White Kitchens have definitely had their time in the spotlight. But if you’re ready for something else, maybe with a little more mood or drama, then follow along. We found some of the hottest kitchen inspirations that are NOT all white. Whether your style is modern, rustic, sophisticated or all natural, you’re definitely going to find something to love.
BLACK BUT NEVER BORING
When selecting all black kitchen cabinets, countertop and backsplash, just like you would in an all white room, it’s important to think about how to contrast these finishes. We love the reflective plaster finish on the vertical surfaces, and how it adds texture next to a flat matte black panel door faces. To add warmth and balance with the floors, a raw wood beam really adds a true element of nature.
If all an black kitchen isn’t your style, lighten it up with a white backsplash wall and warm wood touches.
For a super modern look, contrast black kitchen cabinets with a white stone island. Bring the black and white look together with a zebra marble slab on the backsplash and counters and black stools.
Dip your toes into touches of a darker kitchen, and introduce a contrast with the island, hood and cabinet hardware.
GO NEUTRAL OR GO HOME
Follow these Kitchen Inspirations that stick with a neutral color scheme of Black, White, Grey and Wood. Go as light or as dark as you like!
GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN
How to Achieve Style and Sustainability
Green Interior Design is the most comprehensive guide to sustainable building, designing, and decorating on the market. This beautifully illustrated guide covers every detail of your home—from the drywall to the finial on the curtain rod—and how to find the most environmentally friendly versions of products and décor. This second edition of Green Interior Design is meant as much for the budget DIYer as it is for the luxury homebuilders looking to dip their toes into sustainability.