What You Need to Know About Black Kitchen Cabinets

Services for Real Estate Pros with 5homestyle Kate Steven

Kitchen cabinets are the pillars of any kitchen. If you want to have a good kitchen, then you must think deeply about the kind of cabinets you are going to install. Apart from the type of cabinets, color plays a major role in determining the appearance of your kitchen. You can either go for light or dark options.

How Dark Can You Go?

There are bold homeowners who have black kitchen cabinets installed in their homes. This is an extreme decision that has great benefits and a few cons. You might want to consider the benefits and the drawbacks before you decide to go dark on your kitchen cabinets.

The Benefits Of Black itchen Cabinets


One of the reasons why black kitchen cabinets are great is that they are sophisticated. They are dramatic in nature and show the ultimate sense of boldness in a homeowner. It is a color option that is used to make a statement of affluence and sophistication.

Don’t Show Dirt

Another reason why you may want to have this kind of cabinetry option is that they do not show dirt. Unlike light kitchen cabinets, the dark ones can hide dirt in the wood. This saves you the energy of having to wipe your cabinets often. However, you need to set a routine for cleaning your cabinets as they may get permanent stains if you don’t take care of them.

Perceived as Warm

If you are looking for kitchen cabinets that are warm, you can opt for black kitchen cabinets. They are perceived to be warmer and friendlier because they absorb light, unlike light kitchen cabinets that reflect light away.


Black kitchen cabinets are unique. It is rare for you to find homeowners who are bold enough to install black kitchen cabinets. This means that they are used to express a unique personality.

Drawbacks of Black kitchen Cabinets

Make The kitchen Look Smaller

One of the drawbacks of black kitchen cabinets is that they make the kitchen appear smaller than it is.

Require More Lighting

They need a robust lighting scheme that will help in creating light in the kitchen. Therefore, homeowners must invest in additional lighting in the kitchen if they intend to have black kitchen cabinets installed.

With these pros and cons, it is easier to decide if you are going to opt for black kitchen cabinets or go safe with the light kitchen cabinets.

Comments (3)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kate Steven I like that look.... black with white and gray with the right accessories.... 

Jan 18, 2021 03:39 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Jan 18, 2021 03:58 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kate. Once had property where the sellers had an all black kitchen. Beautiful to look at but it turned off buyers. Yours is much better. Enjoy your day!

Jan 18, 2021 05:05 AM