Have Fun with Your Kitchen: How to Choose A Different Color Island

Have Fun with Your Kitchen: How to Choose A Different Color Island

When choosing the colors for your kitchen, don’t feel compelled to choose the same cabinet and top for the island. Choosing a different colored cabinet or counter top for the kitchen island is on trend!

Here are a few examples of how to use a different base cabinet for the island.

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This is one of my favorite kitchens we’ve done – love the blue island!

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You can also leave the island cabinets the same color throughout the kitchen and choose a contrast color for the island counter-top.

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I decided to choose a different colored counter-top on the island in my home. I love having the light colored top on the island (hides the fingerprints!) and the black granite on the perimeter.

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Is this look too trendy? I say no! But here are a few tips to make sure your kitchen looks on trend for years to come…

Tip #1 – Choose Neutral Colors

When I want to give the island a different look, I’m keenly aware that this kitchen will be around for a long time. So when choosing colors, I try and use colors that will stand the test of time. And timeless doesn’t mean boring. Colored cabinets can act as a neutral when surrounded by other neutrals.

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Tip #2 – Pick One

If you’d like to do something different on the island from the rest of the kitchen, decide to pick a different colored cabinet OR a different colored counter-top. While I have seen both done (and done well!), it definitely stands out more. Choosing one or the other will always look modern and fresh without looking too trendy.

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Tip #3 – Back-splashes Can Make All The Difference

Adding a tile back-splash can pull your kitchen together for a timeless look. Consider one that contrasts with the cabinetry like Renee did in her house.

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Or choose something neutral like this white subway tile…

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Have fun with your kitchen! And remember, we are always here if you need an opinion. We love to give our opinion!

Dream Big. Build Smart.

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