I’ve you read my recent post about the Farrow & Ball effect, you’ll know I’m all about the dark colours right now (or when I’m planning my next home), and the dark kitchen trend is at the forefront for me.

I don’t share my kitchen on Instagram much (if at all) because I’m not in love with it. I had such a small budget when we renovated my house that I had no other option than to choose a really cheap kitchen, and although it’s perfectly fine and doesn’t look cheap, it’s not exactly how I wanted it and I’d go for a different style in my next house.

My Pinterest boards and saved collections on instagram are full of the moody navy, grey and black cabinet colours and I’m 3 seconds away from creating a physical mood board because I am just that obsessed with it. But to save paper, I thought I’d share what I love about it here first to try to get it out of my system!

@nest_twenty_eight on instagram has pretty much my dream kitchen (definitely go follow Lucinda!). I love every single thing about it, the colours, the textures, the well thought out details. It has a really homely feel, while still being modern and on trend and I think that’s down to the wood tones and textures against the striking cabinets.

Dark kitchen

@place_ofmy_taste on instagram has gone for the style I would probably go for if I was going to redo my kitchen in this house, because it’s so small, I think all dark would be too much for the space. I love how bright it still looks even though the base cabinets are the beautiful dark navy colour.

Dark kitchen

@heymamablog kitchen is beautiful in every way. The white chevron wall tiles, the grey and navy patterned floor tiles help to tie in the cabinet colours and make the whole kitchen really just work together. Again, this is the style I’d go for if I was revamping my kitchen, with the balance of light on top, and dark on the base units, it’s still a really light and bright room.

Dark kitchen

@DevolKitchens shared this kitchen on their Instagram recently and obviously I fell in love. By now, I think you can probably guess that although I love the dark kitchen style, I still want the space to be light and bright. A huge part of that is the natural light, but I think the cabinets need to be the only dark elements of the kitchen.

Dark kitchen

Jen from @jenstanbrook recently unveiled her kitchen makeover on her blog which obviously I loved. She chose such a beautiful colour palette, including those stunning marble hexagonal tiles. The dark kitchen makeover was all done on a relatively low budget with cost saving steps like painting her existing cabinets in this striking dark moody grey colour.

31 January 2018
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