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Selecting the right kind of kitchen can be a difficult choice, especially when there are so many design concepts available. For a different perspective, we’re inviting you to explore the dark side of kitchens - whether it’s an intense black worktop or opulent dark cabinetry, there are plenty of ways to create a distinctive aesthetic for your kitchen without it feeling overwhelming. 

To inspire your next kitchen renovation, we’ve gathered up some of the most striking celebrity kitchen designs - all who’ve taken the plunge and incorporated dark elements into their design.


     1. Oprah Winfrey

2. Tiffani Thiessen


4. Kylie Case and Gilles Mendel


5. Gwen Stefani


6. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt kitchen

Back in 2016, supercouple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt put their family home on the market and we managed to catch a glimpse of their beautiful kitchen design.  Again, their kitchen demonstrates how you can add just a touch of darkness to make an impact – the black marbled worktops look sophisticated and effortlessly chic juxtaposed with the pristine white cabinets. Dark shades also bring out metallic accents beautifully, as seen here with the brass handles and taps.

The floor-to-ceiling windows and full-length skylight add copious amounts of natural light – a key thing to consider when choosing your colour scheme is the type of lighting you’ll have in your own space.


7. Rylan Clark-Neal


Rylan Clark-Neal exhibits that dark kitchen aesthetic, partnering with experienced interior designers to make his dream kitchen a reality.

If you dare to be bold, dark cabinetry is the way to go. With floor-to-ceiling units and a handle-less design, Rylan’s kitchen is the epitome of contemporary-cool and makes a real style statement. Play with contrasting textures in your design - from glossy flooring and worktops to matte-finished cabinets - to elevate the sense of space and depth.

Already feeling inspired by the dark kitchen trend? Or are you still afraid of the dark? Take our quiz to find out...

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