Black is the new white in kitchen design

Written by: Joan Pearlstein Dunn

Beauty can often be equated with simplicity, and such is the case with Gena and Casey’s black and white kitchen. It is remarkable how the blending of these two rudimentary colors can spawn a one-of-a-kind and brilliant room. Their use of the black-white duo culminated in a dramatic feast for the eyes. With a passion for the checkered patterns of MacKenzie-Childs kitchenware, the couple strategically integrated some of their favorite pieces around the space, adding whimsy to the kitchen design. “I’ve always been a black and white person,” says Gena. “I love black, wear black, and always knew that I wanted a black and white house one day.”

Resources: Builder: Mark Heinauer, Barrington Homes, Inc.; Wall paint: PPG Paint; Flooring and backsplash: ProSource; Wall treatments: Nest Expressions; Windows and doors: Proline, Pella; Fireplace: Superior, Masco Contracting; Cabinetry: Kitchen Craft Cabinetry, MasterBrand Cabinets; Countertops: Silestone, Premier Granite; Sink: Kohler, Splash/Nicklas Supply; Faucet: Moen, Splash/Nicklas Supply; Appliances: Jenn-Air Dishwasher, cooktop and oven, Bridgeville Appliance; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero, Hillmon Appliance; Dining table: Bruce Berman, I Design; Bar countertop: Burt Duerring

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