12 Ways To Paint Your Kitchen Black

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By Kristen Flanagan for Architectural Digest.

(photo: Eric Piasecki)

The kitchen of a Manhattan duplex features walls sheathed in Urban Archaeology tile and cabinetry made by Arcologica and Steven Gambrel, who also designed the home; the pendant lights are by Gambrel for the Urban Electric Co., the hood is by RangeCraft, the range is by Viking, and the sink fittings are by Kallista.

(photo: Björn Wallander)

In this Veere Grenney-designed London townhouse, vintage bobbin chairs surround the kitchen's antique table.

(photo: Joshua McHugh)

Lake|Flato designed the cabinetry, steel hood, and island for this Montana kitchen; the range and refrigerator are by Viking, and the stools are by BDDW.

(photo: Derry Moore)

Designer Friederike Kemp Biggs painted the kitchen cabinets of her New York City apartment with a rubbed finish of black over Chinese blue, limned in gold.

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The kitchen of Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's Manhattan home is outfitted with cabinetry and butcher-block countertops by Fanuka; the island is clad in unlacquered brass and topped with Breccia Imperiale marble from Artistic Tile. The marble shelves rest on brackets from Liz's Antique Hardware, the subway tile is from Home Depot, and the barstools are vintage American.

(photo: Pieter Estersohn)

Cabinetry of blackened wire-brushed oak and countertops of Zimbabwe black granite make a strong statement in the kitchen of an Aspen ski home devised by Atelier AM. The ovens and range are by Wolf, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, and the sink fittings are by Dornbracht.

(photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna)

The open kitchen of designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro's Malibu home is anchored by an island made of basalt. The same volcanic stone is used for the backsplash and counters, and the cabinets are black lacquer.

(photo: Joshua McHugh)

Paved with DuroDesign cork flooring, architect Alison Spear's kitchen in upstate New York features an Abbaka hood, a Wolf cooktop and ovens, and Bertoia barstools by Knoll.

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A Gracie metal-leaf wallpaper lines the ceiling in the kitchen of a San Francisco apartment designed by Thomas Britt; the range is by Amana.

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At this New Orleans home, the kitchen is equipped with a Thermador range and hood and furnished with a table by Lars Bolander.

(photo: Joshua McHugh)

The kitchen of a Manhattan apartment devised by David Mann includes a Sicis mosaic-tile backsplash, a Samsung ultrathin LED television, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator with bespoke lacquer panels.

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In the kitchen of Alexa Hampton's New York City home, cabinetry by S. Donadic is painted a Benjamin Moore black. The hood and range are by Wolf, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero, and the sink and its fittings are by Rohl.

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