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.
This compact kitchen feels larger than it is because of its color scheme of neutrals and whites. A large farmhouse sink and a breakfast bar give this kitchen its cottage charm. (Photo: Tria Giovan) Don't rail against your small space: use it creatively!