances will give you a modern or retro appeal. It can be as simple as purchasing a new coffee pot and can be done all at once or piece by piece, depending upon your budget.
Tip: Many of the dials and handles on black appliances come in chrome or brass. Be sure to match the same colour metal throughout the room.
Shades of Black
When designing your kitchen, be sure to check out all shades of black the manufacturer has to offer. They are sure to carry a true black colour, but they might have some variations with some delicate differences. Some appear warm with a brownish tone to it, others are cooler with subtitles of green or purple. These faint colour differences will be more noticeable in daylight.
Tip: When testing out a new colour, apply a small amount in the room you plan to use it in. Notice how the look changes throughout each part of the day and then make your decision.
Adding mosaic tile to your kitchen is a great way to incorporate graphical elements into the design. There is a growing trend in mosaic tiles and there are many unique styles to choose from. No matter what style or material you choose, it will be the focal point of your kitchen. Adding a mosaic tile with a little flair will help break up, brighten and rejuvenate the black and white colour scheme.
A mirrored tile will create texture and interest in your kitchen.
Tip: Using a glass mosaic tile will create a brighter and more reflective design. A stone or granite tile will offer a more matte feel.
Accent colours can be a great addition to your black and white kitchen. They become a focal point and add visual interest and dimension. Adding an accent colour is an easy, cost effective way to spice up your kitchen. You can create an accent by simply putting a bowl of bright apples on the counter, purchasing a brightly coloured tea kettle or placing a bouquet of flowers on your centre island.
Tip: Change your accent colour to match the season!
The simple yet sophisticated colour combination of black and white is a classic that will never go out of style.
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