The kitchen is the nucleus of your home. The family gathers here to cook, eat and bond over food. The kitchen essentially ties the entire decor of your home together. It is wise to go with a neutral colour scheme as it is easy on the eye, contemporary and easy to maintain.
Black and white are the best colours that create a modern and clutter free ambience that augurs wells for a kitchen.
Monochromatic color palette
White and black is a classy monochrome decor style that is ageless. Like a bride and groom combination, this color combo never goes out of style. It is a dynamic and modern theme and can be adapted according to your lifestyle.
The colour combination does not need any other supplementary color to jazz it up , as black and white needs no prop. The design possibilities are endless. But if you want a special flair, you may add a splash of colour in the form of a red appliance or cookware to add spice.
“White walls with black accents, staggered black and white cabinets, a black granite countertop and a gleaming white floor, truly a drool worthy combination. Throw in gleaming black appliances, a stark white refrigerator and a monochromatic print on the wall, your stunning kitchen is ready to use. Remember to keep it simple and clutter free to enhance the look,” said by interior designer Amy Watson.
UK’s prime home decorator Jimmy Taylor said, “Both white and black are minimalist and need to be calibrated carefully to create the perfect look. Paint the walls and cabinets a dazzling white and complement with a black countertop and matching black floor. A host of white appliances and a dramatic black sink finish the look. A touch of green in the form of potted plants is a fresh touch”.
Pattern in black and white
The patterned look can have differing psychological impact on the ambience on the room. A broad white colour scape with small areas of black, maybe as an island or the countertop gives a spacious and traditional feel.
It has a certain elegance and looks pristine and calm. While a zig zag white and black pattern in the wall tiles of your kitchen can lend to a edgy and modern feel. This smaller pattern adds energy and vibrancy to the kitchen and can transform it to a fun place to cook and eat in.
Design elements in a black and white kitchen
There is a lot you can do to enhance the black and white theme in your kitchen. A black backsplash in a white kitchen can be a small way to add black in a predominantly white kitchen. Cutting edge sink and work areas are now available in black.
You may also play with textures to create a engaging contrast. A glossy white kitchen with a rough textured black countertop and flooring can work wonders. Create a visual treat with a variety of shades of white and black and enhance with textures.