Carrara marble counters, instead of black counters. Black windows and open shelves. Budget permitting: white or Carrara sink. From This Old House: Kitchen with white subway tile, floating shelves, stainless farmhouse sink.
Love the rustic wood floors, the island painted a different color. The only thing I would change is the decorative backsplash above the stove, and I'd paint the untiled portion of the kitchen walls to tie in the color of the island.
Kitchen Dreams. Swirling grays and gleaming brass warm up a classic white kitchen. Interior Designer: Caitlin Wilson. Turning a laundry room into a pantry freed up space for a desk and bar area, with cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore's Natura in Silhouette.
This kitchen counter is covered with dark brown countertops, contrasted by the white cabinetry and drawers. Stained glass windows above the sink and countertop match the design of the room, and add small splashes of color to the space.