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Designer tip: When combining black and white, or any combination of light and dark colours in a small space, it’s a good idea to use the darker colours on lower cabinetry, and possibly benchtops, while keeping the upper cabinetry white. This helps to open up the space and avoids a top-heavy look.
Having said that, people are often creatures of habit, so I sometimes find my clients will prefer to locate the dishwasher in their new kitchen on the same side of the sink that it was positioned in their old kitchen, regardless of whether they are left or right handed. The overall layout of the rest of the kitchen and the location of other appliances is also important to consider, so try not to become wedded to left or right at the expense of creating a poor layout in other respects.
10. Black and whiteYou can’t go wrong if you work contrasting cabinets in a classic black and white palette into your kitchen. Not only does the colour combo ooze drama and timeless appeal, but the high-contrast hues can also add dimension to a space. Here, a sleek black floor-to-ceiling cupboard draws the eye up to the ceiling, creating the illusion of height, while the coordinating base cabinets that line the perimeter of the room ground the scheme. Meanwhile, the crisp white fingerpull wall cupboards enhance the room’s airy feel and ensure the space doesn’t appear too top heavy.