If you’re considering a black and white kitchen, you’re in good company. Many people are drawn to this look because it’s timeless and elegant. There are a few things to keep in mind if you’re planning on using black and white in your kitchen. Here are 10 great ideas to get you started.
1. Black And White Floors With Marble Countertops
Consider installing a black and white tile floor like the one shown here; the diamond pattern black and white flooring is simple but effective. If you go for a large motif tile, remember that you’ll need to use quarter round molding around the edges of your room for a finished look.
Use larger tiles for an updated look. Keep in mind that the smaller the tile, the more time-consuming your installation will be. The good news is that small tiles are cheaper to purchase.
Use marble for the countertops and your center table and use warm lights to give this kitchen a cozy feel.
2. Go For The Retro Look
Have your dream black and white kitchen but for the rest of the aesthetic, you want to go retro?
The retro style is a great choice that’s making a much needed comeback among modern designs. The retro look speaks to boho enthusiasts and looks very unique and different from the myriad of modern interiors.
3. Choose An Intricate Table And White Cabinets With A Wallpaper Accent Wall
Bring an intricate black wood table into your kitchen to give it the royal touch. Use white cabinets with black granite countertops; and choose a nature-inspired wallpaper for one of your walls.
Use white lightning to preserve the sleek finish of this setting and introduce a few plants to soften the edginess of the dining room, so it looks both classy and inviting.
4. Regal Black Countertops And White Cabinets
The contemporary kitchen is all about the black and white aesthetic: white cabinets and island with stately black countertops and black stools around the island.
5. The All-Wood Option
There’s something about black and white floors and wood furniture in your kitchen. It makes you think of an expansive and luxurious country house. The authentic wood furniture may cost more but it also presents a very refined aesthetic.
Pair up the wood island with nordic-inspired barstools; for the countertops use beige marble. you can choose to go with white ceiling lights or warm pendant lights to further enhance the soothing characteristics of wood.
6. Ceramic Black Tile Backsplash For Your Kitchen
If you’re looking for a backsplash that makes a statement, consider using black ceramic tile. The sleek look of the tile will perfectly offset white cabinets and counters. Plus, the black color will add a touch of sophistication to your kitchen.
Having a black and white tile backsplash is an affordable way to liven up the room. Just make sure that you are using quality grout, otherwise you’ll end up with stains that will be difficult to remove.
7. Checkered Backsplash With White Cabinets
We love this look. Use a checkered backsplash with black and white floors. A checkered backsplash will provide a great complement to your black or gray countertops and white cabinets. This setting provides your kitchen with a clean and organized aesthetic.
If you’re using larger floor tiles for your black and white kitchen floor, consider installing 3-4 different kinds of tile for added visual interest. That way, your floor will look like you chose to lay down multiple patterns rather than just one. Remember that with this look, the tiles should all be approximately the same size and color.
If the black and white patterns seem too much, then you can cover your floor with an area rug; this is the perfect way to bring color into your black and white kitchen. Choose an area rug that compliments your decor, whether it’s contemporary or country-style.
8. White Cabinets With Granite Backsplash And Counter Top
Have you always wanted the premium look and feel of granite in your kitchen? This setting pairs up the luxurious granite backsplash and countertops with white cabinets.
For contrast, you can use black upper cabinets to make the granite pop more; and stainless steel appliances go great with granite. Be sure to add potted plants to complement the countertops.
9. Polished Black Cabinets And White Marble Floors
This setting is sleek and premium at the same time. Using white marble with black veins for the kitchen floor is an exquisite choice; pair it up with polished all-black cabinets and island.
You can also choose to go with white quartz countertops for this black and white floor – the quartz is similar design wise to this marble floor.
Having a vinyl ‘accent wall’ will add much needed color to this black and white setting.
10. Map Of The World Backsplash
Do you want an interesting concept for your black and white kitchen? Use world map artwork for the backsplash (this will be especially apt if you are a travel enthusiast!)
These kinds of artwork may look more in place at a restaurant, but doing something unique with your kitchen wall may leave your guests pleasantly surprised when they visit you! Use wood cabinets to contrast the black and white tiles.
Ideas For A Black and White Kitchen
With these ideas in mind, you’re ready to get started on your new black and white kitchen. Remember that this look is all about balance. If you’re using black tile, stick with white cabinets and countertops. If you want to use multiple patterns, keep them simple so your floor doesn’t become too busy or cluttered.