Lighter, muted palettes are slowly making way for a bold trend in kitchen design that promises to take the drama up by a notch – black kitchens.

Using black in the heart of homes infuses a sense of mystery in the space. As a darker colour, it’s also easier to clean and maintain, making it a popular, practical choice for families and those who are passionate about cooking and entertaining guests at home.

For customers ready to make a bold statement with an all-black kitchen, they can use a combination of textures in the same space to make things more interesting with a moodier style. Silestone, Dekton and Sensa surfaces come in glossy, satin or matte finish options, ideal for use with a contrasting texture.

One look can combine a smooth-textured Dekton Sirius benchtop with a black subway-tiled or patterned splashback. Or the monotony can be broken by choosing black surfaces interspersed with veins, flecks and other nuances in it to enhance the luxe factor.

Sensa Indian Black is a granite whose black background mingles with differing clear veins. Silestone Eternal Marquina is evocative of the Spanish Black Marquina marble, offering an intense black background with white details and highlights that rise to the surface.

The Dekton ultra-compact surface by Cosentino is a mixture of the raw materials that is used to manufacture glass, porcelain materials and quartz surfaces. It can recreate any type of material with a high level of quality. The surface is manufactured in large format (up to 320cm x 144cm) and thin thicknesses (0.8cm, 1.2cm and 2cm). Known for its superior technical characteristics, Dekton has resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains, thermal shock and very low water absorption.