The magic of minimalism in your kitchen


Clean, elegant and sleek - minimalism is the flagship style of the 21st century. Designing a kitchen in a minimalist fashion creates a space that is both visually pleasing and functional, without unnecessary décor, which brings a feeling of calmness and serenity to the interior.

When embracing minimalism in your kitchen, keep in mind that less is more.

By choosing black or white kitchen interiors, you have an excellent foundation to work from, that allows you to create a clean, contemporary space and transform your kitchen into a place of magic.

Learn how to make your already beautiful black or white kitchen stand out even more with following tips and tricks.

Color scheme in a minimalist kitchen

When decorating a minimalist interior, make sure to confine your colour scheme to just two or three colours. Play with neutral tones if you wish to create a more sophisticated, subdued effect, or add a pop of colour to your black/white kitchen and create an artistic focal point, that can work like magic in bringing out your kitchen's charm. Incorporate just one set of colourful elements, such as yellow chairs, or repaint an entire wall – the choice is yours.  You can also take it a step further and play with the monochromatic hues of any colour. Layer the shades of the same colour in different textured pieces and create a stunning and interesting visual effect.

Wooden elements

Layers of textures, such as wood, work like magic in a minimalist kitchen. Adding wooden elements to a black or white kitchen brings warmth to its interior and prevents it from giving off a cold or stark vibe.

Stainless steel

Contemporary kitchen interiors in black or white, combined with stainless steel, create an aura of sophistication and luxury. Consider adding stainless steel fixtures and fittings, such as pendant lighting, to your kitchen if you wish to enhance its elegant streak.

Kitchen island

What better way to create a dramatic effect in your kitchen than by adding a black kitchen island to an overall white interior or vice versa? The stark contrast pairs-up extremely well with wooden elements, creating a modern and refined look.  

Flooring and backsplash

Add a touch of magic to your black/white kitchen by incorporating a simplistic, yet visually appealing backsplash into its interior. Opt for a glass tile in shades of black, grey, silver or white or match the backsplash to your kitchen's countertops.  When choosing the kitchen flooring, go for natural stone, such as granite, slate, marble, or travertine.

Create an interesting focal point

To prevent your all-black/all-white kitchen from looking plain, add interest by accentuating one of your kitchen walls. Bring focus to the wall by adding colour to it, which can range from a more subdued variant, such as a black wall in a white kitchen, to a more vibrant colour choice. You can also bring out the wall by adding texture with tile, brick or stone decoration. 

Simple, yet creative decoration

Add a touch of vibrancy to your black/white kitchen by creatively incorporating your food produce to the kitchen interior design instead of hiding it in the fridge. Play with wooden or minimalistic glass bowls and wire baskets or display your fruits and veggies in decorative jars.


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Discover the new Gorenje by Ora ïto collection of kitchen appliances, designed according to ïto‘s concept of „simplexity“, which translates into creating a harmony between the complexity of functions and the simplicity of use.  Available in black or white and characterized by elegant, minimalist features, the Gorenje by Ora ïto line of kitchen appliances is a visual enhancement of every kitchen.

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