Dark Cabinets with White Backsplash Sharp Contrast & Strong Character


Black Kitchen Cabinets With Bookmatched Marble Backsplash

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Black Kitchen Cabinets with Bookmatched Marble Backsplash

With its neutral color scheme and luxurious details, this contemporary kitchen offers an elegant appeal. The gold range hood creates a focal point between the modern black kitchen cabinets while the brass hardware complements the hood. The bookmatched marble backsplash completes the sophisticated look of the black cabinets and lends a luxurious feel. The white countertops create a continuous look with the white backsplash.

Rustic Kitchen With Glass Tile Backsplash And Granite Countertops

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Rustic Kitchen with Glass Tile Backsplash and Granite Countertops

This rustic kitchen has a wow factor! The natural grains of the dark wood cabinets bring a unique appeal to the kitchen while the natural look of the wood brings a warm feel to the atmosphere. The white glass subway tile backsplash makes a bright and fresh twist against the rustic style of the design and provides a spacious atmosphere. The beige granite countertops create a harmonious look with the cabinetry.

Dark Cabinets with White Backsplash

Cabinets cover the large majority of the kitchen and the color of your kitchen cabinets is one of the most critical decisions that will define the overall look. With their sleek beauty and characteristic looks, dark kitchen cabinets have been on the rise. Using a contrasting color for your backsplash is a great way to emphasize the cabinets and create a stronger impact and white is the perfect color to catch this contrasting look. If you are thinking to use dark shades, get some inspiration from these dark cabinets with white backsplash ideas for your own kitchen!

Having dark cabinets doesn’t mean your kitchen will be dark but matching your dark cabinets with a dark backsplash will create a moody and dramatic atmosphere. If you want to add a brighter look, matching the dark cabinets with a white backsplash will help you to give the impact that you want. White backsplashes are one of the most popular design elements for kitchens. They are like a black canvas that can fit every kitchen. From sophisticated black to elegant forest green, serene navy blue to sleek gray, there are plenty of color options to use for kitchen cabinetry and all these beautiful shades can work well with the clean and fresh look of the white. So, if you are looking for some bold and strong appeal and have a differentiation coloring? Check these stunning white kitchen backsplash ideas for dark-shaded cabinets!

Transitional Kitchen With Wood Open Shelving

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Transitional Kitchen with Wood Open Shelving

In this transitional kitchen, the dark gray kitchen cabinets create a timeless look while the white backsplash and white countertops nicely contrast with the cabinets to give a luxurious feel. The wood-open shelving gives an open and airy feel while allowing the stunning marble backsplash to stand out. Also, the wood shelves complement the wood kitchen island and counter chairs. The oversized black pendant light highlights the island and brings an industrial feel.

Dark Wood Kitchen Cabinets With Gold Range Hood And Marble Backsplash

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Dark Wood Kitchen Cabinets with Gold Range Hood and Marble Backsplash

The high-end materials and the craftsmanship make a big difference in this luxury modern kitchen design. The full-height dark wood kitchen cabinets continue through the wall and provide a sleek backdrop. The gold range hood creates a harmonious look with the cabinets while the white marble backsplash complements the marble kitchen island. The large marble kitchen island is a statement maker. Besides its stunning appeal, it also provides plenty of space for large family gatherings. The curved edges of the features give a unique appeal to the kitchen.

Blue Shaker Cabinets With White Hexagon Backsplash And Brass Hardware

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Blue Shaker Cabinets with White Hexagon Backsplash and Brass Hardware

The combination of blue, white, and brass offers a timeless and elegant look for this transitional kitchen. Quartz countertops enhance the luxurious feel in the room while wooden flooring brings warmth to the atmosphere. The large white and gold pendant light creates a focal point above the blue kitchen island.

Dark Kitchen Cabinets With White Backsplash And Black Countertop

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Dark Kitchen Cabinets with White Backsplash and Black Countertop

In this contemporary kitchen, the white hexagon tile backsplash brings a bright look between the dark shades while adding visual interest. The black grouting emphasizes the hexagon shapes while complementing the black upper cabinets and countertop. The black marble countertop of the kitchen island makes a luxurious twist against the sleek modern style of the rest of the kitchen and adds a dramatic effect.

