Elegantly Haunting Black Kitchens
Black kitchens are the perfect backdrop for the fall season. Harvest colors are starting to peak, and mums and pumpkins are perched at the front door. If you happen to have a black kitchen, you have the perfect setting for Halloween décor and treats. Decorating the kitchen in black can be elegantly haunting and a tad edgy at Halloween time. Black might not be the first color you run to when remodeling the kitchen, but black cabinetry is absolutely striking at any time of the year especially when interwoven with contrasting colors and textures.
Black kitchens offer neutral warmth that works well in every size and style kitchen whether contemporary, country, or traditional. Almost any accent color or contrasting cabinet color looks amazing against black, and adding a touch of brass, copper, or stainless can be quite dramatic.
If your kitchen is white, painted, or stained, adding a few black accents like barstools, a hutch, or a center island can make your space feel eclectic. You can even try introducing a black sink, faucet, stove, or range hood for an especially stunning focal point.
Designers: Ken Kelly and Mario Mulea, Wood Mode and Bentwood Cabinetry, Ken Kelly Signature Collection More photos in the kitchen gallery.
A few seasonal changes can creatively transform your kitchen for the upcoming holidays. Switchable accents allow room to experiment, but keep it simple and uncluttered. Try filling glass apothecary jars with ghoulish treats like candy corn. Place an oversized black bowl filled with oranges or gourds on the table, and put a cauldron of soup on the stove.
Hang some Halloween-inspired tea towels, or drop a bewitching new throw rug on the floor. Halloween is the perfect time to decorate in black if you’re not afraid of the dark.