In a modern kitchen, white kitchen cabinets with black countertops are often found. It is because that color combination is considered simple yet elegant. And in a contemporary design, being minimalist, polished, flawless, and luxurious is the key.
Actually, there are many types of cabinets in any shade of white. On the contrary, a black countertop is not that common. That is why having white cabinets and black countertops will make your kitchen look exceptional, especially in a modern style.
If you want to redecorate your kitchen and add a touch of a contemporary look, have a look at these adorable designs. Here, there are ten kitchen designs in many styles but still have that modern look. Check these out!
- U-Shaped Shaker White Cabinets and Black Granite Countertops in a Contemporary Kitchen
- Traditional Kitchen with a Touch of Modernity Featuring Flawless White and Black Quartz Countertops
- Three Colored Cabinets in White, Brown, and Black Countertops in a Transitional Kitchen
- Blue Black Soapstone Countertops in Spotless White Cabinets for a Farmhouse Kitchen
- Transitional U-Shaped Kitchen In Monochromatic Color Featuring White Cabinets and Pebble Black Countertops
- Vintage Look in a Traditional Kitchen with a Slight of Contemporary Style from White Cabinets and Black Wood Countertops
- Small yet Classy Kitchen With White Cabinets and Backsplash Combined with Ebony Black Countertops
- Tiny Cozy Kitchen with White IKEA Cabinets and Black Quartzite Countertops
- Perfect Example for Classic Kitchen for It Has White Shaker Cabinets and Wooden Black Countertops
- Large Country Kitchen Equipped with Polished White Cabinets and Glossy Black Countertops
U-Shaped Shaker White Cabinets and Black Granite Countertops in a Contemporary Kitchen
This picture didn’t fit every corner of this kitchen. But this kitchen actually a mid-sized and u-shaped one. It features white shaker cabinets, black granite, and quartz countertops, marble mosaic backsplash with black hardware, an induction cooktop, and a paneled hood.
For the cabinet, the finish is Sherwin Williams Pure White, so is the wall color. Perimeter countertop is Pental Quartz “Absolute Black Granite Honed”. The island countertop is Pental Quartz “Arezzo” and the backsplash is Bedrosians “White Cararra Marble Random Linear Mosaic”.
The cabinet hardware used in this kitchen is the Blackrock series from Amerock. The designer used 5” throughout for the hardware as well.
Traditional Kitchen with a Touch of Modernity Featuring Flawless White and Black Quartz Countertops
This mid-sized timeless u-shaped kitchen has a light wood floor completed with stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink, an island, a white backsplash, white cabinets, and quartz countertops. Overall, the look in this kitchen emanates a combination of traditional and contemporary style. The classic style can be seen from the light wood floor, while for a more modern look, have a look at its shaker cabinet.
The shaker cabinets is in white. The color is Benjamin Moore White Dove. This color makes the kitchen look clean and spotless. And for the countertops, they are actually not really black. However, the dark color is suitable as well for a modern look kitchen. The countertops are Caesartone “Lagos Blue”. Even though it has “blue” in it, the color is not actually blue. Lagos Blue is more like greyish black. And this color is considered the most sophisticated quartz countertops for the kitchen.
Three Colored Cabinets in White, Brown, and Black Countertops in a Transitional Kitchen
This mid-sized transitional I-shaped kitchen has brown as its main color. It has a brown floor in medium toned wood. However, the cabinets are white. And what makes the whole look put together is the black countertops as well as the hardware. This kitchen already has that contemporary look, even if it didn’t have those stainless steel appliances.
The shaker cabinets are white oak wood. Look at the beautiful stain, though. Unfortunately, the stain is completely a custom stain and couldn’t really be defined and classified. It took a few times for the designer to reach the perfect shade. However, you can still use the black countertops. They are granite sienna mist.
What makes this kitchen unique is also the super extra island lights. These pendants are from visual comfort, or Circa lighting called the Halle small lantern. The island measurement is approximately 11’x4’, perfect for a mid-sized kitchen.
If you are curious about the backsplash, the tile is from Tabarka Rue de Rosier. The grey color looks transitionally perfect for a white and black color combination.
