By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Island. At Thursday, September 26th 2019, 00:41:41 AM.
If you have a smaller space, around 6ft x 3ft is a comfortable size for an island. If you have to go any smaller than 4ft x 2 ft then it’s advisable to avoid an island altogether, as it will probably be more of a drawback than a useful addition to your kitchen.
When it comes to choosing colours, you have slightly more freedom with your kitchen island than the cabinets due to the simple fact that they aren’t as dominant in your kitchen. While you’ll still be partly led by the colour scheme in the rest of your kitchen, there is potential to be a little more imaginative with your island.
"Use the island as an opportunity to add bold, contrasting, unexpected, or unusual materials," cabinetry designer Kevin Ritter says. Your island base is a good place to start. A dark wood finish or color really stands out against a room full of otherwise light, neutral cabinetry. If your perimeter cabinets are plain in design, try an island with embellishments, such as curvy corbels, crown molding, or turned legs, for a subtly grander statement. Even something as simple as switching up the islands hardware can make for a distinct change in character.