Archive | Blk&Wht Kitchen

Kitchens of all styles with black-and-white themes and black or white kitchen cabinets.

All Black Kitchen Kitchen of the Year

all black kitchen of the year for 2014 by Steven Miller - Whirlpool gas cooktop, Gold Wall Ovens and Kraftmaid Onyx cabinets - house beautiful via atticmag

Behold House Beautiful’s all black Kitchen of the Year in the 2014 San Francisco Designer Showcase house, a 1920s mansion with a view of the bay.

Opposites attract. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the mainstream press has begun to call the kitchen color shift — from all white to all black — a trend. For bloggers like me this is hardly news. Back in March of this year, my Dark Kitchen Drama post, documented the all black kitchen and nearly black kitchens I’d been seeing, including a designer beauty in Sweden. Modern all black kitchens have been around quite some time as four black kitchen posts (below) also show.… Continue Reading


Black French Range in a White Kitchen

black French range by CornueFe in a white Victorian style kitchen – Brooks&Falotico via Atticmag

Stove color makes a statement in a kitchen. Black implies serious culinary business.

Over the last ten years, the 2003 Something’s Gotta Give kitchen (actually a movie set) provided a much-copied formula for a popular black and white look: white Victorian-style cabinets with black counters and accents. That scheme created crisp, high contrast drama. The latest variation on the black and white theme is simpler. I’m seeing white kitchens with light counters and only a single dark accent — a black French range. Both Lacanche and CornfuFé offer stunning French-made ranges in a variety of black and near-black finishes, both matte and glossy.… Continue Reading


Black Steel Custom Cabinet Kitchen

black kitchen with Lenox steel and nickel black cabinets - Veranda via Atticmag

In a mostly black kitchen, the cabinets and matching French range turn the black and white kitchen trend inside out.

In a kitchen designed by Daniel Cuevas for a new, art-filled home in Beverly Hills, the cabinets are the key to creating the elegant luxe style. They are black and this is a black kitchen. It feels French, and just a bit Deco, but is thoroughly chic and modern.

As a trend, black kitchens come and go. We saw them in the 1960s, and again in the 1980s. Here, the black cabinets that create the look are black steel with nickel banding – a custom design from Urban Archaeology called Lenox.… Continue Reading


Black and White Illusion Kitchen

Steven Gambrel kitchen - black and white New York illusion floor kitchen - S.R.Gambrel via Atticmag

I’ve long admired the great design of a handsome black and white Steven Gambrel kitchen.

What’s interesting to me about this iconic Steven Gambrel kitchen is how it skillfully employs the ultra-popular black-and-white theme though not in the usual way. Rather than focusing on white cabinets with black counters, the designer has taken it very boldly to the floor and walls through the use of tile. Glossy black bricks tiles behind the range and on the remaining backsplash essentially create black walls articulated by high contrast light grout. Equally dramatic, and even more muscular in terms of effect, is the 3-D illusion floor created by a black, white and gray small-scale pattern on cement tiles.… Continue Reading


Black Tie Kitchen

upscale black and white kitchen with open shelving by Fairfax & Sammons Architecture

A fashionable color scheme translates into an ultrachic kitchen design.

This historic Italianate townhouse is dressed for any occasion in its own version of the little black dress.  Tailored cabinetry and a custom range hood were painted pitch-black.  The raised panel molding is painted white for contrast – like a string of pearls.  Marble counters and an undermount sink offer ample space for prepping, and are lit by a barn-style pendant.  The natural wood island with lower pot shelf introduces more surface and storage.  Open wall shelves are adorned with scrolled wrought iron brackets.  A large mirror backsplash is an uncommon, but glamorous, choice for behind the range. … Continue Reading


Black and White Patterned Kitchen

wooden sink counter with black and white gingham skirted base cabinet

A dark palette is anything but boring when a mix of patterns are involved.

I am drawn to darker rooms these days – must be the bright springtime sun.  Although I’m not brave enough to do this in my home, I find the mix of patterns and limited color palette intriguing.  The upper cabinet and open shelves are painted flat gray against a black wall.  The rest of the kitchen is painted a bright white, creating a dramatic niche.  A mix of two patterned floor tiles are sprinkled with a third design, with what appears to be a touch of grey and yellow.… Continue Reading