Love the blackboard idea
*dark grey color Materials, metal/ brass accents, open backsplash w/ no uppers; tile to ceiling. inset shaker-style w/ minimally detailed hardware.
If you're lacking countertop space, bring in a rolling kitchen cart, hooks for more storage
Albert Pendant Lamp, in Duck Egg Blue, adds an elegant Scandi touch to your home. Would look beautiful against other cool/neutral colours and natural woods.