This kitchen design heavily uses black granite as one of its design elements and as you can see it works really well. What makes it work so well is the fact that it is such a reflective material, and therefore it actually helps brighten this earthy kitchen. This is very much like many of the cottage kitchens I have seen, and there is a reason why people like them so much. The use of light and dark brown is great, and the white wood paneling on the cupboards looks really nice as well. There is a really nice spread of color here.