A very subtle difference – light gray and white. I pretty much love everything about this kitchen. The wood beams, barstools, pendants, backsplash..
A very common approach is to only have the island contrast. Is it just me or is the backsplash a different brick on each wall?
Very high contrast. White cabinets with black countertop, and black cabinets with white counter top. This give a very chic effect.