It seemed that the black was a difficult colour in decoration, and, however, has conquered our kitchens, transforming them into spaces with personality. It is a reality: black is the trend in the contemporary kitchen. It is present in materials, furniture or simply add-ins, and, in any of these cases, it provides firmness. The dose of black that you want to incorporate depends on the look you want to achieve.

Although the total black has a spectacular effect, it is not necessary to bet on the absolute black because the black allows you to create different combinations and fits different styles. It is suitable for kitchens and urban to rustic and can be just as welcoming as it is sophisticated. You must take into account the characteristics of the space, and choose the type of furnishings and accessories that best suits him and his aesthetic. You will be surprised of the versatility of the black and the possibilities it offers.

In the existing houses in which the trend is to open the kitchen to the living room (and even integrate it in the social area) the black is a very elegant. It is also perfect for homes with industrial aesthetics and modern loft in that the kitchen is completely open because it combines very well with material characteristics of these spaces such as brick, cement, concrete, etc

In addition, the furniture in black color favors zoning space and power of the elements as, for example, the island, a piece that has gained great prominence in the kitchens today since it is as functional as it is decorative.

Although it is a deep color, it is not necessary to reserve the white for large rooms; you can also use it in tight spaces. On the other hand, the ideal would be to have natural light, but, if not, don’t give up; you can create a bright atmosphere installing the adequate lighting.

It is recommended to reinforce the lighting installing lights in the bottom of the upper cabinets

Keep in mind that in order to correctly illuminate the kitchen is required for both general lighting or spot. The first of these is to create an ambient light pleasant, and the second to work comfortably. You need to install recessed lights in the ceiling for general lighting in the space, avoiding the uncomfortable shadows; the lamps suspension is reserved to illuminate timely areas such as the island or the table of the office. It is also recommended to strengthen the lighting installing lights in the bottom of the upper cabinets to get a better look at the work surfaces. If the cabinets have glass doors (or in cupboards open) you can also incorporate light into the shelves. In the kitchen with a predominance of black would be more advisable to opt for the cool tones would be more luminous.

Keep in mind that the finish of the furniture in gloss or matte also provides nuanced and differentiated. The lacquered furniture, satin or glossy finish reflects more light so give a feeling of greater luminosity. At the same time, brings a more sophisticated look being, therefore, ideal for urban housing. This type of finish fits preferably with a contemporary style and a minimalist décor.

The matt black, on the other hand, it is more warm and it is suitable in homes, rustic and spaces industrial look; it is also suitable for houses-style nordic and vintage style. The maintenance of this finish is more straightforward but keep in mind that some of the firms have developed finishes to minimize the brands digital.

The lacquered furniture, satin or glossy finish reflects more light so give a feeling of greater luminosity

One of the advantages of black is that it allows multiple combinations that work of wonder. Both with respect to the colors that mix as well as materials with which to work. In this way, the prominence of the black you can qualify to get aesthetic very different.

Let’s look at some examples.

Materials

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Materials

Traditionally, black has been used with success in the kitchen surfaces with different materials (marble, stone, etc). Today, it brings a note of today as in this kitchen Given (Molteni & C). Is the series Tivalì designed by Dante Bonuccelli. Incorporate pieces in black (like the stools in leather, in this case) reinforces the effect.

Bet for the black and gold

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Bet for the black and gold

The absolute commitment by the black is undoubtedly elegant, as evidenced by this space created by Poggenpohl. If, in addition, we introduce a touch of gold, it enhances the idea of sophistication.

Badge of the industrial style

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Badge of the industrial style

The black works very well in a kitchen, industrial type as that reinforces their character. This is a proposal of Schmidt. Combining with correct tone mineral of the island, the matte black of the columns, the breakfast area (Arcos Supermat color Nano Black) with the area of metal shelving open (Metal Line in black color). As a counterpoint, the aromatic plants on top of the hood suspended, provided the note is fresh and natural.

Also to the vintage style

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Also to the vintage style

Also the black it fits perfectly in spaces vintage-style, as we see in this kitchen Ikea, whose furniture presents a matte finish. In this environment, the items you selected to create the global aesthetic also play an important asset.

Black and white

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Black and white

The binomial white-black is a classic that is always current. This combination combines the sobriety of the black and the brightness of the white. Without doubt, the result is very elegant. In the photograph, the +program Segment And Poggenpoh: “the modern classic” of the firm. The innovative surface of nanotechnology prevents the marks of fingerprints.

With a touch of steel

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With a touch of steel

The combination of the steel with the black is so gimmicky as grateful as the steel gives brightness and lightness to the space. In the image, the program Classic SieMatic that plays with contrast to create a special atmosphere.

Black and grey

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Black and grey

The black is softened with the combination of the gray and gives as a result a environment sober and balanced very relaxing, as we can see in this kitchen Given (Molteni & C). A very pleasant area to cook and to meet up to eat.

The presence of the wood

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The presence of the wood

If we want a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the wood is a great ally. Take a look at this kitchen Ikea. The light wood is more informal, and (of course) more luminous; the contrast is very nice. If, on the contrary, you prefer an environment more immersive and intimate, opt for a dark wood which enhances the depth of the black.

open kitchen

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open kitchen

The kitchen in black responds perfectly into the trend of open kitchens integrated into the living room, as we see in this project Saints. The furniture is the program Fine without handles: model-Gray Marble for the island and the Fine Black Silk Allah for the columns. The countertop is made of Sapienstone Grey Pietra Marble. For the showcase we have chosen the model Alum-01 Noir black Aluminum with glass smoked and interior colour of body Grey Marble.

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