You'll want to to take advice from Mick Jagger and paint it black after seeing these glam designer kitchens that embrace onyx, pitch, and licorice. Paired with bright metals and pops of color, the darkest color on the spectrum can truly shine.
Black Harlowe cabinetry by Kraftmaid showcases a stunning black-and-silver Ann Sacks backsplash at the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Designer Steven Miller warmed up the room with wooden shelves and countertops from Grothouse.
Jim Dove used Ralph Lauren Paint's Bone Black to update a New Jersey kitchen's cabinets, but didn't shy away from color elsewhere. Benjamin Moore's Nelson Blue coats the walls, and the open doorway reveals Duke Red by Ralph Lauren Paint in the butler's pantry.
Tobi Tobin wanted to evoke "Paris apartments and grand French style" in this modern farmhouse, so she painted the cupboards Farrow & Ball's Pitch Black and topped it with a high gloss. A crystal chandelier provides the final chic touch.
Since she had only 105 square feet to work with, Summer Thornton commissioned black cabinetry from Custom Woodcraft and created contrast with white Carrara marble from the Countertop Factory. The Fairmount Art Deco pendant by Rejuvenation picks up the theme.
Benjamin Moore's Onyx sets the stage for gleaming brass hardware (and countertops!) in this Texas home.The marble backsplash is from Walker Zanger.
Scot Meacham Wood made storage stylish by painting cabinets Ralph Lauren Paint's Scuba Black. A colorful Christopher Hyland plaid on the windows introduces a little cheer to the California kitchen.
Not quite ready to pull the trigger on a true black? Ralph Lauren Paint's Artist Gray RLUL219 is the most requested color in Andrew Howard's portfolio. "After spending some time getting to know it, you wonder how you ever got along without it," he says.
A deep espresso — Benjamin Moore's Midsummer Night — plays well with white walls in Stephen Shubel's San Francisco kitchen. Silver fixtures match the brushed aluminum barstools from Crate & Barrel.
Infused with green undertones, Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball provides plenty of drama in a Minnesota kitchen. Janet Gridley paired the hue with brass accents — like dome pendants from Allied Maker — to up the ante.