20+ Polished Kitchens with Dark Wash or Black Kitchen Islands

Bring the drama with darker tones in the kitchen.

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Meghan Beierle-O'Brien

Darker tones bring contemporary drama and sophistication. These gorgeous kitchens, featuring dark or black kitchen islands, provide contrast to the surrounding countertops and cabinetry, or match the already deep tones of the space. Take a look below to find inspiration for this trend.

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Meghan Beierle-O'Brien
Art Deco Kitchen

Black and white marble floors and antique glass upper cabinets create a sophisticated kitchen by .

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Christopher Dibble
Contemporary Industrial

Stainless steel contrasts with a dark island and shades of white in this Nate Berkus Associates kitchen.

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Francis Dzikowski
Retro Blues

A dark brown island centers this retro-inspired contemporary kitchen by CWB Architects.

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David Giral
Navy Blue & Geometrics

A livable contemporary kitchen space by Lindsey Coral Harper Interior Design.

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Anna Spencer
White Arboretum Kitchen

A fresh, white kitchen space by Hyde Evans Design.

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Durston Saylor
Black & White Charleston Residence

Black metals and dark materials in a sophisticated open living space by SLC Interiors.

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Gillian Jackson
Classic Contemporary

Gold lighting glimmers in this elegant kitchen space by Sheree Stuart Design.

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Alex Lukey
Cottage Kitchen

Drop pendants over a dark, solid island by Jennifer Worts Design.

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David Livingston
Leather & Chrome Details

Modern sculptural pendants draw the eye to a beautiful dark island and leather seating by Martin Group.

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Bjorn Wallander
Luxe Mixed Materials

A beautiful Upper East Side kitchen with marble countertops by Douglas C. Wright Architects.

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Photo by K Interiors
Indoor-Outdoor Flow

Open doors light up this contemporary kitchen with eclectic details by K Interiors.

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Neil Rashba
Geometric Backsplash

A dark, oversized island in a kitchen by Jaycox Architects & Associates.

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Ted Yarwood | Photographer
Sophisticated Symmetry

Black cabinetry trim echoes sleek black details in this beautiful space by Jennifer Worts Design.

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Melanie Duerkopp Photography
Rustic Meets Polished

Rustic flooring provides textured contrast to polished surfaces in this Molie Malone Interior Design kitchen.

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Jacob Snavely
Modern Minimalism

An East Hampton kitchen exuding minimalism at its finest, by Winter McDermott Design.

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Bob Narod
Timeless Grandeur

A rich, glossy onyx island stands out in this Paula Grace Designs – Signature Grace kitchen.

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Jason Jorgensen
Kitchen with a View

A Corona Del Mar kitchen with expansive windows by Payton Addison Interior Design Atelier.

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Eric Piasecki Photography
Soaring Ceilings

A Miami Beach residence with sky-high ceilings by Suzanne Lovell Inc.

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Frank Oudeman
Dark Tones for a Modern Barn

View of a barn kitchen and breakfast bar by De-Spec.

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Frank Oudeman
Pop of Color

Yellow makes a dark island pop in this residential rental space by Inhabit Interiors.

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John Casado
Textured Walls

A New York City pied-à-terre kitchen by April Sheldon Design.

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Alan Blakely
Dark Cabinetry & Marble

A 1980s home features a renovated kitchen with deep cabinetry and marble countertops. Design by Laura U, Inc.

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Dustin Halleck
Suburban Glamour

A waterfall island stands out in the center of this open-concept kitchen by Inspired Interiors.

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