The era of the all-white kitchen has come to an end. OK, maybe not. But plenty of designers are ditching stark white for a more dramatic neutral: black. Like white cabinets, black cupboards are incredibly versatile and work well in both classic and modern spaces. It's also an easy trend to try on a small scale with a black accent (such as an island or pantry). Don't believe us? Here are 10 black kitchen cabinet ideas that'll have you running to the hardware store for a can of ebony paint. (But honestly: Call a professional if you can, since painting kitchen cabinets is a huge pain in the you know what.)
1. Black Kitchen Cabinets With Brass Hardware
2. Black Kitchen Cabinets on Top
3. Black Kitchen Cabinets in a Small Space
4. Black Kitchen Cabinets for a One-Wall Layout
5. Floor-to-Ceiling Black Kitchen Cabinets
If you're ready to go all in on this black kitchen cabinet idea, consider a floor-to-ceiling design, like this stunning space by Chango and Co. Even with commercial-grade stainless steel appliances (and a huge stainless island to match!) the kitchen still feels warm and welcoming thanks to light wood flooring, brass hardware, and a jute runner.
6. Black Kitchen Cabinets for the Island Only
7. Black Kitchen Cabinets as an Accent
Black cabinets can have a big impact, even if you only use them for one small (or not-so-small) section of your kitchen. While a black island is the most popular way to go, you can test the black kitchen cabinet idea waters with a pantry, or by lining one accent wall with ebony cupboards like designer Erika Salum did with these Semihandmade fronts.
8. Black Kitchen Cabinets With Butcher Block Countertops
Whether you outfit your whole kitchen with black cabinets or just do a small section, wood countertops are a great way to add warmth to your space. Bre Bertolini of Brepurposed perfected the look with her recently repainted island, but if you'd rather not deal with maintaining butcher block, you can still add warmth with natural elements like cutting boards, wooden bowls, plants, textiles, and more.