Farmhouse Kitchen Design With Chevron Tile Backsplash

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Farmhouse Kitchen Design with Chevron Tile Backsplash

The metallic details and the sleek pattern of the chevron tile backsplash create an accent in this farmhouse kitchen and create an eye-catching backdrop. The oversized black range hood stands out in front of the chevron tiles and makes a statement. The white countertops of the black perimeter cabinets and the island complement the backsplash while the waterfall edges of the kitchen island countertop give a dramatic feel.

Cabinet Colors

Black, gray, blue, green, brown, and more! Dark kitchen cabinets come in a wide range of color options that can work with different design aesthetics. But how to choose the right color? Choosing the right sark shade for your cabinets might be a tricky decision and you need to consider the elements from lighting to hardware. Black and gray are the most classic and the safest option, but they are also timeless options. If you want to bring some extra zest, you can choose navy-blue, forest green, or even burgundy!

Black Cabinets with White Backsplash

There is no doubt that black is the most sophisticated color and if you want to big impact, black kitchen cabinets are the way to go. And if you want to create a contrasting look to add some visual interest, using black cabinets with a white backsplash will create a strong look and add a sense of luxury!

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Two-tone Kitchen Cabinetry with Quartz Countertops

Black, white, and a touch of wood! This timeless combination offers a balanced look for this contemporary kitchen. The wood full-height cabinets and the leather counter chairs complete the neutrality of the black cabinetry while softening the sharp contrast between the blacks and whites. The white Corian quartz countertop and the backsplash bring a bright look between the dark shades.

Modern Kitchen With White Stacked Tile Backsplash

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Modern Kitchen with White Stacked Tile Backsplash

In this sleek kitchen design, the modern black cabinets, white backsplash, gray marble countertops, and wood perimeter cabinets create a harmonious look. The stacked layout of the white subway tile backsplash complements the modern look of the flat-panel cabinets. Wood perimeter cabinets bring warmth to the atmosphere.

Black And White Kitchen With A Touch Of Gold

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Black and White Kitchen with a Touch of Gold

Modern and sleek! This modern kitchen features a black, white, and gold color scheme that can suit many contemporary styles of home. The black flat-panel cabinets and Caesarstone backsplash and countertops create a monochromatic timeless color palette that exudes style and sophistication. The gold upper cabinetry adds a dose of sparkle and glam to the design by creating a focal point.

What backsplash looks good with dark cabinets?

When it comes to designing a kitchen, a backsplash is also important as the cabinets. Even if you are using contrasting colors, you need to choose a backsplash that will enhance the shade and style of your cabinets instead of competing with it. White backsplashes are the most popular and safest options for every kitchen design and they are also great to create a powerful look with dark kitchen cabinets. From classic white subway tiles to luxurious marble, there are unlimited options for white backsplashes to spruce up your dark cabinetry!

Black Kitchen Cabinets With Wood Countertop And Shiplap Walls

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Black Kitchen Cabinets with Wood Countertop and Shiplap Walls

The elegant look of the black shaker cabinets is perfectly balanced with a wood countertop and white shiplap walls. White shiplap provides a clean look while adding a natural feel. The brass hardware and open shelving add a sense of luxury.

Black And White Kitchen With Mosaic Tile Backsplash

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Black and White Kitchen with Mosaic Tile Backsplash

In this transitional kitchen, the black and white color scheme with a touch of gold offers a timeless and elegant look. The black shaker perimeter cabinets with black countertop provide a sophisticated look with the brass hardware while the white upper cabinets and the marble hex tile backsplash make the space feel larger. Also, the mosaic tile backsplash adds a nice texture to the design.

Dark Gray Cabinets with White Backsplash

It’s not just about saying it’s gray. Gray has endless shades that you can incorporate into your kitchen according to your taste and style. Unlike the lighter shades, darker ones have a more striking appeal and they can add a characteristic look to any kitchen. If you want to emphasize these dark shades of gray, match your dark gray cabinets with a white backsplash!

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Two-Tone Kitchen Cabinets with White Backsplash and Countertop

In this contemporary kitchen, the gray shades and crisp whites create a sleek look! The full-height white quartz backsplash adds a slight texture between the flat surfaces with its beautiful veining. The white countertop creates a continuous look with the backsplash. Using different shades of darks on the upper and perimeter cabinets adds visual interest to the design.

