30 Beautiful Black Kitchen Cabinets (Design Ideas)

This picture gallery showcases black kitchen cabinets in a variety of designs to get ideas for matching countertops, flooring, islands, tables & decor.Kitchen with black cabinets, white quartz overhang countertop and wood style porcelain tile floor

A black cabinet kitchen can look absolutely stunning when combined with the right types of materials and finishes. For any kitchen with color motifs, finding furniture and accessories that match the look you’re going for is imperative.

Black has been a timeless color choice for any interior design, and the kitchen is not exempt from it. Black-colored cabinets exude an air of style and character very few other colors can match.

Black can pull off so many design styles that it’s no wonder it’s never really fallen out of style. Make no mistake, black is and always will be a stylish choice.

In the photo example above, the salt and pepper shakers, tabletop decors, and even the bar stool upholstery are in matching shades. This contemporary layout is also equipped with Giallo Verona granite counters that create a nice speckled contrast to the flat pitch-black of the cabinets. [toc]

Black Kitchen Designs

From traditional to modern kitchen designs, using black cabinetry is a stylish choice that can have stunning results. Using black-hued cabinets allows one to choose from practically any color theme or materials to get the desired look.

L-shaped kitchen with stagger height cabinets, island and giallo verona granite counters

Here are a few factors to think about when designing with black kitchen cabinets in mind.

Mixing the Old and the New – In this age of refurbished, up-cycled furniture, it can be difficult to find cabinets matching your vintage and antique furniture pieces. Fortunately, it’s a color that goes with the design piece regardless of age.

Cabinetry Styles – While dark hues are often considered the perfect fit with contemporary or modern designs, they can also be equally matched for a traditional style.  The style you select will also affect maintenance.

Many modern cabinets feature a high-gloss black that is more prone to showing marks, fingerprints, and smudges. To avoid this one may opt for a flat finish that will be easier to maintain if that is a concern.

Light and Dark – Contrast is an integral part of any interior design piece. For kitchens with black cabinets, homeowners should consider using bright lights, artificial and natural, that serve to contrast the darkness of the materials of the cabinetry.

Small, Dark, and Stylish – Small spaces appreciate the use of darker color palettes just as much as large spaces do. Blacks for cabinets create an aura of class and style that really makes small spaces feel modern and bold.

Traditionally Black – These cabinets, although understandably modern in their style and usage, can also be used in a traditional-style. In fact, like the refurbished furniture mentioned before, this shade of cabinets are wonderful partner to weathered and distressed materials as well.

Gold and Gilded Class – For a more luxurious look, nothing beats the classic gold-and-black color combination. Even the most simple kitchen layouts and designs can be heavily enhanced by the use of a dominant dark color palette with accent lines or pieces in shimmering gold.

Red, White, and Black – One color combination that just doesn’t go out of style is the use of a popping red along with the monochromatic white-and-black color palette. Red is usually employed on design elements you with turn into accent pieces.

Black and Finish Materials – As for materials that pair well with these dark-toned cabinets, you can never go wrong with marble and metallic chrome finishes.

Both create a good light contrast to the darkness of the cabinets and provide an eye-pleasing transition from the sleek ink-black to the mellow brightness and reflective qualities of marble or metal.

Kitchen Islands – When using kitchen islands on darker cabinet kitchens, you can go one of two ways – keep the island black or make it a contrasting accent piece with a light and even white color.

Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Luxury contemporary style kitchen with ebony cabinets, marble counter island

Metallic chrome surface are great partners to black cabinet kitchens such as this one. The luxury and contemporary aesthetic is another reason to use sleek and reflective surfaces such as chrome and stainless steel.

The gray and white marble used on the island counter, main counter, and backsplash is a great partner for the cabinets.

Kitchen with open concept to dining area with t-shaped island

In some cases, black need not be the dominant color with a dark cabinet setup. In this open-concept kitchen and dining room space, the marbled pattern floor tiles, polished marble countertops, and gray-painted walls and ceiling really define the space more than the shade of the cabinets.

In this type of cabinet design, the dark-shade functions as an accent or a design break that really makes it stand out in the space.

Kitchen with corner sink, cabinets in black and crystal chandelier

Don’t be tricked into thinking you must stick to monochromatic color schemes when using black cabinets in your kitchen. Pops of color, when used intelligently, create dramatic results when used in predominantly black-and-white spaces.

In this contemporary layout, the darker cabinets, white countertops, and walls have little drops of color here and there, with the shelf-top decor, displayed glasses, and even the fruit.

