Welcome to our gallery featuring kitchens with dark cabinets and dark granite!
A striking combination is created when balancing a possibly overpowering use of dark colors in a room.
Kitchens, though, offer some of the most versatile amounts of space for this situation.
Cabinets can be all dark, or just the bottom cabinets while the top remain a lighter color, or vise versa.
Here we’ve gathered a collection of dark cabinets with the added bonus of balancing dark countertops as well. The key is to keep a balance of the light and the dark while also complimenting both.
Take the kitchen above for example. An extensive use of dark cabinets and dark flooring warrants the use of white and light colors on the walls and ceiling to keep the dark hues in check.
Even in a predominantly dark room there is a delicate balance of colors to keep the room from feeling too small or cave-like. White and gray are not the only color options either, many kitchens successfully utilize yellows and tans to balance out a dark design.
We hope that you can find inspiration for your own design project here!
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A striking modern design against a pale yellow wall. These sleek black cabinets look great with the stainless steel accents and the pale gray tile backsplash. The white marble floor offsets the dark cabinets to help keep them from being overpowering and unbalancing the room.
The other side of the same kitchen, upper cabinets take up more of the space but open shelving on the far side backed by the grey backsplash helps to break up the amount of black. More stainless steel continues the modern feel of the room.
The bold red color of these cabinets is quite striking against the black granite countertops. The “quilted” stainless steel backsplash behind the stovetop helps reflect light into the room and add to the silver accents used throughout the kitchen.
Keeping with the rustic theme of this lodge, the natural finish of these cabinets is on point. When coupled with the dark granite counters and contrasted by the light wood of the island they stand out wonderfully. The heavy duty pot rack suspended from the ceiling is a lovely touch.
This gorgeous kitchen just oozes sophistication and class. The dark wood of the cabinets against the pale colors of the room make a striking design. Stainless steel accents and the marvelous lighting feature over the island finish the room off well.
The combination of color and textures in this stunning kitchen make this an eye-catching addition to our gallery. The distressed wood cabinets and floor of this kitchen create a great backdrop for the dark wood of the island and the striking silver and black stove.
Warm brown cabinets pop against the tile backsplash of this kitchen. Satin finished countertops highlight colors in the busy tile work; as do the stainless steel appliances and accents. Sleek lines complete this contemporary design.
Gorgeous cabinetry is offset by creamy walls and subtly green granite counters. The bright floor helps to reflect plenty of lights around the room and silver accents add a touch of modern.
Rustic meets industrial in this monochromatic kitchen with touches of bright red. The weathered counters bring the country while the stark subway tiles and simple hanging lights bring the rock n’ roll. A band of narrow tiles breaks up the space and adds some visual interest.
Bold cabinets and sleek stainless steel appliances work to complement the various colors in the granite counters of this charming kitchen. Natural light highlights different colors in the cabinets.
Black cabinet fronts highlight the honey tones of the wood accents in this stunning kitchen. When viewed with the granite slabs of countertop the cabinets bring out the golden accents in the stone. The coffered ceiling creates an interesting visual against the light colored ceiling.
Marbled dark granite is lovely against the muted brown of the cabinets. Glass fronts and open shelving break up the expansive cabinets and create some nice visual difference. Shining stainless steel is carried through the kitchen by the appliances and cabinet hardware.
This striking design is a gorgeous combination of shades and textures, keeping to the theme of black, grey, and white. Glass cabinet fronts show hints of white dishes against the black of the cabinets. Grey glass subway tiles create a lighter backdrop for the centerpiece of the room – the marvelous stove.
The combination of gorgeous red cabinets and deep green granite countertops are a striking visual. Pale green tiles create a backsplash the compliments both dominate colors of the room. Silver, stainless steel accents highlight the room and bring a touch of the modern.
Shades of tan, gray, and black create a lovely palette for this kitchen. Sleek lines and low profile cabinets bring a modern contemporary look to the design. The pale walls and floor offset the dark cabinet colors and keep the room from feeling cave-like.
Continuing the granite of the countertop up into the backsplash of the corner makes for a striking visual against the cabinets and better showcases the gorgeous patterning in the granite. The warm tones of the cabinetry allow the dark greens of the counter to stand out more, as does the cream color of the walls.
Stunning granite tops these counters and balances the dark grain of the cabinet fronts. Crown molding in the recessed ceiling matches the hue of the cabinetry, carrying the look up to the ceiling. The open design of the cabinets allows one to see out into the rest of the house.
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Dark cabinets fronts and woodwork are balanced by a combination of white cabinets, marble floor, and pale walls. A lovely wood bar that matches the cabinets connects the two islands into one ‘U’ shaped island. This gives the room a massive, open feel. The recessed ceiling boasts recessed lighting and a lovely geometric pattern.
Dark cabinets highlight the granite counters – a mix of black, gray and tan – bringing together the design of the room. A variegated stone backsplash combines the tan and grey to create a striking visual interest along the walls. Stainless steel appliances offset the darker cabinets used against the far wall.
Open shelving balances the use of black cabinetry in this stunning kitchen. Marbled black granite brings together the black cabinets and white backdrop of the rest of the kitchen. Large windows ensure that plenty of light brightens up the room.
Dark cabinets and counters are balanced by the use of pale colors in the walls and floor. Contrast tile work can be seen in backsplash that helps to pull the colors of the tile floor into the design. Glossy black granite counters make for a striking sight against the red hues of the cabinets.
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Shades of gray complete this modern kitchen design. Warm gray cabinets are offset by darker gray countertops and brighter stainless steel accents. A high gloss shine on the cabinets reflects the large windows used around the room.
To offset the depth of the dark cabinets and equally dark grey counters, the island has been comprised of white and light shades. Warm, off white tile and cream walls brighten up small sections of the room.
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Neutral shades of tan and brown highlight the reddish tones in the wood cabinets. Gray granite countertops are both dark and light depending on the colors they are viewed next to. On the cabinets it appears darker that it does against the tan of the breakfast bar.
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