Slate, but Hardly Blank

A welcome break from the sleek-and-shiny school of range hood design, this cleft-stone model would make a statement—a subtle one—whether set amongst wooden or lacquered cabinets. The gooseneck accent light can be positioned as you like; I'd rake it across the face of the stone, to show off its texture, but there's no reason why you couldn't aim it towards the cooktop, supplementing the hood's three halogen task lights. The angle of the panel can be adjusted, either for aesthetic effect or to spare the taller chef from undue head-bumps.