Black and white kitchens are a perennial favourite for a reason – this is a colour combination that will never go out of style. The palette also has the benefit of being a blank canvas for styling, and Kinsman Kitchen’s Somersby range in both matt black and white tones has proven to be a popular choice for modern homes.
So how do you style a new black and white kitchen to keep it looking fresh and on trend not only for 2020, but for years to come? Read on for some tips from our Kinsman Kitchens experts.
Step 1: Choose a theme
While black and white looks great on its own, you can inject some personality by choosing a theme when styling. For example, this kitchen that we recently completed for a customer based in Brighton has been styled with a subtle Moroccan theme in mind.
The Moroccan palm print artwork, clay crockery and aubergines placed in the butler’s pantry all tie into this theme, without being overt.
You may like to choose your own theme based on what’s currently trending in interiors, or a reflection of your home’s location (you can’t go wrong with a Hamptons look for a seaside location), or simply extend upon the existing style of major pieces in your home. For example, if you already own mid-century style furniture, then a retro cool vibe in your kitchen will be a great fit.
For open plan living spaces, be sure to continue touches of your theme into the adjacent area such as hallway and living room; this will give your home a cohesive flow. While a styling theme doesn’t need to be applied to every item you own, do try to match the tones and patterns you use for key decorator pieces like rugs, cushions and statement curios on display.
Also consider matching your laundry to your kitchen styling, as they are both functional spaces which can feature the same style of cabinetry and benchtops. In this kitchen, Kinsman’s Somersby in White Matt and Caesarstone’s Statuario Maximus and Cloudburst Concrete were used in the kitchen and laundry spaces for a complementary look.