Here is a very sleek, luxurious kitchen that defies the normal color schemes and sticks with a black and white scheme. There are a couple of reasons that this space works so well. First of all, they have used marble in a very clever way. Since the designer clearly knew that these colors can dull a space heavily, they used marble flooring and counters to make it reflect that natural light from the surrounding windows. Also, note the maroon cupboards in the background. That subtle addition actually serves to offset the dominate white and black almost more than the natural lighting form outside.