When you’re revamping a kitchen, you have a lot of design considerations. Many modern kitchens feature islands. If they don’t, homeowners sometimes decide to add an island to the room. During the renovation, home owners often have questions have questions about coordinating the kitchen island and the rest of the room? What should the island look like? What elements are important?
Many people wonder about coordinating the kitchen cabinetry with the island. Do they have to match exactly? Are there best practices in terms of designing the kitchen so it is harmonious? The answer depends on the type of kitchen you want to create. There are many ways to approach kitchen cabinetry and islands. The important things is that the various elements complement each other and create a cohesive look. Everything does not have to exactly match for the renovation to look good.
Instead of focusing on matching the kitchen cabinetry and the island, many people focus on the countertops. They purchase granite, tile or other types of countertops that they can use on all the surfaces in the room. The countertops above and under the kitchen cabinetry are exactly the same as the surfaces on top of the island. The bottom of the island may be a different color than the kitchen cabinetry.
To create visual interest in the kitchen, some people deliberately create contrast the island and the kitchen cabinetry. For example, some homes have natural wood cabinetry and a darker-colored island. Others make their kitchens stand out by installing a brightly colored island in contrast to traditionally-colored kitchen cabinetry. They may mix colors such as white and red, white and blue, white and beige or white and black.
You can also create an attractive look by matching the kitchen cabinetry with the island. Many people use the same colors, woods and finishes to create a cohesive look in the room. If they want contrast, they can introduce it using wall colors, floor tile, countertops and many other elements. If you do match the kitchen cabinetry and the island, you should check to make sure the colors don’t overwhelm the room. For example, if you’re using dark colored wood, you could inadvertently make the room too dark by matching all the elements.