One of the ways to add color is to use it on the island. Here, blue paint makes the island the kitchen focal point. White Cararra marble tops the island and visually ties the centerpiece to the perimeter cabinets. Barely blue subway tile on the backsplash does the reverse and relates the perimeter of the kitchen back to the robin's-egg blue island. Over the cooktop, a mantel provides a spot to showcase favorite antiques.