Ten years ago black kitchen back splashes were hard to come by, but lately we tend to run into them over and over (and we covet the look). Here are ten kitchen backdrops that have gone to the dark side. Do you dare add black to your kitchen?
Above: Stylist Louise Grey's kitchen. Photography by Carl Bartram. To see more of the room, check out Reader Rehab: A London Stylist at Home in the Kitchen.
Above: A black and white kitchen from Plain English's British Standard Cupboard Line. To learn more, check out A Kitchen for the People Courtesy of Prince Charles.
Above: Inspired by the above kitchen, a color-blocked kitchen by design duo Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Company. See Steal This Look: A Prince Charles-Worthy Kitchen.
Above: Hemingway hangs over kitchen backsplash created from chalk paint, via Design Sponge.
Above: A Finnish kitchen with a black backdrop, via Desire to Inspire.
Above: Italian architect Sabrina Bignami's kitchen in her 18th century palazzo in Prato, just outside Florence. For more, see Architect Visit: B-Arch Studio in Prato, Italy.
Above: A backsplash made from Paperstone, a recycled paper counter material, by Viola kitchen.
Above: Matte black tiles create a dressed-up backsplash in a Scandinavian kitchen, via Elle Decoration Norway.
Above: A black-stained plywood backsplash by architecture firm Atherton Keener. Photography by Ye Rin Mok via Dwell.
Do you prefer a white bright kitchen? Here's a roundup of 10 White Kitchens from the Remodelista Directory Members. And, while we're on the subject, surely you could use 15 Life-Changing Storage Ideas for Your Kitchen.