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8 Examples of White Kitchen Cabinets with Black Granite (Photos)

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 @ 12:08 PM

 


Best Light Cabinet and Dark Granite Kitchen Color Schemes

Mixing white kitchen cabinets with dark granite

Check out these custom white and black kitchens, in photos of recently-constructed Raleigh new homes. Each kitchen has white cabinets, black granite counters, and elements of gray, brown, or beige. 

 


 

White Kitchen Design #1: Espresso Cabinets, White Island, Black Granite

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

When mixing dark and light kitchen counters and cabinets, it's all about creating balance.

Kitchens with espresso cabinets along the perimeter walls generally require larger layouts, lots of windows, or other light colors (in the white island cabinets, tile backsplash, lighting fixtures) to off-set the dark stain and open up the room.

 

 

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

The white island cabinets open on the range / cooktop side, for easy reach storage.

White Kitchen Design #2: Wood Tone Island, Black Granite, White Cabinets

This two tone kitchen has black granite on the island and perimeter walls. The brick tile backsplash runs to the ceiling along the cooktop wall. 

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

White Kitchen Design #3: Gray Island, Black Granite, White Cabinets

This gray, black, and white kitchen is an example of black granite for the island, and white granite with the white perimeter cabinets.  

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

White Kitchen Design #4: Gray Island with White Granite

This kitchen also uses black and white counter tops, in the opposite order. A white granite island is at the center of black perimeter counter tops. The red sink faucet, pendant lights, and windows are contemporary style finishes. 

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

White Kitchen Design #5: Grey and Silver Tones

The mixed, linear mosaic tile backsplash brings together black, white, and gray tones. The cabinets are white, with black granite countertops.

This kitchen is a great example of a cabinet alternative to the stainless steel range hood:

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

White Kitchen Design #6: Single Wall White Kitchen

Inside this kitchen, the perimeter cabinets, brick tile backsplash, and island top are all white. The gray island uses a white granite top for the full two-tone look. (Check out the herringbone tile backsplash above the gas range.)

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

White Kitchen Design #7: Two Color Kitchen with Brown and White Cabinets

While many kitchens pair a gray island with alternating black and white counters, this kitchen uses brown cabinets with white granite. The rest of the kitchen uses white cabinets and black granite. There is an additional counter top in the pantry of this kitchen (behind the door pictured).

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

White Kitchen Design #8: Black and White Farmhouse Kitchen 

Here's a photo of a classic white farmhouse sink paired with black granite counter tops and white cabinets. 

Practical tips to create a better kitchen | Mixing white kitchen cabinets with black granite

Get more ideas for two-tone kitchens that mix cabinet colors and finishes, here. 

Can I mix a bronze faucet with stainless steel sink? See how - here.

What is the standard height for kitchen counter tops and raised island bars?

Is a walk in pantry or built in cabinet better for my kitchen storage?

 

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