Eclectic kitchen with onyx black glass door cabinets and marble bevel edge countertops

Ebony cabinets are perfect in period pieces such as this one. Vintage/retro style motifs use classic black-and-white with just subtle hints of color – in this example, splashes of red – to really drive its style and class home.

This eclectic, industrial-style kitchen also uses high-gloss cabinets with glass doors for extra effect and white marble countertops to create a good contrast.

Black decorative cabinets with island and white subway tile

Limestone floor tiles such as the ones used in this example have a mellow beige tinge to them that goes extremely well with solid black-and-white color motifs. In the cabinetry and walls of this kitchen, paneled cabinet doors give it a definitive classy look.

This, along with the beautiful shaded chandelier and cove lighting used on the ceiling, make this room a distinct design character.

Kitchen with raised breakfast bar island and dark grey cabinets

Flat black cabinet doors are great for minimalist and modern kitchen designs such as this one. Sleek stainless steel appliances – the refrigerator, range, and range hood – go extremely well with this approach to residential design.

The breakfast bar island is also in this sleek color, using a dark gray solid surface countertop material to match the cabinetry color of the kitchen.

kitchen with raven black peninsula and cabinetry and gray porcelain tiles on floor

Another beautiful example of minimalist design that employs black cabinetry and a monochromatic kitchen color palette, this floor plan makes amazing use of its small floor area and utilizes what it has to create a functional and stylish space.

The obsidian cabinetry matches the gray porcelain floor tiles used and the simple and bold black-white-gray color scheme makes the space feel roomy and airy.

Kitchen with slight distressed black base island and white main cabinets with white granite countertops

This is a great example of when using less is sometimes more in interior and architectural design. In this kitchen, every cabinet and drawer is a flat white save for the jet-black surface of the central island counter.

The rest of the room is a subdued white, with the floor being the only pop of brown with its polished wooden floorboards. This type of color combination really draws attention to the central kitchen island.

Using slightly distressed cabinets for the island is an effective way to bring the sophisticated style of black to your space without it being overwhelming or creating too dark of an environment.

Kitchen with traditional design black staggered cabinets and white island with open layout

This open-layout kitchen has a jet-black finish, dark-wood bar stools, and a matching dining table set, offset only by the white island and breakfast bar in the middle of the floor plan. This design also uses ample upward lighting on top of the cabinets to light up the space above and create intrigue.

All-black sleek design kitchen with globe pendants

This stunning all-black kitchen features an abundance of style and glamour. The matte cabinetry features no-handle push-to-open doors, giving it a low profile and modern style. The finishes are in stainless steel, with hanging silver globe pendants compliment the dark shades and the dark-grey quartz countertops.

A light-colored luxury vinyl plank floor adds a little bit of light to the otherwise dark-themed style. Windows over the primary sink basin offer natural light to help things from feeling too heavy and dark.

Kitchen with u-shape layout and stainless steel backsplash

A modern take on kitchen design, this contemporary space uses dark wood cabinets with white solid surface counters and a reflective stainless steel backsplash.

The counter island also uses the counter surface material as a siding. The generous use of plant life in the room brightens up the space, and the beige floor tiles are a nice touch.

One wall black layout kitchen with pendants

One wall open layout such as this one often uses kitchen peninsulas to create a spatial divide that separates the cooking area from the adjoining room. The use of jet-black cabinets makes the separation even more distinct.

The choice of using high gloss laminates for the cabinetry, with classy pendant lights and marble floor tiles really creates an air of luxury for the room.

Kitchen with blue-black raised cabinets with gold trim inlay and tray ceiling

Gold trim inlay and gilding are perfect partners for blue-black cabinets. In addition to this kitchen’s classy gold trims and carvings, the design also utilizes a tray ceiling with a black and white checkered pattern.

We have a gold-hanging chandelier in the middle of the ceiling to match the gold-and-black cabinetry.

Modernized kitchen with pure white wall, black and orange cabinets with red bar stools

Using darker colors, such as the type of color combination used in this modern kitchen, really makes for simple and bold styles.

The blacks of the walls, cabinets, and counters are clumped together, with the rest of the layout in a flat white. On the other hand, the orange-red cabinets also match with the colorful flare of the red bar stools used for the peninsula.

Black Cabinetry with White Countertops

Contemporary cooking kitchen with quartz slab backsplash and counters, dark hued cabinetry and chandelier

Simple monochromatic color palettes such as the one used in this kitchen are also used to highlight single design elements in the room. In this case, it’s the amazing stylized chandelier hanging above the marble counter.

Other materials in the room, such as the white floor tiles, white marble counter and backsplash, and white ceilings, are used in contrast to the jet-black cabinetry.

