11 Totally Sexy Black Kitchens

Cross over to the dark side.

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We love a white kitchen as much as the next person, but there's a case to be made for moodier palettes in the kitch. Whether you prefer obsidian, jet, or ebony, black can take your cooking space to a seriously sleek level. And obscure any accidental spills and scuff marks. We'd consider that a major win.

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Courtesy of Lark & Linen
Black & White

The exposed brick and reclaimed wood stools helps this ultra-sleek kitchen feel more lived-in and relaxed.

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Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt
Black Countertops

Black mixed with light wood feels sophisticated and modern. The black pendant lights add a little extra moodiness to this otherwise light kitchen.

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jon de la cruz kitchen of the year kitchen island
Jonny Valiant
Blackened Zinc

A blackened zinc hood creates an industrial chic vibe set against a backsplash of Fireclay tiles. The hanging pot boosts this vibe while adding some oh-so valuable storage space.

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Kitchen Paint Colors Black
Maura McEvoy
Lacquered Finish

Polished nickel hardware and a glossy coating boost the drama in this space. If it feels too overpowering for your entire kitchen, confine the gloss to a bar area.

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Pernille Loof
Ebony Cabinets

This kitchen feels light and bright thanks to the white walls. You still get that moody, dramatic feel with a few well-placed black accents, like the cabinets and vintage-inspired canopy hood.

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bailey mccarthy black kitchen
Trevor Tondro
Onyx Fridge

Forget stainless — onyx panels make this fridge the star of the room. The brass hardware brings out the metallic countertops.

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brass trim black knobs
Joshua McHugh
Gunmetal Tiles

Rich woods dominate this warm New York City kitchen, but they feel modern because of their deeper hues. New gunmetal tile covers one wall, and black dials even replace the Wolf range's trademark red knobs.

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summer thornton black kitchen
Miki Duisterhof
Contrasting White

To keep this 105-square-foot kitchen from feeling too cramped, dark cabinetry was paired with stark walls. A mirrored backsplash bounces even more light into the space.

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Nathan Kirkman
Black Range

A La Cornue range in jet black looks insanely sleek next to copper cookware. The subway tile backsplash adds to the vintage feel.

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glazed black tile backsplash
Victoria Pearson
Obsidian Backsplash

A sleek stone tile grid provides the backdrop for this California kitchen. It's paired with weathered wood cabinets and a Wolf range.

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black kitchen
James Baigrie
Painted Trim

Black and silver tiles peak out between black cabinetry. The black refrigerator blends in, but the white floor helps keep the space from feeling too monochromatic.

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