When I think of Joanna Gaines’ decorating style, I’m always reminded of a black and white palette. She tends to use the combination more so than other designers, in a farmhouse kind of way. Today’s black and white modern farmhouse kitchen pairs with rich wood for a warm and inviting look.
Mullioned windows take residence above the white farmhouse sink, wedged between black kitchen cabinets and gold hardware. And yes, gold is still in vogue – but note how the faucet is silver – proving it’s okay to mix metals when decorating.
I’m not sure if it’s wallpaper or vertical shiplap on the walls, but either way it looks great in a modern farmhouse kitchen. Marble counter tops lend an air of elegance to the space.
Instead of painted pantry doors, narrow wooden doors were chosen. The use of wood adds warmth to a black and white color scheme, which if not done right, can feel a bit cold.
Details aren’t left to just the areas easily seen. The pantry boasts subway tile and black built-in shelving.
Floating wood shelves create the opportunity to display favorite pieces. Although some people don’t like having to dust what’s on the shelves, I like the openness they provide. Too many upper-level cabinets can become claustrophobic (at least for me, but I’m short).
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