Let's Just Say What We're All Thinking: This Neutral Kitchen Is Perfection

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A neutral color palette can be just as compelling as any other, especially when you add the cool edge of black to the mix. Take this dynamic stunner by Bec Darragh for example. The black kitchen island makes a striking — and super on-trend — statement while its off-white surface softens its effect, ensuring that the dark hue is not at all overbearing. And don't you love the contrast of those bright white chairs? Not only do they offer a satisfying counterbalance to the island, but their simple look keeps this space casual and inviting. Last but not least, a trio of neutral pendant lights round out the room's color wheel, as layers of greenery on the far wall complement this fresh design with plenty of light and movement. Go ahead and bookmark this kitchen's aesthetic for the future: its balanced simplicity will never go out of style.

Update your kitchen this season using these items:

Stellen Single-Handle Bar Faucet ( $233.94 )

Barchetta Bar Stool ( $45.99 )

Skaha Wire Steel Metal Planter ( $82.95 )

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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