38 Stunning Dark Wood Kitchen Design Ideas (Photo Gallery)

Updated on July 29, 2022

Your kitchen is part of your home’s lifeline, so we know how important it is for you to get it designed correctly. One of the most classic and wonderful materials to use in a kitchen is hardwood, and we have gathered some dark hardwood designs for you to browse through.

You may think a dark hardwood look only works for more traditional kitchens. Sure, the material has been used for a long time, but it is also now being used for more contemporary designs. It is versatile, and that’s why we love it.

Check out the dark hardwood kitchen styles below and kick start your designing ideas.

Dark Wood Kitchen Design Ideas

1. Wonderful Easy Contrast

Wonderful Easy Contrast

We love the contrast create by simply using a lighter color for the whole center island area. It makes the whole space stand out.

2. Functional Hardwood Cabinets

Functional Hardwood Cabinets

These beautiful darker cabinets also have extra functionality, giving you the perfect storage areas for all of your kitchen needs.

3. Multiple Hardwood Tones

Multiple Hardwood Tones

The multiple hardwood tones used in this kitchen are matched by a calm style for the countertops and backsplash.

4. Contemporary Styles

Contemporary Styles

We love the tone set by the furniture and countertops. They are a perfect match to the darker cabinets in this kitchen.

5. Modern Style Kitchen

Modern Style Kitchen

With a sleek and easy design in this kitchen, we love how well the center island counter top contrasts and covers the sides of the island.

6. Matching Hardwood Chairs

Matching Hardwood Chairs

The hardwood styles of this kitchen work all around. From the floor and overhead beams to the countertops and chairs, this space is a great match.

7. Sleek Modernity

Sleek Modernity

With a bold style of darker cabinets, lighter designs are incorporated to make a wonderful contrast. The furniture and countertops work well.

8. Simple Hardwood Blends

Simple Hardwood Blends

This space has an overall darker design and the natural light shines in on the light countertop to bring the room to life.

9. Spacious and Functional

Spacious and Functional

Look at how much space you have to move around in this kitchen. This lighter floor and ceiling are a great match to the darker cabinets.

10. Light and Dark Blends

Light and Dark Blends

We love the gray, almost ash-like color used in this space. From the floor to the cabinets, this room brings a great sense of sophistication.

11. Multi-Toned Floor

Multi-Toned Floor

Look at how great this multi-toned hardwood floor looks in this kitchen. It allows for so many different options when designing the whole space.

12. Darker Elegant Cabinets

Darker Elegant Cabinets

The darker hardwood cabinets are a wonderful contrast to the lighter hardwood floor. The countertops and backsplash make a great complement to them both.

13. Darker Hardwood Mix

Darker Hardwood Mix

From the floor to the cabinets, the darker hardwood in this kitchen is met with a wonderful blue that brings the whole space to life.

14. Stone and Hardwood Blend

Stone and Hardwood Blend

With a stone style at work with the floor and the backsplash, this kitchen uses a slightly darker style for the cabinets and it works well.

15. Light Stone and Hardwood

Light Stone and Hardwood

A bold and dark cabinet approach here is a great contrast to the lighter center island and stone style floor.

16. Classic and Modern Blend

Classic and Modern Blend

We love the traditional cabinet style here. When combined with the lighter counters and the modern fixtures, this room is a perfect blend of styles.

17. Traditional Cabinets

Traditional Cabinets

You will love the traditional cabinets here, especially with how well they blend with the Southwestern design of the overall kitchen.

18. Bold Dark Hardwood Islands

Bold Dark Hardwood Island

We love this kitchen. The two center islands work together to match with the overhead hardwood beams and dark hardwood cabinets.

19. Comfortable and Classic

Comfortable and Classic

You have plenty of floor space to move around her and you will love how all the hardwood it tied together. The glossy backsplash is a perfect fit.

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20. Brilliant and Grand

Brilliant and Grand

We always love when a kitchen makes the most of hardwood beams in the ceiling and blends a dark hardwood style perfectly.

21. Dark Island and Cabinets

Dark Island and Cabinets

The center island and cabinets are matched by a beautiful and creative lighter style in this kitchen. This modern hood vent is spectacular.

22. Perfect Backsplash

Perfect Backsplash

The dark hardwood floor and cabinets are matched so well by a lighter wall and backsplash style. This is a charming country style space.

23. Beautiful Country Design

Beautiful Country Design

With a durable hardwood style at work in this kitchen, you can appreciate the amount of light it lets in.

24. Complete Hardwood Luxury

Complete Hardwood Luxury

With dual islands and a luxurious style, this kitchen makes the most of a beautiful hardwood design to bring you comfort.

25. Dark Hardwood Floor

Dark Hardwood Floor

The hardwood floor of this kitchen is the base that the whole area was designed around. The lighter countertops and backsplash make a great contrast.

26. Spacious and Open

Spacious and Open

This kitchen has a floor plan that allows you to move around easily. We love how the brick style wall blends so well with the hardwood cabinets.

27. Matching Hardwood Island

Matching Hardwood Island

The center island has a bold dark hardwood style that matches the cabinets and the stools play their part in the design.

28. Center Island Contrast

Center Island Contrast

The center island has the job of contrasting the dark hardwood cabinets of this kitchen and it does it well. We love the multiple tones of hardwood in this space.

29. Perfect Hardwood Match

Perfect Hardwood Match

With a wonderful hardwood floor in this kitchen, the bold darker styles really stand out well. The use of smaller tiles for the backsplash is brilliant.

30. Bold Hardwood Style

Bold Hardwood Style

The darker hardwood cabinets and center island make this kitchen stand out. When matched with the modern architecture style here, this is a great space.

31. A European Blend

A European Blend

You will fall in love with the architectural style of this kitchen. When matched with the dark and beautifully carved cabinets, this is an elegant space.

32. Charming Country Design

Charming Country Design

This kitchen has a modern country charm thanks to this well designed center island. The multiple tones of hardwood in this kitchen all tie together well.

33. Modern Farm Style

Modern Farm Style

Comfortable and cozy, this kitchen has a wonderful hardwood style that is meant to always keep you calm.

34. Brick and Hardwood Blend

Brick and Hardwood Blend

The curved ceiling is centered around the hardwood beams. The bold darker style in this kitchen keeps the theme going and the natural light shines in to show it all off.

35. Rustic Setting

Rustic Setting

You will love the rustic setting created by the darker hardwood in this kitchen. The stone wall and brick backsplash are a great complement to the style.

36. Sleek and Modern

Sleek and Modern

By having the one wall around the stove be lighter than the rest of the kitchen, a beautiful contrast is set up to make a great space.

37. Beautiful Materials

Beautiful Materials

The countertops and backsplash used here are a wonderful match to the dark hardwood styles all around.

38. Cozy and Classic

Cozy and Classic

Pull up a chair at this center island and enjoy the comfort created by the multiple tones and materials in this kitchen.

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