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Kitchen Trends – Black is Back

Just when you thought every single one of your friends and family wanted a white kitchen, black is back. Yes, that’s right. Black cabinets, black countertops, and even black backsplashes are showing up left and right all over design magazines. While we do not expect you to change up your kitchen right away to be a part of these trends, start to think of ways that you can update or refresh the kitchen you have, perhaps with a new faucet or some new paint on the cabinets.

While I understand the reasons for white kitchens being so popular in the past, now I can’t get enough of the sleek look of an all black kitchen. There are so many pros when it comes to choosing this dark shade in your space. First of all, it is easy to maintain. It goes with just about every color and accessory, and the style is going to last for a long time. Of course, we should look at all these pros a little closer just to be sure this trend is right for you and your home.

1. Maintenance

We all have such busy lives; the last thing we need to do is spend time re-finishing our cabinets or fretting over scratches. White kitchens are notorious for showing every speck of dirt that you have in your home. They will easily show smudges, scratches, and if you spill red wine on them, you may never restore them to their former glory. Black kitchens, on the other hand, absorb stains. They also lessen the appearance of scratches and other nicks that occur over time. While we can’t promise you’ll never have to do a touch up, it will be far less than if you had a lighter colored kitchen.

2. Flexibility

Black is such a flexible color in that it absolutely goes with everything. You can have any color wall, any color backsplash, and any type of accessories. All of them would look absolutely fantastic against black. Some of the common choices of pairing with black cabinets are white subway tile or white granite or marble countertops. All of these would embody a classic style that is sure to suit the tastes of everyone in your family.

3. Durability

Tastes and seasons change, but a black kitchen is a seamless, classic design that will last through the ages. You won’t have to worry about changing out your cabinets. A wall of gorgeous black cabinets will be in style for decades to come. While you might have to update your kitchen appliances, your faucets, and even your paint job, you won’t have to replace a well-built black kitchen unless you absolutely want to.

For these reason above, we know you’ll love this new kitchen trend. Be among the first of your friends and family to make the change, and show them how much easier and mess free life is when you have black finishes in your kitchen!

Written by Catherine Alford

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