Dark Gray Cabinets With White Marble Kitchen Backsplash

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Dark Gray Cabinets with White Marble Kitchen Backsplash

The white marble slab backsplash pulls the attention at the first sight and transforms this contemporary kitchen into a luxurious space. The bright look of the marble slab creates a clean and fresh backdrop for the kitchen while the marble countertops provide a continuous look with the backsplash. Brass details like the finishes of the glass pendant lights and the legs of the blue velvet counter chairs complete the sense of luxury while the black kitchen cabinets create a sleek frame for the backsplash. Using dark color for the cabinets makes the white kitchen backsplash stands out.

Should the backsplash be lighter or darker than cabinets?

When designing a kitchen remodel, it is important to balance the light and dark shades. Of course, you can pair with white cabinets with an all-white backsplash or create an all-black look but using contrasting colors will add dynamism to your design. So if you have dark cabinets, using a light backsplash especially white will help the kitchen feel fresh and spacious. Also, the strong contrast between the cabinets and countertops will give you the chance to create a more impactful look.

Full Height White Subway Tile Backsplash With Wood Shelves

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Full-height White Subway Tile Backsplash with Wood Shelves

The full-height white subway tile backsplash creates a timeless backdrop for this transitional kitchen and makes a personalized touch! instead of upper cabinets, using floating shelves give a more open and airy feel and also helps the stunning backsplash to stand out. The greenery plants on the shelves bring freshness to the atmosphere. The black shaker cabinets with copper hardware serve an elegant look while the concrete countertop adds a natural look.

Dark Blue Cabinets with White Backsplash

Dark shades of blue like navy, cobalt, or azure are perfect to create a sophisticated and moody look and white is the timeless color that can work with different shades. So, why not make a fresh touch to your dark blue cabinets with a white backsplash? Yes, blue is not for everyone but this beautiful combination never fails you down!

Contemporary Kitchen With Navy Blue Cabinets And Bookmatched Marble Backsplash

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Contemporary Kitchen with Navy Blue Cabinets and Bookmatched Marble Backsplash

In this contemporary kitchen, the bookmatched marble backsplash lends sophistication to space and creates a distinctive focal point between the navy-blue cabinets. The bright look of the backsplash is complemented by white countertops. Brass hardware adds a dose of sparkle while glass pendant lights enhance the spaciousness.

Dark Cabinets With White Backsplash Tile And Quartz Countertops

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Dark Cabinets with White Backsplash Tile and Quartz Countertops

The Basalt blue kitchen cabinets look stunning with the Teltos Statuario countertops which add a luxurious feel! The white subway tile backsplash creates a clean and fresh backdrop for the cabinetry by creating contrast with them. The glass-fronted upper cabinets bring an open and airy feel to the dark cabinets. The beautiful oak herringbone floor adds warmth to create a lovely homely space.

Blue Beadboard Upper Cabinets With Wood Flat Panel Perimeter Cabinets

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Blue Beadboard Upper Cabinets with Wood Flat-panel Perimeter Cabinets

Different colors, patterns, and textures perfectly come together in this contemporary kitchen and create a one-of-a-kind design! The bookmatch marble backsplash creates a luxurious backdrop for the kitchen while countertops create a continuous look with the backsplash. The wood perimeter cabinets and the wood island give a sleek look while the navy-blue beadboard upper cabinets add another layer of texture and bring visual interest.

Dark Green Cabinets with White Backsplash

If you are bored with classic colors and looking for something adventurous, green cabinets might be perfect for your kitchen. Dark shades of green like forest or emerald are great to create sophisticated looks. Pair your dark green cabinets with a white backsplash to create contrast and emphasize the stunning shade of green!

White And Dark Cabinets With White Backsplash And Marble Countertop

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White and Dark Cabinets with White Backsplash and Marble Countertop

This contemporary kitchen offers a sleek modern look with its flat-panel cabinets and white backsplash. The white subway tiles are laid in a basketweave pattern and this small twist on the classic offset pattern provides an impactful look without overwhelming. The forest green kitchen cabinets come forward between the bright shades while the wood flooring complements the natural look of the green and creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Transitional Kitchen With Green Cabinetry And Bronze Hardware

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Transitional Kitchen with Green Cabinetry and Bronze Hardware

This lovely green shade is a game changer! It is a bold color choice but this transitional kitchen is a great example of how to use green on your cabinetry! Green shaker-style kitchen cabinets with rubbed oil bronze hardware offers a sleek elegant look while the white countertop and the white herringbone backsplash enhance the design with their clean and fresh look. Also, the backsplash tiles add a nice texture with their herringbone pattern.

