subway tile + open shelves (wood tones warm up grays). dark grout, gray floor tile For kitchen, lighten cabinets to match open shelves tones, add white subway tile w grey grout and keep grey paint on wall. Consider wood tile instead of hardwood floor.
Interiors: Minimalist interior design by Joseph Dirand. The New York Times takes us inside the French architect's stunning Paris apartment. Seen here is his small kitchen - copper accents, unique marble and herringbone/chevron floors.
William Morris style wallpaper goes so well with the dark wood trim and shelves, white tile backsplash, marble counter and stainless steel cabinets. -- 5 Ideas to Steal from a Stylish Scandinavian Kitchen