Here we have a nice contrast between brown and black that is laid out in a balanced and controlled fashion. In other words, the color choices make sense not only visually, but symmetrically. The counters and walls are a black granite material, while the cupboards are all wood paneled. This creates a stark contrast that works very well because it emphasis the storage capacity of the cupboards, and also accentuates the brightness of the room. How? The black granite is reflective, which support natural lighting as well as the lighter tones of the wood paneling. This helps make the room brighter.