island/shelf Sharp contrast defines the kitchen. Color, form, and materials change abruptly for an incredibly striking effect. Wood transitions to glossy white, concrete turns to marble, all wrapped up in a clean modernist package.
Black and white monochrome kitchen: handleless white cabinets and benchtops, grey marble splashback, black bar stools, black spotlights on suspended ceiling track, timber floorboards. Swap for wood features mirrors and window splashback.