3 April 2019

When it comes to updating your kitchen to one that is modern and sophisticated, there is no better colour to introduce than black. Upgrading your kitchen with accents of black will make the space feel instantly more contemporary, while going all-out black or opting for a monochrome colour scheme is ideal if the latest industrial styling trend is a favourite with you.

Set to be a popular choice for 2019 and far beyond, black can be combined with virtually any materials, from walnut and oak on furniture and flooring to add warmth to gold and bronze on taps and accessories for a timeless elegance, there really is no better colour choice for creating a melodramatic effect in the modern kitchen.

If an all-black kitchen is too daring for your tastes, or your kitchen is compact and lacks much in the way of natural light, adding this on-trend colour as an accent instead will still afford the space a sense of luxury and sophistication. Black can easily be included on kitchen walls, on furniture, in appliances and on worktops, the choices are almost endless. From a practical viewpoint too, fingerprints and other blemishes are easier to disguise on black surfaces, while opting for a hardwearing material such as ceramic, Inalco MDi or quartz in a black colourway may just seal the deal if you’re looking for longevity for your busy family kitchen.

Combining dark and light shades in a monochrome palette can even make a small kitchen feel bigger. Including black on the worktops can be a particularly effective way of adding visual appeal to the kitchen. A marble-effect black worktop, such as Inalco MDi Storm Negro or CRL Quartz Staccato for example, with contrasting veining running throughout, will make a huge impact in a monochrome kitchen, as well as being a highly practical solution.

CRL Quartz Staccato
Ceralsio Croma Black

Alternatively, if dark and mysterious is your kitchen goal, then why not opt for Ceralsio Croma Black, a surface that looks striking when teamed with virtually any other material from raw timber to exposed brick.

Whether using black on its own or as a duo with white for a monochrome effect, this is a colour that refuses to date, making it the ideal choice for the kitchen where maintaining a fresh, modern feel is so important.

Ultimately, choosing black for the kitchen, whether on its own for dramatic effect or paired with white for an equally dramatic yet more light-filled option, there is a way to make the colour work in the traditional or contemporary kitchen. The key to success with this trend is to avoid over complicating the design – black is a simple, straightforward colour so leave out any fussy details and opt instead for strong angles and a sleek, symmetrical look to create a minimal kitchen that you’ll be happy to have as the hub of your home for many years to come.

You can view the full Ceralsio Ceramic Collection here and the CRL Quartz Collection here.

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