10 Black and White Wall Art Ideas For Your Kitchen

I’m excited to introduce 10 more black and white wall art ideas for your kitchen featuring my framed animal drawings.

Transforming your kitchen into a stylish and inviting space doesn’t have to be daunting, and one of the easiest and most impactful ways to elevate your kitchen decor is through carefully chosen wall art.

These drawings have been thoughtfully placed within kitchen mockups to spark your creativity and inspire new ways to enhance your kitchen’s aesthetic.

Whether you’re looking to add a touch of simplicity, elegance, or whimsy, these wall art ideas will help you turn your kitchen into an attractive space.

N.B. These are my own drawings. They are NOT AI generated. I have placed them within mockups for inspiration purposes.

Chic Kitchen With a Black and White Drawing of a Pack of Wolves.
Stylish Modern Kitchen units with a black and white framed drawing

Black and White Kitchen Wall Art Prints

Few of us are in the position to display top-quality original wall art in our homes. Instead, we do the next best thing and hang art prints.

It makes sense because prints provide an accessible way to admire and own artwork by the artists we love without breaking the bank.

For those seeking something extra special, signed limited edition prints offer a unique blend of exclusivity and affordability.

These prints, numbered and personally signed by the artist, carry a touch of authenticity and rarity that make them cherished additions to any home.

By opting for art prints, we can surround ourselves with beautiful art that reflect our personal style, tastes, and artistic preferences, enriching our living spaces with creativity and inspiration.

Chic Kitchen With Black and White Wall Art: Framed Giraffe Drawing
Chic Kitchen With Black and White Wall Art: Framed Giraffe Drawing
'A Tender Moment' A Framed Black and white pencil drawing of a giraffe and her baby
‘A Tender Moment’ A Framed Pencil Drawing by Kevin Hayler

Why Choose Black and White Animal Wall Art?

Apart from being outrageously biased, here’s my take on displaying wildlife art and other animal art in your kitchen.

The Timeless Elegance of Monochrome Art

Black and white artwork possesses a classic appeal that never goes out of style. The simplicity of monochromatic tones creates a sophisticated and refined look that can enhance any living or workspace.

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Black and white animal art brings a sense of timeless beauty to your kitchen. This elegance makes it a perfect choice for creating a focal point that draws attention without overwhelming the room.

Versatility: Black and White Doesn’t Clash

One of the greatest advantages of black and white art, including animal art, is its versatility. Monochrome artwork complements any kitchen style, from modern and minimalist to rustic and cozy.

In a modern kitchen, a black and white zebra print can add a striking contrast to clean lines and metallic accents.

Contemporary kitchen with black and white wall art. Framed Drawing of a white tiger
Contemporary kitchen with black and white wall art. Framed Drawing of a white tiger
'River Crossing' A Framed drawing of a white tiger swimming
‘River Crossing’ A Framed drawing of a white tiger swimming

In a farmhouse kitchen, a charming cow illustration can blend seamlessly with wooden textures and vintage elements.

No matter your decor, black and white animal art can adapt and enhance your kitchen’s overall aesthetic.

Animals Provide an Emotional Connection

Animal drawings have a unique charm and character that resonate on a personal level. They evoke emotions, tell stories, and remind us of life’s beauty.

Whether it’s the gentle gaze of a deer or the playful stance of a fox, these images can bring warmth and personality to your kitchen.

By choosing black and white animal art, you’re not just decorating your walls; you’re adding a statement that reflects your love for wildlife and nature. Pictures create an emotional connection that makes your kitchen feel more like home.

A Farmhouse Kitchen with a Framed Black and White Drawing of a Cockatoo.
A Farmhouse Kitchen with a Framed Black and White Drawing of a Cockatoo.
'Ruffled Feathers' A framed pencil drawing of a cockatoo by Kevin Hayler
‘Ruffled Feathers’ A framed pencil drawing by Kevin Hayler

Selecting B/W Animal Art For Your Kitchen

Don’t over complicate your decision process. We all have personal preferences, go with your instincts. Remember you are going to live with your choice everyday and it’s important to love the work on show.

It’s all too easy to recreate a magazine interior and end up with a sterile space that looks good, but has no emotional resonance.

Choosing Wall Art For Your Kitchen Style

When selecting black and white animal art for your kitchen, it’s fun to match the artwork to your kitchen’s decor style.

If you have a modern kitchen, why not opt for minimalist animal prints that complement clean lines and contemporary finishes?

In contrast, a farmhouse kitchen might suit subjects such as farm animals, horses, or local wildlife. You can choose country life themes to keep your art in context with your rustic decor wooden textures.

If your kitchen has a more eclectic vibe, feel free to mix and match various animal prints to create a unique and personalized gallery look that showcases your artistic tastes and interests.

Choose the Right Size and Scale Of Artwork

Before I continue, I’m duty bound to remind you that my drawings are pasted onto these mockups to suit the spaces. They are not to scale with my original drawings.

Choosing the right size and scale of the artwork is essential to ensure it fits your space perfectly without overwhelming it.

For smaller kitchens, select a few smaller prints or a single medium-sized piece to avoid making the area feel cramped.

