Furnishings like chairs, tables, and kitchen counters are all highly modifiable. For the counters, stone tops are still steadily holding their own. Writing for the Zillow Blog, author Alexa Fiander reiterates some tips for incorporating shades of black in your kitchen counters.

Trying a different color finish for the countertop is recommended by most interior designers. One way is by experimenting with black stone that has a leather-like finish to achieve a wood grain effect. However, since full stone slabs can be expensive, quality granite slabs are a great alternative. Fortunately, there are a lot of reputable dealers offering granite countertops in St. Louis, as well as other areas in the US.