‘Blackout’ Kitchens Are All the Rage for Good Reason—Here Are 10 to Gawk At

Color trends they come, and color trends they go. But black? She’s a timeless classic. Which is why we’ve been loving the creative black kitchen features gracing our Instagram and Pinterest feeds as of late. Ready, set, sexiest kitchens ever.

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Etagere-style Shelving

Designer Amber Lewis knows that black cuts a seriously chic line through a space. Which is why she added a focal shelving wall to tie together her black counters, hardware and industrial pendants.

Black Marble

Later, white marble—there’s a new power player. We love how Homepolish designer Jae Joo complemented this epic backsplash with minimalist matte black uppers and a dreamy banquette dining area.

Blackened Steel Cupboards

Holy textural explosion. Here, designer Carissa Duncan of Salt  + Bones mixed blonde wood frames, white-tiled counters and blackened steel for a result that strikes the perfect balance between edgy and classic.

Gray/black Paint

For a more classic, Shaker-style kitchen, black tones with hints of gray can feel more authentic to the space. Example A: This perfect kitchen by Plain English Design. Shout out to the petite integrated marble sink. We mean, kitchen dreams.

Black Uppers

As a neutral, black allows for a bold upper/lower, mix-and-match opportunity. This bubblegum pink scheme by Black Lacquer Design isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s beautifully executed nonetheless.

Black Lowers

Or you know, you could keep things classic. This tuxedo palette kitchen by Jason Arnold pairs beautifully with brass hardware and traditional mahogany furnishings.

Black & Gold

In this striking kitchen by Studio Life.Style, gold hardware, gold decorative accents and even a gold kitchen island base take the space from dark and brooding to glam and happy.

Black Islands

In this white and grey stunner by Homepolish designer Delia Kenza, an oversize black island punches a line through the room, adding contrast and leading the eye out onto the terrace. Outrageously chic, no? 

All Black Everything

To soften an all-black kitchen, Consort Design chose a smooth, matte finish black paint for the cupboards and a polished black concrete backsplash. (Bonus points for that glossy black Smeg fridge. Swoon.)

Black Dishware

Think black can’t be sweet? Think again. In this airy kitchen by Nicole Davis, globally inspired tiles and black dishware displayed in open shelving add tons of charm and feminine flare.



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From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.