I think it is safe to say that wood paneling is the star of the show here. What I continue to love about the use of wood paneling and coloring in kitchen is the ability to make it such a comfortable space. It is important to me to feel relaxed when cooking in a kitchen, so the use of brown and black helps keep the space mellow without making it too dark. The island is the perfect size, and the grey marble gives the room the shine that it needs. It is all about exploiting any and all natural light that is available.