This is a snapshot of a kitchen I just finished in Greenwood Village. The perimeter cabinetry is matte white; the island cabinetry is what's called a "rub-through black". The owners wanted to incorporate brick into the kitchen to tie into the 20' fireplace in the great room which opens up off of the island. A thin brick veneer was applied to the back of the range wall. The herringbone inlay behind the range adds character to the detail. The arched window is something I added into the architectural plans before the house had even been approved for construction. (originally, the sink was in a corner and the range was off center sort of pushed off into a corner - terrible!) Anyway, we fixed the layout early enough in the process. The island has comfortable seating for this family of five and there is a buffet area that connects the kitchen to the breakfast nook (not shown in picture). Integrated appliances by Thermador. Countertops are polished white carrara marble.