40 Magnificent Kitchen Designs With Dark Cabinets

Welcome to our gallery featuring photographs of lush, gorgeous kitchen designs featuring dark cabinetry.

There’s something about dark stained wood that absolutely screams luxury. Maybe it’s a subconscious association with bygone eras of construction, like the fascinating turn of the century lumber baron homes now residing as museums in my hometown.

A hundred years ago, cherry and mahogany and the like were clear markers of wealth and taste; the leaders of industry and society constructed homes absolutely laden with the materials.

Carved, painted, inlaid with gold, or minimalistic flat panels are some of the varieties of dark wood style cabinetry you’ll see in this collection.

Look out for bright metallic hardware, contrasting marble countertops, and intricate tile backsplashes punctuating the rich expanses of wood in these kitchen. Pay attention to the spectrum of colors, from stained natural tones through cherry and nearly black wood cupboards, paneling, islands, and more.

Rustic look kitchen features brick pass-through fireplace under dark wood exposed beams, with cherry wood cabinetry and forrest green marble countertops.

Some match their surroundings, with exposed beams or fireplace surrounds, while others become standout features in otherwise light toned spaces. Each of these examples luxuriates in the atmosphere provided by immaculate dark wood designs.

Kitchen is great example of high contrast between dark toned wood cabinetry and light marble surfaces, with large island featuring dining space, plus micro-brick tile backsplash.

Kitchen is great example of high contrast between dark toned wood cabinetry and light marble surfaces, with large island featuring dining space, plus micro-brick tile backsplash.

Brown tile walls match wood cabinetry and darker hardwood flooring in this kitchen centered around black island with full dining space.

Brown tile walls match wood cabinetry and darker hardwood flooring in this kitchen centered around black island with full dining space. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Spacious modern kitchen with dark cabinetry, breakfast bar, 4 modern diner style stools and stainless steel appliances.  This is a great kitchen layout because the work aisles are wide which accommodate multiple people in the kitchen at the same time.

Spacious modern kitchen with dark cabinetry, breakfast bar, 4 modern diner style stools and stainless steel appliances.  This is a great kitchen layout because the work aisles are wide which accommodate multiple people in the kitchen at the same time.

Ultra-modern look kitchen flush with dark tones: marble countertops, minimalist wood cabinetry paired with light hardwood flooring and white tone island in open design.

Ultra-modern look kitchen flush with dark tones: marble countertops, minimalist wood cabinetry paired with light hardwood flooring and white tone island in open design. Shop this look.

Here we see the prior rustic look kitchen at night time, with embedded light highlighting cherry wood tones.

Here we see the prior rustic look kitchen at night time, with embedded light highlighting cherry wood tones.

Luxurious, open kitchen with stained wood cabinetry and large, two-tier island at center features ornate painted backsplash over range.

Luxurious, open kitchen with stained wood cabinetry and large, two-tier island at center features ornate painted backsplash over range. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Dark chocolate wood cabinetry surrounds white tile backsplash over dark tile flooring in this cozy kitchen with marble countertops.

Dark chocolate wood cabinetry surrounds white tile backsplash over dark tile flooring in this cozy kitchen with marble countertops.

Here's another lush, rustic styled kitchen, with dark red stained cabinetry under black marble countertops. Exposed beams and natural hardwood flooring complete the look.

Here’s another lush, rustic styled kitchen, with dark red stained cabinetry under black marble countertops. Exposed beams and natural hardwood flooring complete the look.

Cozy kitchen is stuffed with dark wood cabinetry, with brushed metal hardware. Black marble countertops and patterned tile backsplash, plus aluminum appliances, add contrast.
Cozy kitchen is stuffed with dark wood cabinetry, with brushed metal hardware. Black marble countertops and patterned tile backsplash, plus aluminum appliances, add contrast.

Bright marble countertops and matching tile flooring contrast with dark natural wood tones throughout this kitchen, enveloping brushed aluminum appliances and patterned tile backsplash.

