charcoal grey shaker style kitchen cabinets - wonderful simplicity, great contrast between the stainless steel and the matte finish charcoal, with an accent of those baskets! Baskets in a lighter color would not work as well - rich dense warm brown.
A Venice, CA, kitchen by Simo Design features a wood-topped island and honed black granite countertops. See Rehab Diaries: LA Living, Venice Style for more views of the project. Photograph by David Gilbert.