To the Ceiling
An unexpected interplay of color provides deft visual interest to this light-plus-dark kitchen. The cabinets -- all styled with the same details and moldings -- nonetheless were varied with a shade of dark gray and a shade of cream. The gray stretches play up the rich veining in the backsplash, while the cream accents the tile floor. Architectural details in the ceiling also give the space presence, and for a bit of fun, the homeowners installed upholstered purple chairs in the breakfast nook.