When choosing a new countertop we often base our choices on two main elements: the material and the color. These two elements can help you find the countertop that’s right for you and for your home and while there are plenty of things to be said about wood, cement or marble countertops, our main focus today is a particular color: black. Black kitchen features have a certain dose of elegance, sophistication and drama which no other color can offer.
With a gorgeous pattern like this one there’s no doubt that kitchen black countertop and backsplash combo can be an awesome focal point for an open kitchen. It’s nice how the cabinetry has a dark coloring but isn’t exactly black, creating a subtle contrast.
A cement countertop can be the perfect feature to balance out a dark kitchen decor without putting too much emphasis on the contrasts between colors, finishes and materials.
It’s interesting how the countertop ensures a smooth and seamless transition between the dark-stained backsplash and the lighter-colored cabinetry. Notice that the bottom of the backsplash is black and that helps too.
Black kitchen countertops have a sleek and stylish look and that’s true in most cases, regardless of the material from which the counter is made. Of course, some materials make this color stand out more. For example, a granite countertop can have this effect.
Contrasts between different colors, materials and finishes often make designs look more beautiful by highlighting the unique characteristics of each surface. In this case what we love most is the contrast between the wood countertop table and surfaces adjacent to it.
A great way to emphasize the coloring or the design of a kitchen countertop is by adding a matching backsplash, ensuring a seamless connection between the two surfaces. This is a refined and elegant example of that.
These minimalist and stylish black kitchen cabinets and this chic island have matching wood countertops with dark-stained finishes. The combination is a very pleasant and sophisticated-looking one.
There are a few nice quartz countertop colors to choose from, not as many as for other types of materials but definitely very charming in their own unique way. The black-based ones tend to be the best-looking ones.
Of course, in some cases minimalism is the best option so a sleek, contemporary kitchen might not look that great with a granite or a marble countertop which tend to be rather traditional and classical materials and would look better with a black counter which lacks any type of visible veins and grain.
It’s not just the countertop that’s black in this case but the whole kitchen, including the cabinetry, the shelves and the accent wall. This ensures a very sleek and elegant look and the layered countertop stripes don’t let the decor become monotonous at all.
A lot of colors look beautiful when paired with black. Yellow is a particular nice choice because its cheerful and bright appearance emphasizes the deep and simple black elements. Yellow also looks great when paired with grays and this kitchen is a great representation of that.
Speaking of grays, a nice design strategy is to mix and match various different shades of this neutral color. Here, for example, the kitchen features dark gray surfaces at the top and gets lighter towards the bottom. The countertop is a transitional element.
It’s important to take into consideration both the color of a countertop as well as the material from which it’s made. Certain combinations stand out, like this one for example.
The countertop in this kitchen extends onto the top section of the cabinetry just under the cooktop. Notice that this trio of modules also has a different color and different proportions compared to the rest of the furniture.
Although the countertop in this kitchen is gray, visually we associate it with the black elements present in the room’s design. A black countertop could have look nice in here too but we actually like the gray better. It adds diversity to the decor.
A black kitchen can in some cases feel small, cluttered and claustrophobic. A few strategic accent details can change that. For example, even something as simple as the white veining on the black countertop and backsplash can brighten up the space. Some LED accent lights would help too.
It’s very common for kitchens to feature matching countertops and backsplashes. It’s a strategy which somehow makes the space look more familiar, better-balanced and more welcoming. A black countertop is able to make a statement on its own but the effect is stronger when there’s also a matching accent wall.
The coloring on the countertop of this kitchen island is very similar to the nuance on the body of the island and yet the two elements contrast quite a bit. That’s due to the different finishes and textures.
A waterfall countertop looks stylish no matter what its color is but we have to admit that a black countertop has a more striking visual effect compared to one in a lighter color.