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No, we aren't talking waiters' uniforms here. Rather, an idea in kitchen cabinetry to paint the base cabinets black (or a dark color) and the uppers white (or light). It creates a foundation while allowing the upper cabinets to be light and blend in with what is often white walls.

Check it out: Black Bottoms and White Tops: Kitchens with Contrast