I NEVER thought that IKEA would ever inspire me, but I have to admit that it’s what opened my eyes to black kitchens. If you scroll down just a bit to my previous post, you will see that IKEA is coming out with a new line on February 2nd that includes a true black finish. Well, I have to say that I kind of fell in love with the idea of a black kitchen from their photos. This is a shocker since I’m usually drawn to whites or pale blue-greys, but I truly believe that black (when done right) can be just as timeless.Here are some of my favourites that I found on Houzz. You will notice that a black kitchen does really well with some bling; pretty hardware, a luxurious stone counter, glamorous lighting.I do think that this particular style has to work with the architecture of your home and that it would look best in a space with high ceilings and good natural light. I’d also love to carry the black throughout the home on all doors and trim.