White kitchens have reigned supreme for awhile now, but we’re starting to see more and more kitchen remodels go for the dark side. And it’s a trend we’re all for. Black kitchen cabinets lend a moody sophistication to kitchens, especially when paired with lighter walls and countertops.

Kitchens are one of those spots where, when it comes to remodeling, you not only get a terrific return on your investment, but because we spend so much of our time at home in our kitchens, you get to enjoy your new kitchen more than you might other remodel projects. It’s why they’re one of our favorite projects to browse design ideas for.

If you’re searching for kitchen remodel ideas, read on to see some of our favorite kitchens that feature black cabinets.

Black Cabinets + Wood

This gorgeous kitchen by Smith Hanes Studio pairs black cabinets and drawers with wood for a sophisticated, masculine feel. Open shelving and white subway tile keep the overall look from being too heavy.

Source: http://smithhanes.com/#/epple-residence/

Dark Cabinets + Marble

The grey veins in this kitchen’s beautiful marble countertops offer a seamless transition into the dark cabinetry, and the wood flooring and Persian rug add warmth.

Source: Lonny

Black Cabinets + Marble

This kitchen may be small, but marble and a white, pitched ceiling keep it from feeling closed off. Black cabinets keep it grounded.

Source: Lonny

Black Cabinets + Black Floors

This open kitchen’s black cabinets flow seamlessly into the dark tile floors, offset by the dining room’s fun, modern chandelier, rustic wood table, and white and black rug.

Source: Lonny

Black Cabinets + Black Window Frames

This gorgeous kitchen is the perfect blend of modern + traditional, with a hutch designed to look like an apothecary cabinet and square-edge countertops.

Source: Better Homes & Garden

Black Cabinets + Farmhouse Styling

The simple, white wood lap walls, open shelving, and butcher block countertops get a modern edge from black countertops with gold drawer pulls.

Source: Maison de Pax

Magnolia Market’s Black Cabinet Farmhouse Style

We love Magnolia Market’s modern farmhouse kitchen with black hood and white subway tile with dark grout.

Source: Little Vintage Nest