Bright marble countertops and matching tile flooring contrast with dark natural wood tones throughout this kitchen, enveloping brushed aluminum appliances and patterned tile backsplash. Source: Zillow DigsTM

High contrast white walls and dark stained wood design in this open kitchen visually separate the space from dining area.

High contrast white walls and dark stained wood design in this open kitchen visually separate the space from dining area.

High contrast white wall kitchen with dark wood paneling and cupboards, paired with white countertops and light hardwood floor.

High contrast white wall kitchen with dark wood paneling and cupboards, paired with white countertops and light hardwood floor.

Richly detailed U-shaped kitchen centers dark wood cabinetry around large, white painted wood island with beige marble counters all around.

Richly detailed U-shaped kitchen centers dark wood cabinetry around large, white painted wood island with beige marble counters all around. Shop this look.

Corner oriented kitchen features cherry wood cabinetry floor to ceiling, with large C-shaped island in black wood with two-tiered marble countertop.

Corner oriented kitchen features cherry wood cabinetry floor to ceiling, with large C-shaped island in black wood with two-tiered marble countertop. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Large marble topped island with dining space centers this kitchen over beige tile flooring, with dark wood cabinetry sandwiching layered tile backsplash.

Large marble topped island with dining space centers this kitchen over beige tile flooring, with dark wood cabinetry sandwiching layered tile backsplash.

High contrast look in this kitchen, courtesy of dark stained cabinetry, white countertops, and bold, brushed aluminum appliances over natural hardwood floor.

High contrast look in this kitchen, courtesy of dark stained cabinetry, white countertops, and bold, brushed aluminum appliances over natural hardwood floor. Shop this look.

Cozy kitchen featuring mixture of wood tones, from light natural flooring, to dark cherry cupboards, to black stained island, with marble countertops throughout.

Cozy kitchen featuring mixture of wood tones, from light natural flooring, to dark cherry cupboards, to black stained island, with marble countertops throughout.

Imposing dark wood island and matching cabinetry stand out in this sand toned kitchen over natural hardwood flooring. Marble countertops and white brick backsplash add variety of texture.

Imposing dark wood island and matching cabinetry stand out in this sand toned kitchen over natural hardwood flooring. Marble countertops and white brick backsplash add variety of texture. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Warm pink marble countertops in this kitchen pair with stained wood cabinetry in this cozy kitchen under ornate chandelier.

Warm pink marble countertops in this kitchen pair with stained wood cabinetry in this cozy kitchen under ornate chandelier.

Lush cherry wood tones throughout the flooring and cabinetry of this kitchen pair with light marble countertops and curved, carved wood island in white.

Lush cherry wood tones throughout the flooring and cabinetry of this kitchen pair with light marble countertops and curved, carved wood island in white.

Large, open plan kitchen featuring natural hardwood flooring, with dark wood cabinetry throughout, punctuated by brushed aluminum appliances.

Large, open plan kitchen featuring natural hardwood flooring, with dark wood cabinetry throughout, punctuated by brushed aluminum appliances. Shop this look.

Ultra luxurious kitchen features gilded black wood cabinetry over beige marble flooring. White marble countertops and backsplash fills out the space.

Ultra luxurious kitchen features gilded black wood cabinetry over beige marble flooring. White marble countertops and backsplash fills out the space.

Unique, modern sunlit kitchen features open sky-light ceiling and oval design. Dark natural wood cabinetry and island support dark marble countertops over grey stone flooring.

Unique, modern sunlit kitchen features open sky-light ceiling and oval design. Dark natural wood cabinetry and island support dark marble countertops over grey stone flooring. Source: Zillow DigsTM

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Bold use of light marble on countertops and entire wall extending from backsplash space stands in contrast with cherry wood cabinetry and hardwood flooring through this open plan kitchen.

