The New Hot Color for Kitchens

Those of you who found yourselves a little bored by years and years of kitchens with white cabinets and white marble countertops might just be in luck. No, we're not going back to late-90s dark cherry cabinets (and thank goodness).

It looks like the newest trend for kitchen cabinets is black.

The idea of black cabinets in a kitchen might sound a bit oppressive, but this can actually work quite well in a space with only a few upper cabinets (or with open shelving), where there's lots of white wall (and lots of windows, which means lots of light) to balanced out all the black. And far from seeming trendy or faddish, when paired with subway tile, warm woods, and maybe even a few touches of gold, black cabinets take on a glamorous yet timeless feel.

Above: This kitchen from Elle Decor pairs black cabinets with subway tile and a gorgeous island with gold accents.

The tile floor and full-height wall of glass-front cabinets give this kitchen from Country Living a timeless, old-world feel.

White tiles with black cabinets (and a black range hood!) make for beautiful contrast in this kitchen from Milk Decoration.

A mix of black and white cabinets amps up the style of this kitchen from the Parade of Homes.

Black cabinets in a sophisticated kitchen from Bolig.

Black cabinets and a white marble backsplash make for a winning combination in this kitche from Oracle Fox.

Black accents abound in this kitchen from Country Living.

Black lower cabinets are paired with white uppers and elegant open shelving in a kitchen from Dwell.

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent opted for black cabinets in their New York City apartment.

This kitchen from Royal Roulotte embraces black in a different way, with white cabinets and matte black walls.

Coming in at a close second? Navy blue, the perfect color for those who love the darker look but may not want to go full black. Image from Skona Hem.

(Image credits: Elle Decor; Country Living; Milk Decoration; Parade of Homes; Bolig; Oracle Fox; Country Living; Dwell; Architectural Digest; Royal Roulotte; Skona Hem)