This kitchen features traditional style with fresh, light design elements that evoke Japanese design. The Crossville Savoy white gloss tile mimics a shoji screen with its rectangular vertical pattern. Open shelving demands simplicity and order from the dishware it houses, and the surrounding windows flood light in this U-shape kitchen. Squared corbels carry this minimal and structural motif, suggesting a subtle nod to contemporary style. Paneled cabinet doors provide a foundation of traditional design, and the dark carbon finish gives the room weight. Formica countertops offer the look of Calacatta marble with easy maintenance, and polished chrome offers a bright touch to traditional pulls and knobs.