Black granite countertops contrast nicely with the aqua cabinets and white porcelain farm sink.
Due to the number of windows, there aren't a lot of upper cabinets, but no storage space is really lost. The large island compensates for it. Functional cabinets on the front of the island provide space for items that are used less frequently.
Mark designed the island to look like a piece of furniture. The substantial turned legs are in perfect proportion with the large piece. A honed white marble countertop, paired with the ebony-stained wood, creates a nice sharp look against the surrounding colorful cabinetry.
The base of the cabinets, or the toe kick, also bears furniture-style legs. This simple detail makes the cabinets appear to be freestanding.
If you're not quite ready to paint your cabinets a bold color, here are a few other ways to introduce a favorite hue into your kitchen.