Black Paint Colors & Amazing Black Kitchens to Inspire Your Design!

Clearly it has become more common to see black paint colors used on interior walls, windows, cabinets, and house exteriors. But sometimes we need a starting point to choose the best black for our purposes. Black can read deep navy in certain light, and sometimes what we’re really after is a soft black or deep charcoal. So which black paint? Also, more folks are choosing black for their kitchen cabinets, so let’s get inspired! Black Paint Colors & Amazing Black Kitchens to Inspire Your Design will provide some gorgeous colors and kitchens to pin for reference.

Athena Calderone Brooklyn kitchen with black cabinets, marble, and floating desk in front of window. #blackkitchens #blackandwhite #inteiordesign
Design: Athena Calderone (Eyeswoon)

Black Paint Colors & Amazing Black Kitchens to Inspire Your Design!

Classic Black Kitchen With Herringbone Flooring

When you’re after a neutral, yet high contrast look for a kitchen, black may be just the right choice for your color story.

Beautiful kitchen with black cabinets - ProspectRefuge. #blackkitchencabinets
Design: @projectrefuge; Photo: John Christenson Studio

Don’t you love the custom range hood which is so suggestive of a fireplace in the space?

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Chic Black Kitchen Feels Like a Room for Living

As kitchens grow in importance to our daily living, more of us are designing them to be living rooms rather than purely utilitarian places to cook or dine.

Black can be a crisp, chic, smart backdrop when you’re after a stylish look where art and luxurious lighting play starring roles.

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Modern Farmhouse Style Kitchen

Black painted cupboards often impart formality, but when combined with more rustic design elements can feel crisply modern.

Modern farmhouse style kitchen with black, white, and natural accents. #modernfarmhouse #kitchendesign #blackandwhite
Design: Lauren Smyth Design & Andi Marshall Interiors; Photo: @judith_balis

Note too how the kitchen above includes varying countertop materials: black on the island and white on the perimeter worktops.

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Beadboard Details on Black Cabinets

While the kitchen below may be dark charcoal with blue undertones, it may be a soft black…it is not always clear due to photography and editing.

Black kitchen cabinets with beadboard detail in a beautiful kitchen - @pattersoncustomhomes. #blackandwhite #kitchendesign #blackcabinets
project: #orchidtraditional builder: @pattersoncustomhomes interior designer: @brookewagnerdesign photographer: @ryangarvin
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Bright White Walls Plus Black

Snowy white walls with black cabinetry and brass hardware have a Parisian feel in this beautiful kitchen with more rustic wood flooring.

Bright white walls (Sherwin Williams Pure White) and black cabinets in a lovely kitchen by House of Silver Lining. #sherwinwilliamspurewhite #whitepaint #paintcolors #bestwhite
House of Silver Lining – SW Pure White on walls

What a smart wall mirror at the end of the hallway above! Almost reads like a window.

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Deep Green-Black Kitchen Cabinetry

deVOL kitchens are always so impeccable in their timeless design and craftsmanship, and this kitchen’s deep, atmospheric cupboards will look just as relevant a decade from now.

Beautiful bespoke kitchen with deep blue-gray Shaker cabinets (deVOL) and white marble counters - design by @clarenceandgraves. #Englishkitchen #shakerkitchen #bespokekitchen
deVOL – Design: @clarenceandgraves
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Farrow & Ball Railings Black Kitchen

It has been a couple of years since I spotlighted Linda and Drew Scott’s honeymoon house kitchen which features Farrow & Ball colors Wevet and Railings.

Drew's honeymoon house kitchen (a classic black and white 1920s beauty!) with Farrow & Ball Railings on island and trim. #drewscott #propertybrothers #honeymoonhouse #kitchen #railings
Drew’s Honeymoon House Kitchen (HGTV Property Brothers) Paint color: FARROW & BALL Railings
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In the same home, an unfussy modern farmhouse guest suite kitchen (created for frequent guest, Jonathan Scott) sings in black and white.

