Designer Highlight: The Story Behind a Truly Black & White Kitchen Design

This beautiful monochromatic (black and white) kitchen designed by Russell Fogle of 1st Choice Cabinetry, Inc., Boise, ID is a striking combination of finishes combined with perfection. Fogle was selected by his client to design a kitchen in an unusually large space with expansive walls and ceiling heights.

Dura Supreme’s Bria Cabinetry shown in the Alpine door style in the “Sterling Ash” textured foil option with the Chroma door style in the “Black” painted finish on the perimeter and the Chroma door style and shiplap in the “White” painted finish on the kitchen island.

Black and White textured, contemporary kitchen design using multiple cabinet colors, black, white and textured, Cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

He’d been given complete creative freedom on the project, minus one requirement. The client wanted a kitchen island that was the primary focus of the space.

Monochromatic, Black and White modern kitchen design. The design uses different color tones, textures, and lines to give the kitchen depth and character. Cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

When I asked him where he got his inspiration to go entirely black and white, Russell replied, “The client's favorite colors are gray, black, and white; so I selected cabinet finishes that would create a collectiveness within their space.”

Gray textured cabinets with a vertical grain pattern mixed with black painted cabinetry in a black & white kitchen design. Features Dura Supreme frameless/ full-access cabinetry.

“Expanding on the monochromatic color palette allowed us to play with different color tones, textures, and lines to give the kitchen depth and character,” explained Fogle, “I don’t often get to implement (and successfully pull-off) three different cabinet finish colors in a design because of layout restrictions or due to other selections that can detract from that balance.”

Simple and contemporary slab door style in a Black painted finish. Cabinetry by Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Black cabinets with white countertop.

The designer's use of simple, slab cabinet door styles helps make the cabinetry a stunning backdrop to the intricate kitchen island. Implementing deep, lift-up wall cabinets as a soffit and tall cabinets on the outer edges help to contain the design and create a defined kitchen area within the space.

Kitchen Design by Russel Fogle of 1st Choice Cabinetry, Inc., Boise, ID, Photo by Greg Scott Photography. Cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The massive 182” kitchen island is truly one of a kind!

A large white on white, contemporary styled kitchen island design with waterfall countertops. Cabinetry by Dura Supreme.

With a cooktop in the center surrounded by seating for 7-8 guests, this island was built to entertain. On the range side of the island, waterfall countertops help to beautifully cap and frame the row of functional cabinet storage accessible to the chef. 

White painted cabinets and white quartz countertop kitchen island design. Cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

The thick quartz countertop used for just the seating area of the kitchen island helps to define the separation of the dining space from the prep area. Cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Countertop by Cambria.

Opposite the range, the seating area uses a raised, thick countertop slab to help define a separation of the dining space from the prep area. Shiplap is added below the countertop to add a horizontal texture that contrasts the vertical grain cabinetry.

A modern, contemporary kitchen design with a monochromatic/ black & white color scheme featuring a white painted shiplap design element on the large scale kitchen island. Cabinetry by Dura Supreme.

It is incredible to see how a completely blank slate can become a work of art with the help of a cabinet designer!

Monochromatic, Black and White modern kitchen design. The design uses different color tones, textures, and lines to give the kitchen depth and character. Cabinets by Dura Supreme Cabinetry.
 

Credits:

Design by: Russell Fogle  of 1st Choice Cabinetry, Inc., Boise, ID
Cabinetry: Perimeter - Dura Supreme’s Bria Cabinetry shown in the Alpine door style in the “Sterling Ash” textured laminate option with the Chroma door style in the “Black” painted finish. Kitchen Island – Dura Supreme’s Bria Cabinetry shown in the Chroma door style in the “White” painted finish.
Photography by: Greg Scott Photography
Appliances: Dishwasher from Asko, Kegerator from Perlick, All Other Appliances from Sub-Zero / Wolf
Hardware: Amerock
Countertops: Cambria Quartz by FloForm Countertops
Backsplash Tile: Emser Tile
Plumbing Fixtures: Kohler

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