With all-white cabinets and a matching subway tile backsplash, this open plan kitchen called for countertops that would create a cool visual contrast. The designers chose a dark black -- almost onyx-like -- granite and added it to the island, too, to tie the space together.
Fluorescent pendant lights illuminate this contemporary kitchen, which pairs together sleek white and light wood cabinets. Black countertops add contrast, while brown leather stools line the breakfast bar. The open floor plan allows quick access to the adjacent living room.
The redesigned kitchen blends the warmth of hardwood floors with the sharp contrast of the black cabinetry and white granite countertops. The distinctive wood wallpaper has gold flecks that create a subtle tie-in with the brass shelving and kitchen hardware.
An open wall leads into the dining room and creating a more open flow to the space. Bright white cabinets offer a subtle texture to the room against the sleek granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Lantern-like pendant lights illuminate the island and add a touch of country style influence to the design.
The modern black kitchen countertops flow into a sleek black dining table surrounded by streamlined chairs. The dark materials make a striking contrast against the pale woods and glass used throughout the home.
This light, elegant kitchen puts stunning marble countertops on display. Two islands provide space for cooking, cleaning and even eating. The black upholstered bar chairs allow a family of four to sit comfortably and stylishly in this beautiful room.
Space is at a premium in this New York City apartment so, to make the kitchen feel bigger, designers used a monochromatic color palette on the walls. Countertops are pretty wood and a striking pop of visual interest comes from a few black-and-white floor tiles.
This spacious kitchen features medium brown wood cabinetry paired with a gray and white tiled backsplash and marble countertops. A black kitchen island serves as extra space for casual dining, while glass pendant lights hang above. The kitchen's open floor plan provides direct access to the nearby dining room.