Jonathan's guest suite kitchen at Drew and Linda's Honeymoon House in LA. The Property Brothers on HGTV. #blackkitchens
HGTV Property Brothers – Drew’s Honeymoon House (Jonathan’s Guest Suite)

Railings (no. 31) is used on a paneled accent wall in this calm bedroom:

Railings (Farrow & Ball, no. 31) on a paneled wall in bedroom - @from_the_ground_up. #railings #farrowandballrailings #blackpaint
Farrow & Ball Railings; Design: @from_the_ground_up

The paint color makes a strong statement in a cozy living space with fireplace and traditional style.

Farrow & Ball Railings black paint color in an English living room with fireplace - @tornandcottoninteriors. #railings #blackpaintcolors
Farrow & Ball Railings No. 31; Design: @tornandcottoninteriors
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Warm Stone With Black in a Rustic Kitchen

If you love the warmth of a rustic kitchen with industrial details, black may be an option as a juxtaposing element with more rugged materials.

Award winning rustic English country kitchen design by deVOL with Sebastian Cox cabinets handmade in Leicestershire from English beech. #deVOL #kitchendesign #englishcountry #rustickitchen #bespokekitchen
deVOL

What a handsome, hard working space in the UK!

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Black Stained Bespoke Kitchen Cabinetry

When wood cabinets receive an ebony stain, the subtlety of the wood grain shines through.

Atlanta Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse 2021 kitchen by Buffy Ferguson.
Kitchen by Buffy Ferguson – Atlanta Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse (see it HERE)

Tour this kitchen in person through December 12th in Atlanta!

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Two-toned Kitchen With Putty & Black

Here’s a color combination we see less often: putty and black.

Breathtaking, elegant, and rustic luxe English country kitchen by deVOL kitchens in the UK with bespoke cabinetry, AGA stove, steel windows and doors, woven pendants, and copper accents. Interior design by Susie Atkinson.
deVOL

Such a beautiful tonal look with all the stone!

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Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black Paint

Here’s a deep black to sample when you’re after high drama.

Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black in a kitchen butler pantry - Ladisic Fine Homes & Matthew Quinn. #tricornblack #blackpaintcolors #blackkitchens #sherwinwilliams
Builder: Ladisic Fine Homes; Design: Matthew Quinn; Paint color: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black
Brené Brown inspirational quote about kindness, imperfection, vulnerability, authenticity, and self-care. #personalgrowth #brenebrownquotes #vulnerability #selfcarequotes
SW Tricorn Black painted base cabinets in kitchen by Havenstudiodesign. #tricornblack #swtricornblack #paintcolors
SW Tricorn Black; Design: @HavenStudioDesign

Behr Broadway in a Kitchen & Bath

Behr Broadway paint color on kitchen cabinets is a deep dark bronzy soft black-brown for a bit of drama for your walls. #behrbroadway #paintcolors #blackpaints
Paint color: BEHR Broadway
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Behr Broadway black paint color in a bathroom by @approximatelydetroit. #behrbroadway #blackpaintcolors
BEHR Broadway; design: @approximatelydetroit

Sherwin Williams Carbonized Bath & Kitchen

When we renovated our son’s condo last year, we sampled several dark charcoal paint colors before arriving at SW Carbonized to tweak builder’s grade oak cabinetry in the baths and kitchen.

Sherwin Williams Carbonized paint color on a traditional vanity in a renovated bathroom - Hello Lovely Studio. #sherwinwilliams #carbonized #charcoalgrey #paintccolors
SHERWIN WILLIAMS CARBONIZED in a bath by Hello Lovely Studio

Carbonized can read black, charcoal, deep navy, or even brown-black depending on the time of day.

SW Carbonized on kitchen cabinets - Hello Lovely Studio. #sherwinwilliams #carbonized #paintcolors #blackkitchen
Paint color: Sherwin Williams Carbonized in a condo kitchen makeover by Hello Lovely

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Black Paint Colors - ideas for using black on walls or cabinets - Hello Lovely Studio. #paintcolors #blackpaint
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Elegant chic black kitchen by Tom Lenovich Design. #blackkitchencabinets
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Do also see THIS and THIS for black and white interior design inspiration!

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
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Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
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