You can use black for contrast in many kitchen styles. You could use a large black cabinet to offset and provide contrast in a predominantly white kitchen. You could also use an island with a base of black cabinets for contrast with cabinets made of almost any wood or finish.
Using upper or lower halves of cabinets is normally the way to go when you are looking for contrasting elements in black cabinets. You also have a choice of using a granite countertop with black highlights. The granite countertop with black highlights offers you continuity. Granite countertop works brilliantly in a bigger space. Too much black in a smaller kitchen will create uninviting ambience.
Black is a contrasting color that will make the other features of your kitchen stand out. It works extremely well with stainless steel appliances. White or brightly colored window dressings that match the color of the walls will really add to the contemporary look and feel of the room. The hardware you use on the cabinets should also be of a contrasting color so that they stand out. One example is to use white knobs and handles with the black cabinets. The countertop you use should also be a light color. If you have black cabinets and a black or dark countertop, your kitchen will not have an appealing look.
Instead, try getting some bright lights installed. The combination of bright lights and dark cabinets are a great thing to have. If you need to get some better lighting, then you can just get some new lighting fixtures and have them installed. This is relatively inexpensive and can be done rather quickly.
More and more homes are choosing for the open floor plan where the kitchen is a part of the open area. Many of the open floor plans are designed in a high tech or contemporary style. It is this style of kitchen that you will find black kitchen cabinets.
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