We love a white kitchen as much as the next person, but there’s a case to be made for moodierpaletters in this space. Whether you prefer obsidian, jet or ebony, black can take your cooking area to a seriously sleek level. Cross over to the dark side and check this totally sexy black kitchen ideas that we selected for your inspiration.

Black & White
Black Kitchen

The exposed brick and reclaimed wood stools help this ultra-sleek kitchen feel more lived-in and relaxed. See more at Lark & Linen.

Black Countertops
Black Kitchen

Black mixed with light wood feels sophisticated and modern. The black pendant lights add a little extra moodiness to this otherwise light kitchen. See more at Amber Interiors.

Blackened Zinc

Black Kitchen

A blackened zinc hood creates an industrial chic vibe set against a backsplash of Fireclay tiles. The hanging pot rack ups the vibes, and adds functionality.

Ebony Cabinets

Black Kitchen

This kitchen feels light and bright thanks to the white walls, and only accents with black on the cabinets and vintage-inspired canopy hood.

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Onyx Fridge

Forget stainless—onyx panels emphasize this refrigerator. The brass hardware brings out the metallic countertops.

Gunmetal Tiles

Rich woods dominate this warm New York City kitchen, but they feel modern because of their deeper hues. New gunmetal tile covers one wall, and black dials even replace the Wolf range‘s trademark red knobs.

Contrasting White

To keep this 105-square-foot kitchen from feeling too cramped, dark cabinetry was paired with stark walls. A mirrored backsplash bounces even more light into the space.

Black Range

La Cornue range in jet black looks insanely sleek next to copper cookware. The subway tile backsplash adds to the vintage feel.

Obsidian Backsplash

A sleek stone tile grid provides the backdrop for this California kitchen. It’s paired with weathered wood cabinets and a Wolf range.

Painted Trim

Black and silver tiles peak out between black cabinetry. The black refrigerator blends in, but the white floor helps keep the space from feeling too monochromatic.

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