The kitchen is one of the rooms of the house with great charm, a place to cook, receive and enjoy. Usually the bet is on simple neutral tones, and in this occasion we will focus on combining black and white in kitchens, a mix of colors that can make us feel afraid, but that with a proper combination will lead to a kitchen with style. This contrast is the perfect formula to combine light and dark, bringing a balance that helps us to give life and personality to our kitchen in terms of what we seek to convey through it.
White is the color of luminosity, purity and freshness, the perfect feelings to reflect in the kitchen, and black stands for modernity, elegance and distinction. Something interesting that this combination brings besides their capacity of generate depth in space, is that the maximum expression of this chromatic contrast becomes an attractive proposal when decorating the kitchen and it is also helpful for the culinary creativity.
Depending on the size of the kitchen it is prudent to decide the color that predominates on it. For example, if it is a small space, it is wise to choose white as the main base color and introduce discrete touches of other colors in small furniture and accessories; so as not to overwhelm the space, nor subtract brightness, but to generate dynamism, which is ultimately what we are looking for. If instead we have a large work area, we can let flow more freely our taste and imagination, playing with the dark tone in furniture, flooring, and even on a wall that you want to highlight and to give prominence, but always bearing in mind that excesses can overwhelm the room and subtract too much light.
It is convenient to find a combination that transmits serenity, a contrast that is visually pleasing, and reflects the sensations we want to give, because colors themselves are able to evoke different perceptions of the same space. For example, the black color, in addition to not reflect light, increases the temperature, and the kitchen itself is a warm place, therefore, the use of this color in this area of the house should be applied properly. In case you decide to give this color a major role in your kitchen, choosing appropriate materials for these circumstances is of great importance, and you must be informed of the available options. The effect of the contrast between black and white is both elegant and classic or modern, depending on how this combination of colors is performed. What is clear is that the result will be quite sober, so to give a more cheerful and relaxed touch, notes of color can be added in ornamental plants or decorative objects.
These two colors do not go out of style, they are a trend and are perfectly suited to any style, and can be combined in all sorts of kitchens. This contrast can be seen in both modern and vanguardist designs, as in classic and industrial aesthetics. It is a perfect combination to decorate our kitchen, mixing it with furniture and accessories, with materials such as glass, metal, steel or wood. This chromatic fusion applied on finishes and cabinets, is a very attractive and sophisticated fit. The options of combination are endless if you play with the different uses in floors, walls, ceiling, furniture, accessories, appliances… there are many possibilities, the key is to discover which is the best option for your kitchen. Black walls are something that once seemed prohibited in decoration, but it is gaining popularity thanks in part to the success of blackboard paint, giving us another fashionable option in decoration.
We have presented to you the option of getting back to basics, using black and white in kitchens. In your case, what color would you like to use as protagonist? Feel free to visit our store where you can check out our showroom with a wide selection of stylish, high-end, and yet affordable Italian kitchen from Scavolini. Our friendly and experienced team can assist you with the selection of the colors of your kitchen furniture, or with your kitchen makeover in general. Siema Kitchen and Bath is proud to be the sole distributor for Scavolini kitchen in Vancouver.