Introduce visual interest by playing with patterns on counters and floors. Marble and timber textures have a high-end appearance and timeless appeal, making them a great way to ensure a design will look good for years to come. Build in banks of tower units to maximise wall space and store appliances at eye level for easier access to hot dishes. This feature will also create vertical lines that draw the eye up, giving the illusion of height. Complete this contemporary look with matt-black decorative trims, which have the same dark shade and muted finish as the cupboard fronts. This will ensure they blend seamlessly with charcoal cabinetry for an understated linear scheme.