A black bench top will introduce the trend for dark tones, whilst offering a surface that can hide scuffs and stains – great for busy households. Ask a builder to install slimline cooking devices in the same colour, to create a seamless look. Include lots of tower and larder storage to conceal cooling equipment and to create extra room to store away essentials. These units will also introduce columns of vertical lines to draw the eye up, giving the illusion of space. Finish the design by adding decorative trims in matt black, which will create a striking contrast to the cupboard shade for a bold and dramatic look.