Black cabinets might sound like a strange choice for a kitchen, but, as Christina Hall demonstrates, the right shade of black can take your kitchen design to a whole other level (although it’s worth noting that dark cabinet colors can hurt your resale value, so this design idea is best for folks planning on staying in their home for the long haul). The key to making dark cabinets feel current and fresh is the matte finish. Unlike a shiny finish, which reflects a lot of light and has the potential to overwhelm the kitchen, a matte finish absorbs light and adds new depth to the space.
If you want to try matte black cabinets in your own kitchen, be mindful of the overall color scheme: every detail in the room will interact with the black and create a certain aesthetic. In the kitchen Hall works on, the black cabinets contrast nicely with the white marble countertops. Hall also incorporates a warm, luxurious feeling into the kitchen by using bronze metallic hardware on the cabinets and appliances, drawing on the glamour of the marble counter. So, with a little planning, matte black can be the perfect hue for taking the leap into creative kitchen colors.