home interiors, minimal design

Dark minimalist kitchen inspiration

dark kitchen ideas

We recently had a website come round for a home tour; while I love our light, south-facing living room and bedrooms, it made me realise just how dark and small my kitchen is. It’s a galley kitchen, at the back of the property, with hardly any access to natural daylight – Oh how I would love to have a complete kitchen makeover.

I’ve been mulling over my dream design. In an ideal (completely fantasy) world, I’d have a large open-plan living space with floor to ceiling windows and a super modern dark kitchen. I really love the trend for dark walls at the moment, but thought it could equally transfer to kitchen units. Having dark units contrasts beautifully with clean, pure white walls, shiny stainless steel and natural wooden details. They just look so sleek and streamlined, especially when there are no door handles, or minimalist, discreet ones at that.

Here I’ve gathered some wonderful dark minimalist kitchen ideas I would love to pinch for myself, so have a gander and enjoy!

Dark minimalist kitchen inspiration

While the kitchen units here are white, the island stands out in black. Love how the brass light fitting stands out. via Miba Architects, photo: José Hevia / homify

dark minimalist kitchen inspiration

Beautiful moody blue, perfect with just a simple wooden shelf above instead of more units. via inside out

dark minimalist kitchen inspiration

This is a clever idea: using the same material for both the units and the splash back. And that brass tap – perfect! via Divaaniblogit

dark kitchen ideas

A beautiful diamond pattern engraved onto the units to give a bit of detail, via Kristofer Johnsson

dark minimalist kitchen ideas

Super minimal and beautifully clean, black units, with not even a unit or splash back above, via projekti verkaranta

dark kitchen ideas

Beautiful chunky, industrial black shelves are used here to display wares, via my scandinavian home

dark kitchen ideas

Rich and rare via Reform

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How about using black grout to pick up on the black of the units? via Stadshem

dark minimalist kitchen ideas

And if you’re very brave? Floor to ceiling black units… via Sarah Sarna

4 Comments

  1. We have the exact same interior preferences! I have saved a lot of these images as well. Lovely picks!

  2. Beautiful Cate, I love them all! Diamond engraving, moody blues plus those bar stools in the final shot… :)

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