Black is a color that many homeowners don’t associate with home remodeling, and it’s easy to understand why they feel that way. It can be pretty dramatic—almost overwhelming if used too heavily. Many homeowners are concerned that it will overpower a room, or create a dark, gloomy atmosphere. They’re willing to let it have its place in the world of fashion—but not in their homes.
Ah, but the times, they are a-changing, and black is finding its way into more home renovation projects all the time. As a matter of fact, Denise Dick, owner of Signature Kitchens by Design in Carrollton, Texas, and vice president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association claims that black kitchens are a trend for 2015.
That doesn’t mean you should call your remodeler and ask him or her to build you a kitchen that’s comprised of black cabinets, black counters, and black appliances. Black can be very dramatic and intriguing when used properly. While it’s easy to think of it as a dominant color, it’s actually a neutral color and can highlight other palettes.
Of course, not all blacks are created equal. In much the same way that whites vary considerably, blacks do, too. So it’s important to get the right black for your room (whether it’s the kitchen or another room in your home). It’s really advisable to enlist the help of a professional before plunging head-on into creating a “black” room. Still, it can create a very dramatic effect if done properly. Here are a few examples from houzz.com of kitchens that make dramatic use of black.
You don’t have to be afraid of the dark side—or of other bold moves in the kitchen. Take a look through the KITCHENS section of our photo gallery for some examples of bold approaches to kitchen design. With the right designer and the right remodeling team, you can create a dramatic new kitchen in your Naples home—whether it’s black, or white, or somewhere else in the spectrum!