Eclectic Kitchen With Yellow Bubble Chandelier

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Eclectic Kitchen with Yellow Bubble Chandelier

Different colors, patterns, and textures come beautifully together in this eclectic kitchen and offer a one-of-a-kind look! The full-height white farmhouse backsplash creates a clean and fresh backdrop for the emerald green kitchen cabinets to emphasize them. The upper mirrored cabinets create a visual illusion and add dimension to the space. The yellow chandelier above the black kitchen island contrasts with the green and black colors and brings joy to the atmosphere.

Dark Brown Cabinets with White Backsplash

You might think that brown cabinets are outdated but with the right approach and material choices, they become a stylish design element for your kitchen. From espresso to dark wood, there are plenty of options to create dark brown cabinets and if you want to create a balanced look, a white backsplash will be a perfect match!

Scandinavian Kitchen With Espresso Cabinets And Wood Flooring

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Scandinavian Kitchen with Espresso Cabinets and Wood Flooring

In this kitchen design, a modern look is achieved by combining dark wood with white. The white backsplash and countertops perfectly balanced the strong appeal of the espresso kitchen cabinets and bring a fresh and bright look. Using a lighter shade of wood for flooring creates a warmer atmosphere.

Dark And Light Wood Kitchen Cabinetry With White Countertops

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Dark and Light Wood Kitchen Cabinetry with White Countertops

Using two different shades of wood for kitchen cabinets creates a one-of-a-kind kitchen design by adding visual interest! The dark wood cabinets as perimeter and upper cabinets, create an elegant frame for the light wood cabinets and the marble backsplash, and the white countertop. The white counter chairs add a bit of coziness without breaking the elegant overall look.

Dark Cabinets With White Backsplash And Blue Island

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Dark Cabinets with White Backsplash and Blue Island

In this transitional kitchen, the beautiful natural grains of the dark wood cabinets create a stunning textural look! The wood range hood complements the cabinets while creating a focal point. Using dark cabinets with a white backsplash and countertops balances the warmness and brightness. The blue kitchen island makes a statement between the wood and elevates the overall look.

Modern Kitchen With Black Island And White Chairs

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Modern Kitchen with Black Island and White Chairs

Black, wood, and white. This modern kitchen perfectly gives the warm and welcoming feel of the neutral color palette with modern details. The white upper cabinets, backsplash, and countertops create a bright look between the dark wood cabinets and black island and nicely contrast with the dark shades to create a sense of luxury. The brass lighting fixture completes the modern overall look of the kitchen with its sleek shape and adds a dose of sparkle!

Backsplash Style

White backsplashes are the most classic and timeless option for every kitchen but it is unfair to say just white backsplash. From luxurious marble to classic subway tile, white kitchen backsplash come in a wide range of material, shape, pattern, and texture options that you can incorporate into your dark kitchen cabinets.

White Marble Backsplash with Dark Cabinets

If you want to give a luxurious appeal, there is no better option than a marble. Marble is one of the most precious stones on the market. Yes, it is pricier than other materials but this investment never fails you down!

Dark Green Shaker Cabinetry With Marble Backsplash And Countertop

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Dark Green Shaker Cabinetry with Marble Backsplash and Countertop

The stunning forest green color of the shaker-style cabinets gives a sophisticated and rich look to this transitional kitchen. The white marble backsplash and the countertop complete the luxurious feel of the dark green kitchen cabinets while the brass hardware adds a dose of sparkle and completes the warm feel of the green. The wood floating shelves complement the naturality of the green and enhance the visual impact.

