March 18, 2016 estilodesignadmin

2016 Interior Design Trends: How To Work With Black Stainless Steel

Not all of the latest interior design trends I can really feel myself getting on board with – I assume this is mainly because I don’t really see myself as much of a follower of trends. However, this one has in has really caught my attention and I really want to see it in action!

black stainless steel

I don’t have a minimalist style. I’m not drawn to like crisp clean lines where every thing is symmetric with the next thing and where the only colours used are black and white. But maybe that’s why I love this idea so much – because it’s taking me out of my comfort zone. This whole idea of black stainless steel has really got me hooked!

I know what you’re thinking already – if you already have a dark kitchen using black stainless steel would only make the whole kitchen darker right? But pair it with lighter colours on the walls and ceilings and use complimentary light materials and you’ve got it sorted! On the other hand don’t be afraid to be bold and daring – if you have a kitchen space with a lot of natural light why not take the whole idea to the next level and have it all dark? Dark cabinetry, dark floors.

I have found some images online that I think will help to explain how this idea can be really cool and work with different colours and different kitchens.

blackstainlesssteel_kitchen1

This kitchen has incorporated three different tones of wood and includes two different colours in cabinetry. Everything high has been whited out to stop the ceiling feeling low and to keep the space nice and light where the natural light enters already. The light coloured woods used for the island keeps the centre of the kitchen feeling soft and not like a large heavy block has been placed there. The black stainless steel is seamless in this space surrounded by dark cabinetry and they both blend so well together.

blackstainlesssteel_kitchen2

This kitchen is a lot cooler in colour compared to the last image. Here they have chosen to stick with only one colour in the cabinetry and choosing what looks a like a light grey it blends well with the black stainless steel. Obviously these photos could have been taken at very different times of the day but if they had chosen a warmer off white than a light grey the space could have felt a lot warmer. Also I think the previous image succeeds in adding warmth to their space using warm woods as well. There are also only flat colours here – no wood grains etc so that is something to keep in mind if you’re not into the wood look.

Blackstainlesssteel_kitchen4

This kitchen takes the cake with the warmth vibe – look at how light this place is! Obviously that is majorly to do with the large windows but they have chosen to use a very warm coloured wood for the floors which compliments the natural light. They have gone full scale dark kitchen and executed it so well! Perfect example to find!

 

Now that you have seen these examples of black stainless steel in a kitchen what are your thoughts? Would you do it? I would love to hear your ideas so please comment below or email me on eily@estilodesign.co.nz 🙂

Also if you have anything you want me to write about in a blog please get in contact – I would love to chat about it!

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