I have been designing long enough to see a white on white kitchen (like the one I designed for myself) and think ….. meh. White kitchens ARE what most people are comfortable with, especially in the South, but when I’m designing an all white kitchen I have to really stretch my creativity for it to look any different than the millions of all white kitchens on Pinterest. I’m starting to think that a NEW take on an all white kitchen can’t be done. But maybe I will prove myself wrong.
Because I am not a color girl, I’m really obsessing over black kitchens. The picture in the header photo is a kitchen I designed for a super edgy music manager in Nashville, TN. In Nashville, there aren’t many people that will say, yes April I will trust you and let you do my kitchen in all black. So I was more than excited when this client agreed. I was faced with painting existing cabinets. If you are thinking of going in the black kitchen route and you need to paint your existing cabinetry I use Caviar by Sherwin Williams and love it.
The designers (pictured below) were definitely not painting existing cabinets. I literally am so passionate about their door selections, that I want to call up all of my existing clients and beg them to let me rip out their cabinetry and use a sleek, modern, no hardware cabinet kind of door. Take a scroll through these killer black kitchens and if you aren’t in a place or daring enough to try it yourself, you can live vicariously through these people, like I do.