Many homeowners steer towards a bright and light-hued kitchen. But don’t let that stop you from exploring a dark palette. A masculine look with grey, black and dark wood surfaces can have a big impact. A highlight of the Code kitchen system by Boffi is the option for an open hood with a glass shelf. It balances the brawny island unit with the slim lines of a ceiling-mounted shelf. The Code system, which is customisable according to materials and layout, provides the option of a stunning grey marble worktop as well as abonos oak, a fossil wood found in rivers and lakes in Eastern Europe, for that extra wow factor. Now, that’s an intriguing conversation starter. Available at Boffi Studio Singapore.