Kitchens. No matter what the statistics might show, I still believe that they are the heart of the home. Just a few weeks ago I had some friends over to the Bright.Bazaar cottage for dinner. About thirty minutes after my friends had arrived, someone pointed out how we were congregated in the kitchen and not the living room. One friend was sat on the bottom stair, another lent casually against the fridge, while I had hopped up onto the countertop. We had no reason to be in the kitchen (the dinner was under control) but it was the natural place that we had settled and started catching up. We started talking about what makes kitchens feel so cosy and welcoming. Three out of four of us said how much we liked to see black used in kitchen design because it felt timeless, chic and cocooning. That very conversation inspired today’s post, so I’ve rounded up four stylish Wren Kitchens to inspire different approaches to a stylish black kitchen design.The Linea kitchen takes on an industrial ‘lab chic’ vibe thanks to a fusion of glossy finishes alongside laboratory design elements. Apothecary vases and metallic wall lamps lend a chic industrial vibe to the intense raven black base, which creates a black kitchen representative of the current zest of loft-style design.This second example of a black kitchen design is one of my favourite takes on this decorating approach. The Sculptured kitchen’s minimal decor and contemporary fittings are tempered by tactile wooden touches that soften the city vibe. Notice too how the black has been used in a matt eggshell here vs. a gloss, which also creates a softer and gentler final look.This Shaker kitchen shows that a primarily black kitchen design can feel exotic and vibrant. I named this look ‘moorish delight’ because the statement wall of patterned tiles, paired with the rustic furniture provides a striking contrast to the matt black cabinetry and pendants.
This final kitchen is ideal inspiration for those who would like to decorate with black, but don’t want to create a kitchen that’s too stark or trend-led. This cosy country look is created by foiling the black cabinetry with bare wooden units in order to maintain a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the space. Which of these four approaches to decorating with black in the kitchen do you like best?
Will is a self-confessed gentleman hooked-on-hue and his motto is: beige is boring! He works as a freelance author, creative consultant and lifestyle blogger. Will has been blogging about his love of colourful design, fashion and travel since 2009, engaging an army of colour lovers across the world with his quintessential make-you-smile style.