Lift the dark units with a marble-effect work surface in a bright white tone to create a monochromatic look. This colour will help bounce light around the room, making it appear more open and inviting. Add wood-effect floorboards to the design for warmth and colour that will balance well with the monochrome scheme. This will also add visual interest to the space, making it feel cosier.Double up on white ceramics to make it easy to accommodate the morning rush for couples or small families. Finish with dark fixtures that will blend with the cupboards for an extra intense look.