Black and white is a classic color combo that works pretty much anywhere, but we happen to think it's especially nice in the kitchen. Here, for your inspiration, are 19 incredibly stylish kitchens that work contrast to their advantage.
Above: Black accents enliven a kitchen from Coco Lapine Design.
Black and white but definitely not boring — there's tons going on in this kitchen from Vogue. Two kinds of tiles, stainless cabinets, and plenty of art layer together for a space that's sophisticated but also warm.
Dark cabinets add drama in a kitchen spotted on Ollie & Seb's Haus.
The lovely kitchen of a Paris apartment spotted on My Domaine.
White cabinets look nice with a dark countertop in this kitchen from Elle Decoration. The black and white theme is repeated in the rug, and in the subway tile matched with dark grout.
Contrast rules in an uber-minimal kitchen from A Merry Mishap.
Black and white mix in this kitchen from Milk Decoration. The dark cabinets, appliances, and rage hood add drama, while the white-tiled walls feel clean and bright.
A little bit of contrast is just right for this kitchen from Bo Bedre.
You've seen tiled backsplashes, and tile countertops, but this kitchen from Skona Hem has tile (paired with dark grout) absolutely everywhere, for a look that seems simultaneously fresh and also a bit of an 80s throwback.
White marble and black cabinets in an Australian kitchen from Oracle Fox.
Dark grout ups the style factor in this kitchen from Emma Hos.
Little things make a big difference: this kitchen from Nuevo Estilo is mostly white, but the steel-framed door and black lighting and furniture help to ground the space and keep things interesting.
A black and white cement tile backsplash adds panache to this kitchen from The Style Files.
White marble and black make an unexpectedly delicious combination. Image from House & Home.
Contrast is king in this kitchen from Dustjacket Attic: the traditional molding and the modern kitchen, and the bright white countertops and black cabinets.
A black tiled backsplash adds a bit of style to a kitchen from SF Girl by Bay.
Black and white (and just a bit of grey) in a traditional-meets-modern kitchen from Residence Magazine.
Black and white are perfect partners in this kitchen from Miss Moss.