This is the kitchen as it looked when I bought the place. Since then, the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher have all been replaced with mid-grade stainless appliances. The microwave lives in the left corner where the cookbook is sitting, and there's a magnetic knife bar over the sink.
The problem I'm running into is that I have no idea what color cabinets to put in there. The floor is polished concrete, and it has all sorts of interesting colors in it. Here's a close-up though the kitchen area seems to have a little bit more in the red and gold tones. My first thought is a white or light-colored wood with countertops that match the floor. Another thought is lighter-colored wood with matching countertops. Since it's a loft, and therefore a funky space, I could probably also get away with something like dark red.
There's a reasonable chance that I'll do this on the cheap and go with Ikea cabinets, but maybe not. I'm definitely not in the mode of paying a lot of money to a custom kitchen designer or anything of the sort.
If you were me, what would you do?