Black Beach Style Kitchen With Brass Lighting Fixtures

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Black Beach Style Kitchen with Brass Lighting Fixtures

The black flat-panel kitchen cabinets offer a sleek and elegant look for this contemporary kitchen. The white natural stone backsplash creates a focal point between the black cabinetry and makes a luxurious twist against the sleek modern style of the rest of the kitchen. Brass lighting fixtures make a personalized touch and bring a Midcentury vibe. The black range hood acts as part of the cabinetry and it is fitted with floating shelves on both sides to create additional storage.

Transitional Kitchen With Navy Blue Cabinets And Quartz Countertops

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Transitional Kitchen with Navy Blue Cabinets and Quartz Countertops

The elegance of the navy blue color surrounds the whole atmosphere in this transitional kitchen and creates a timeless design. Navy blue cabinets are paired with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, marble hexagon backsplash, and floating shelves. Gray counter chairs complete the elegant look while brass accents like a faucet, lighting fixtures add a dose of sparkle.

White Brick Backsplash with Dark Cabinets

Red is the original color of the brick but real brick shades have a sharp and strong look that may not match the style of your kitchen. Using a white brick backsplash is a great way to soften this look and create a smooth backsplash with a natural texture and also a white brick backsplash with dark cabinets is a perfect combination to create a contrasting look!

Exposed White Brick Wall With Stainless Steel Range Hood

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Exposed White Brick Wall with Stainless Steel Range Hood

The stunning exposed brick wall is painted in white to create a clean and fresh backdrop to the kitchen. The stainless steel range hood creates a focal point on the brick wall and makes a statement with its oversized shape. The dark wood kitchen island creates a contrasting look with the white features and emphasizes the design. The white countertop of the island complements the white perimeter cabinets and brick backsplash to create a continuous look.

White Glass Backsplash with Dark Cabinets

Glass is one of the most popular backsplash materials that provides both style and durability. The clean and fresh look of the white glass backsplash is a perfect thing to make a bright touch to your dark kitchen cabinets!

Dark Wood Cabinets With Stainless Steel Appliances And Maple Accents

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Dark Wood Cabinets with Stainless Steel Appliances and Maple Accents

This transitional kitchen is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and farmhouse. It features dark stained cabinets, a grey Cambria countertop, a white frosted subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, apron front sink, industrial faucet, glass pendant lights, light wood floor, and light maple accents.

Dark Cabinets With White Backsplash And Metallic Hardware

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Dark Cabinets with White Backsplash and Metallic Hardware

In this elegant kitchen design, the full-height espresso kitchen cabinets serve a classic and sophisticated look while providing plenty of storage space. The white glass herringbone tile backsplash stands out between the dark cabinets and the white countertop continuous this fresh look which is created by the backsplash!

White Subway Tile Backsplash with Dark Cabinets

Subway tiles are classic and timeless options for kitchen backsplashes. . With their minimalist style and sleek appeal, these tiles offer a timeless look for different styled kitchens. Installing a white subway tile backsplash is a great way to add visual interest and brightness to your dark kitchen cabinets!

Black And White Kitchen With Herringbone Flooring

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Black and White Kitchen with Herringbone Flooring

This black and white kitchen design is the showcase of the beauty of the monochrome color palette! The black shaker cabinets are paired with a white subway tile backsplash and white countertop. The black grouting of the ceramic tile backsplash complements the black cabinets and emphasizes the offset pattern. The brass hardware enhances the elegance of the cabinets while the light wood herringbone flooring adds a nice layer of texture.

Rustic Modern Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets And Subway Tile Backsplash

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Rustic Modern Kitchen with Dark Wood Cabinets and Subway Tile Backsplash

The dark wood cabinets offer a sleek elegant look. White subway tile backsplash creates a clean and fresh look between the wood surfaces. Thanks to the black grout of the backsplash, the beautiful pattern stands out and gives a characteristic appeal to the kitchen. The black hardware of the cabinets complements the black grout while brass pendant lights add a dose of sparkle.

Two Tone Black And White Kitchen With Elegant Touches

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Two-tone Black and White Kitchen with Elegant Touches

The updated traditional vibe of this kitchen offers a sophisticated space with a timeless look. The black-painted shiplap wall creates an accent and pulls the attention to the kitchen. The two-tone black and white cabinets are balanced with a white subway tile backsplash and white countertops. The copper range hood creates a focal point between the white upper cabinets while the peninsula with leather counter chairs provides an entertaining space for family gatherings.

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