Charcoal and White Stripes

I had been debating either black and white or charcoal and white stripes in a kitchen I have been working on for a while now.  Here are a few of my inspiration photos, some with varying heights, some equal, some skinny, and some fat .
 
 



 
 
And here is what I finally went with:
 

 
 
It's still a work in progress, but I should have the project wrapped up in a couple of weeks, and I will show the final photos then.