What strikes you first about Yiming Wang's renovated kitchen in her pre-war apartment is the black. Black paint? Nope. Floor to ceiling black tile, which makes for one easy-to-clean backsplash! The cabinets, faucet, stainless steel racks, and stovetop are all IKEA, while the black floor tiles were purchased for $3/each at Home Depot.
The dark color works in this case because the giant windows provide plenty of light, while the antique dining table is a perfectly offbeat match to the Saarinen tulip chairs.
Read More: You can see more of Yiming's kitchen in Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
(Images: Jim Franco)