Let’s not waste time, let’s make our homes better places! A kitchen is often a centerpiece of your home when you cook, gather, and spend a lot of time, and it should look really nice and inviting. Black is a timeless color and since atmospheric decor is trending right now, it’s even more popular. It’s great to rock in any room, it’s very compatible and if you’re thinking of how to incorporate it into your space let’s start with kitchens – black kitchens are ultimate and super edgy!
Color schemes and textures
Black kitchens don’t just mean that everything is black. You can also use different colors, shades, and textures for a bold look. White and gray are the most obvious pairs for black, but you can also try red, green, navy, gold, and any shade of wood. Add cool metal fasteners, make tile, concrete or stone back walls, choose marble or concrete slabs, think of brick walls or even wallpaper to make the kitchen cooler. All the decorations and colors you use will depend on the style you have chosen: contemporary, minimalist, industrial or otherwise.
Furniture and decor
The most popular idea is a minimalist black kitchen, that is, sleek black cabinets with no handles, built-in lights and appliances. Imagine a statement and an oversized kitchen island that would also include a dining room and you can make it stand out. If you want a contemporary look, add contrasting wood and marble or stone to the decor. If you’re industrial, you can rock brick, metal cabinets, stone and concrete countertops, and bold pendant lights. Remember that black is dark and you will need more light than usual – choose large windows, skylights, and multiple layers of light. Check out the ideas below and get inspired!
Blackboards seem to be made for home offices, they're super practical, and perfect for a work area - you can use them in a number of different ways. Chalkboard items easily fit in many home offices, from farmhouses and industrial properties to Nordic and minimalist ones, making them more functional at the same time. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate blackboards into your home office.
Blackboard accent walls / notice boards
When you're ready to bring in some drama, boldly rock a blackboard wall in your home office - this is a very popular idea for home offices of various styles. It can be used as a giant note board to put up shelves, holders and various things to showcase plants and flowers and anything else you might need. Add photos, pictures, and even a blank frame to create your own art.
A smaller note board or calendar is the same, but smaller - it doesn't affect your home office look as much as a blackboard wall. Using such a note board is literally the same, but makes it easier and faster - use some stickers, for example.
Table furniture is a cool idea for a modern home office. You can pick up any piece of furniture and renovate it with chalkboard paint or stickers that you have on hand. Chalkboard filing cabinets and dressers are very popular in home offices, and you can mark up each drawer and its contents. Desks with drawers and even large storage units can be renovated with blackboard paint as well, adding more functionality to them that way.