With black cabinets, your countertop selection will be crucial. If you want to keep it simple, though, black and white granite is always a solid choice.
16. Stainless Steel
If you really want to double down on the contemporary appeal of a noir kitchen design, then stainless steel appliances and accents are a must.
An interesting choice for the noir kitchen design is the matte grey countertop, which you can see in action here.
18. Updated Retro
For a really cool kitchen, you could consider giving a more retro or even rustic design the noir twist.
19. Black To White
If you want to transition from black cabinets to white wall cabinets, going with a white countertop is a wise decision. (As is using a black backsplash.)