“Black & White” is one of the most enduring kitchen styles. It can evoke the nostalgia of a simpler time, inspire the sleek minimalism of a contemporary space, or bring the past and present together for the best of both worlds.
As design blogger Becky Harris put it: “Color fads come and go, but black and white kitchens will never go the way of avocado appliances and orange linoleum counters.”
As a celebration of this trend-defying color combination, here are eight beautiful natural stones to inspire your black and white kitchen or bathroom.
Leathered Absolute Black Granite
“A tiny line of black absolute granite at the base of a wall is like the perfect eyeliner.” —Lauren Rottet, architect, New York
Cosmic Black Granite
White Carrara Marble
A white environment is unequivocally fresh, one that can be constantly updated to reflect the look of the moment. White gives you a blank canvas to work with and allows you to change elements frequently. As for white color combinations, I look to fashion: White and black, white and brown or white and concrete (i.e., gray/pale green) never fail. —Rodrigo Farah, designer, New York City
Honed Matrix Granite
Alaska White Granite