By Nancy Mitchell
(Image credit: Coco Lapine Design)
Black and white is a classic color combo that works pretty much anywhere, but we happen to think it’s especially nice in the kitchen. Here, for your inspiration, are 19 incredibly stylish kitchens that work contrast to their advantage.
Above: Black accents enliven a kitchen from Coco Lapine Design.
(Image credit: Leva & Bo via La Maison de Anna G)
Black and white and just a bit of color, from Leva & Bo (via La Maison de Anna G).
Black and white but definitely not boring — there’s tons going on in this kitchen fromVogue. Two kinds of tiles, stainless cabinets, and plenty of art layer together for a space that’s sophisticated but also warm.
(Image credit: Ollie & Seb’s Haus)
Dark cabinets add drama in a kitchen spotted on Ollie & Seb’s Haus.
(Image credit: My Domaine)
The lovely kitchen of a Paris apartment spotted on My Domaine.
(Image credit: Elle Decoration)
White cabinets look nice with a dark countertop in this kitchen from Elle Decoration. The black and white theme is repeated in the rug, and in the subway tile matched with dark grout.
(Image credit: A Merry Mishap)
Contrast rules in an uber-minimal kitchen from A Merry Mishap.
(Image credit: Milk Decoration)
Black and white mix in this kitchen from Milk Decoration. The dark cabinets, appliances, and rage hood add drama, while the white-tiled walls feel clean and bright.
A little bit of contrast is just right for this kitchen from Bo Bedre.
(Image credit: Skona Hem)
You’ve seen tiled backsplashes, and tile countertops, but this kitchen from Skona Hem has tile (paired with dark grout) absolutely everywhere, for a look that seems simultaneously fresh and also a bit of an 80s throwback.
(Image credit: Oracle Fox)
White marble and black cabinets in an Australian kitchen from Oracle Fox.
(Image credit: Emma Hos)
Dark grout ups the style factor in this kitchen from Emma Hos.
(Image credit: Nuevo Estilo)
Little things make a big difference: this kitchen from Nuevo Estilo is mostly white, but the steel-framed door and black lighting and furniture help to ground the space and keep things interesting.
(Image credit: The Style Files)
A black and white cement tile backsplash adds panache to this kitchen from The Style Files.
(Image credit: House & Home)
White marble and black make an unexpectedly delicious combination. Image fromHouse & Home.
(Image credit: Dustjacket Attic)
Contrast is king in this kitchen from Dustjacket Attic: the traditional molding and the modern kitchen, and the bright white countertops and black cabinets.
(Image credit: SF Girl by Bay)
A black tiled backsplash adds a bit of style to a kitchen from SF Girl by Bay.
(Image credit: Residence Magazine)
Black and white (and just a bit of grey) in a traditional-meets-modern kitchen fromResidence Magazine.
(Image credit: Miss Moss)
Black and white are perfect partners in this kitchen from Miss Moss.