Bold use of light marble on countertops and entire wall extending from backsplash space stands in contrast with cherry wood cabinetry and hardwood flooring through this open plan kitchen.

Black wood cabinetry and island contrast with patterned tile backsplash, white marble countertops, and light natural hardwood flooring.

Black wood cabinetry and island contrast with patterned tile backsplash, white marble countertops, and light natural hardwood flooring. Shop this look.

Unique metal countertops surround this kitchen, matching cabine hardware over cherry wood paneling, with dark natural wood flooring. Stone outer walls ground the look.

Unique metal countertops surround this kitchen, matching cabine hardware over cherry wood paneling, with dark natural wood flooring. Stone outer walls ground the look. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Black wood cabinetry surrounds range with beige tile backsplash in this detailed kitchen. L-shaped island features more black paneling, while rest of kitchen is flush with dark natural wood tones.

Black wood cabinetry surrounds range with beige tile backsplash in this detailed kitchen. L-shaped island features more black paneling, while rest of kitchen is flush with dark natural wood tones.

Array of recessed lighting in the raised ceiling of this kitchen highlight large two-tiered marble countertop island with natural wood cabinetry all around.

Array of recessed lighting in the raised ceiling of this kitchen highlight large two-tiered marble countertop island with natural wood cabinetry all around.

Black painted wood cupboards surround multi-colored mosaic tile backsplash and salmon toned marble countertops in this kitchen with light hardwood flooring.

Black painted wood cupboards surround multi-colored mosaic tile backsplash and salmon toned marble countertops in this kitchen with light hardwood flooring.

Singular tone of natural wood cabinetry unifies this kitchen, sandwiched between dark exposed ceiling beams and matching hardwood flooring. Black marble topped island commands the center.

Singular tone of natural wood cabinetry unifies this kitchen, sandwiched between dark exposed ceiling beams and matching hardwood flooring. Black marble topped island commands the center. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Modern look kitchen flush with warm natural wood tones, contrasting with glossy black countertops and blue-lit tile backsplash.

Modern look kitchen flush with warm natural wood tones, contrasting with glossy black countertops and blue-lit tile backsplash.

A menagerie of detail is stuffed into this cozy kitchen, including exposed wood beam ceiling, beige marble countertops, hardwood flooring, black wood island, and "aged" painted light wood cabinetry, accented by bright green shutters.

A menagerie of detail is stuffed into this cozy kitchen, including exposed wood beam ceiling, beige marble countertops, hardwood flooring, black wood island, and “aged” painted light wood cabinetry, accented by bright green shutters.

Open design kitchen flush with natural wood: lighter shade hardwood flooring pairs with darker shade cabinetry, punctuated by black marble countertops and backsplash.

Open design kitchen flush with natural wood: lighter shade hardwood flooring pairs with darker shade cabinetry, punctuated by black marble countertops and backsplash.

Rich dark green marble countertops and dark cherry wood fill this luxurious kitchen featuring brushed aluminum appliances and island with built-in wine cooler.

Rich dark green marble countertops and dark cherry wood fill this luxurious kitchen featuring brushed aluminum appliances and island with built-in wine cooler.

Marble countertops and dark natural wood cabinetry provide contrast, along with micro-tile backsplash and hardwood flooring, in this cozy kitchen.

Marble countertops and dark natural wood cabinetry provide contrast, along with micro-tile backsplash and hardwood flooring, in this cozy kitchen.

Lush carved wood cabinetry details abound in this kitchen featuring large natural wood topped island beneath filigreed raised ceiling detail.

Lush carved wood cabinetry details abound in this kitchen featuring large natural wood topped island beneath filigreed raised ceiling detail. Source: Zillow DigsTM

Here's a corner kitchen decked out in dark cherry wood with dark forest green marble countertops and matching backsplash over white tile flooring.

Here’s a corner kitchen decked out in dark cherry wood with dark forest green marble countertops and matching backsplash over white tile flooring.

Source: Home Stratosphere

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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