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Like the mix of open shelving and closed cabinets. The pop of color keeps it from feeling stock.
Dark, seamless backsplash with light cabinetry and counter- offsets the darkness of the backsplash
An all-dark look can be classic- note the importance of excellent surface lighting to make this practical. Feels alost cozy while being chic, too.
Hate cherry cabinets, but good example of mid-tone cabinetry with dark backsplash. Polished, seamless finish on backsplash is important, and stainless sheet at stove helps break up the wall. Not a fan of all those cabinet heights- prefer a cleaner horizontal- but is also a good example of a sink without a window...
Looks like cleaner application of stock cabinetry and middle range appliances- practical. Dark backsplashand neutral- toned wood (oak?) more successful than the rosy cherry