It would all depend on what color the walls are going to be. The dark brown counter would be very sexy and intimate, but with the wrong color walls, the space would become dark and closed in. If you're going to get those cabinets (color that is) with black/stainless appliances and the dark counter, definetely make sure that your wall color is light - maybe an ivory color. In addition, you will need to make sure that your floor tile/linolium is the same color as the walls. What you will do by that is make the walls and floor blend into the background and make people focus more on the other areas of the space.