Want to update affordably? Then you need to try repainting the kitchen cabinets. Dark kitchen cabinets are on fire these recent years.
Along with the contemporary styles, come the darker but more vibrant colors. And these color pallets now also prevail in the kitchen setups, whether for the overall designs or just for some of their features.
Of the features, kitchen cabinets are the easiest target for the color updating. They also are quick to give the results –stunning or just ordinary. As to make an impressive kitchen you need to consider several aspects at once.
If now you’re considering ro redo or updating the kitchens into darker but awesomer kitchens, here we have some ideas to inspire. Not only with various awesome pictures of dark kitchen cabinets, there’re also some useful tips of how to make your darker kitchen even more impressive.
Dark kitchen cabinets with light countertops
Dark doesn’t mean black. There’re shades of dark colors, with black is just one of the options. Black colors itself offers tons of shades and tints.
These row of kitchen cabinets offer an example of how black can be stylish and not feel too heavy for your kitchen.
In a white kitchen, those cabinets are your awesome showstoppers –enhanced further with those light countertops.
To complete setup, lay hardwood floors with lighter tone color under. Your kitchen should look light and fresh now.
Combine the dark cabinet with white appliances
Black and white themes, of course, should join this listicle. That combination is just too timeless to be left alone.
Unlike the classic folks, contemporary people prefer charcoal and silky black shades–not just the ordinary bland and unimaginative black themes you often meet on any old cabinet.
Black silky and metallic cabinets in these cabinets inject contemporary feels in to the kitchen. And if you love minimalist themes, this color tone works well for your kitchen setup. Combine the cabinets with white appliances to give it an elegance balance.
Dark cabinet for small kitchen with light floors
Want a small kitchen with cark cabinets but afraid of feeling too cramped and depressed? Then you need to try this modern transitional small kitchen setup.
First, you need to dominate the kitchen with light natural colors. In this case, the owner love to use clean white kitchen background.
Use the darker cabinet colors to fill in the kitchen. They’ll be functional accents for the kitchen. Up above, you can see the naked dark rafters further enhancing the effects, complemented by light floors beneath.
Charming rustic kitchen with backsplash
Some decades ago, a backsplash was only an extension of kitchen’s countertop. We used it to protect the wall behind stove or sinks from getting wet or dirty.
Now you still have backsplashes with all their purposes –but in the more fashionable ways. As of now backsplashes are increasingly popular for one of kitchens’ visual statements.
With dark kitchen cabinets, white backsplash looks standout. This subway tile backsplash is a perfect example of the theme, which adding rustic touch to the kitchen.
Black cabinets with light wood floors for kitchen
Wooden floors offer you several benefits. With the floors you always can be sure of a warm and comfortable atmosphere, mainly if you use lighter color shades for the floors.
Wood floors are also help you to make your rooms feel light and fresh, and even contemporary –mainly if you put them in a minimalist kitchen setups.
So, if your kitchen cabinets feels too dark or heavy, you might combine them with light wood floors. The floors will help to get rid the depressing atmosphere and turning your kitchens into a more lighter and refreshing kitchens.
Contemporary kitchen with grey floors
Modern contemporary styles, imbued with minimalist themes are popular these last years. They looks simple and sophisticated at the same time.
The styles proud of their sleek lines and effective lines of room setups and the choices of their furnishings and appliances.
As of the colors, the contemporary has unpredictable preferences, sometimes they love bold colors and in other time use subdued dark colors. In this example you find a kitchen with darker color theme, both for the wall or for the cabinets. To soften the color themes, the designers completed it with grey floors.
Dark kitchen cabinets with dark floors
Want to add drama into the kitchen? Then you need add dark floor into it, like the following kitchen.
Along with gorgeous dark cabinets, you also see elegant light countertops for the showstoppers and also to bridge all the color themes in the kitchen.
For the more solid look, you may need to finish the setup with dark floors. Just like a nice bowl for the luscious coffee, the floor contain all the cool features in it.
Black-themed kitchen with granite countertops
There’re several countertops’ materials. All of them have their own benefits or downsides. Most of us, perhaps, want simple affordable (but durable) materials like composite materials you often meet these days.
But if you want something classic with unmatched elegance, natural materials are unmatchable. Marble or granite are still the most sought-after materials for classy kitchens.
They offer calm but luxurious atmosphere in the kitchens. Take a look at this kitchen, for example. The black cabinets and island table looks far more impressive with granite countertops.
Transitional dark kitchen with dark floors
Again, we present here you a dark kitchen and dark floors. As we’ve said before, right floors helps to boost your overall kitchens’ interior vibes.
Their role might even critical when you don’t want your transitional kitchen won’t look bland. The floor, along with some contemporary decor and appliances help you to avoid the problem.
