Over the past couple of years, I have taken baby steps with painting my kitchen island. Originally, the island was the wall color of the rest of our house (when the house was first built). This was a very light (almost white!) gray.
Then, I decided to paint the island a medium gray color- SW Agreeable Gray. I loved that it gave the island a little more of a contrast as compared to the walls.
Then, when we added the board and batten to the kitchen nook (which we painted a different gray color), I did a quick coat with the same gray over the Agreeable gray (which was more like a greige)… but they were very similar in color.
Oh wait! I’m not done yet! 😉 THEN, we painted the walls in our house and did a flip-a-roo with the board and batten in the kitchen nook- what was gray was now white, and the walls above it were more gray.
So, our island was now a gray color that was no longer in the kitchen nook… it was fine, but I started thinking BIG and BOLD… I could do most any color!
Since I LOVE the green color I’ve been using lately (office wall, filing cabinet, tray), I googled “kitchen island painted green” to see what the images looked like. I wanted to find an image that was similar to my kitchen- most things are light gray and white, and what a green kitchen island would look like in a lighter kitchen.
I loved the way the pictures I found looked… so I went for it!
Here are some not-very-lined-up before and afters… but it’ll show you what a difference the green makes!
I think the part that makes the most dramatic effect is that I painted the white baseboards. The baseboards being white kept the island from feeling “complete”, if that makes sense. The green baseboards make it have like a custom-built feel. I haven’t gotten bold enough to tackle the white cabinets on the other side of the island… not sure I’ll ever have the nerve. But if I do, you’ll definitely find out! 😉
I love it!!! I know this green may not be all of your cups of tea, but what color would you try on a kitchen island?