Welcome to our gallery featuring 52 dark kitchens with dark wood or black cabinets.
There’s something about dark stained wood that absolutely screams luxury.
Maybe it’s a subconscious association with bygone eras of construction, like the fascinating turn of the century lumber baron homes now residing as museums in my hometown.
A hundred years ago, cherry and mahogany and the like were clear markers of wealth and taste; the leaders of industry and society constructed homes absolutely laden with the materials.
These days dark cabinets come in all types of wood, materials and tones. In fact, black kitchen cabinets are popular… but not as popular as deep, rich dark wood kitchen cabinets.
Carved, painted, inlaid with gold, or minimalistic flat panels are some of the varieties of dark wood style cabinetry you’ll see in this collection.
Look out for bright metallic hardware, contrasting marble countertops, and intricate tile backsplashes punctuating the rich expanses of wood in these kitchen.
Pay attention to the spectrum of colors, from stained natural tones through cherry and nearly black wood cupboards, paneling, islands, and more.
Some match their surroundings, with exposed beams or fireplace surrounds, while others become standout features in otherwise light toned spaces.
Each of these examples luxuriates in the atmosphere provided by immaculate dark wood designs.
15 Beautiful Kitchens with Black Cabinets
This kitchen with black cabinets is great example of high contrast between dark toned wood cabinetry and light marble surfaces, with large island featuring dining space, plus micro-brick tile backsplash.
Spacious modern kitchen with black cabinetry, breakfast bar, 4 modern diner style stools and stainless steel appliances. This is a great kitchen layout because the work aisles are wide which accommodate multiple people in the kitchen at the same time.
Ultra luxurious kitchen features gilded black wood cabinetry over beige marble flooring. White marble countertops and backsplash fills out the space.
Contemporary craftsman style kitchen with black wood cabinets on a light wood floor. The black is offset with stainless steel throughout, including a stainless steel island countertop and stools.
Here’s a twist… a kitchen lower black cabinets and upper white cabinets. The black is contrasted further with white countertops.
We included this kitchen because it showcases the design of a black kitchen island within a white kitchen. It’s a striking design concept for kitchens.
Large kitchen with black island and mix of black and white cabinets. I like the striking mix of black and white cabinets in a kitchen as long as it’s judiciously executed.
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Modern kitchen with black island amidst blue cabinets and gray walls. The island includes stainless steel and the dark is offset with modern white and stainless steel stools.
Rustic kitchen with black cabinets along with stonework surrounding the black stove/oven. It’s definitely a dark kitchen with the cabinets topped with black and gray flecked countertops.
Contemporary black L-shaped kitchen with long island set on white tile floor.
Luxury black kitchen with 2-tier island and light wood ceiling beams. This is a spectacular kitchen with the custom stonework and massive island with elevated dining area on one end along with wine storage.
Contemporary kitchen with black and stainless steel cabinets and light wood countertops. This kitchen has no upper cabinets which makes it possible to elevate the stainless steel appliances.
Modern kitchen with black island and dark brown European style cabinets. This kitchen also has stainless steel countertops and appliances.
Modern kitchen design with black cabinetry on dark brown floor.
Small kitchen with black cabinets throughout.
37 Kitchens with Dark Cabinets – Dark Brown and Deep Red Wood Cabinetry
Brown tile walls match wood cabinetry and darker hardwood flooring in this kitchen centered around black island with full dining space. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Ultra-modern look kitchen flush with dark tones: marble countertops, minimalist wood cabinetry paired with light hardwood flooring and white tone island in open design. Shop this look.
Here we see the prior rustic look kitchen at night time, with embedded light highlighting cherry wood tones.
Luxurious, open kitchen with stained wood cabinetry and large, two-tier island at center features ornate painted backsplash over range. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Dark chocolate wood cabinetry surrounds white tile backsplash over dark tile flooring in this cozy kitchen with marble countertops.