Blue Black Soapstone Countertops in Spotless White Cabinets for a Farmhouse Kitchen
In this cottage kitchen, the focal points are absolutely the countertops. Who can resist such beautiful and deep colors? Even though they look like dyed soapstone, but the countertops are not. They are actually Vermont soapstone. They look perfectly stunning in contrast with the white cabinets. The paint color used on cabinets is Woodharbor cabinets in White Dove.
What about the flooring? Well, it is 2 1/4 tongue in red groove oak with a light stain. Even though the color looked unmatched with the countertops at first, it turns out they complement each other in this farmhouse style kitchen.
The stainless steel appliances are also on point. See that hood? It is a Wolf Chimney hood. It looks nice with that subway tile backsplash. Both create a modern yet traditional corner on one side of this kitchen.
Transitional U-Shaped Kitchen In Monochromatic Color Featuring White Cabinets and Pebble Black Countertops
The white cabinets in this transitional mid-sized kitchen are the main point of the look. It makes the overall look of the kitchen spotless and flawless. It is a Mid Continent Cabinetry, painted white in shaker style. And for the countertops, the material is Fantasy Brown granite. And the color is Absolute Black granite. The black countertops look perfectly matched with the cabinet hardware (drawer pulls). They are from Jeffrey Alexander.
Apart from the cabinets and countertops, another captivating thing in this kitchen is the multicolored backsplash. It is from Traditions in Tile, Sonoma Tilemaker “Vahara” in Karuna. The exact colors are grey, blue, cream, and white.
The faucet gives an elegant look to this kitchen too. It is Oakmont 1 Handle Kitchen Faucet with Sprayer Oil Rubbed Bronze. The faucet is a completion for the sink, which is from Whitehaus WH3719 Duet Reversible Undermount Fireclay Double Bowl Farm House Sink with Smooth Apron Front.
Vintage Look in a Traditional Kitchen with a Slight of Contemporary Style from White Cabinets and Black Wood Countertops
This traditional kitchen has a custom stain floor. The glossy and polished wooden floor is perfect for a traditional style. It is a maple wood type finished with a custom stain. And because it is custom, we couldn’t exactly guess what color it is. Because to achieve that color, most of the time, the designer did some trials and errors until she reached the exact color she wanted.
The island also shares a similar type of wood. It is Lafontaine door style in maple wood. Its polished white countertops create a great contrast with the black countertops of the cabinetry. Speaking of cabinets, that’s the main point in this kitchen. The cabinets are from StarMark Cabinetry. The cabinets were also out of maple wood in Marshmallow Cream color, complete with an inset door.
These white recessed panel cabinets look as if they were painted. However, they were not painted. It is the finish called Tinted Varnish, which is much more durable than paint. The dark countertops are brushed black granite for the perimeter and polished Carrara white marble on the island. The combination of black and white of the countertops really represents the simplicity that is often associated with contemporary style.
Don’t forget the white backsplash and white five piece drawer headers. All come in white, making this large timeless u-shaped kitchen look even more elegant. And as the centerpiece, there is a lavish chandelier placed right on top of the island. It radiates the warm light that makes this kitchen look inviting.
Small yet Classy Kitchen With White Cabinets and Backsplash Combined with Ebony Black Countertops
This small transitional u-shaped kitchen has porcelain tile flooring. Unfortunately, there is no detailed information about the brand or manufacturer. The greyish black tile creates an elegant style for the kitchen. The dark tile shares the same elegancy as the countertops.
The countertops are soapstone. Even though there is no detailed information about the brand or manufacturer either, it was said that the soapstone used was very unusual. Most soapstone has less veining, but that’s not the case in this soapstone. Thus, these countertops are exceptional and perfect for those who love something unique.
Those countertops are in contrast with the cabinets. The cabinets’ color is Bishop Cabinets Nordic White. It is a peninsula and shaker cabinet. Each of its doors has stainless steel handle. One of the similar products is 12” Metro Stainless Steel Barn Door Pull Handle. The cabinets blend seamlessly with the white glass tile backsplash.
Stainless steel appliances in this kitchen are perfect for modern style. The faucet is also stainless steel. One of the similar products is Delta Trinsic Single Handle Pull Down Bar/Prep Faucet, Arctic Stainless. It looks perfect in an undermount sink.
