Does the thought of a black kitchen still take you back to the harsh look of the '80s? You know, when cabinets and countertops in laminates were king, and jet black was the ultimate in cool? If so, please don't let the uglification of the '80s ruin this look for you. Especially when paired with white, black in a kitchen can look contemporary, modern, even traditional and rustic. Still not convinced? Check out these beautiful kitchens to become a believer that black is back.