Here’s another lush, rustic styled kitchen, with dark red stained cabinetry under black marble countertops. Exposed beams and natural hardwood flooring complete the look.
Bright marble countertops and matching tile flooring contrast with dark natural wood tones throughout this kitchen, enveloping brushed aluminum appliances and patterned tile backsplash. Source: Zillow DigsTM
High contrast white walls and dark stained wood design in this open kitchen visually separate the space from dining area.
High contrast white wall kitchen with dark wood paneling and cupboards, paired with white countertops and light hardwood floor.
Richly detailed U-shaped kitchen centers dark wood cabinetry around large, white painted wood island with beige marble counters all around. Shop this look.
Corner oriented kitchen features cherry wood cabinetry floor to ceiling, with large C-shaped island in black wood with two-tiered marble countertop. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Large marble topped island with dining space centers this kitchen over beige tile flooring, with dark wood cabinetry sandwiching layered tile backsplash.
High contrast look in this kitchen, courtesy of dark stained cabinetry, white countertops, and bold, brushed aluminum appliances over natural hardwood floor. Shop this look.
Cozy kitchen featuring mixture of wood tones, from light natural flooring, to dark cherry cupboards, to black stained island, with marble countertops throughout.
Imposing dark wood island and matching cabinetry stand out in this sand toned kitchen over natural hardwood flooring. Marble countertops and white brick backsplash add variety of texture. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Warm pink marble countertops in this kitchen pair with stained wood cabinetry in this cozy kitchen under ornate chandelier.
Lush cherry wood tones throughout the flooring and cabinetry of this kitchen pair with light marble countertops and curved, carved wood island in white.
Large, open plan kitchen featuring natural hardwood flooring, with dark wood cabinetry throughout, punctuated by brushed aluminum appliances. Shop this look.
Unique, modern sunlit kitchen features open sky-light ceiling and oval design. Dark natural wood cabinetry and island support dark marble countertops over grey stone flooring. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Bold use of light marble on countertops and entire wall extending from backsplash space stands in contrast with cherry wood cabinetry and hardwood flooring through this open plan kitchen.
Black wood cabinetry and island contrast with patterned tile backsplash, white marble countertops, and light natural hardwood flooring. Shop this look.
Unique metal countertops surround this kitchen, matching cabine hardware over cherry wood paneling, with dark natural wood flooring. Stone outer walls ground the look. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Black wood cabinetry surrounds range with beige tile backsplash in this detailed kitchen. L-shaped island features more black paneling, while rest of kitchen is flush with dark natural wood tones.
Array of recessed lighting in the raised ceiling of this kitchen highlight large two-tiered marble countertop island with natural wood cabinetry all around.
Black painted wood cupboards surround multi-colored mosaic tile backsplash and salmon toned marble countertops in this kitchen with light hardwood flooring.
Singular tone of natural wood cabinetry unifies this kitchen, sandwiched between dark exposed ceiling beams and matching hardwood flooring. Black marble topped island commands the center. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Modern look kitchen flush with warm natural wood tones, contrasting with glossy black countertops and blue-lit tile backsplash.
A menagerie of detail is stuffed into this cozy kitchen, including exposed wood beam ceiling, beige marble countertops, hardwood flooring, black wood island, and “aged” painted light wood cabinetry, accented by bright green shutters.
Open design kitchen flush with natural wood: lighter shade hardwood flooring pairs with darker shade cabinetry, punctuated by black marble countertops and backsplash.
Rich dark green marble countertops and dark cherry wood fill this luxurious kitchen featuring brushed aluminum appliances and island with built-in wine cooler.
Marble countertops and dark natural wood cabinetry provide contrast, along with micro-tile backsplash and hardwood flooring, in this cozy kitchen.
Lush carved wood cabinetry details abound in this kitchen featuring large natural wood topped island beneath filigreed raised ceiling detail. Source: Zillow DigsTM
Here’s a corner kitchen decked out in dark cherry wood with dark forest green marble countertops and matching backsplash over white tile flooring.
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