In this kitchen setup, the white ceiling has its gorgeous counterpart –with dark floor beneath. It helps to build a seamless setup between kitchen island and the cabinets along the wall.
Contemporary black kitchen with white island
For an apartment, you need a small but efficient kitchen. It probably won’t be your home cooking station, as you’re so busy with your daily business.
It’s your new social hub, where friends may drop in and have a drinks or enjoy time. So, be sure to have nicest kitchen to impress them.
Here’s a contemporary minimalist kitchen in charcoal dark theme. To add contrast, a white island table is installed.
Rustic modern country kitchen with dark wall and cabinets
Along with the celling and floor, you also need to consider the wall color. That’s it. If you want your kitchens look cool, you need to keep the color pallets of those three in balance.
You don’t want one of them too dominating, resulting depressing look which surely won’t make you and your family happy in it.
This country kitchen success in blending the three into one integrated charm, with wood countertops to provide warmth and refreshing air into the room.
Dark grey kitchen with light white countertops
In an open layout home, an island table is a practical feature where you may have a transit point of your food stuff before go the pantry or cabinets.
It’s also where you prep the food before cooking and also a spot to divide the kitchen area with all other areas in the house. You also use the island as additional storage area and it often has the same color pallets with the cabinets.
To balance the color themes, a dark island often completed with light countertops to lighten up and give a feel of balance to the overall kitchen setup.
White country kitchen with dark grey kitchen cabinets
If you want a warm and comfortable kitchen area for your daily cooking activities, then you should try a country kitchen.
It offers all you need from a regular kitchen, from the rustic cabinets, kitchen island, up to the decor.
If you are particular to the style, there’re even dedicated appliances to further add the oldy country feel, like those with white appliances in this kitchen with dark cabinets.
Traditional kitchen with dark cabinets and light floors
There’re always ways to blend the old and new themes. Even if you want to retain almost all the old themes, you still can give it contemporary ambience with small updates.
Just take a look at this kitchen style. Layering the old cabinets with the new contemporary color themes perhaps the most affordable way to update
Adding new modern appliances are also options. Another way is by updating the floor. The old style kitchen now looks modern with light floors.
Play with the wall color for a vibrant dark kitchen
Now if you feel that a dark kitchen should always dark and cannot look playful, you need to see this kitchen idea.
With all the grey and dark colors, it might be another of your contemporary kitchen. And then comes the deep green colors on the wall and floors.
Now the kitchen lights up with the new colors. It’s elegant and vibrant. The wooden countertops help to make the kitchen warm and cozy.
Dark kitchen with light wood floors
Want to update the kitchen’s floor with wooden one? You have two choices here, the solid wood floors or the engineered one.
If you want the solid wood floors, you have the real woods like mahogany, ash, or walnut. Be sure to pay detailed care if you choose these materials. If you want the more affordable and dependable, try the engineered woods.
From the visual stand points, you cannot see the differences. They even feel similar. This dark brown kitchen with light wood floors might inspire.
Nordic kitchen with dark kitchen cabinets on grey floor
Like to have another floor material’s option? You can always use natural stones for the purposes. Granite, marble, limestone, travertine, are only some of the types for flooring.
For the more economical choices, you have floor tiles which now are also can imitate almost all the color tones of the natural stones.
For the flooring inspiration, you can see this Nordic kitchen example here. The dark minimalist kitchen looks elegant with grey floors.
Retro modern dark kitchen with dark floors
Oftentimes all what we see as contemporary themes are actually are recycled themes. For example, now you see the rise of modern themes, mainly the 50s styles.
For the reason you see so many designers out there applied some of the most characteristic stylings of the era for their new retro modern designs.
Here, for example, you have the typical boxy cabinets with thin legs of the 50 eras, are blended with contemporary features like the chimney, metal shelves, and also the dark natural floors.
Dark kitchen with granite countertops
Why granite countertop for my dark kitchen? Actually, granite isn’t only the option. But, if you want it elegant and tasty affordably, you need to consider the materials for the countertops.
Along with its beautiful appearance, granite also is easy to maintain. It’s also environmentally safe compared to the engineered countertops.
Furthermore granite also offers wider color pallets, so you don’t have to worry it won’t match with your kitchen color schemes, even the darker one.
Dark-themed kitchen cabinets with raw wood finishes
Unlike regular cabinet finishes which often seen with layers of paints, some of contemporary interior designers love to let the cabinet’s surface bare of any finishing.
They love the rustic design, and then their urban consumers love the color schemes –including us. The bare unfinished touches once so avoided now is a key of rustic styles.
This dark brown kitchen also uses similar approach, by let the cabinet naked and shine its raw beauty through the unfinished wood structures.
