22 Kitchens With Beautiful Black Cabinets

Kitchen with black cabinets and white island with natural woven chairs

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For those suffering from white kitchen overload, you may want to consider another classic color, black—in particular, dark cabinetry. Black cabinets are an elegant option that feels way more glam than plain white. If you need a little assistance embracing your dark side, you have come to right the place. We share creative ways you can add bold and dramatic black cabinetry to your cooking space. 

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    Black Base Cabinets in a Light-Filled Kitchen

    black base cabinets
    Texas Construction Company

    In this spacious and light-filled kitchen by Texas Construction Company, black shaker-style base cabinets are topped off with a Carrera marble waterfall countertop. What keeps this cooking space feeling light and airy are the walls covered in white subway tile, which offset the dark cabinetry. 

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    Modern Farmhouse Kitchen With Black Cabinets

    dark stained wood cabinets
    Let's Talk Kitchens

    Black stained wood cabinetry combined with natural wood accents give this contemporary cooking space by the interior designers at Let's Talk Kitchens a modern farmhouse vibe.

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    Mix and Match Kitchen Cabinet Styles

    Black and white sleek and modern kitchen with wood floors
    Susan Cleveland

    When creating this kitchen, interior designer Susan Cleveland was looking to create a minimalist kitchen with a traditional aesthetic. She got the job done by mixing two different styles of cabinetry. On the wall are black cabinets with sleek, flat fronts. The white base cabinets have a classic shaker profile.

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    Opening Shelving and Black Kitchen Cabinets

    Sleek modern kitchen with black cabinets and open air wood shelves
    Design Shop Interiors

    Natural wood accents and a mermaid-inspired backsplash adds warmth and personality to this small kitchen by Design Shop Interiors. Combining the black cabinets with open wood shelves keeps the cooking space from feeling top heavy.

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    Combine Black Cabinets With Natural Wood Accents

    geometric black and white kitchen with tiles and wood
    Space Craft Joinery

    Create a kitchen brimming with warmth and personality with bespoke black cabinetry highlighted by natural wood accents. In this custom cooking space by Space Craft Joinery, a geometric wood tile backsplash sets the chic and thoroughly modern tone for the flat front cabinets.

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    Black Shiplap Covered Kitchen Cabinets

    Stained black wood shiplap cabinets and woven pendant lamps in a kitchen
    Wirth and Company Construction

    Black shiplap covered cabinets, and maple butcher block countertops are the critical ingredients in this bohemian-inspired kitchen by Wirth and Company Construction. Sealing the deal on this cooking space's hippie vibe are the two basket weave, bamboo pendant lamps.

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    Black Kitchen Cabinets for Camouflaging the Space

    Black kitchen cabinets in white neutral kitchen with hexagonal tile patches
    Nicolaj Bo

    In this cooking space by interior designer Nicolaj Bo, black cabinets that resemble living room furniture makes the kitchen feel less conspicuous and less obvious.

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    Retro Kitchen With Black Cabinets

    Retro black kitchen with red accents and hardware and stainless steel appliances
    Kandra Kole Interiors

    Kandra Kole Interiors gave this traditional kitchen a retro lift thanks to red appliances and black cabinetry. The cabinets were personalized with red door pulls.

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    Onyx Kitchen With Stunning Black Features

    Black tile kitchen with black cabinets and silver and gold accents
    April Tomlin Interiors

    This gorgeous onyx cooking space by April Tomlin Interiors combines jet black shaker cabinets with moody marble herringbone tile. Metallic accents from the chrome cabinet knobs to brass light fixtures add room brightening contrast. 

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    DIY Modern Farmhouse Kitchen With Black Cabinets

    Simple black, white, and wood boho kitchen
    Maison de Pax

    This DIY modern farmhouse cooking space featured on Maison de Pax combines white shiplap walls, open shelving, and butcher block countertops with midnight black base cabinets. Keeping the walls white makes the compact space feel bigger and brighter.

