Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dark kitchens...Bright idea!

Maybe it's just me, but I am often drawn to white kitchens, and only white kitchens. But I'm feeling different these days, and I say...let's paint our whtie cabinets black and toss that White Carrara stone for some lovely shiny black stone! It's sophisticated, but still very inviting! The image of Kelly Werstler and this "oh so glamorous" black kitchen has inspired me to break out of my comfort zone and explore the dark side...

(Designed by Kelly Wearstler, from O at Home magazine, via BlackWhiteBliss blog)

(designer Miles Redd, via Rooms to Inspire book)


(designed by Fearon Hay, via Desire to Inspire blog)

(the Apt, image via Made by Girl blog)

(Designed by Mark Schomish, via Met. Home magazine)

20 comments:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

I am swooning over that Fearon Hayes kitchen and really wondering how I might achieve that. Do you know what that white countertop is? And how do you think that black cabinetry is achieved?

patriciagrayinc.com said...

Great Posting. I am loving all the black kitchens and what a welcome change from white kitchens.

blushing apples said...

i never thought i would be drawn to a dark kitchen schemes but they looks so great with stainless steel appliances! I adore kelly's gown too!

girl meets glamour said...

Hi Maryam! I'm hoping to have some lovely bathroom inspiration for you tomorrow :) That counter top looks like a Ceaserstone to me...it has mittered edges to make it appear like a big slab of stone. Easy to obtain with the right fabricator. As for cabinetry, it very well may be a wenge/ebony finish, enamel paint, or a high quality laminate (not to sure). Hope this helps and thanks for the comment!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks so much Patricia, glad you like this post!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I know, I'll take that kitchen with the gown please! Thanks for the comment Blushing Apples :)

~Kate

J Lee said...

oh gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!
i'm all for black..so sleek and sexy!

Jenn

People St.Clair said...

I've always loved a colorful kitchen but seeing this black kitchen all I thought was oooh that's lovely. I see black in a whole new light {in terms of the kitchen}. Great post.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Your post has single-handedly changed my mind about black kitchens. These photos are so elegant.

robyn said...

Great post again Kate, love the chalk board with the dark walls.

Mélanie said...

I love this post . and I love these black kitchens but I'm going to be lucid and to say that Black kitchen is the enemy of clean kitchen ..

girl meets glamour said...

I'm so glad you liked this J Lee...you're right, very sleek and sexy!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

Thanks People St. Clair, glad you enjoyed these images!

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

I am so glad to help change your mind about dark kitchens Brilliant Asylum! Thanks for the comment :)

~Kate

girl meets glamour said...

You're too kind Robyn. I know, that chalkboard wall is a great idea...you'll never forget your shopping list if it's in your face while your cooking!

~Kate

JHAYNE said...

great floor detail on that miles redd kitchen. an entire chalkboard wall would be pretty fun to have! oooh, and the one from the apt. . .imagine a floor-to-ceiling bookcase just for cookbooks!

style court said...

Great examples Kate! Love the unexpected quality.

ALL THE BEST said...

I am the same way Kate, but those dark kitchens are soooo chic!!

Suzy said...

Me too! They are super sleek and super sexy, and no-one does it better than Kelly Wearstler.

michelle said...

Great post, I totally agree, dark kitchens are so exotic, look cleaner and just make you think the food you make there is better, don't know how it happens, but it just feels sleeker.