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Whether you have a lot of cabinetry or a little, an island in a contrasting color adds interest to any kitchen.
A cherry-wood island contrasts the gray-green outer cabinets with ease. The traditional lines of the cabinetry is offset with modern stainless-steel appliances, minimalist stools, and stacked stone around the window.
A red-orange island makes a big impact in this white kitchen. Cool blue stools add a fun contrast to the bold island. Don't be afraid to create strong contrast between the island and its surroundings.
This blue island is perfect for this beach kitchen. The rest of the room remains neutral so the bright ocean-blue island can take center stage. Lots of chrome and stainless steel add a modern industrial edge.
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Texture rules this kitchen. The stained-wood island showcases knots and grain of the wood, adding warmth to the deep blue outer cabinets. A plank of matching wood above the range ties the room together.
A stainless-steel chef's worktable is converted to a modern, industrial-look kitchen island. The lower shelf is perfect for keeping pots, pans and pantry items within easy reach.
The finish on the island is similar to the finish on the cabinetry, but is more natural, while the perimeter cabinets boast a glazed finish. The long run of open storage below creates the perfect place to store the cook's most used items.
This island stands out because of its contrasting color and intricate, old-world detailing. To offset the rest of the kitchen's creamy yellow finishes, the ends of this island feature an almost-black stain.
Make your kitchen island stand out by choosing a wood tone that contrasts with that of your cabinetry. Then tie the room together with a range hood clad in the same wood.
White-washed boards on the back of this island give the kitchen a cottage look. Here, the white island offers a clean and subtle departure from wood cabinets and paneled walls. The same paneling on the walls behind open shelves ties it all together.