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    Create a Kitchen Brimming With Old-World Flavor

    Black kitchen cabinets in black and white country-esque kitchen with wood accents
    Beatriz da Costa

    Inject some old world flavor into your kitchen with ideas from this lovely cooking space by Beatriz da Costa. Black beadboard cabinets give the tiny cooking space a charming country vibe. A black wall becomes the backdrop for a homey, gallery wall. 

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    Stylish Black and White Kitchen With Dark Cabinets

    Black cabinets with metallic accents, white tile, and wood features
    Sara Ray Interior Design

    A stylish black and white kitchen by Sara Ray Interior Design combines open shelving with black shaker base cabinets. Keeping things light above the countertop allow the room to feel crisp and bright. Copper plated bar stools and a brass light fixture bring in a glam aspect to the space.

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    Black Kitchen Cabinets Add Depth and Height

    matte black kitchen cabinets
    Martha O'Hara Interiors

    Black upper cabinets draw the eyes upward, adding visual depth and height to this black and white kitchen by Martha O'Hara Interiors

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    Black and White Kitchen Inspired by Formal Wear

    Black and white kitchen cabinets with white tile, wood accents, and metallic hardware
    Lat Lawton Interiors

    Two-tone cabinetry with gorgeous brass hardware add lots of visual interest to this black and white tuxedo-inspired kitchen by Lat Lawton Interiors. The black cabinets against the wall anchor the cooking space. 

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    Small Kitchen With a Masculine Vibe

    black and white modern kitchen
    B Garden Designs

    Concrete countertops, subway tile punctuated with charcoal grout, and licorice black base cabinets lend a chic and masculine vibe to this small kitchen by B Garden Designs.

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    Create a Luxurious Kitchen With Black Cabinets

    Wood and black cabinet kitchen
    Dichotomy Interiors

    Black cabinets and a warm wood countertop give this tiny cooking space by Dichotomy Interiors a rich and luxurious look.

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    Large Black and White Kitchen in a Mountain Retreat

    large kitchen with black cabinets and wooden bar stool chairs
    Studio McGee

    A sizable kitchen in a mountain home by Studio McGee features bespoke black cabinetry against white walls. Opening shelving in the center of the kitchen wall keeps the huge cooking space feeling light and breezy. 

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    Pair Black Cabinets With Patterned Wall Tile

    Black and blue kitchen with black and white tiled walls
    Jasmin Reese Interiors

    What we love best about black kitchen cabinets is that they can be mixed and matched with practically anything. In this eye-popping cooking space by Jasmin Reese Interiors patterned tile is paired with midnight black cabinetry. A bright blue kitchen island lends a pop of bold color.

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    Traditional Black Cabinets Work With Different Decor Styles

    Black kitchen cabinets with brick
    M2 Project

    Traditional black cabinets can work with a broad range of decorating styles. In this kitchen by M2 Project, they feel downright bohemian against a brick and white subway tile wall in an artist loft. 

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    Traditional Kitchen With Elevated Elegance

    Black glossy kitchen cabinets with cherry wood floors, white marble tile, and gold and wicker accents
    Dove Design Studio

    From the Caesarstone countertops to stunning oven hood, there are lots of drool-worthy features in this spectacular cooking space by Dove Design Studio. But the black cabinetry is what truly enhances this kitchen's elegant appearance. The black farmhouse-inspired china cabinet puts dishware on display, and the sophisticated base cabinets are tricked out with brass cup style pulls.

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    There's Nothing Like a Classic Black Kitchen

    Classic Black kitchen with white tile, white marble countertop island and stainless steel appliances and silver and gold hardware
    Gilmer Kitchens

    Just like traditional white kitchens, black cooking spaces, like this example by Gilmer Kitchens, will certainly stand the test of time. Gorgeous shaker style cabinets are topped with crown molding for formal polish.

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    Kitchen Cabinets That Almost Vanish

    Modern and chic espresso black kitchen with white and wood accents
    Darren James Interiors

    Kitchen storage practically disappears courtesy of espresso black flat front cabinetry in this modern cooking space by Darren James Interiors.