subway tile + open shelves (wood tones warm up grays). dark grout, gray floor tile For kitchen, lighten cabinets to match open shelves tones, add white subway tile w grey grout and keep grey paint on wall. Consider wood tile instead of hardwood floor.
Dramatise a spacious kitchen with the appearance of freestanding units for a bespoke, high-end look. To make a tasteful statement within a practical workspace, choose open shelves and upstands that partially enclose the worktops in a warm wooden finish.