This is a very modern, dark wood kitchen, and I really like how rich it turned out. This is a very sleek area, and the wood paneling is the main star, but it is not the sum of all the parts. Every detail here contributes very well to the overall look. For example, the chairs at the island are of a very contemporary design, and they also look very comfortable. Sometimes with tall chairs like that you can end up with nice looking, but uncomfortable chairs. The island is great, as is the gray, marble countertop. I always like these because they help reflect natural light and add to the brightness of the space, which is a nice contrast to the darker wood coloring.