Traditional dark kitchen cabinets with white island
Once, kitchen islands is so practical and unimpressive that, with kitchen island them shelves, the home owners always wanted them to be put far back in the houses.
In the early 20 century, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright turned the concept upside-down by introducing open interior concept which include the kitchen as one of its main features, including the island tables.
Now, island tables are practical and visual point of interest in any modern or retro-modern kitchens, like this one.
Dramatic dark wall color for dark kitchen
To evoke dramatic tones, contemporary interior designers mostly use neutral colors, with black and white often dominating the themes.
A contemporary kitchen is no exception. It uses neutral colors to amplify the contemporary atmosphere, dark colors are often being used –as accents or even as the main color themes.
This example shows you the darker contemporary colors are applied. The kitchen is dark, but not in a depressing outlook, as the darker colors always keep in balance with lighter and vibrant colors –also in contemporary colors.
Scandinavian dark kitchen with light countertops
When it comes to minimalist themes, we cannot forget the Scandinavian designs. From this Northern countries come one of (now) most cherished design themes. The contemporary folks love the designs.
Scandinavian styles offer minimalist lines without the ‘cold’ atmosphere often comes with them. They’re minimalist and warmth (plus comfortable) at the sometime, thanks to the material choices and color pallets.
Wooden materials, unfinished or with clear finishes, dominate most of the designs. They inject warmth of natural elements to the rooms, like this light-colored wooden countertops.
Contrasting dark cabinets with white appliances
If you feel the industrial white of the kitchen appliances feel too boring for your taste, perhaps you need to update the kitchen cabinets around them with darker colors.
This way you can get the most of the white color of your appliances, you highlight them by contrasting the color with the darker colors of your kitchen cabinets.
This picture show you how to make all the scheme happen, and resulting a dark-white kitchen which is not only efficient (in term of its lay outing) but also is pleasing to the eyes from the contrasting colors.
Small minimalist kitchen with light floorings
Again, contrasting colors also helps to make small minimalist kitchens look neat and clean. All the lines are clearly visible, highlighting the kitchens’ cabinets their minimalist characters.
You can play a combination of a dark neutral color with the other lighter one, with the darker as the main color and the other as the trimming color.
In this inspiration, you have dark grey colors on the cabinets’ surfaces, trimmed with neutral wooden trimming, resulting a striking combination of natural and neutral color themes. To pop them up even more add the schemes with light floors.
Dark kitchen with charcoal black backsplash
If you like to make your kitchen standout without having to worry about the budgeting, you might need to update the backsplash, only the feature.
There’re various contemporary patterns you can have for the tiles. For examples, you may choose hexagonal patterns, subway, chevron, and several other patterns.
This kitchen with dark kitchen cabinets uses linear tile patterns for its backsplash, which is also popular in contemporary styles.
Herringbone backsplash for a dark kitchen
Need another dark kitchen with backsplash so impressive? Here, again, we bring you one with one of popular contemporary tile patterns.
Here the tiles for the backsplash are arranged in herringbone patterns. A herringbone pattern is no new player in the pattern world, it actually had existed for thousands years.
Now it makes a comeback in contemporary designs, and often you see as a cool backsplash pattern, like this example.
Dark traditional kitchen in light atmosphere
Having a traditional kitchen, with all its traditional settings and liveries, might makes the kitchen looks dark and even spooky.
To get rid of the atmosphere, you need to redo the painting jobs. Though still dark, you may choose the darker tone colors of the contemporary style –this dark green (almost grey) contemporary colors is an inspiration.
You also need to make sure to let the natural light flood the kitchen. Lastly, put the matching flooring, like this kitchen with grey floors.
Contemporary classic dark kitchen with elegant lines
Dark colors help to make drama, just like what we’ve said before. They also provides accent colors to light-colored kitchens.
This white-grey kitchen would look bland with appliances or cabinet of similar color tones. So, you need to spice it up with bolder colors.
This kitchen use the dark wood colors for the purposes. With light wood floors, it give depth and dynamics to the kitchen.
Dark cabinets with granite countertop
For the last one, we bring you a fresh kitchen in traditional styles. You have the elegant lines of old fashioned here, but with contemporary colors and setup.
Here you laid out the traditional dark kitchen cabinets in contemporary way, with kitchen island in front of them and some minimalist bar stools to complement.
Open shelves with contrasting colors laid on cabinets, with the stools and lamp fixtures, giving balance to the dark green color of the cabinets.
That’s all the dark kitchen cabinets ideas to inspire. Not only of the dark kitchen designs, have you also had tips on the wall color, the counter tops stuff –with granite or woods, with backsplashes and more.
We hope you all enjoy this listicle. Lastly, stay safe and healthy. Have a good day.