The calm of white acts as a wonderful balance to the powerful drama of black, whether it is used in a living room, dining room, bedroom, or bath. This project exemplifies this statement perfectly. Most surfaces in this home have a glossy finish, which allows light to bounce off and creates the illusion of spaciousness. Countertops, tables, and cabinets have straight, sleek edges. The designer uses contrasting material colors like black and white and glossy finishing to give the whole place a modern feel.