This is what happens when you use marble in a kitchen to great effect. It is all about the color you use, and how you pair it with other colors. In the case of this kitchen design we have a gray and white streaked counter running down the length of the kitchen, and juxtaposed with the brown wood paneled cupboards makes the space very textured and at the same time very clean and sheik. The sink and stove are very simple and accessible, and I think it is smart design to do that. It allows for the marble to stand out as the start of the show.