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Black and white

#NZbloggers are hosting a weekly blog post challenge. This week’s theme is Contrast and you can check out other posts on this theme here.

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for a striking black and white kitchen. I love the contrast, especially how it pops with accents of gold or greenery.

Living in a rental, I’m blessed with a brown, beige and taupe kitchen with a utilitarian  steel bench (oh how dreamy!). I dream of the day when I can have black and white kitchen with gold or brass tapware and bright green plants.

Until then, here’s a round up of some rather lovely monochromatic things for the kitchen from New Zealand retailers and manufacturers.

Click on the descriptions for direct links to purchase.

kitchen-contrasts

  1. Fog Linen tray striped $23
  2. Genevieve Packer statehouse tea towel $25
  3. Scrabble letter mugs $24.90
  4. JENZ Studio cloud plates
  5. Onyx chalkboard canisters $17-$30
  6. Le Sac en Papier $18
  7. Norm bottle grinder $139
  8. Wooden chopping board $30
  9. Reneé Boyd white vase with black and gold $75
  10. Zigzag cotton floor rug $229.99

kitchen-contrasts2

  1. Honeycomb kitchen towel $6
  2. Miss Etoile paper straws $9.90
  3. Karlsson Spun wall clock $74.90
  4. General Eclectic geometric basket $29.90
  5. Living & Giving Diamond Cotton Rug $24.99
  6. Graphic black and white tea towel $15
  7. Living & Giving Long Beach salad plate 23cm $14.99
  8. Redcurrent Cheese Knife $16
  9. Black wire basket $40

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  1. Zed Home Oven Glove $9.90
  2. Hello Sunshine Shield
  3. Reneé Boyd hanging planter $70
  4. Collected Dotty Ceramic Canister $19
  5. Citta Pois White and black tea tin $15.90
  6. Father Rabbit Fog Linen Tray numbers $29
  7. Collected Ceramic Noodle Bowl $25
  8. Black and white storage basket (kaisa grass and plastic) $29.99
  9. Shooting Sparrow, Target Plate $49
  10. Citta Black and White Tea Towels $12.00 set of two.

Swoon

I’ll leave you with a few swoon-worthy high contrast kitchens I’ve spied on Pinterest. Click images for direct link to designer’s websites.

Kitchen by Brittany Makes (DIY blogger)

Kitchen by Brittany Makes (DIY blogger)

Stained black Ikea cabinets contrast with the white subway tile. Photograph by Anna Kern for Skona Hem.

Stained black Ikea cabinets contrast with the white subway tile. Photograph by Anna Kern for Skona Hem.

Cobble Hill Townhouse by Blair Harris

Cobble Hill Townhouse by Blair Harris

Kitchen by Catherine Kwong Design

Kitchen by Catherine Kwong Design

5 Comments

  1. This entire post is basically my dream black and white kitchen (I have many styles of kitchens I want – I think my dream house needs to have three different styled ones to be honest haha).
    My favourite pieces are definitely the Collected Noodle Bowl, Reneé Boyd vase, and a set of those Red Current cheese knives 🙂

  2. Love that tea towel and the geometric basket! Lucky you with your kitchen, the place I’m moving into soon has a really well equipped kitchen (yay) but the cabinetry is all this really odd green colour – I’m looking forward to accessorising it but that colour is going to take some getting used to!

  3. Those Le Sac en papier are so cute!! I need those!! Plus those kitchens look super amazing. You have almost converted me to wanting a black and white kitchen.

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