Here we have cherry wood and black granite, whereas with the last kitchen remodel idea we had was a contrast between a lighter colors of wood. The effects are quite different, but they both work in their own way. While this kitchen is a little dimmer, it is far from gloomy. That is a line you have to be careful about walking. Some people find kitchen designs of a darker tone to be more relaxing spaces to be in, but if you with too dark a color pallet then you end up with a space that is not comfortable to be in. In fact, those types of kitchen designs can be tough to cook in.