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Black Is Back In Kitchen Design

Interior designers say there's a new color in the kitchen that you should try: black. While black seems harsh, it's easier to pull off than you might think. Plus, when done correctly, it's totally chic. Here's 5 ideas you can do over the weekend.

#1: Update Your Kitchen Island Lighting Fixtures.

Updating your lighting fixtures, especially in the kitchen makes a huge design difference. If you're feeling handy, this is a DIY project with a trip to your local big box hardware store. Check out these inexpensive, but trendy black pendants (and more) available at Lowe's.

#2: Replace Your Kitchen Faucet & Hardware.

The matte black trend is definitely showing up in kitchen design. “Matte black is basically all I’m using right now in kitchen and bath reno projects,” said New York based interior designer Megan Pflug. Matte black sinks and cabinet knobs and pulls are super in now, too, if your budget allows it. Shop this look and more at

#3: Paint Your Cabinets.

Joanna Gaines has used black cabinets in many of her kitchen designs, and it looks beautiful! This is a fan favorite from their bed & breakfast makeover. Consider painting just the lower cabinets for a new look or even just the kitchen island. Keep it from looking dark by using lots of white background and accents - walls, countertops, backsplash, shelving, etc. Black cabinets never become as popular as white, but black is a beautiful classic color to use in a kitchen.

#4: Try A Black Table or Chairs.

Do your kitchen chairs or stools need updating or repainting? Consider a soft black color. Black chairs look great mixed with a wood or metal table. If you are in the market for a new kitchen table, consider looking for a streamlined style in a classic black.

#5: Add Black Accessories.

There are many inexpensive ideas to add some black to the kitchen. A few ideas could be a black towel, bowls, platter, cutting board, utensils or utensil holder, blender, vase(s) for plants or fresh flowers, rug, glassware, or frames. Make sure not to overdo it!

The best thing about this black trend for kitchens is that it'll always be classic. Even if you're a bit squeamish about trying anything too dramatic, adding touches of black here and there will modernize your home for the upcoming Fall and holiday season!


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