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.
vintage style kitchen with painted kitchen cabinets (I pinned for the 2 color idea used on cabinetry, not article about cracks.) LOVE the two-tones.blue base with white uppers that feature blue interiors.
White cabinets honed slate counter tops, and black handles. Love the slate counter, cabinet style with lots of pull-out drawers, and wood floors! Per This Old House: Slate is so dense that sealing isn't required. Buff out scratches with an abrasive pad.