Black is Back: Kitchen Design Recommendations From Interior Designers

Interior Designers

Black countertops are a bold design statement, and they look great in a modern and sophisticated kitchen. They add an extra touch of class and integrate well with a variety of finishes. Unlike pattered stone finishes, like granite or marble, black countertops complete the look of the kitchen without stealing the show. Planning a new kitchen can be overwhelming, but the end result will be a beautiful space that is the focal point of your home. Follow these four design recommendations to complete your vision: 

Work within your budget.

One advantage of choosing black countertops is that you can achieve a similar effect in a range of price points. Laminate, the most cost-effective option, is available in solid colors and is easy to customize and install. If you are looking at creating a high-end kitchen, consider using a manufactured quartz. Black countertops are also available in marble, but pay attention to the maintenance requirements. Although it has a beautiful finish, the stone is porous and will need to be resealed periodically. Case Design, experts in DC kitchen remodeling, can help you decide on the best countertops for your kitchen based on your style and budget.

Create a classy look with grays and neutrals.

Make a statement by combining your countertops with a complementary color palette. Create a modern, urban kitchen by mixing grays and charcoal colors. Complete the look with stainless steel appliances. Looking to create a brighter kitchen? Black countertops look amazing with while cupboards and a clean subway tile backsplash. Your kitchen will have a clean and modern style. The light colored surfaces will offset the countertops and your kitchen will appear bright and open.

Soften the space with contrasting accessories.

Potted orchids add a feminine touch and a burst of color. Place a small planter with wheat grass on a window sill for a bright green accent piece. Many designers are installing low hanging pendulum lighting over the kitchen island to brighten up the room and create an interesting focal point. Keep a variety of colorful towels and place settings to accent the season and add some visual interest to the space.

Have you found a combination that you love?

Coordinate your themes in the bathroom and laundry room as well so that the look is consistent throughout your home. Having consistent finishes will make your home look classy and well designed. If you are building a new home or renovating your existing space, it is easy to order the additional cabinets and countertops at the same time. Installing some extra storage space in your laundry room will make it easy to hide away detergents and cleaning supplies, and the counter space will make it easier to sort laundry.

Make your design dreams a reality and transform your home into the beautiful space that you have always imagined. A design professional can help you to narrow down your ideas, work within your budget, and plan your project so that it is a stress free and efficient as possible. Your kitchen is the most important room in your home, so create a room that brings you many years of enjoyment.

Alan Rosinski is a designer with a passion for kitchens. He adores new options and lasting looks for the modern kitchen. He enjoys blogging about innovations in design and function.

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