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Black and White Elegance Kitchen

black and white minimalist kitchen with blackboard wall

In a modern space, the lack of color  emphasizes shapes and surface textures

Sleek, spacious and consistent in its concept, this contemporary black and white kitchen has elegant details that merit study. Despite considerable drama produced by the contrast of black and white surfaces, careful planning has produced a surprisingly serene overall effect.

Anyone who knows my particular bias against upper cabinets — which I feel too often intrude on working space at eye level — will immediately note their absence here. Walls above the base cabinets are clad in black-stained planking that wraps around two sides of the room. A sink window is reduced to a narrow horizontal slit (no doubt to screen out a less than fabulous view over the main sink) while an adjacent glass door lets in light.… Continue Reading