In larger kitchens, you can play with bigger prints or create a gallery wall with multiple pieces to make a bold statement.

Always consider the available wall space and ensure there’s a balance between the art and other elements in the room, such as cabinetry and appliances.

Cream colored modern farmhouse kitchen with elephant themed artwork
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black and White Wall Art: Elephant Themed Artwork
'Jumbo Family' A Framed Pencil Drawing by Kevin Hayler
‘Jumbo Family’ A Framed Pencil Drawing by Kevin Hayler

Setting a Theme and Mood

Theming a room is a key requirement for most people when it comes to decorating a space. Decide on specific animals or scenes that resonate with you and align with the mood you want to create in your kitchen.

If you want to evoke a sense of calm and tranquility, why not choose serene animal portraits? Choose something gentle such as birds, or deer.

For a more dynamic and lively atmosphere, opt for animals with a little more oomph, like elephants or big cats.

Consider the overall theme of your kitchen decor and select artwork that enhances and complements that theme, many people choose a countryside aesthetic, safari and jungle themes, or even one favorite animal in multiple poses.

It all adds up to a cohesive and meaningful artistic touch to your kitchen space.

Modern Kitchen With Black and White Wall Art: Drawing of Wolves
Modern Kitchen With Framed Black and White Wall Art. A Drawing of Wolves
'The Pack' A Framed Pencil Drawing of a pack of wolves
‘The Pack’ A Framed Pencil Drawing by Kevin Hayler

Ideas for Framing and Hanging Your Artwork

Framing Choices

Choosing the right frames is key to enhancing the beauty of your black and white art and ensuring it complements your kitchen’s style.

For a modern kitchen, opt for minimalist thin frames in black, white, or metallic finishes that echo the contemporary aesthetic. Steer clear of strong color.

In a farmhouse kitchen, wooden frames will add warmth and texture, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The frames should be neutral, a tint of color is fine, if it compliments elements within the kitchen.

Scandinavian style Kitchen Black and White Wall Art. Framed drawing of a cockatoo
A Scandinavian Style Kitchen with Black and White Wall Art

If your kitchen has an Boho vibe, don’t be afraid to mix and match different frame styles and colors to create a unique and personalized look that stands out.

One of the best tips I can give you is to mount your art print with a wide border. I can’t tell you how much better it looks.

Many people choose to frame their art in smaller frames to save money. It’s usually a mistake. A smaller picture in a larger frame with a wide off-white border looks professional and shows the work at it’s best.

A modest work of art, presented well, is flattered by great presentation. The opposite is true; a great work of art is ruined by poor framing. Remember this.

Elegant Kitchen Decor With a Black and White Zebra Picture
Elegant Kitchen Decor With a Black and White Zebra Picture
'Stripes' A Framed black and white drawing of zebras by Kevin Hayler
‘Stripes’ A Framed Pencil Drawing by Kevin Hayler

Picture Frame Hanging Tips

Proper positioning and securing of your art prints can make a significant difference in the overall impact of your kitchen decor.

Start by identifying focal points in your kitchen, such as above the sink, near the dining area, or on a prominent wall.

Use a level to ensure your frames are hung straight and at eye level for the best viewing experience.

For a cohesive gallery wall, arrange the prints on the floor first to find a layout you love. You can make a paper template (cheap wallpaper backing) then tape the arrangement to the wall. It’s an easy way to hang a group of pictures.

If drilling holes is not an option, consider using picture-hanging strips or hooks that can support the weight of your frames without damaging the walls.

Apartment Kitchen with Black and White Wall Art: Framed Panda Drawing
Apartment Kitchen with Black and White Wall Art: Framed Panda Drawing
'Bamboo Breakfast' A framed pencil drawing of pandas by Kevin Hayler
‘Bamboo Breakfast’ A Framed Pencil Drawing by Kevin Hayler

Creative Displays Ideas

Think outside the box when it comes to displaying your black and white animal art.

Shelves and ledges provide flexible options for showcasing your art prints, allowing you to easily swap out pieces and change the arrangement over time.

Place a few framed prints on a kitchen shelf alongside cookbooks, plants, and decorative items for an eclectic and layered look.

Use the tops of cabinets or open shelving units to display art in unexpected places, adding visual interest and personality to your kitchen.

Don’t overlook unconventional spaces like the sides of cabinets, which can be perfect spots for smaller prints and add a unique touch to your kitchen decor.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Black and White framed Wall Art. Drawing of a jaguar
Another Farmhouse Kitchen with a Black and White Drawing on a Shelf
'Eye Contact' A Framed Pencil Drawing of a Jaguar by Kevin Hayler
‘Eye Contact’ A Framed Pencil Drawing by Kevin Hayler

The Stylish Use of Black and White Art in Interior Design

Black and white art has long been a staple in interior design due to its universal appeal and timeless quality.

Its monochromatic palette ensures that it complements virtually any color scheme and decor style, making it a risk-averse choice for homeowners and decorators alike.

The simplicity and elegance of black and white art create a tasteful ambiance that can elevate any space, from kitchens and living rooms to bedrooms and offices.

By opting for black and white animal prints, you infuse your home with pieces that are both stylish and enduring, adding a sophisticated touch that never goes out of fashion.

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