In our house, we can never agree on color schemes. I like bold colors and patterns, and my wife likes more muted pastels. So when it came time to remodel our kitchen, we decided to compromise and choose a black and white kitchen design.
Black and white is always a popular choice for designers. With so many choices, you can really make a statement.
Black cabinetry looks amazing and can add depth and weight to your kitchen. Below we have five kitchens showing the different looks that can be achieved.
The bold backsplash perfectly complements these matte black cabinets. The white streak reminds me of a bolt of lightning that brings electricity to the cooking area.
This style is matched on the large kitchen island that has an unusual double facing sink.
The stainless steel appliances and countertops highlight the black cabinets. The stovetop is located on the island, making this an ideal place to prepare and eat meals.
Many are going on in this design: both black and white cabinets, wooden counters, and concrete islands. I particularly like the light fixtures.
All these elements come together as a modern rustic kitchen.
The glossy black cabinet doors stand out against the white walls and wooden counters.
The black charcoal cabinets draw attention to the lovely herringbone tile backsplash. This style appeals to me ad I love touches like herringbone tiles.
White cabinetry adds light and brings a clean, fresh feel into your kitchen. Below we have five kitchens showing the versatility of this decor.
This kitchen is bright and modern. The black countertops and refrigerator contrast the white cabinets. The glass backsplashes add to this ultra-clean and modern look.
This apartment is very white (I bet no kids live here). The entire kitchen is pure white with the black island and accent above the cabinets in black.
This is one of my favorite kitchens on this list. The black floor and walls are offset by the white cabinets and wood counters and table. This room blends this living space into the view outside with the plants and large windows.
This is another modern apartment. The white marble tile floor is extended up to the countertop. The white cabinets are built into the black wall.
This small kitchenette has a mix of wood and white cabinetry.
Black countertops are a popular choice these days, especially with the availability of black appliances. Here are five examples to show the versatility of these designs.
The glossy counters reflect the thin offset tiles of the backsplash. The white, painted walls draw your eyes to the window.
The black quartz worktop is a practical and beautiful addition to this room. The island can be moved to make more room or as a serving surface for guests.
The two sinks are set into a black island countertop that is raised slightly from the cabinetry. This modern look is a style that I really like.
I am excited to see some more herringbone tiling in this farmhouse kitchen. Black is used on the counters, rangehood, island, and window frames, and they all look amazing. The light star of the show is the lighting fixtures for this farmhouse kitchen.
The black countertops are extended up the wall as the backsplash for this small apartment kitchen. This design adds depth and a feeling of space to this small area.
White countertops are a popular choice if you want a bright and clean kitchen. Available in many different materials, they are a great combo for your kitchen.
This pure white counter reflects the natural light from the large window. The small indoor herb garden adds a nice splash of color to the room.
This is a wider view of the same kitchen. White counters highlight the black and white checkerboard backsplash and the black cooktop.
All white counter highlights the black stovetop and utensils. The white theme is continued with the brick bond tile backsplash.
This brick bond backsplash is a charcoal gray, and the counter is a white laminate. The various jars and accessories follow this two-color scheme.
The white counters and walls give this kitchen an open and airy feel. This is helped by the large window that lets in abundant natural light. This is a perfect kitchen for preparing a hearty breakfast.
Kitchen islands are great. Instead of preparing food while facing the wall, you can talk to your family and friends around the island. I am so glad we included a large one in our remodel.
This long black kitchen island looks incredible against the hardwood floor. This is definitely a kitchen for entertaining while you are preparing your meal.
This kitchen island has plenty of space for preparation and dining. The large tv on the wall means this family spends a lot of time here.
Maybe this is not an island but a table that can double as a food preparation area. This small kitchenette doubles as a dining area.
The white kitchen island is extended with a wooden eating area. A long thin kitchen like this is the perfect design for entertaining.
The real star of this modern kitchen is the floor to ceiling window. With its large food preparation area and black faucet, the large kitchen island is all black.
This may be my dream kitchen. The enormous black and white island have so much room for food preparation and seating—what a perfect place to prepare and serve an amazing weekend brunch.
Black and White Backsplash
These five backsplash ideas all use black and white in different ways.
With its simple checkerboard design, this backsplash looks amazing in this small kitchen.
The irregular pattern set against the gray brick bond tiles delivers a stunning look. This pattern is the focal point of the room.
With its floral pattern, this backsplash adds a touch of elegance to this kitchen. It fits perfectly into the black and white theme.
Here is another organic pattern used in the backsplash. This is contrasted by the inverted pattern on the refrigerator door. This makes for quite a striking look.
Lastly, we have another simple black and white checkerboard tiled backsplash. I love this simple design, and I will be pushing for this when we make some changes in our kitchen.
With so many options and different kitchen design elements, a black and white kitchen is a great choice. We are delighted with our kitchen and still enjoying it after many years.