More and more Finnish homes are dreaming of a black kitchen. The emergence of black kitchens began several years ago and they can already be called the new kitchen classic. Black gives interior design a poise and has now finally moved from being an accent color to play a leading role in kitchens, too. Black is an opportunity and there are many styles. For years, white has been the prevailing kitchen color and norm. Perhaps this is why for many, a black kitchen seems a big step outside their comfort zone. All the same, we can note that it’s a step worth taking!
For many, a black kitchen seems a big step outside their comfort zone
How often have you heard it said that “You’ll get bored with a black kitchen”? Black is far from boring. Quite the opposite. It’s a bold, powerful and stunning statement. When properly grouped, the surface structures and patterns add their own flavor to the design of a black kitchen.
Perhaps you’ve also heard it said that “A black kitchen is hard to keep clean and fingerprints leave marks on black doors?” We think that it’s no harder to keep a black kitchen clean than a white one. Of course you need to wipe surfaces down and look after them, but the same goes for other colors, too. It may be that some marks are more visible on black, but on the other hand this makes you look after the surfaces to prevent the marks from being engrained on the surface. A microfiber cloth and mild detergent make it easy to keep black kitchen surfaces clean. The same care instructions also apply to other kitchen surfaces.
The classic option is to combine black and white.
White can add a touch of lightness even just in kitchen counter surfaces when everything else is black. On the other hand, there’s nothing to stop a mix of black base cabinets with white top cabinets – or the other way round.
A combination of black with hues of natural wood also works. The hue of the wood sets the kitchen mood. A pale, slightly cool maple gives a kitchen a modern look, whereas a traditional oiled oak exudes a cozier warmth and more rustic ambience.
It’s often thought that style influences potential color choices. However, we want people to think the other way round. Colors aren’t restricted to certain styles. A style can be built around the color scheme that’s right for you.
Modern monochrome kitchen
In a modern monochrome kitchen, everything from counters to cabinets and handles can be black or different shades of black. Paint an image in your mind of smooth satin surfaced black doors, a beautiful matt surfaced kitchen counter and black home appliances. Quite a serene image wouldn’t you say? Black doesn’t necessarily need to be combined with any other color. Instead, different degrees of gloss and surface structures can create an interesting look.
Black provincial kitchen
A black kitchen is often thought of as being modern with clear lines. However, there’s nothing to stop you having a black provincial kitchen. Shiny, beautiful, raised panel doors combined with brass or porcelain handles, grid glass doors and perhaps even ornamental moldings on top of cabinets would work superbly visually in black in old log houses. Kitchen counter surfaces could be of white marble and the big picture crowned by beautiful herringbone tiles in intermediate gaps and an impressive wallpaper or log wall as the kitchen backdrop.
We often get stuck in the rut of what we see as mainstream and don’t even want change. Not everyone is creative and some can only imagine something once they’ve seen it with their own eyes. This is where our shops can help you. We can model just the kitchen you require to then make it easier for you to make a decision. Be bold and create the kitchen of your dreams.
Black pine kitchen
This pine kitchen is filled with nature and light. Different wood surfaces in different forms invite people into the kitchen. The high island top combines yet divides the kitchen and dining area into separate spaces. The dirty dishes, for example, can be suitably hidden behind the high island top.