The open layout and black-and-white color scheme gives this kitchen the elegance of an old Hollywood movie. Minimizing the use of upper cabinets makes room for windows on two sides of the room and allows a mosaic tile backsplash made of white stone and glass to decorate the cooking wall. The only upper cabinets sit on either side of the cooktop. They come down all the way to the counter, creating a more traditional look that resembles furniture.
The black kitchen island makes up for any lost work space, and the dramatic Calacatta marble pattern of the laminate countertop adds posh environment. Olive-hued paint and beige tile floors bring in subtle neutral colors and warmth that keeps the kitchen from feeling too harsh.