Whoever said that cream has to be country? Try a contemporary style kitchen with cream gloss cabinets, granite worktops, a black metro tile splashback and sleek black furniture for a stylish, yet functional space.
Finish your modern kitchen with statement lighting, such as pendant lights over dining areas, to keep the space feeling bright and warm.
Add a bold kitchen island
A great way to add a secondary colour to your kitchen is by adding a bold kitchen island.
Pair cream cabinets and neutral or wood worktops with a black kitchen island or breakfast bar to create a stand-out focal point in the room.
And if you’re not sure about a fully black kitchen island, why not try dark countertops?
Using a black worktop on your island, and light worktops on your counters will help to define the space and make a clear distinction between cooking and food prep areas and dining and social areas.
Paint the walls
Want to really make an impact? Choose cream cabinetry and paint the walls black for a truly striking space.
Or, paint one wall (or a section of a wall) with blackboard paint for a cosy, cafe style kitchen that’s both beautiful and functional.
If you don’t like the idea of dark walls, or if you have a smaller space to work with, try going the opposite way with black cabinets and cream walls for a modern look.
Strike a balance with dark flooring
Offset an otherwise all light kitchen with dark black flooring.
Depending on the style you’re going for, try going down the natural route with a dark stained wood (or wood effect flooring). Or try sleek, large black tiles for a contemporary or industrial feel.
Two toned cabinets
An easy way to style a black and cream kitchen is by using two toned cabinets.
Draw the eye upwards and make the space feel bigger and brighter by using black cabinets on the bottom, and off-white or cream for the overhead cabinets.
Two toned cabinets are also a great idea if you love the idea of a black kitchen, but are worried about it making the room too dark. Or if you want to avoid an all-cream kitchen feeling too bland or clinical.
Accessorise with black kitchen accents
You’ve got a colour scheme - now don’t forget the finishing touches!
Whether it’s to complement an entirely black and cream kitchen, or to create your dual colour scheme in a slightly more understated way, black accent pieces are a great way to tie everything together.
Try a black kitchen sink set into cream counters, small appliances such as a black kettle and toaster, black dinner sets and artwork to make the space feel like home.
If you’re looking for a super subtle way to introduce black into the space, the backsplash is the place to do it.
Choose a cream tile in the same shade as the walls, but use black grout to add a bit of interest. It looks great in both modern and traditional style kitchens, and is the perfect barely-there way to create a cream and black colour scheme.
However you choose to style your black and cream kitchen, you can rest assured that it’s a classic choice that you’ll love for years to come. If you’re ready to start designing your dream kitchen, find your nearest showroom today.