Wood tile floor in living room. White palette, with a little drama from the black shades on the lamps. (By the way, that gorgeous wood floor is actually porcelain stoneware floor tiles--Cortex by Ceramica Sant'Agostino.
above kitchen sink? I think it would feel like standing under a street light at night :] Hank says, if you can, consider cutting your kitchen shelf above sink in half and hanging the two pieces apart to make room for light to hang down in between