Inspiring Ideas for Crafting a Classic Black and White Kitchen

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Rikki Snyder

Sometimes forgoing color for a classic palette can really pay off, and these black and white kitchens from top designers are proof. From charming farmhouse looks to sleek, modern designs, this collection of gorgeous black and white kitchens is sure to inspire your own cooking space.

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Francis Amiand
Monaco Black and White Kitchen

In a '70s-era Monaco apartment, the black and white kitchen features a table and chairs by Jeanneret, along with an oven, cooktop, and hood by Aster Cucine.

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Werner Straube
Checkered Detail

This black and white kitchen by features a bold checkered tile floor, which adds visual interest to the design.

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LG Studio
Statement Subway Tiles

A trio of pendant lights add warmth to a kitchen design that features white subway tile and black cabinetry with gold hardware.

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Julia Robbs
Sleek Black and White Kitchen

A large white marble island adds an interesting contrast to a New York condo kitchen that's outfitted with a black marble backsplash, black stools and cabinets.

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William Abranowicz
Black and White Ranch Kitchen

In photographer William Abranowicz's Westchester ranch house, pendant lights by hang above the marble-top kitchen counter, adding a clean, minimalistic accent to the black and white space. The black bar chairs are by and the milk glass-lined cabinets are custom made. The backsplash tiles are by .

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Alyssa Rosenheck
Nashville Kitchen

For a Nashville family home, designer Jason Arnold opted for a black and white palette for a timeless look. A black, oversized pendant and wood bar stools complete the design.

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Young Huh Interiors
Classic Meets Modern

A kitchen design by Young Huh Interiors is a lesson in mixing classic and modern elements. A graphic black and white island and soft pink walls pull the welcoming space together.

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Rikki Snyder
Chic & Relaxed

A black and white kitchen in a Scarsdale, New York, family home features a custom black hood in lieu of upper cabinets. The designer, Tamara Magel, added a dose of contrast to the space by opting for brown leather stools.

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Lori Hamilton Photography
Posh Kitchen

Charcoal subway tile creates a moody ambience in a stylish kitchen by .

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Richard Powers
Table for Two

A pair of 19th-century English chairs are paired with a Kartell table in a cozy Brazilian kitchen in a São Paulo building.

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Grey Crawford
Charming Black and White Kitchen

In the striking 1920s Hollywood home, which belongs to actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, the white island is topped with a contrasting dark countertop. It features cabinet supports inspired by hand-turned spindles spotted in an old bakery.

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Mikkel Vang
Natural Meets Modern

Designed by firm , this Manhattan loft kitchen belonging to Coldplay's lead guitarist Jonny Buckland and his family blends natural materials with modern finishes, embracing a black and white aesthetic with touches of rustic appeal. Leather-upholstered barstools provide seating around the room's mahogany butcher.

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Simon Upton
Elegant Cooking Space

Hostess Rena Abboud's black-and-white kitchen is ideal for elegant evening socializing with its elegant brushed-metal island. The stools are and the pendant lights are .

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Simon Upton
Townhouse Kitchen

In this New York townhouse's black and white kitchen, the sleek pendants are from a Czechoslovakian factory and the 1940s stools are by Warren McArthur. The oven is by , the floor is lined with steel tiles and the staircase is suspended from cable supports.

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Björn Wallander
Beverly Hills Cottage Kitchen

In this Beverly Hills cottage belonging to designer , a lover of the Arts and Crafts movement, the kitchen's cabinetry is custom made and the flooring is Marmoleum.

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William Waldron
Vibrant Kitchen

In this Hamptons home of Oscar de la Renta's young executive Erika Bearman, decorator Miles Redd created a black and white kitchen that exudes vibrant personality. The kitchen's stools are by , the ceiling fixture is from , the refrigerator and wine cooler are and the photograph is from .

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Sergey Ananiev
Quaint Kitchen

In this Moscow apartment, designer created a breakfast nook within the black and white kitchen. Pendant lights by hang above the black table. The chairs are by and the plates on the kitchen counter are by .

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Eric Piasecki
Black and White Pattern

The kitchen of a PR maven's glamorous New York City apartment is complete with Sam Still artwork that hangs on a wall covered in a black and white Madeline Weinrib wallpaper. The antique birthing chair is from New Orleans and the custom kitchen island has a Carrara marble top.

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Magdalena Björnsdotter
Farmhouse Style

Swedish photographer Magdalena Björnsdotter covered the kitchen of her monochromatic, century-old farmhouse in rural Sweden in bright white paint, but added shadows of black on counters and industrial-style chairs. The space includes a flea-market table and a metal-and-driftwood pendant light by .

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William Waldron
Manhattan Kitchen

In the black and white Manhattan kitchen of designer couple Harriet Maxwell Macdonald and Andrew Corrie, a glass pendant light hangs above a dark island. The photograph is by .

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Simon Upton
Loft Style

In the SoHo loft of designers , the black and white kitchen features custom-made cabinetry with vintage hardware, 1950s sconces by Gunnar Asplund and 1970s light fixtures. The refrigerator is by , the sink fittings are by , and the countertops are white glass.

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Douglas Friedman
Glamorous Design

In this storied Manhattan townhouse, architectural firm and designer James Aman devise created spaces that are both glamorous and kid-friendly. Custom-made lacquer cabinetry lines a wall of the black and white kitchen. The barstools are by , the vintage light fxture is by , and Saarinen Tulip chairs by surround a table designed by John Meeks.

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Simon Upton
Classic Kitchen

In this graphic kitchen designed by , wood beams keep the black and white aesthetic from appearing too stark. The kitchen's range and vent hood are by and the sink fittings are by .

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Simon Upton
Malibu Kitchen

In Courteney Cox's Trip Malibu home, wood-and-steel bar stools bring rustic flair to the black and white kitchen. Countertops are by , the ovens and a refrigerator are by and stainless-steel sinksare by . The light fixture is from .

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William Abranowicz
High-Design Cooking Space

Young designer infused her dream house in Illinois with Parisian flair and exuberant personality, and this black and white kitchen is no exception. The cabinetry is custom-made and the eye-catching pendant lights are by

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