A classic island lends warmth for this rustic kitchen. Free up cupboard space, and generate a place for collectibles, with storage room beneath.
Once the objective is rustic simplicity, there is no need to spend tons on custom cabinetry and granite countertops, particularly on a kitchen island. For this kitchen makeover, while stools brightened from Walmart oak cabinets were transformed by paint, bought off the rack in Lowe's and topped with the birch slabs of Ikea.
Dark-walnut floors, green soapstone counters, and custom stools (painted Benjamin Moore's Phelps Black) attract weight to the kitchen's white island in this Washington, D.C., home. The built-ins and trims are painted Bancroft White by Darryl Carter Colors from Benjamin Moore.
Designer Mark D. Sikes complements the blue-and-white French bistro stools and sky-blue walls with a mossy green island.
Zippy bursts of strong colors, such as the row of candy-hued stools at the kitchen island, are vibrant without overpowering the kitchen of this Minnesota lake cabin. "Using larger chunks of color versus small, complicated patterns makes a bolder state-ment that is also easier on the eye," says interior designer Michelle Fries, who helped plan the distance.
In the kitchen of the Connecticut home, a vintage table functions as a prep island.
In this Illinois bungalow, the kitchen island incorporates parts from an antique sideboard, while an opulent chandelier and bright classic fridge insert grandeur to a small space.
A Dash of Color
Windsor stools along with a red-patterned rug sit before the kitchen island in this Pennsylvania house. As kitchen cabinet latches Boat hardware requires a role.