Kris Jenner's black-and-white kitchen reinvents minimalism with a chic, textural spin

The combination of off-white kitchen cabinets and dark brown, textured stone creates a monochromatic kitchen with beautiful depth

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There is perhaps no look more classic than the black and white kitchen. It's sleek, it's elegant, and it's timeless. However, if not built with care, the color scheme can look cold and uninviting. With varied textures and finishes, Kris Jenner transforms the look into a warm and contemporary style.

Kris's space uses traditional, off-white cabinets, dark brown, marbled countertops, and backsplash, which is a softer, warmer version of the black-and-white kitchen look.

'There are so many design details in Kris Jenner's kitchen we can address, but the most noticeable is the off-white cabinetry contrasting beautifully with the dark countertops,' says Elizabeth Lord, interior designer at Elizabeth P. Lord Residential Design.

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Elizabeth Lord-Levitt is the principal designer and founder of Elizabeth P. Lord Residential Designs. She has a master's degree in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver. She has worked on countless design projects and has been honored with nine 'Best of Houzz' design awards.

Kathy Kuo, interior designer at Kathy Kuo Home, adds: 'Black and white is a classic color combination for a modern kitchen, and I love that Kris is keeping her kitchen look sleek and minimal.' However, the sleekness of the look is made more interesting by a variety of textures in the space.

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Kathy Kuo

Kathy Kuo is a celebrated interior designer and international guru within the home and lifestyle space. She has 20+ years of experience in the design industry. 

First, the marbled stone surface of the countertops adds a multi-dimensional look to Kris's black and white kitchen. Elizabeth says, 'The natural stone countertops and corresponding backsplash are finished in a honed or satin finish, accentuating the texture and richness of the dark stone. Kathy adds: 'The fact that the backsplash and counter both feature a subtly patterned black stone is a nice touch—it draws the eye without feeling too busy or cluttered.'

The finish on the kitchen cabinets adds a relaxed, cozy feel to the minimalist kitchen. Elizabeth tells H&G: 'With a more matte finish, the lighter grain pattern stands out and provides a more textural element to the space, which complements nicely the clean lines of the white cabinets. The unique door profile and contrasting dark finish on the cabinet hardware provide personalization yet continuity in the space.'


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If you think black and white kitchens are cold, consider the way that texture can help remake the look. Kris Jenner's space is the perfect example.

Sophie Edwards
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.