Look! Dark Kitchen Cabinets at Houzz

We found out about the website Houzz through this post at AT:LA. Users, including a lot of professional architecture and design firms, upload images that you can browse and save in your own collection. We of course focused on kitchens, and we're loving these dark, moody paint jobs. See larger photos below...

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Faith has brought you several kitchen galleries lately: White, Bright, and Clean, Red Like a Tomato, and Orange Like a Clementine. Those categories seem to follow a typical kitchen trend: cheery, sunny, and uplifting.

Black or navy blue cabinets might be a downer for some people, especially in a kitchen that doesn't get a lot of natural light. But we're big fans, especially when the paint is glossy. Dark blues and black feel rich and cozy. And you can always add white tiles, white countertops, or a lighter color wall to keep the space from feeling closed-in. (As in the photo below, which is from Drew Barrymore's office, featured in Domino.)

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What do you think? Anyone else a fan of dark, painted cabinets?

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(Images: Austin Patterson Disston Architects; Stewart Shining for Domino, via Houzz user akvalasek)