Ordinarily I would never even consider a black kitchen island for our home, but after seeing these photos I am a lot more open minded. We have lighter wood cabinets like this house, but have been thinking about repainting the kitchen island cabinets in an alternating shade for a new decorative twist. We have not really updated our kitchen in quite awhile, so I feel like it has begun to feel a bit tired and underwhelming. This seemed like an easy project, that is until we had to decide on color. Several people have suggested that we do black, but it just seemed so harsh to me. However, after seeing this kitchen island with seating and how nicely it contrasts with the light wood, I actually think it would be perfect for our home.
While I know that a black kitchen island is probably not for everybody, I think that one would actually make a fantastic addition to our home. I could be an interior design snob, but I just think that the average kitchen island ideas on here are so bland and boring. I mean every single house has basically the same design! I want something vibrant and exciting, that makes a true statement when you walk in the room. Know what I mean? Well in case you don't, just take a look at this home and you will quickly understand. Unlike other pictures of kitchen islands, this one really becomes the centerpiece of not only the room but of the overall style as well. All other aspects branch off of the island, which grounds the whole space.
When I searched for black kitchen island photos on here, most of what I saw were super modern high end homes with designs that, quite frankly, I would never even consider for my house. Then I came across these photos. This home has one of the best kitchen islands that I have ever seen, and one that is basically exactly what I was hoping to put in my house but could not put into words. Everything from the checkerboard butcher block countertop to the ornate details on the cabinetry itself is utterly Devine. Plus, unlike a lot of the kitchen island designs that I have seen on here, it is not too large for the space and provides the perfect amount of countertop and storage to accommodate pretty much whatever you may need.
This black kitchen island is the stuff of dreams (or at least my own personal home design dreams)! I don't think that I could come up with a better design even if I planned it all out myself. I love how the gigantic kitchen island is large enough to pull up several large stools for dining, but then has ample counter space for prep work as well as two sinks. Yep, you saw it, two sinks! What a luxury! I know that not everybody has the space to accommodate a large kitchen island of this size but, if you do, take notes on this one! I think the layout that they used is a fantastic use of the space, while making everything still feel quite balanced and to scale at the same time. Oh, and flip through the other photos too because they are just as good!
I have been going back and forth for the longest time trying to figure out if I really want to commit to a black kitchen island or if it would just be too bold for the space. When I came across this home in a gallery on here, I knew that my instincts were correct and that black kitchen cabinets were definitely the way to go because I adore the effect that they brought to this kitchen. Now, I am not looking for traditional black cabinets, I want these sleek and shiny modern style that make the room look like some sort of magazine ad or high end bar. In fact, I love just about everything about the modern kitchen, from the color palette to the awesome accent pieces they used, and even the fixtures. Well done!
It is funny how something as seemingly small and unremarkable as this little black kitchen island, could make such a big difference in our home. Not only does the unit add a fun design twist and a bit of personality, but you would be surprised at home much it can actually store. I do most of the cooking, so I really wanted a small kitchen island for extra counter space that I could spread my stuff out when I make meal preps for the week. I did not want a lot of muss or fuss, with accessories on top. Just a plain old countertop. At first I did not think that the room was wide enough for the unit but, after looking at other pictures on here, I realized that kitchen layouts with island come in all shapes and sizes and ours was certainly one of the more basic and accommodating.