Painting the room khaki makes it feel larger than it is. In fact, continuing the wall color on the ceiling and trim helps to expand a small space visually. To reinforce the room's palette, the cabinets are also a similar color.
Sleek black granite, used for the countertops, enhances the neutral color scheme without competing with it. "Black is so important as an accent color," says Jo Anne. It offers a nice contrast.
By applying the techniques you see here, you can make neutrals work in a kitchen to create an atmosphere that's interesting and inviting.