Unleash your Creativity with Our Dark Kitchen Ideas

Today we’re focussing on dark kitchen ideas that are sure to transform your space into a sleek and stylish haven. Whether you prefer a modern and edgy look, or a more traditional and calming atmosphere, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to be inspired as we delve into dark kitchen ideas and discover how to create a truly extraordinary space that reflects your own personal style.

1 – Deep and Moody Greens

To get things started, we’re showcasing how beautiful a deep green can be in the kitchen. It truly transforms the space to feel elegant and sophisticated, exuding a sense of luxury. Perfect for the kitchen, darker shades of green are ideal for hiding some of the grime and dirt that gets us all, so perfect for both practicality and aesthetics throughout the space.

Dark green gloss brick tiles across kitchen splashback with copper tap and wood surfaces around sink space.
Above, Hope Olive Gloss Brick Effect Wall Tiles

2 – Darker Woods

Using darker woods throughout the house creates a sense of comfort and homeliness, and with realistic replications of wood across tiles, they are now incredibly practical across kitchens! Dark flooring can create a striking contrast with larger kitchens too, adding depth and visual interest to the space.

Above, Tiveden Wengue Wood Effect Tiles

3 – Mixed Palettes

Multi-coloured earthy tones can introduce a visually striking and dynamic look to your kitchen and a mix of colours can help create a tonal and inviting atmosphere. This makes your space one of a kind, and our Raku Colours tiles are perfect for achieving that varied look and feel. Their durable ceramic construction makes them ideal for injecting that sense of style across the splashbacks of your kitchen, making them both beautiful and practical.

Above, Raku Colours Tiles

4 – All about the Cabinets

Dark cabinets can welcome a sense of sophistication and elegance across any kitchen, creating a dynamic contrast with lighter-coloured walls and countertops, making your kitchen stand out as a stylish room. They also have a timeless appeal that can work well with various interior design styles, so they can be easily worked into your existing kitchen designs.

Above, Scultura Rena Stone Effect Tiles

5 – Mixing the Light With the Dark

Light and dark colours create contrast, which is perfect for adding a sense of depth and dimension to your kitchen. The contrast helps balance the overall visual impact of the room, preventing it from feeling too overwhelming. Dark colours can even evoke a sense of warmth and cosiness, making the kitchen feel more inviting and intimate, perfect for hosting your friends for dinner. We’ve taken inspiration from @that_home_with_the_pugs for this, with their beautiful deep green cabinets and bright white splashback.

Above, Metro Chalk Farm White Matt Tiles

6 – Stunning Splashbacks

Dark splashback tiles can provide a striking backdrop for your kitchen space, welcoming that desired sense of sophistication. Dark tiles also come in a variety of materials, textures and finishes, from glossy to matt, subway to mosaic, so you have a wide range to choose from for your splashback space.

Above, Bonsai Chevron Umber Wood Effect Tiles

7 – Let your Personality Shine

Unique decor and design choices are the perfect conversation starter, each piece and decision can tell a story about your life and who you are as a person. Interior design can be a creative outlet that is perfect for expressing a sense of individuality. Combine your favourite colours and patterns across the kitchen to create a space that is truly your own.

Above, Pistachio Pick n’ Mix Gloss Tiles

8 – Go Black or Go Home

Black is a classic colour that never goes out of style, so choosing black can welcome that sense of timelessness into your own home, so it will be sure to withstand changing design trends. It also serves as a neutral base colour, allowing you to easily incorporate a wide range of accent colours and designs to your space.

Above, Faith Black Gloss Wall and Floor Tile

9 – Going Back in Time

To create a truly unique and loveable space, try taking things back in time and designing elements from times passed in your kitchen. The Victorian aesthetic will always be on trend, but styles adopted from the 70’s create a familiar feel that is classic and individual. Our Hoxley Pistachio tiles are that perfect tone of green that encapsulates the colour palette we all know and love.

Above, Hoxley Pistachio Linear Tiles

10 – Keeping it Small

While lighter hues are favoured for their ability to visually expand a room, carefully integrating dark tones can yield a sense of intimacy and sophistication. When artfully applied, deep colours like charcoal grey, rich navy or even elegant black can create a cosy ambience that embraces the smaller nature of the room. Take @aboutavan‘s small and compact kitchen space in their converted van. They skilfully make use of the space while still making way for a touch of that darker tile look.

Above, Hope Olive Gloss Brick Effect Wall Tiles

11 – Have a Break…

Our Meraki Kitt-Kat tiles are perfect for introducing that fluted look to your kitchen that is taking the design world by storm. Their vertical design offers a textured 3D surface, adding depth and tactile interest to the walls of your kitchen. This can enhance the backdrop to your kitchen aesthetically while their durable ceramic construction ensures they withstand the daily kitchen obstacles.

Above, Meraki Kitt-Kat Marine Wall Tiles

There you have our top dark kitchen ideas, we hope they inspired you to get designing! Be sure to tag us in pictures of your complete designs over on Instagram, @Wallsandfloors, we’d love to see what you’re up to!

Lucy Tillyard
Lucy Tillyard