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Kitchen Trends: Monochrome Kitchens with Black Appliances

Kitchen Trends: Monochrome Kitchens with Black Appliances

Sleek and modern-looking, black appliances are very 2022. This is part of a wider trend for more neutral kitchen colours which we have been seeing since late 2021. While a black appliance can easily match any kitchen colour scheme or style, consumers are tending to match grey or black appliances with dark countertops for a minimalist look.

While the following appliances would certainly look good in any kitchen – a huge trend for 2022 is the monochrome kitchen – with heavy use of blacks and greys with neutral whites.

When designing a monochrome kitchen, there are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure all of the appliances and cabinets are either black or grey – this will create a cohesive look. You can also add in some white accessories or tiles to break up the colour scheme and add some contrast.

Another key element of a monochrome kitchen is texture. Add in some matte black tiles, or a marble backsplash (for example), to add some interest and depth.

Last but not least, make sure the lighting is right. A bright, white light will help to make the kitchen feel brighter and more spacious.

The Furniture

To kick off our monochrome kitchen we are going with our Aran tap in brushed gold on a concrete surface from Burlington Granite.

This polished grey quartz has an industrial-style look with the softness of polished quartz for a stylish space. It is heat-resistant and non-porous, making it both a visually appealing and practical choice.

The Aran tap has a flexible hose for ease of use, and also offers a matte black finish that fits the theme of the kitchen perfectly. Since boiling water taps are prestigious appliances though we have made a feature of the tap and chosen the brushed gold to stand out in an otherwise two-tone design. To be honest you can’t go wrong with either colour option though.

Since this is a monochrome kitchen we’ve chosen the Allendale Slate range from Howdens for our cabinets. We love this modern take on the traditional shaker kitchen, with its on-trend grey tone and slim frame.

The Floors

We’ve gone super light with the flooring and have opted for Light Grey Genova tiles from British Ceramic Tile. These hardwearing tiles have a very natural look, and the lighter tone compliments the bold greys of the cabinets and surface, as well as the stark black appliances.

The Appliances

When designing a monochrome kitchen, it’s important to choose appliances that will match the colour scheme. Black appliances are the perfect choice for a monochrome kitchen, as they are sleek and modern-looking. They can easily match any kitchen colour scheme or style, and they add a touch of sophistication and elegance to any kitchen.

The CDA dishwasher from Appliances Direct is a practical and stylish choice to match our monochrome theme. It has 5 programmes and 13 place settings. The Antibacterial Filter and Hygiene Programme keep your dishes clean and free of bacteria, while the delay timer lets you postpone the cycle. The white LED salt and Rinse aid indicators let you know when it’s time to refill those supplies, and the half load option saves energy and water when you don’t need to run a full cycle.

We turned to Home Essentials for this compact and convenient microwave from Russell Hobbs. With 8 pre-programmed Auto Cook menus, 5 adjustable power levels, and a stylish design, this microwave is perfect for cooking all your favourite foods. Defrost, reheat, or cook up a storm – the RHMM701B has you covered.

We love this black fridge freezer from Logik – like Hanstrom, Logik designs products to be as energy-efficient as possible so you can be confident you won’t be wasting electricity while following through on your monochrome kitchen theme.  We found this product at Currys.

While tea drinkers will rely heavily on their Hanstrom tap for hot beverages as well as ease of cooking, washing veg, sterilizing bottles and defrosting frozen foods – we thought for the real coffee fanatics there may still be space on the concrete counter for a stylish black coffee machine from Smeg (found here at Robert Dyas).

We like the 50s look and the rapid boil heating system. We know Hanstrom customers have better things to do than hang around waiting for water to boil so we found the fastest boiling and most precise water temperature we could. Far be it from us to boast – but it still isn’t as quick as a Hanstrom tap though!!

Finishing Touches

A monochrome kitchen can be beautiful and chic, but it can also feel a little too stark and cold. To add some warmth and personality to your kitchen, add a few bold colours as accents. This will help to brighten up the space and make it feel more inviting.

Because we chose a brushed gold boiling water tap – we thought we would keep running with a regal colour scheme. Gold and purple together make a sumptuous and elegant combination that is a perfect accent for a monochrome kitchen.

Think about accenting your kitchen with anything in the kitchen range from The Purple Store (in case you hadn’t guessed, everything they sell is purple!) We love their purple pans, purple dinner wear and this purple knife set!

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