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Home Trends: Moody Kitchens

POSTED ON Tuesday, November 8, 2022 IN Kitchen

Black cabinets, saturated colors, and deep contrasts inspire a design look that is moody and modern.

The timeless appeal of an all white kitchen cannot be contested. White kitchen cabinets and bright lighting have been in favor with home designers for generations. But lately, we’ve noticed a trend to the dark side. Increased interest in “moody kitchen design” with dark cabinet colors, organic materials, and deep toned countertops have been slowly creeping into the design set. In this article, we’ll show you how to pull off the look while keeping your space welcoming.

Black Cabinets

Black cabinets in a moody kitchen designBlack kitchen cabinets have been trending for a few years, bringing a touch of elegance and dark appeal to a traditionally bright space. Shown above, this design matches black mdf upper cabinets with oak lower cabinets to continue the dark color palette while bringing an organic feel to the space. The wood surface table addition to the black granite island continues the wood theme while a lighter wood flooring provides some contrast. Metallic accents and hardware add a bit of shine while the stacked stone backsplash behind the stovetop provides additional natural texture. The combined effect is a moody yet cohesive space that feels timeless.

Contrasting Colors

Contrasting colors with white countersThis kitchen offsets dark wood cabinets with bright white walls and light countertops. The Shale finish on these Hickory cabinets gives a modern appeal to a traditionally rustic finish. The modern stools, light fixtures, and cabinet hardware offer additional modern elements while black stools and faucets keep the theme to a moody and modern look.

Deep, Saturated Hues

Deep, saturated huesMoody doesn’t have to mean black. Picking any deep, saturated color will up the drama of your space. Shown above, the graphite finish on cabinet doors provides a deep color that both contrasts with and complements the walnut accents. The clean lines of the Woodbridge cabinet doors help keep this combination from being overwhelming. The backsplash is a bold accent that adds texture and visual interest.

Trends come and go, but the feelings inspired by good design tend to last. Visit a Bertch Dealer to find your unique design style and get inspiration for your kitchen.


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