Dark cabinets for kitchens look absolutely stunning. Get some great ideas and view our pictures of kitchens with dark, grey or black kitchen cabinets.
Are you looking for pictures of kitchens with dark cabinets? In most kitchens, the cabinet fronts you choose to cover up your storage with become the very essence of the entire room. Coming just above and below eye level, and taking up a majority wall space within the room, the color, style, and finish you select will undoubtedly have a major impact on the style and atmosphere of the room. Whether you’re looking for grey, dark or black kitchen cabinets we will explore the benefits and reasons you should consider these for your home.
Dark kitchen cabinets look absolutely stunning, there’s no doubt about it. They bring drama, intensity, and an extreme sleekness to the kitchen. They’re also a godsend for hiding mess caused by constant cooking or messy children.
Materials For Dark Cabinets
The material you choose for your dark cabinets can be crucial in the final style of your kitchen. Natural materials and man-made kitchens can bring an entirely different twist to your kitchen. Laminate finishes give you much more choice of color and finish. Because the surface is man-made, colors can be made bespoke to order and the finishes cover the entire spectrum from matte to glossy.
Wood Cabinets are a timeless and traditional choice that will last for decades and never go out of style, but once you have selected the type of wood and the shade of wood you’d like in your kitchen, it’s an investment that can’t be updated as easily as laminate. Glass cabinets are new to the mainstream market, but their durability makes the investment worth it. Digitally printed to reflect any color or pattern, glass cabinets can be made bespoke for your kitchen.
Customize Your Dark Cabinet Kitchen
Because dark kitchen cabinets can be dramatic and intense, as well as light absorbing, it’s a popular choice to mix and match the color of your cabinets. Neutral brown colors look great against bold color accents, or lighter muted tones of beige, taupe, and cream. Color blocking can help to separate your kitchen into smaller and more manageable areas, magnify the space you have available, and balance out the dark and light tones in your kitchen until you achieve the perfect contrast.
In a room where you have a lot of dark colors that can absorb color, it’s important that you get your lighting correct. Your existing or planned lighting may not provide you with as much as you thought, and you might need to oversupply the amount of lighting in your room in order to achieve the perfect balance and make sure your choice of lighting will always provide enough for you at any time of the day.
We have come up with a great gallery for you of pictures of kitchens with dark, grey and black cabinets.
Black Kitchen Cabinets
This stunning and modern kitchen uses dark cabinets to maintain a sleek and funky style, but also to limit the ‘industrial’ feel brought by the stainless steel worktops, appliances, and high stools.
Black kitchen cabinets are a less complex color palette, instead opting for monochrome style with splashes of grey to soften the contrast.
Black kitchen cabinets look very sleek and stunning in this modern kitchen. Supported by chrome accents and modern and unique decorations, this is the perfect modern family kitchen.
This minimal kitchen has a very cooling effect created from very sleek and modern black kitchen cabinets in a dramatic dark brown, sleek appliances, and cool painted walls.
This kitchen intelligently creates different zones using blocks of white and dark cabinets at opposite ends of the kitchen.
Semi-matte cabinets like these provide some light reflection, but a lighter floor, walls, and metallic workspaces prevent the room from feeling too dark, but still use a sleek black color as the room’s biggest feature.
Grey Kitchen Cabinets
These dark grey cabinets are the absolute height of contemporary kitchen fashion. Mixed here with reflective chrome surfaces, light bounces around the room and we are cheated into believing that dark cabinets aren’t as dark as they are.
Liven up grey kitchen cabinets with warmer and lighter features – such as this stunning and alternative red brick backsplash and large windows.
This grey kitchen cabinetry adds a very modern and personalized slant on the traditional dark cabinet trend.
A grey and glittering worktop bring sparkly and light to these grey kitchen cabinets.
Stepping away from the usual brown and black cabinets used to achieve dark kitchens, this kitchen uses a dark olive green and grey to achieve the striking but alternative kitchen color scheme.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets
There is plenty of floor, wall, and ceiling space in this huge kitchen to add plenty of lightening and complementing cream to balance out these striking dark cabinets.
The mix of materials in this kitchen, including different shades of wood, granite, and stainless steel, bring lots of variety and comfort to this kitchen, making it a great mix of traditional and modern styles.
These aren’t the darkest of all kitchen cabinets, but the contrast with the very light and airy room creates a dramatic and intense style.
The wood used in this kitchen is quite dark, but not so dark that we can’t see the detailing of the wood. This choice of color achieves the perfect balance between striking and stylish dark cabinets and a traditional wooden kitchen.
This parallel kitchen layout uses the light to prevent the narrow and dark room from becoming too darkening and harrowing. Natural light runs throughout the thoroughfare so that the dark cabinets don’t sacrifice light in the room.
