Black and white kitchens and bathrooms go back decades, but stand the test of time. Perhaps it’s because almost any décor fits in so well with black and white. Or maybe it’s that white makes things feel clean and most people want their kitchens and bathrooms to feel and look clean. Of course, the fact that there have been black and white appliances forever is likely one reason that kitchens have had a black and white theme for quite some time. There are three ways to approach a bathroom or kitchen remodel where you’re using black and white.
Primarily Black with White Accents
If this is your design choice, you’ll likely start with black cabinetry. In a bathroom remodel you might want to choose a black sink on a white countertop with black faucets. You’ll see a great deal of contrast and pop by alternating layers of color.
One of the benefits of black cabinets in the kitchen is that they never look dirty, however, it can make your space feel small or confined, especially if you also choose a black countertop. Make sure to look for a backsplash with white to break up the space and brighten it.
White with Black Accents
This is the look to choose if you want your space to feel clean. In a bathroom, the right combination of black and white not only looks clean but can look luxurious. You’ll find that many spas choose white for their primary color. Inlay cabinets or Shaker style can create dramatic shadow lines on white cabinets. The best part about choosing white as the primary color is that the black really pops.
When you really want a nice mix of black and white, there are a few things you can do. In a kitchen remodel, consider black for your lower cabinets and white for your upper ones. This will help the space not feel too small or dark. In a bathroom remodel, consider choosing white tile with black grout or black tile and white grout. The contracts can be quite dynamic. Many tile manufacturers make both black and white tiles in the same size and shape that you can mix and match in eye catching patterns.
There are many ways to make a black and white kitchen or bathroom look spectacular. When you work with a NARI remodeler, you’ll be working with an experienced remodeling company and one with a great reputation. If you need help finding a NARI remodeling company for your bathroom or kitchen remodel, click here for a list of some near you.