Gone are the days of guacamole kitchens, medium-toned woods, and white-out melamine: black kitchen cabinets are the new sheriff in town, and they've got just enough sultry appeal to kick off a sexy new year. While black kitchens had a heyday in the '80s, the new black isn't about the lacquer and gold of yesteryear: we're seeing matte finishes, worn woods, and industrial accents. Noir cabinets pair perfectly with the silvery veins of Carrara marble countertops (swoon), stainless steel hoods, and concrete floors. Click through our slideshow for some visual inspiration, and shop a few favorite products and paints below to pair with your cabinets.
|Silver Aluminum Tile, $19, Glass Tile Store||Smed Stool, Price Upon Request, Great Dane Furniture||Oculo Modern Pendant Light, $595, Niche Modern|
|Petrified Wood Slab, $295, Jayson Home||Star Serving Tray, $42, Leif||Silver Trim Agate Coasters, $120, Calypso St. Barth|
|Railings No. 31, from $33, Farrow & Ball||Onyx Black GLN62 D8 by Glidden, from $3, Home Depot||Black PM-9, from $7, Benjamin Moore|
Photographs: Greg Natale, Anna Kern for Skona Hem, Laurysen Kitchens Ltd., Story Blog, Frederikke Heiberg for Bolig, Architectural Digest, Purple Area, Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, Roman and Williams, Frederick Hooft