These Dark and Moody Kitchens Make A Stylish Impact - The Gloss Magazine

These Dark and Moody Kitchens Make A Stylish Impact

A minimal style combined with a palette of grey, black and silver makes for an effortlessly cool vibe in these kitchens…


A black, grey and silver palette will always make a stylish impact. What we’re seeing now in kitchens with darker colour palettes is the commitment to the darker tones. There is less of a reach for brass accents to accentuate the dark cabinetry. People are moving more towards sleek, handless cabinetry, forming a minimalistic look for the kitchen, with simple straight lines and blocks of colour. Natural light is an important aspect in a darker kitchen – that is if you don’t want your kitchen to seep into complete darkness. Having a large window in the kitchen will allow natural light to flood in.


Task lighting comes into play in darker kitchens, as does under-cabinet lighting. You can make a serious impact with your light fixtures if they’re acting against a dark background.


We should always want surfaces that are hardwearing, easy to clean and fuss-free. Stainless steel or metal are great durable materials for someone who loves to cook. A metal splashback or countertop is a clever use of the material as it is hardwearing, heat resistant and hygienic. Placed against a black wall or incorporated throughout the kitchen, it creates a cool industrial-style look, like in this kitchen. The textural element here of the rough, slate, square-shaped tiles take this kitchen to the next level.


Another element to keep a dark and moody kitchen looking stylish and impactful is a statement addition of colour, ie a red chair. Something bold and complimentary against the black, with a texture that works against the floor to ceiling cabinetry, will always give off an air of confidence in design.


This year, it is trendy to place your darker cabinetry against a lighter backdrop. A light quartz or marble will brighten up the shade of grey or black and create a modern minimalist look. Depending on the veining of the slab – it can be a subtle way to add movement and personality to your sleek, streamlined space.


Nowadays, with modern appliances, it is becoming normal to have a touchscreen on your oven, an app-controlled fridge and a self-ventilating integrated induction hob – to name a few. The integration of these modern appliances make your dark and moody kitchen look even more modern and more dynamic. So that helps.


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