I love the dark cupboards and stone behind. Old World style kitchen with stone backsplash, dark wood floors, dark cabinets, dark countertops. It's a lot dark for me, but I can appreciate the fact that some people want to live in a dim castle. Kind of.
Paint the soffits the same color as the cabinets. Add molding between the soffits and cabinets and crown molding at the ceiling to make them look taller and custom built.love the idea of the crown molding!
Idea for kitchen-next house Dark Kitchen Cabinets (Thomasville Plaza Cherry Chocolate), Neutral Gaillo Ornamental Granite Counter-Tops, Stainless Steel Appliances, Medium-Dark Hardwood Floors, Neutral Paint.
What about having the oven,stove top and hood in that unused corner of the kitchen? And make it a designers dream kitchen by using beautiful fabric inside of side cabinets. Fabulous old European ideas made new again.