Dark Kitchens or White Kitchens? What’s in Style for 2018


A focal point, the place that brings everyone together and a room that expands and opens to the home - it’s easy to see why the kitchen is the dominant area of your home. Understandably, you want your kitchen to be up-to-date and easily functionable, and just like in fashion, black goes with virtually everything.

Black is being used more and more in kitchens. Whether it’s black countertops or black stainless steel appliances, many buyers are looking for a dark alternative over the traditional white and silver. This isn’t the first time that the bold color has made its appearance this year. A modernized black is the most daring color trend of 2018, backed by paint companies like PPG paints which named “Black Flame” as their color of the year, and Glidden Paints tapping “Deep Onyx." Bold and sophisticated, black is back for 2018!

The all-white kitchen with all its purity is fading fast. For 2018, popular colors such as black, soft grays and semi-opaque cream finished on wood are emerging trends for cabinets, counters, walls and more. Since cabinets take up a lot of visual space, a darker color for the cabinets helps to add a more sophisticated feel to the kitchen, and they can still be mixed with warm grays or soft whites as accent colors.

A combination of different materials and two-toned cabinetry also ranks high for buyers this year. In many homes, owners are making their upper cabinets white or neutral for a clean, timeless feel. However, the lower cabinets use various wood tones or deeper paint colors to take the kitchen in two different style directions and provide a fun pop of contrasting color without going overboard.

The appeal of a black-and-white kitchen is classic. There are several combinations with these two colors, but white cabinets and black granite countertops are the most popular today. Darker colors have a way of bringing luxury to a kitchen space, thanks to their sleekness. They add a bit of mystery to a space, but be careful – going overboard could create a dark and dreary landscape. Any time you’re incorporating dark colors, ensure you get plenty of natural light or use light colored accents and elements to keep the space bright and cheerful while also being dark and luxurious.

Country Living suggests that if you choose a light paint for walls or cabinetry, select a dark floor stain to make the room cozy. They also suggest embracing black appliances! This exotic color can take your cooking space to the next level by making a dramatic statement and obscuring any accidental spills. Plus, adding a dark element like unique black stainless appliances, is a great conversation starter!

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