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Black and white kitchens: a winning combination

Black and white kitchen décor is a design classic that's never gone out of fashion. In fact, it's become something of an essential trend in the last few years. It's an ideal combination that's suited to traditional and avant-garde kitchens alike, and it will help you create a timeless yet very modern space.

1. Black fittings and furniture, white worktops, flooring and wall facing — or vice versa

Image of RS11272 Silestone Kitchen Eternal Charcoal Soapstone 1 3 in Black and white kitchens - CosentinoThe first and inverse suggestions will both make for an impressive, intriguing and avant-garde play on contrasts.

And with its Integrity models, Silestone also offers the option of fitting a sink made from the same material, allowing you to create a uniform and highly fashionable design. The sinks are available in a variety of sizes, examples of which include 41 x 51 x 15.5 cm for the Integrity One model, 37 x 51 x 15.5 cm for a single basin, or 43.5 x 67 x 21 cm for the Integrity XL model. They're the ideal feature if you want to leave your kitchen looking flawless and practically joint free.

If you would rather design a kitchen with white fittings, you can create a contrast by choosing black for the other surfaces. Options include Eternal Marquina, one of the most modern and spectacular of the new Silestone models, Iconic Black and Negro Anubis. The various textures offered by the brand, including ‘Pulido', ‘Suede' and ‘Volcano', will help you create a kitchen full of character and personality.

With a range of amazing colours and unique finishes, Dekton will also allow you to design a stylish yet practical kitchen in black and white. Available options include the black tones of Radium from the Industrial Collection, Spectra from the XGloss Solid Collection, and Borea from the Wild Collection. The last-mentioned finish offers a faux wood texture and is ideal for adding a touch more quality and originality to your kitchen. Some of the most notable Dekton designs in white are Nilium, one of the newest options from the Industrial Collection, and two finishes from the Natural Collection, Aura 15 and Entzo, both of which offer a realistic faux marble look. And from the XGloss Solid Collection, Halo is another design worthy of special mention. All these surfaces boast the full complement of performance features that Dekton has to offer: a high resistance to stains, abrasions, cold, heat, scratches, etc.

2. White with black touches

If your kitchen is small or poorly lit, you can use white as your main colour and add a touch of black in the form of accessories, electrical appliances and light fittings. A predominantly white space will look great if you add some black lampshades or stools.
Your kitchen would look smaller if all the surfaces were in black, but if you just add black to your work area, you'll manage to hide any possible cooking stains.

3. For unconventional kitchens

On the other hand, if you're not short for space and have plenty of natural light, you could go for the opposite combination — a much more bold and unconventional mix. Choose black for your fittings, countertop, wall facing and flooring, then add some key elements in white to produce a very attractive play on contrasts.

4. A kitchen island in black

An island is now a must-have feature for both large kitchens and kitchen spaces that open onto the living room or the dining room.

5. Sophisticated kitchens in black and white

Black and white checkerboard floors are back as a fashionable flooring option. Classic floor tiles, with standard measurements ranging from 30 x 30 cm to 40 x 40 cm, or larger tiles containing both colours arranged alternately, will provide your kitchen with character and personality.

6. A very sophisticated office

If you'd prefer to design an all-white kitchen, you could add some black to the office area. A black table and some black chairs will let you differentiate between the spaces, while also lending a touch of style and sophistication to the surroundings. If you install your office in a corner of the kitchen, you can use surfaces that differ from the rest of the room and add materials with black textures or finishes.   If you liked this article, check out our free guide: