Edward and Margarita think that the kitchen will "fit" better if the cabinets stand out. In my opinion, the kitchen should be neutral, become a backdrop. In order to blend-in with the elegant room that encompasses both cooking, gathering and entertaining, I would opt for a solution that is subtle, even understated. In this particular situation, it would be ideal if kitchen cabinets looked like furniture.
We're talking about simple backyard composting here, nothing too elaborate or time-consuming, that will allow you to reduce household waste and provide you with free organic fertilizer. Whether you create your own constructs or use readily available containers, all it takes is a little time and effort and planning.
As a kitchen specialist, I try to educate my clients on the mistakes they can easily avoid when remodeling their kitchens. While beauty and functionality are important in the design, longevity is an equally important factor. Kitchens are a significant investment and should be designed to last twenty years or so.