Erin Napier Makes A Daring Kitchen Cabinet Color Choice (& You'll Want To, Too)

Whether you are renovating your current kitchen or redesigning a new one, you'll quickly learn that the color you choose for your cabinetry can make or break the whole look. You can opt for something trendy, but know that those styles can quickly go out of style, or you can choose something a bit more timeless. To play it safe, the best kitchen cabinet colors are usually white, gray, or blue. But there is something to be said about making a daring design choice like Erin Napier did when she chose black cabinets for her 100th episode of "Home Town" on HGTV.

In her Instagram post, Napier shows black kitchen cabinets set against a white and gold backsplash and marble countertops. She pulls the look together by adding gold hardware and stainless steel appliances. The finished result is a gorgeous and timeless (even with the bold color choice) kitchen that you'll want to emulate for yourself.

Benefits of choosing black cabinets for your kitchen

If you love the look of black cabinets but need a bit more convincing to go bold, black cabinets actually hold a lot of other great perks. One of the best ones is that black hides any imperfections or wear and tear from the constant opening and closing of the cabinets. If you have kids, pets, or just want to avoid touching up your cabinets often, black is a great choice. Black will also hide stains and fingerprints, allowing you to clean them less than you would need to clean lighter cabinets.

Choosing black for your cabinets is also a great way to add a sense of warmth to a modern or large space. Plus, if you do love the idea of white, having black cabinets means you can go white everywhere else, similar to how Erin Napier did in her renovation on "Home Town," without making the space feel sterile or cold.

How to incorporate black into your kitchen

Black is a gorgeous option for many kitchens, but there are a few things to consider when adding the color to your space. Yes, black is a timeless color that can bring your design up several notches, but black can also make a small space feel smaller and may feel out of place in certain homes. If you are working with a small kitchen, consider adding black to specific spots in the kitchen rather than all of the cabinets. Instead of painting every cabinet black, stick to just the base cabinets. This will still give you that dramatic look without being overbearing. You can also opt to paint just the island black, if you have one, opting for white or brighter cabinets overhead.

During the 100th episode of "Home Town," Erin Napier revealed a gorgeous black kitchen, but she kept things from looking dark by adding bright elements, like shiny gold hardware and white countertops. Follow her lead by opting for lighter options elsewhere, such as choosing a lighter color flooring, adding overhead light fixtures, or creating spots for natural lighting where you can.