While many describe their dream kitchen as being”bright and bright,” there are a host of other people who favor dark finishes in their own kitchens. Bright and sunny spaces are welcoming, light and airy. But, darker kitchens supply the unexpected. They’re daring spaces that often have a royal elegance and provide a feeling of coziness. Some of the best kitchens combine dark and light elements, which provides homeowners the best of both worlds. Feast your eyes on the following kitchens whom I think are great examples of how to use dark finishes.
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LDa Interiors & Architecture
The use of black, gray, chrome and stainless steel finishes produce an extremely complicated space. While this kitchen is dark, the reflective surfaces allow artificial and natural lighting to dive around.
Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs
Using dark cabinets across the perimeter of the kitchen creates a lively space and visually balances the white island.
Dark flooring using a high-gloss finish adds a sleek, classy feel to this modern kitchen.
A gray, metal backsplash is not just functional and easy to wash, but it also adds considerable interest and texture to the kitchen.
Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. (CKD, CBD, CR)
White cabinets topped with black crown molding produce a bit of a retro vibe within this area. Cabinet doors with flat panels will constantly give your kitchen a modern sense. In addition, I love that colorful backsplash!
Venegas and Company
Produce immediate elegance by combining black and white antique-white cabinets. Within this French country kitchen, a pair of tall, furniture-like cabinets anchor both ends of this room for a very striking look.
A dark metal sink makes an eye catching characteristic within this space. Materials like aluminum and tin make great choices for a not-so-ordinary sink in traditional kitchens.
Oakley Home Builders
In this kitchen, a stunning range-hood coordinates with the dark trim around the windows. This adds just enough contrast and attention to this mainly off-white space.
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Here, the island ties in with light fixtures trimmed in black. Because the additional cabinets are white, this kitchen keeps its”bright and sunny” mood but also has an added spark of dark elegance.
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