Under cabinet lighting and a very reflective and large refrigerator is a very clever design trick to prevent these gorgeous dark cabinets from absorbing too much light in a small kitchen.
It’s easier to use dark colors in larger rooms because they can shrink smaller rooms. This large kitchen is a wonderful example of how ornate and dark colored wooden cabinets can bring luxury and pure elegance to the home.
This kitchen uses a spectrum of lighter shade of cream, brown, and beige to create a complex color palette that uses black a key contrasting color.
Accents of gold in the floor and cabinets of this home lighten the dark cabinets and add a real sense of luxury and extravagant style.
Modern appliances meet Gothic style light fittings and traditional wooden cabinets in this kitchen to create a timeless kitchen that transcends trends and reflects personal style.
A row of hanging light fittings in this kitchen don’t just point to the most important part of this kitchen – the informal dining area – but they shine light onto a reflective surface that lightens the entire room.
Many people believe that brown and black colors can’t be used together, but here is proof that combining black with dark tones of brown can look gorgeous as part of a wider color palette with more contrasting creams and golden tones.
Appliances and a sleek wooden floor are funky modern twists on this traditional wooden kitchen with wooden fronted cabinets and a dark green marble worktop.
Kitchen islands can have a major impact on the style and layout of this kitchen. This white island is a fantastic alternative twist in a traditional and dark kitchen.
These wooden cabinets are very traditional in color and style, but silver appliances and cabinet handles help to add a mix of modern kitchen style to this home.
The sheer size of this stand out kitchen island employs the same color as the rest of the stunning cabinet, but its presence in the center of the room and impact multiplies the impact of the gorgeous warm and dark wood used to decorate the entire kitchen.
This is a luxurious take on a traditional farmhouse kitchen, mixing traditional and practical dark wooden cabinets with luxury worktops and modern appliances.
Varying tones of dark brown take over this kitchen and as a result we have a very warming, comforting, and traditional family kitchen. Light diffusing worktops and metallic appliances add sparkle and luxury.
The darkness of these cabinets takes them into the background, as this kitchen allows the unusual round breakfast bar and modern light fixtures to take center stage.
Using different tones of wood to create the cabinet fronts and the shell creates a sharp ‘grid’ effect throughout the kitchen. The clean lines and geometric shapes bring a touch of the modern to this very plain and traditional kitchen.
We adore the sheen of these dark wooden cabinets. The ornate detail on each cabinet front looks outstanding and matches the soft shapes and luxuriousness of the iron framed chairs and draped kitchen valance.
Without a doubt, the key feature of this kitchen is the oversized kitchen island with a reflective stone worktop. Warm and glittering, it is the perfect complement to the warm and rich wooden cabinets.
This unusually shaped kitchen uses the large window to bring natural light into the room, which then bounces off the stunning work surfaces and allows the gorgeous dark surfaces to look great without sacrificing the style or size of the kitchen.
This wholesome family kitchen is comforting, using warm colored cabinets and lots of light and decoration to create a full atmosphere that is enveloping and warming.
This homely kitchen uses two different styles and colors of dark wooden cabinets. One is warming and homely, while the other adds a more modern and minimal twist to the kitchen.
This big kitchen achieves the perfect contrast and balance between very impacting dark cabinets that make an impression, and lots of light worktops and flooring to even the almost monochromatic color palette out.
Modern stools and an informal dining area bring another function to this traditional kitchen, but with this brings a modern twist to the usual family kitchen.
Slate grey kitchen cabinets bring a very stylish and dark edge to the kitchen. This kitchen uses mirrors and semi-matte surfaces to subtly reflect the natural and artificial light.
These wooden cabinets are so dark that they appear almost black, but their slight warmness and brown tones add a complex, fun, and unusual twist to this monochrome inspired color palette.
Brown wicker chairs in light brown and beige tones bring fun and informal seating to this kitchen, but also act as a middle ground between the contrasting creams of the flooring and worktops, and the dark and dramatic kitchen cabinets.
The detail in these dark wooden cabinets adds cool texture and uniqueness to this kitchen. This makes the dark cabinets really stand out and become the defining feature in this traditional, small kitchen.
Small but bright color accents in orange and red match the warming and chocolate tones of the outstanding cabinets in this kitchen.
The reflectiveness of these dark kitchen cabinets mean that the mood and style of the kitchen is dictated by the amount of light, natural and artificial, brought into the kitchen. More light will lighten the entire room, but less light will increase the drama and intensity of the dark colors.
Handles are a key design point in any kitchen and can speak a lot about the style of the kitchen. These rustic style handles make a statement that matches the traditional and rustic style of the dark wooden cabinets.