How to design an elegant black kitchen

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Having an aesthetic and well-functioning kitchen is very important to homeowners. In fact, according to Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study, 34% of Australian homeowners that either a) renovated their kitchen in the last 12 months or b) are looking to renovate their kitchen in the next 3 months said the reasoning behind their renovation was simply because they couldn’t stand their old kitchen any longer.

If this is the reason behind your kitchen renovation, creating a black kitchen may be the change you need! Some of the biggest designers across the globe have stated that black kitchens are the latest trend of 2017, so you certainly can do no wrong to follow suit.

But how exactly do you design a black kitchen? Today, we’ll take a look at this.

Continue reading this post as I offer a brief guide on designing an elegant black kitchen. I’ll also throw in some product recommendations to help you complete this look.

1. Consider your kitchen space

While an all-black kitchen certainly offers a chic and sophisticated feel, black does not work in every space. This is because black makes a room appear smaller. So, if your kitchen has limited space, you should use black sparingly.

Designing an elegant black kitchen is all about balance. Therefore, you should only use enough black to make a bold statement with contrasting colours to create a light, airy feel.

2. Choose your colours wisely

Even if you have a sprawling kitchen area, I’ll advise you to avoid turning everything black. While black can make an area look striking, it can also make an area look depressing, so you must contrast black with neutral elements and soft shades.

Neutral elements such as cement or wood really go great with black. Soft shades of blue, green and pink also complement black nicely. However, white reigns supreme when making black look crispy and royal.

Depending on the amount of space available, you can go with black cabinetry with contrasting fittings and tiles. Alternatively, you can also consider dabbing your entire room in white and using black tapware or feature tiles for contrast. Either way, you’ll create an elegant black kitchen that’ll be everyone’s envy!

3. Light up your space

To create an elegant black kitchen, you must ensure that your space is very well-lit. This look is best achieved with ample natural light, enhanced with your choice of artificial lighting.

You can also use shiny elements such as chrome or stainless steel fittings, glossy tiles or brass pendant lights. These elements will reflect light and make your space look more regal.

4. Choose the right finish

Choosing the right finish is always important, but more so when it comes to designing a black kitchen. The right finish will make a huge impact on the overall look of your space, so make sure to choose wisely.

If you feel that you need more lighting in your kitchen space, you should choose glossy finishes. Glossy finishes will reflect more light and will make your kitchen look more spacious and glamorous.

On the other hand, if your space is already well-lit, you can go with matte finishes. Matte finishes work great in creating a traditional or country-style kitchen. Pair matte finishes with wooden accessories to add a modern twist to your kitchen.

Products to help you create an elegant black kitchen

When it comes to finding the right products to create an elegant black kitchen, you’ll find everything at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Ranging from contemporary black tapware to contrasting tiles for splashbacks, we offer everything.

If you’re going with black cabinetry, I’ll recommend you consider a white stone benchtop to offset your cabinets. For this, our Snowy Ibiza  or Charm Arabescato are the perfect choices. These stone benchtops look especially alluring when paired with black cabinets.


Black kitchens are the hottest trend of 2017. To design an elegant black kitchen, first consider your kitchen space and choose your colours wisely.  Also, make sure that your kitchen has ample amount of lighting. Finally, choose the right finish to make your kitchen look sophisticated and glamourous.

And, when it comes to finding products to help you complete the look, you’ll find everything at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

Browse through our online store and purchase the kitchen products you need from us today!

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