This dramatic city kitchen with a play of darks and lights strikes a balance within an unusual layout and design. Balancing out the kitchen became a challenge as we figured out how to fit the entire kitchen on one wall and ensure that the proportions were correct. The cabinets have an aged look that shows off a hand-applied brush stroke finish which offers texture and enhances the beauty of the wood. The design combines both modern glossy black finishes and traditional Shaker style with applied molding and full overlay on the cabinets. The remaining home features white and graphite painted cabinetry.