Dark cabinet kitchen with metallic backsplash

Metallic material surfaces don’t have to be limited to the appliances in a kitchen. The design employs chrome stainless steel appliances, sink fixtures, and metallic mosaic tiles as a backsplash and wall cover in this dark cabinet space.

Streamlined kitchen with ink black matte cabinets and white waterfall quartz

This stylish modern kitchen features black flat panel cabinets that provide plenty of contrast against the white quartz backsplash and countertops.

A wood-style vinyl floor helps keep things looking bright combined with the large sliding door, iron pulley light fixture and assortment of recessed lights.

Open plan kitchen with ebony cabinets and marble countertops

High sloping ceilings like the one used in this open-plan black cabinet kitchen really create an openness that few other configurations can pull off. The marble counters also create a stylish vibe that enhances the space.

White walls, gray ceramic floor tiles, and the quaint pendant lights also really make the space comfortable to be in.

Single wall layout with black and white color theme

This black-and-white cabinet kitchen uses subdued, minimalist shapes and a straightforward single-wall layout that creates an orderly and neat look a lot of homeowner would really like to go for.

The ample number of storage areas in the form of drawers and overhead cabinets also makes it so that the homeowner will never want for places to keep their cooking tools, accessories and dishes.

Eclectic kitchen with glossy cabinets solid quartz slab counters and amazing hanging light fixture

This eclectic luxury kitchen uses various design elements to create a truly unique and rich space. The black cabinets are in texture in vertical grooves and adorned by subtle classy handles.

The white counters are a nice touch and a good contrast to the high-gloss acrylic cabinets and speckled galaxy granite floor tiles. The focal point of the space is the amazing light fixture at the middle of the room, with hundreds of hanging filaments that truly create a beautiful atmosphere in the room.

Sleek kitchen with jet black cabinetry white solid surface counters and breakfast bar

This modern kitchen uses flat panel cabinets and white counters to create a space that goes amazingly well with the adjoining living room in this open-plan design.

The expansive open-plan layout is supplemented by the long island doubling as a breakfast bar.

Kitchen with modern look black high gloss cabinets white counters and dining peninsula

The black high gloss cabinet door panels are great partners for the matte white countertops and the reflective metallic surfaces of the appliances, fixtures, and stools in this kitchen-dining room open layout design.

The C-shaped layout makes maneuvering in this space very easy and utilizing the cooking work triangle convenient and intuitive. The peninsula also serves as a small dining breakfast bar.

Contemporary kitchen with white speckled quartz counter and flat panel cabinets

Most kitchens that use blacks for cabinets are usually going for a more luxurious, classy look, but seeing as good design can be one that goes against established conventions, it is also very possible to use cabinets for more homey and cozy aesthetics.

In this contemporary design, white quartz was used as the material for the counters that create a good contrast with the dark-toned cabinetry, and personalized items used as decor all around the room really make it feel like home.

Black cabinet kitchen with all white painted island

This kitchen uses raised panel cabinets in a black-and-white coordinated approach with darks for the l-shaped primary shape and light for the central island. A beautiful marble countertop helps lend a lighter feel to the worktop and goes well with the light-colored travertine tile on the floor.

A large skylight is also helpful for bringing in natural light and creating visual interest and character.

Black Cupboards with Wood Countertops

Modern black stylish kitchen with wood grain island and chrome lighting

This modern black cabinet kitchen uses a wood grain island and breakfast bar connected to a stone island counter. It also has chrome lighting that really elevates the style of the space.

The minimalist high gloss rectangular cabinet panels are reminiscent of cubist artwork or painting and set the tone for the whole floor plan’s minimalist ambiance and feel.

Modern style kitchen with charcoal black semi-gloss cabinets white quartz counters

This modern kitchen design features an island with gray-black cabinets combined with wood countertops. The main cabinets have a white quartz countertop, and a full wall of cabinets provides plenty of storage space.

Kitchen with painted black cupboards, wood counter island and hardwood plank flooring

This dark kitchen is brightened with its wood countertop island, recessed & pendant lights, and hardwood flooring.

Black and White Cabinets Traditional kitchen with l-shape black and white painted cabinets with white inlay doors

Even small kitchens can be greatly enhanced using the right design elements. This traditional space used black cabinets with white inlay doors in a layout that uses otherwise limiting corner space. Clever use of corner cabinets help with the utilization of this space.

Modern designed kitchen with painted white doors, black frame, blue glass backsplash

This modern kitchen design uses black cabinets with white doors in a high gloss sheen. A blue glass backsplash lightens up the space and provides some contrast to the smokey-black quartz countertops.

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