Tiny Cozy Kitchen with White IKEA Cabinets and Black Quartzite Countertops
A small area should not limit your ideas of designing. Look at this small kitchen. It sparks modern style in each corner. First, look at the flooring. Even though it looks like a wooden floor, it is actually vinyl in beige color. With the multicolored oriental rug as its accent, the floor seems brighter.
As it is a small kitchen, there is no kitchen island like you usually see in a larger area. Instead, there is a rolling table used as a kitchen island. The table is also used as a high top kitchen table. This efficient design doesn’t compromise efficiency for its limited space. The black stools are well equipped too for the high table. Both the table and the stools provide a matte polished look in this kitchen.
Now, look at the cabinets. These white shaker cabinets are from IKEA. The spotless white of the cabinets is perfectly combined with the black quartzite countertops. Quartzite is considerably perfect for countertops because it is durable and extremely strong. It is indeed more expensive than granite, but quartzite is worth it if you want something long lasting.
The white shaker cabinets and black countertops also look nice with the white ceramic backsplash. Ceramic is the most common type of backsplash. It is because ceramic is durable, easy to install, cheap, and has various textures, colors, and styles. In this kitchen, a white backsplash is perfect to contrast the black countertops.
This kitchen also incorporates a wood hood as a detail to add warmth to this area. The unique wood chandelier acts as the centerpiece of the room. It doesn’t fail to add some extra style to this modern look.
Perfect Example for Classic Kitchen for It Has White Shaker Cabinets and Wooden Black Countertops
Looking at this kitchen, it is as if you went back to a time when grandma is showing the kids how to make an apple pie. The classic style is there. It is represented by the antique wavy glass, oversize island, cool stove, farmhouse sink, paneled refrigerator, and white cabinets.
The white shaker cabinets look nice with the dark wood countertops. When it comes to countertops, you see that there are two colors of countertops used in this kitchen. First, it is the countertops of the island. It is the reclaimed wood island from Big Daddy’s antiques in San Francisco. A reclaimed furniture piece like this is the perfect choice if you want to recreate a grandma’s kitchen. The key to getting perfect reclaimed furniture is the finish. And in this kitchen, the finish is totally stunning.
Second, countertops are ones from the cabinets. They are actually woods, too but painted in black. It is to create a great contrast with the spotless cabinets. The woods are white oak. White oak is the best choice because it is hard, durable, and water resistant.
There is a black lamp mounted on the wall to achieve a balanced accent look. No detailed information about the lamp, but there are several products that are quite similar to this one in the picture. One of them is Double Swing Arm Bridge Lamp, Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Last, to create a perfect flawless put together look, this large and elegant kitchen has white subway tile backsplash and white appliances instead of stainless steel. The black and white combo with a touch of natural wood color in this room doesn’t fail to achieve the classy vintage look.
Large Country Kitchen Equipped with Polished White Cabinets and Glossy Black Countertops
This large kitchen adopts country style. The dark wood floor highlights the style. However, the stainless steel appliances and especially the cabinets add a spark of modernism. This black recessed panel cabinet has a Caesarstone Calacatta Nuvo custom countertop fabricated by Atlas Marble & Granite.
The cabinets basically indeed have white countertops instead of black. But look at the food prepping corner. It has a small black area on the cabinets. The small patch of black in the middle of white tops is absolutely stunning!
And don’t forget the kitchen island. It was made similarly to the cabinetry. The kitchen island creates the polished and put together look for this sizeable L-shaped kitchen. No wonder that the designer, Dove Design Studio, was awarded Kitchen of the Month by House Beautiful Magazine Dec/Jan2017 edition! Except for the cabinetry, every piece in this kitchen was from Dove Design Studio.
What do you think about white kitchen cabinets and black countertops? Do you like it, or do you prefer the other way around, black cabinets with white countertops? It is all about preference. But you can’t deny that the combination of white cabinets and dark countertops will create an unusual style but in a good way.
If you want to adopt this color combo for your next project of a kitchen redesign, you should consider the type and material of the countertops. The most commonly used are marble, quartz, granite, concrete, butcher block, soapstone, stainless steel, laminate, tile, and solid surface. Each of them has its own pros and cons. Choose one that will perfectly represent the kitchen style you like. Pick one within your budget, and don’t forget to consider the durability and strength.