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Ask The Design Expert: Black Cabinetry

By Alby Turner & Son in conjunction with senior designer, Sophie Doumbiotis

Bold, rich and luxurious – black cabinetry has become a huge kitchen design trend in recent times, as it delivers a daring yet elegant sense of style. However, we understand why people are often hesitant to incorporate dark colours and finishes into their homes. The colour black can dominate a room very quickly if careful consideration is not undertaken.

To help with your colour selections, we’ve asked our award-winning senior designer, Sophie Doumbiotis, what people should consider when looking to incorporate black cabinetry into their home.

SOPHIE: the space should have plenty of natural light supplied by a window, sliding door or some sort of sky light. If natural light is lacking, consider adding plenty of task, ambient and accent lighting throughout the space to compensate.

It’s also wise to consider finger-proof technology when incorporating dark work surfaces. You can even opt for textured surfaces to disguise any marks.

You should also aim to strike a balance between dark cabinetry and other competing surfaces within the space. This includes floors, walls, bench tops and splash backs.

To make a dark room appear larger incorporate reflective surfaces such as glass or even a mirror to add another layer to the space.

Lastly, to break up solid black doors, consider open shelving to open up different areas within the space or to create a focal point.

Whether you’re renovating your existing kitchen, building a new home enhancing your alfresco area or looking for a bespoke solution to suit your requirements, our expert design team can create the kitchen of your dreams.

Our bespoke kitchen designs stand the test of time and are specially built to enhance your lifestyle. Whether you love to entertain, cook up a storm or enjoy some ‘family’ time, we can create a kitchen that’s as stylish as it is functional.

Get in touch to tell us about your project on (08) 8266 1066 or email us at [email protected]