How to Choose Cabinets to Go With Black Appliances

Comment by The AQK Team on December 21, 2016

How to Choose Cabinets to Go With Black Appliances


Maybe you inherited them. Maybe you have daring taste in appliances. Whatever the reason, the fact of the matter is that you have black appliances in your kitchen.


It’s hard to decorate around dark appliances because they’re so unusual. Most kitchens have white or stainless steel appliances, so most reference pictures or pinterest pages are based on this color scheme.


But at the end of the day, you have black appliances, and you need to decorate the rest of your kitchen. So we thought we’d give you some design inspiration!

Dark Cabinets With Black Appliances

If you have more of a traditional or classic kitchen, then a great option would be to go with a dark wood. You can create a warm, stately appearance with rich cherry cabinetry or a more dramatic, modern appeal with solid black cabinets.

dark warm cabinets with black appliances

If you do choose the black-on-black, make sure that your countertop and accents aren’t dark as well. This could make the room too dark. Instead, go with a cream or grey toned countertop. A light wall color is also best.

warm wood cabinets with black appliances

A brushed nickel for the hardware also works really well with this rich, dark scheme.

Grey Cabinets With Black Appliances

Grey is close to black, so grey cabinets always look good with black appliances. If you choose a darker grey then there is less of a contrast. Of course, this makes your kitchen space darker, but also makes the space look more seamless. If you opt for a lighter, softer grey, the space will look brighter and more open.

grey cabinets with black appliances

If you do choose a grey cabinet, you can go with a dark or light countertop. Avoid mid-tones and warm colors. To ensure you choose a countertop that goes with the rest of your kitchen, choose a stone with grey tones.

Black and White

White cabinets are always the most popular choice for kitchens. It’s safe to say that white cabinets will never go out of style.


If you choose black appliances and white cabinets, know that it will definitely be a statement. The high-contrast can make your kitchen area look smaller if you’re not careful with the rest of your decorations.

One way to mitigate this high-contrast look is with a mid-toned or dark countertop. It will root the appliances in something else dark, rather than letting them look like an afterthought.

white cabinets with black appliances

With black and white, balance is key. If you choose a darker countertop or backsplash then make sure to choose a lighter wall color. Just remember not to use a dark backsplash with a light counter; it will unbalance everything and confuse the eye. A great option is a mosaic backsplash that brings in both light and dark colors. It will tie everything together!

Still Have Design Questions?

Still not sure about what cabinets you want to go with to compliment your dark appliances? Then give us a call for a free consultation. We promise we will find the perfect cabinet color and style for your kitchen!

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