One of the easiest ways to design a black and red kitchen is with a red backsplash.
Matte black cabinets with black worktops are perfect as a base - choose handleless cabinets to keep it sleek and contemporary. Then finish the look with a red tile backsplash to add a pop of colour.
For a real statement backsplash, choose glossy cherry red tiles. Or if you’d prefer something a little more understated, try a more earthy red tone such as terracotta, or choose a patterned tile that combines red with neutral colours.
Balance it out with white
Black and red are both intense colours, so you might want to break it up by adding white elements throughout the space.
If your kitchen cabinets and furniture follow the red and black colour scheme, painting the walls white is a great way to make sure it doesn’t become overwhelming.
Marble worktops are also a fantastic way to introduce white to the colour scheme, while keeping it interesting and adding a touch of luxury to your interiors.
Make an entrance
If you have an all-black kitchen, add a pop of colour and brighten up the space by painting your kitchen door red.
It’s an easy way to brighten up and add some fun to your space. Add in some smaller red decor items throughout the room for a cohesive feel. Or leave the rest of the room black and neutral to keep the door as a statement piece.
In an entirely (or mainly) black kitchen, choose bright appliances such as a cherry red fridge or oven to add a pop of colour and let these stand out pieces be the focal point of the room.
If you’ve chosen red cabinetry, balance it out with black large appliances instead for a fun, yet sophisticated kitchen.
Whichever you choose, match your small appliances to the large ones for a cohesive look. So if you have a red fridge, invest in a matching red kettle and toaster to tie everything together.
An island of red
Another great way to introduce red to your black kitchen is with the kitchen island.
A red kitchen island or breakfast bar is the perfect place to add a splash of colour. And choosing an island in a different colour to the rest of your kitchen cabinets is ideal for creating distinct zones in the room, separating the cooking space from the dining space.
Furniture and furnishings
If you have red kitchen cabinets, then balance out the space with black furniture, such as black dining chairs or bar stools at the island.
While in a predominantly black kitchen, furniture is a great way to introduce red in a more subtle, but still impactful way.
If your kitchen has a dining area, choose a black dining table and chairs, and furnish the space with a red patterned rug.
A rug that uses both red and white is a great option to keep the space feeling bright. And adding red underfoot is a good way to continue the red and black colour scheme into the dining area, without it becoming overwhelming.
However you choose to style your black and red kitchen, you’re sure to create a space you love spending time in for years to come. If you’re ready to start designing your dream kitchen, find your nearest showroom today.