Black kitchen cabinets have become an increasingly popular trend over the last few years. It can be a very sleek and sophisticated look, but only if you do it right. Too many people decide they want black kitchen cabinets with no plan on how to coordinate finishes so the kitchen does not become too dark. However, with some simple finish choices, you can keep your black cabinet from overwhelming your space without it seeming too cookie cutter.
Hardware: Contrast the Cabinets
When you are working with black kitchen cabinets, avoid choosing black hardware as it will only blend in. Instead, choose a hardware finish that will stand out from the cabinets and complement them. Brushed nickel, copper and even brass can look beautiful next to sleek black cabinets. Simply choose the hardware finish that best fits your personality and the kitchen style you are going for.
Lighting: Choose What to Match
When it comes to lighting in a kitchen with black cabinets you have two choices of what to match: the cabinets or the hardware. When you want the lighting to feel subtle, it is best to choose a black finish so it blends in with cabinets. If you would prefer your lighting to make more of a statement, choose light fixtures in the same finish as your hardware. This will allow them to standout by contrasting the cabinetry while still feeling part of the design because it is a color that will be repeated.
Counters: Keep them Light
Black kitchen cabinets can be very overpowering in a room if you do not balance them with lighter finishes elsewhere. That is why when you are choosing kitchen counters, it is best to keep them light. That does not necessarily mean you have to go with white or tan unless you want to. Other color options can be light blue, green or even a stainless steel depending on the look you are going for. So long as the counters do not further darken the room and you like the way it looks, it is a good choice.
Flooring: Don’t Go Dark
Whatever you do when you are choosing flooring, do not go dark. Like countertops, the flooring needs to be used to lighten up the room. Stick with colors that are significantly lighter than the cabinetry and preferably stay neutral so you do not take away from the drama of the black cabinets. As for the material, you can use ceramic, granite or even wood can be beautiful with black cabinets.
Appliances: Stainless Steel
Your final finish to choose with your black kitchen cabinets is your appliance color. If your budget can afford it, stainless steel appliances are stunning with black kitchen cabinets and almost any other colors you have to go with them. If you cannot afford stainless steel, cover a less expensive finished appliance with a peel-and-stick stainless steel film that costs around a roll. The end look will be the same but for significantly less.
So when you are remodeling your kitchen with black kitchen cabinets, there is no reason to fear it looking too dark if you follow these steps. Just remember to add accessories to your kitchen that will put your personal touch on it. The end result should be a sleek design that is as unique as you are but still visually pleasing to those you entertain.
- Set includes 2 oversized towels that measure 18 inches by 28 inches
- Thick, thirsty and SUPER absorbent- these towels are made of 100% cotton; Machine washable
- Perfect as general, all-purpose working towel for the kitchen and throughout the home
- Raised ridge throughout the towel helps keep dishes, glasses and counters clean
- Matching dishcloths are available; Ripple towels come in a variety of colors to match any decor
Now Designs Color Center Collection
Now Designs has been creating beautiful and functional kitchen textiles and table linens for over 40 years. We design high quality aprons, mitts and dish towels in a wide selection of colors and patterns.
At Now Designs we take color seriously! We share a love and passion for color. Our mission is to bring color to your kitchen.
The Color Center is the foundation of Now Designs. It features a wide array of aprons, mitts, potholders, kitchen towels, dishcloths and kitchen rugs in twelve bright, beautiful colors. We invite you to mix, match and use your creativity and imagination to color your kitchen to reflect your style.
Now Designs has got your kitchen covered. Our heavyweight aprons are built to last, and we've got dish towels for every use imaginable. Whether it's scrubbing, washing, drying or polishing, you'll find the best tool for the job in the Color Center.
At Now Designs we've been making our aprons the same way for over 40 years. We start with strong, heavyweight 100% cotton twill, dyed with high quality color-fast dyes, cut it into the ideal classic apron shape and sew it together with high-strength bar-tacks at seven stress points. Put it all together and you've got an apron built to withstand the rigors and abuses of daily use in the busiest kitchens. The neck strap is adjustable for the perfect fit. One size fits all.
Basic Mitts and Potholders
Made from the same heavy weight twill as our aprons, our mitts and potholders are designed for comfort and heat protection.
Utramitts and Ultragrips
The Ultramitt and Ultragrip family features heat, steam, and flame-resistant silicone. Grab the hottest pan or dish with confidence. The Ultramitt & Ultragrip's unique pattern of raised squares keeps moisture off the contact surface. It's the same concept that keeps winter tires from slipping. They are made with silicone that has been bonded to cotton under extremely high pressure. The result is a high-tech material that combines the heat protection of silicone with the flexibility of cotton fabric. The Ultramitt's opposable-thumb design is engineered to provide the best fit for all hands, left and right. They are safe to machine wash and dry.
This unique and highly absorbent 100% cotton towel comes with metal snap closures for hanging over your oven door handle. It comes out of the dryer in ready to use condition - no folding required!
Often imitated, never duplicated, the Now Designs Floursack towel is simply the best for dying dishes and glasses. Perfect lint-free, streak-free drying every time. Generously sized at 20"x30". 100% cotton.
These soft and thirsty jacquard-woven towels are the quintessential multipurpose cloths. 100% cotton. 18"x28".
Basketweave Dishtowels and Dishcloths
These textured striped towels can do it all. Extra absorbent and durable, basketweave dishcloths make doing the dishes a breeze. 100% cotton. Towels are 16"x25". Cloths are 14"x14".
Soft cotton terry one side and scrubby mesh on the other, this dishcloth is on double duty. Great for glass and all cookware surfaces, these cloths are gentle but effective. 100% cotton terry with polyester mesh. 10"x10".
Big jobs need big towels. These extra large 24"x36" towels are great for drying pots and pans. Each set of three contains one plaid and two stripes. 100% cotton.
Barmops are known for outstanding absorbency and durability. Perfect for wiping down kitchen counters and surfaces. 100% cotton. 16"x18".
Dry your hands in the kitchen with luxurious soft Turkish cotton. These thick and thirsty towels are made of the highest quality 100% cotton. 18"x28".
These loosely-woven 100% cotton waffle-weave dishcloths are a terrific bargain and add a dash of color to your dish washing routine.
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A percentage of the profit on the sales of Now Designs product lines go to Education without Borders. The objective of the foundation is to foster educational opportunities and provide educational facilities in disadvantaged regions of the world.
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