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Boo! Black is the new white in kitchens

Boo!  Black is the new white in kitchens.

Kitchens are going over to the dark side.

Black is replacing white or gray as the go-to choice for trophy kitchens across the country.

Customers are looking for something their neighbors don’t have yet, designers say.  Black kitchens appeal to both men and women.  Black custom cabinets are growing in popularity, as are black counters, islands, flooring and wall colors.  Designers say that black is moody and romantic and brings drama to the room in the house where everyone likes to hang out.

The 2014 National Kitchen & Bath Style Report asked members whether they had used a black color scheme in at least one kitchen they designed in the past year.  Of the respondents to that question, one-third said they did; five years ago it was only 12 percent.

Although GE has offered a black onyx finish for more than 35 years on stoves, dishwashers and refrigerators, the company is working on something new, probably to debut next year.

 If you would like to read more about black kitchens, this information was in the Washington Post, today, October 30th in the home section, page 11.