When using dramatic colours in a small space, make sure the perimeter of your space is consistent and your eye can travel from element to element with an easy flow.
Using dark cabinetry with a dark wall and floor colour in a similar tone allows your eye to flow with very little contrast, which tricks the brain into thinking the space appears larger. Contrast and no colour will make spaces appear smaller.
Keeping the centre island light in colour allows a light and airy feeling in the centre. If we would have used dark cabinetry, the island would have felt heavy in the middle of the room.
We kept the dramatic feel of the room with amazing hand blown red glass light fixtures. Designing a fabulous room is all contingent on staying consistent with the feeling you want to evoke when you walk into your space.
This kitchen is warm and inviting, with a European flare: perfect for our home owners!