The beauty of a LBK (little black kitchen)
A perennially stylish hero of the home.
Once considered a daring choice, fast forward to 2021 and black kitchens are becoming an increasingly popular option for those wanting an elegant statement at the centre of the home. Black is the colour of mystery and power and naturally provides dramatic appeal. The moody hues of Sandringham residence add chic sophistication and provide a stylish central zone for the family to gather. In this article, we will share a few tips to consider when delving into the dark arts of designing an inky hued kitchen.
Ensure adequate lighting
Dark colours absorb light. It is important to include adequate lighting when designing your kitchen to maintain balance. In the Sandringham residence the combination of open plan layout, cathedral ceilings and generous windows provide a sun-drenched area. This allows appreciation of the depth of colours and details present in the marble bench and splashback. Pristine white walls and light timber flooring soften the intensity of the striking black cabinets and provide balance between light and dark.
Faucets and Fixings
Carefully consider the details you wish to capture attention. Feature faucets and fixings can add contrast and visual interest – brass, brushed nickel or white will offer a stark contrast for visual interest depending on your style. Sandringham kitchen uses matte black tapware that dissolves into the surrounding aesthetic seamlessly, allowing for an intentionally minimal sophistication.
Benches and Splashbacks
Pairing black kitchen cabinets with textured materials such as timber, concrete, marble, and exposed brick highlights qualities of the material to provide rich character. Sandringham uses black Marquina Lithostone with subdued marble vein for the waterfall benchtop and splashback, capturing simplicity without monotony. Black cabinets can be used to frame island benches and splashbacks when using contrasting hues while blending black joinery and similar hued materials can morph elements and draw the eye to the space as a whole. A white marble island against black joinery can create a statement art piece within the kitchen.
Black cabinetry offers a polished canvas to highlight accent colours of décor and art in the foreground. In the Sandringham home, décor, furniture, and art complement the home and add a focal point, striking the optimal balance between minimalism and charm. There is balance and harmony between integrated appliances and graphite freestanding cooker from ilve.
Black surfaces can show fingerprints and dust more readily, however, technology has progressed significantly in this area to put your mind at ease. Sandringham utilises touchless matte black Laminex joinery so you can enjoy flawless beauty without pesky fingerprints.
Black kitchens are an elegant choice that deserves consideration for your next project. At Construct Melbourne we design and build award-winning luxury custom homes, considering every detail to create a comfortable home you feel your best in.
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