Modern Kitchen Ideas

How to use black in a modern kitchen

While white may be a strong colour contender for the kitchen, a black space can do wonders for your home


A strong moody colour, black does more than just add drama to a space; it is sophisticated, hides dust and creates a sense of depth.

The key to making it work; lots of natural light and white surfaces. The defining kitchen feature, a 4.5m-metre island in black polyurethane and topped in Caesarstone in Frosty Carrina bounces the natural light around and brightens the space. The white splashback and ceiling also help to cast light around.

Choose soft, curved pendant lights to help balance out the hard edges and soften the space.

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More than just extra storage space, the suspended bookshelf is a striking visual divider in this big open space and adds some warmth and colour.

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The stools add visual texture to the space while the silver appliances are a nice transition from the strong black to the cool white.

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