#TrendingNow: 5 beautiful black kitchens

SEP 16, 2015 | By Jaina Chandwany

Welcome to the Dark Age – raise a few eyebrows and splash the colour of coal into different sections of your cookroom. Smooth, fuss-free and versatile, this inky shade can either complement your kitchenware in wood and metal, or try a classic B&W theme – you can pair black appliances with plain white surfaces.
1. Arclinea Italia comes with cabinet doors in a special black Armour finish obtained with resins treated with nanotechnology. This makes it possible to produce doors and worktops in the same material. Furthermore, it is scratch and abrasion resistant as well as water repellant. Website:
2. Valcucine The ebony black Genius Loci designed by Gabriele Centazzo is inspired by the secretaire or traditional writing desk that comes with discrete drawers. The new range boasts a slimmer worktop and roomier base units. Website:
3. PoggenpohlPoggenpohl and Porsche Design Studio joined hands to develop P’7350, a multi-award winning design offered in four hues including a smoked black in two kinds of finish. Solid wood worktops in New Zealand pine are used in contrast with the reflective surfaces of glass tops. Website:
4. Schiffini Entirely made of wood, Pampa by Alfredo Haberli boasts an elegant alternative to the classic handle – slit in the surface of the cabinetry. Available in many finishes including deep black timber. Website: www.schiffini.com5. Scavolini Scenery, envisioned by King & Miranda Design, is a straight lined composition with an unexpected inclusion of a breakfast bar in vintage oak. Its most distinct feature remains its handle-less hinged wall unit door with black finished aluminium frame and porcelain stoneware tile panel. Website: