How to Add Warmth to a Dark Kitchen

Contemporary and stylish, dark kitchens have become an increasingly favoured choice for homeowners all over the world. From black wood grain cabinets to textured dark natural stone worktops, dark schemes have the ability to impart warmth, whilst achieving a beautifully sleek aesthetic.

Achieve Balance Through Colour & Texture

A wonderful balance between light and dark, this modern open plan kitchen creates the perfect harmony between warm tones and a deeper palette. Featuring a sleek linear silhouette, the black kitchen incorporates Lundhs Emerald natural stone on the worktops and splashback, showcasing the beauty that can be achieved when mixing a variety of dark textures, finishes and hues.

Add Warm Tones as Accents

The ideal contrast against a black kitchen, pops of terracotta will add depth and warmth, ensuring the space doesn’t feel too stark. Here, a trio of bell pendants hang above the central island, adding a splash of interesting contrast against the upper cabinetry. Coordinating soft furnishings adorn the window seating area whilst vases and accessories complement the warm palette.

A light sage-green tone on the walls offsets the dark cabinets, whilst the light wood flooring brings an organic and natural touch to the space. The Lundhs Emerald worktop and its flecks of feldspar crystals add depth to the surfaces of the kitchen, injecting interest through intricate detailing.

A Dark Natural Stone Worktop

The darkest stone in the Lundhs Real Stone collection, Lundhs Emerald acts as an eye-catching focal point in this space. Contrasted against the light wood edging on both the island and the shelving above the cooker, the dark matte appearance of the surface adds a warmth through its glistening crystals.

Embrace Daylight

Complemented by the earthy accents of terracotta, the subtle sage walls and the light wood grain of the floor, the light-filled space exudes modern minimalism combined with comforting aesthetics. The light streaming through the floor-to-ceiling terrace doors and windows reflect and bounce light around the room, ensuring that it feels welcoming and inviting and never cold and dark.

For more inspiration on how to incorporate Lundhs Emerald into your next project, head over to our kitchen inspiration page.

Photo credit: Morten Rakke Photography

Written by Janne Magnussen

Last edited 12 Oct 2022