We've been seeing a lot of bright, white kitchens lately... but that doesn't mean they're your only choice. At the other end of the spectrum are these delicious, moody spaces, with black walls or black cabinets or black tile or maybe all three. Whether paired with white or stainless steel or wood, a black backdrop makes for a beautiful, inspiring place to cook.
Above: black cabinets and a black backsplash make an impression in a kitchen from The Country Philes.
A sleek black kitchen is a nice counterpart to these beautiful tradionally-styled tiles. From Oliver Yaphe.
The kitchen of a tiny Swedish apartment from Fantastic Frank.
Black and stainless steel — sleek and modern. From IKEA.
Black and wood makes for a rich, warm combination. Elle Decoration UK via SF Girl by Bay.
A black and white kitchen from Bolig via Decor Demon.
A dramatic black kitchen from Desire to Inspire.
Black enlivened with a little bit of pink — now that's bold. From Allie NYC.
That tile totally makes this kitchen. Spotted on Coco Kelley.
More black + wood — with a little bit of concrete for extra texture. From Klikk via Apartment Therapy.
(Image credits: The Country Philes; Oliver Yaphe; Fantastic Frank; IKEA; Elle Decoration UK; Bolig; Desire to Inspire; Allie NYC; Coco Kelley; Klikk)