My guess is you either know exactly what I'm talking about or you're thinking I stubbed my toe something fierce and it's turned an unfortunate shade of black. Rest easy, my toes are fine. My back is killing me from bending over at the waist spray painting my kitchen cabinets, but my toes are fine and are their normal shade of winter pale. Now let's talk about toe kicks in the kitchen, and more specifically black toe kicks with white kitchen cabinets.
And if you still don't know what a toe kick is, it's that part of your cabinets that's at toe-level, usually recessed in a bit from the rest of the cabinets.
I have never paid attention to toe kick color. If you asked me what color the toe kick is in the house I grew up in, in any of my friends' houses, you'd be met with silence. It's one of those things that doesn't really jump out at you. But I have recently become a big fan of a black toe kick with white cabinets for a few reasons.
For one thing, once I started paying attention I noticed that a black toe kick really makes the cabinets themselves stand out, but in a way that you don't really notice why, just that something about the look is eye-catching.