There are various factors at play in the success of the lovely kitchens from Livingetc; here are some ways to make it work if you want to implement the look at home:

Making it Work: Dark Wood in the Kitchen - Kitchen - Dark Wood

• Keep it simple. Dark wood cabinets are a bold statement, and one that could potentially look dated in a kitchen that's too busy or cluttered. Keeping the overall décor simple and straightforward creates a more modern aesthetic.

• Consider white walls. The contrast between a pure white wall and a dark wood cabinet or counter is striking and classic.

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