This is a great kitchen for cooking because it is so well lit. Not only are those great ceiling lights very effective, but the use of white as the dominate color also brightens this area substantially. Now, in order to keep things from being too glaring, the designer has installed hardwood floors and a brown reflective countertop. This helps to absorb some of that light and keep the space fresh and well lit, as opposed to glaring and uncomfortable. You never want your kitchen to be an uncomfortable space, especially if you plan on doing a lot of intensive cooking. The use of green around the counter and stove is great as well.