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CIMA dark oak

123 456,-

Embracing the dark side — Kitchen ideas for a moody and sophisticated aesthetic.

When it comes to kitchen design, there is a lot of emphasis on light and bright spaces. In fact, the white kitchen has been a staple for years. However, there is something alluring about embracing the dark side and these kitchens exude sophistication and a real wow factor. There is one thing for sure, a dark kitchen is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Dark definitely doesn’t mean dreary

The dark kitchen aesthetic is becoming increasingly popular in modern homes. The beauty of a darker kitchen lies in its versatility; it can range from charcoal grey to dark green, darker wood cabinets to black marble worktops. Each detail offers a unique look.

And even better, dark kitchen decor is not only visually striking but practical too. It’s perfect for young families who want a grown-up statement look but need something that can handle the wear and tear of family life. The darker colours mask stains and smudges, making them an excellent choice for high-traffic areas like the kitchen. 

Create a strong focal point for your kitchen

Dramatic dark cabinetry serves as a brilliant anchor to your kitchen design. Go au naturel with dark oak units like our Corisa line or opt for something sleek and modern, with a matte finish in dark grey or black. 


A grey kitchen is really having a moment just now and very dark grey units paired with soft grey paint colour create a sleek but understated look. Grey not lively enough for you, consider combining natural wood with exposed brick walls and dark green units for a more colourful touch.

Embrace Danish minimalism

Do like the Danes do and invite tranquillity and simplicity into your home by embracing minimalism. With clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and a focus on functionality, Danish minimalism makes for a serene environment. A dark kitchen can overwhelm when filled to the brim, so let go of excess, avoid open shelving and use practical storage to hide away the clutter of modern appliances and kitchen implements.  

BORDO black

123 456,-

PRATO black

123 456,-

Focus on natural light

While a dark kitchen embraces darkness, make the most of natural light. Maximise windows and openings to allow sunlight to stream in during the day. Avoid heavy window treatments and opt for sheer curtains or blinds that let light filter through. The interplay of natural light with dark wood and colours will create a dynamic and inviting atmosphere.

Introduce metallic accents

Adding metallic accents brings a touch of glamour and really elevates the dark aesthetic. It’s also a great way to introduce another simple colour and texture without going all out. Think rustic aged brass, a modern twist like aluminium or urban copper finishes on hardware, faucets, and lighting fixtures to create a stunning contrast against dark wood or paint. These metallic elements will reflect light and add an understated sparkle to your kitchen.

Create a cosy ambience

A dark kitchen can evoke a sense of intimacy and cosiness. Lean into this ambience by adding warm elements such as soft textiles, comfortable seating, and soft lighting. It will encourage friends and family to stop and linger around the kitchen island or dining table and enjoy the atmospheric charm of your kitchen.

Black wooden kitchen with kitchen island

MANO sera

12 345,-

PRATO dark grey

123 456,-

So what are you waiting for?

By embracing the dark side of kitchen design, you can create a space that is both visually striking and functional. Whether you opt for dark cabinets, walls, or floors, or experiment with contrasting elements and different trends, a dark colour can transform your culinary space into a sophisticated and memorable space.  

Reach out to one of our design consultants

At Kvik, we want to empower you to make unique design choices that create a kitchen you and your family will love.

Whether you’re looking for urban elegance or rustic charm, our team of experts is ready to assist you in creating a captivating dark kitchen that perfectly suits your taste and style. With our wide range of different units, storage systems, and innovative design solutions, we can help you bring your vision to life through the versatility and modernity of Danish design.

So, why not step over to the dark side of kitchen design? Visit our showroom today or reach out to our design consultants for valuable insights and guidance in creating your dream dark kitchen.