I think the pops of red are flatteringly eye catching and transform the neutral paint colors into a snazzy space. I particularly love the mosaic back splash. I like that the red becomes the accent as you transition into the kitchen allowing black to become the new focal color.I would be sure to include some tan accents to keep the kitchen tied into the overall public area color scheme.
Shadow Box: It's a new kind of scrapbook: Take a (road) trip down memory lane with a 3-D souvenir case. Remove the back of a shadow box frame and cut a map to fit its dimensions. Glue the map to the backing, then trim the edges if necessary. Let dry. Tape, glue or pin shells, photos, tickets and other trinkets on top of the map. Put the frame back together.