We find that clients often steer away from choosing very dark wood or black cabinetry for their kitchens. Actually, when used as a carefully selected accent, dark cabinets can be elegant and quite dramatic. For example, a key focal point could be one area of dark cabinets along a wall or on the island.  The contrast of the dark or black wood cabinets against the lighter elements of the kitchen also evoke a “furniture” feel and add interest.