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It makes sense to match a kitchen to the style of the home, but there’s no need to be exact. To add a contemporary accent to a classic design, all it takes is a textural surface or a bold contrast. With understated framed panelling, simple crown mouldings and pilasters on the island, this kitchen by designer Kyla Hunt of Carlielle Kitchens works in well in its traditional surroundings. Here, the choice of contrasting dark and light tones adds a modern appeal, she says. “The charcoal grey island benchtop works well with the dark lime-washed oak floor and the white cabinetry stands out against them.” Above left: A dark splashback, charcoal grey island benchtop and lime-washed oak floors contrast white cabinetry in this kitchen by Carlielle Kitchens. Above: A mirror splashback and uniform grey tones give the bar area a quiet, furniture-like aesthetic. Left: Room with a view – the new kitchen looks out bifolding doors to a rural aspect. The glass-fronted cabinet displays a collection of china. search | save | share at