Dark and dramatic, the kitchen's bold black cabinetry and white countertops are balanced out with a more neutral stone island. "The moon-rock-like gray of the island plays very well off the rocky coast outside," says Day. "It helps keep the kitchen from becoming too dark and strong." Stone on island: Argos marbleKitchen counters: Caesarstone "Blizzard"Cabinetry: CustomLighting: Benson Pendant
The use of black, gray, chrome and stainless steel finishes create a very sophisticated space. While this kitchen is dark, the reflective surfaces allow natural and artificial lighting to bounce around.
2. Mood lighting. An entertaining island should welcome guests with style and comfort. The dramatic darkness of this island sets the tone for a soiree, and the comfy barstools invite lingering. Even the handsome pendants contribute to a well-lit party mood.
I can picture AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young cooking here. This sleek, all-black kitchen works so well because of its functional layout and sharp contrast of silver lighting and counter stools. It feels like a black leather jacket with silver studs.See the rest of this home