Islands feature in so many great kitchen designs, here are some of our favourite designs.
ULTRA MODERN COSDON
Detach yourself from the hustle of life with this beautiful Cosdon Freestanding Island, offering powerful visual impact and aesthetic appeal. This island offers ample food preparation space and the ideal area to enjoy your morning coffee. The Paradise Blue cabinetry is offset wonderfully with brass handles, light pendants and a tall faucet.
The Baystone Shaker In-Frame Island creates a powerful visual statement, utilising strong colour and interesting door configurations. The dark blue cabinets and drawers feature curved doors to soften the edges of the whole piece, whilst moulded plinth gives the island a strong and solid impression.
A perfectly rectangular island provides plenty of storage space and an excellent surface area for your morning preparation. This Baystone Kitchen uses slab drawers in conjunction with shaker style doors, for a modern twist on the classic in-frame design. Drawers on the non-cooking side are ideal for storing tableware and less frequently used kitchen items.
WARM & INVITING
A breakfast bar on an island is an invitation for people to join you in the kitchen, where all of the magic happens. This Rivington Cream Island features tongue and groove panelling and solid oak shelving, which work together to amplify the visual interest and country-like vibe of this design even further.
CHOOSING A KITCHEN ISLAND
What materials would you choose?
Choose a solid surface if you aim to put a sink on the island, as you are then able to use an under-mounted sink for a more streamlined appearance.
Choose matching or contrasting colours?
Choosing a colour for your island that is different to the colour of your cabinets is a great way to add contrast to the overall space. Use light and dark contrast or similar shades of the same colour for a more subtle effect.
Choose matching or contrasting worktops and cabinets?
This depends on the overall look you are trying to achieve. If you wish to make a statement piece you could try a worktop with colour contrast, a range of different materials or even the same material in an assortment of thicknesses.
When is it best to just match the cabinetry and worktop colours?
There are no hard and fast rules here, it is all simply down to personal preference. If you just want to keep all worktops and door colours the same across the island and cabinets, then go for it! Personal preference will always prevail.
What are your design tips when adding a kitchen island?
Without a doubt, the best bit of advice for a kitchen island installation is to avoid oversizing it for the available room space. You want your island to be a complementary feature, not a piece of furniture that dominates the room!
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