How to Design an Island to Complement Your Base Cabinets

If you are thinking about conducting a kitchen remodel, then you could be thinking about adding an island to your kitchen. An island is a great idea because this helps you maximize the amount of space you have in your kitchen. Whether you simply need more counter space for cooking or are trying to create more room to put down your grocery bags when you come back from the store, an island is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. At the same time, how can you make sure that your kitchen island matches the appearance of your base cabinets? There are a few key points to keep in mind.

Match the Island to the Color of Your Base Cabinets

Matching the kitchen island to your countertops is usually a relatively straightforward process; however, if you want to blend your island into your cabinets, this is a bit of a challenge. This is because countertops come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and materials. Finding an exact match during your kitchen remodel can be a bit of a challenge.

You do not need the kitchen island to be an exact match.  Do not worry if you do not have the exact match. First, take a look at the kitchen and note the colors and features of the room. Look for accent colors on your kitchen cabinets. See what color the countertops are. Take note of whether the walls are painted. Any of these colors can serve as an inspiration for you during the kitchen remodel process. They can be used as the basis of the kitchen island. There is no need to break out color swatches. Simply make sure the colors are harmonious together, as a little bit of contrast is not necessarily a bad thing. So, do not hesitate to get creative during this process!

Consider the Style of Your Base Cabinets

Once you have matched the color, you need to match the style as well. Take a look at the ornamentation, the knobs, and the shelving of your cabinets, particularly if your cabinets have clear doors. Think about the cabinets that might be going on your island and make sure they match. Then, ensure the style and ornamentation of the island will match the cabinets as well. While it does not have to be perfect, the styles should be similar.

Please, take a look at our options for granite and quartz countertops for your kitchen island. Then, schedule an appointment with our kitchen designer at (253) 277-2399. We are here to add value!