There are so many things to consider when designing your new kitchen. Durability, layout, and features all top the list. The other element which homeowners struggle with is the colour of their kitchen.

There are some classic colour selections out there which rarely go out of style. Then there are other colour options – like black kitchens.

The colour of your kitchen is going to affect the look and feel of the entire space. To help you decide whether a black kitchen is right for you, we’ve put together a quick list of pros and cons.


The pros of owning a black kitchen


  1. An on-trend colour option for your space

Black is starting to become a cutting edge trend in kitchen design. Getting in on the colour trend now means that you’ll be ahead of the curve.


  1. A slick and modern colour

Grey tones have been a leading colour choice for many contemporary kitchens over the past few years. This is likely why black is regarded as a modern colour choice.


  1. An elegant choice that works well with other colours

This is a great choice if you don’t like the idea of an all-black kitchen. Adding black to your kitchen’s colour palette is easy because it looks great mixed with other colours and textures.


  1. An unexpected choice

When people walk into a black kitchen, they immediately take notice. It’s an engaging and surprising kitchen colour that is a real attention grabber.


The cons of a black kitchen


  1.  Requires more cleaning

Black does show grease and dirt. If you choose to have a black kitchen, you’ll need to spend more time cleaning it to keep it looking its best.


  1. Need lots of light

To prevent a black kitchen from looking gloomy, overbearing and closed in, you will need a decent amount of light streaming into the area.


  1. May need updating sooner

Black may be in style now, but that doesn’t mean that it always will be. If you’re thinking about selling your home over the next five to ten years, you may want to go with a safer colour choice. Otherwise, you risk needing to update your kitchen when it comes time to put your home on the market, depending on your neighbouring area of sale.

Explore your many kitchen colour options

If you appreciate the sophistication and elegance of dark cabinetry, you can give these design elements a strong foundation with lighter upper cabinetry, benchtops, splashbacks, and lighting. Combining the two will give your space a welcoming and cosy atmosphere.


Not sure if a black kitchen is for you?


Here at Zesta Kitchens, we know that kitchen designs can be complicated. Each kitchen and family is unique so it can be a challenge to give your space that special custom look.

Let one of our talented kitchen designers provide you with some knowledgeable guidance and advice. Any of our Zesta Kitchens designers will help you create the right style and feel so you’ll be left with a kitchen you’ll adore for years to come.