25 Contrasting Kitchen Island Ideas For A Statement

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There are many kitchen decor trends popping up: two-toned kitchens, concrete backsplashes, butcher block countertops, penny tiles and soon. Need more trends for a fashion-forward kitchen? Today we are considering one more cool trend, these are contrasting kitchen islands.

A contrasting kitchen island means that the island will differ from the cabinets. The piece is usually of the same style as your cabinets but it looks absolutely different, and it can make a statement with its color or decor. You can tie it up with the cabinets using the same countertops or at least those of the same material. Let’s take a look at some inspiring ideas!

Contrasting Kitchen Islands

A totally different kitchen island is a nice idea for making a bold statement – with style, with materials, with colors, with all of them together. It can be also used to add a touch of a different style to your kitchen decor. It may be a bold stone and metal kitchen island in a minimalist kitchen, it can be a rustic stained wood kitchen island in a contemporary space or a statement stone kitchen island in a kitchen with wooden cabinets. Such a solution always guarantees that your kitchen won’t be boring.

a modern white kitchen plus a large kitchen island table in black and with a wooden tabletop

a modern white kitchen plus a large kitchen island table in black and with a wooden tabletop

a luxurious modern kitchen with white cabinets and a burgundy-colored kitchen island with rounded corners and a marble countertop

a luxurious modern kitchen with white cabinets and a burgundy-colored kitchen island with rounded corners and a marble countertop

a minimalist white kitchen plus a sleek black kitchen island and a geometric ceiling for a wow effect

a minimalist white kitchen plus a sleek black kitchen island and a geometric ceiling for a wow effect

a trendy two-toned kitchen look can be achieved with a large kitchen island of a different color like here - a bold blue one

a trendy two-toned kitchen look can be achieved with a large kitchen island of a different color like here - a bold blue one

a two-toned kitchen in teal and white plus a dark-stained kitchen island to add a rustic touch

a two-toned kitchen in teal and white plus a dark-stained kitchen island to add a rustic touch

a white kitchen is spruced up with a navy kitchen island and a white countertop adds color to the space

a white kitchen is spruced up with a navy kitchen island and a white countertop adds color to the space

white cabinets plus a dark stained kitchen island with a grey marble countertop and matching wooden shelves

white cabinets plus a dark stained kitchen island with a grey marble countertop and matching wooden shelves

a modern white kitchen and a black kitchen island, a marble backsplash and countertop to tie them up

a modern white kitchen and a black kitchen island, a marble backsplash and countertop to tie them up

dark cabinets and a large stone kitchen island and countertops of the same stone for a wow effect

dark cabinets and a large stone kitchen island and countertops of the same stone for a wow effect

Contrasting Kitchen Islands That Are Tied Up

A contrasting kitchen island may be tied to your kitchen cabinets to create a stylish unified look. The most popular idea is ordering a kitchen island of the same look as the cabinets but of a different color, this is a great way to add a colorful touch to your space. Another idea is rocking the same countertop as on the kitchen cabinets, it’s a cool and catchy way to create a bold look yet a bit unified one. You may also use the same material for the countertop of the kitchen island and backsplash, it’s a more original way to tie up the piece with the rest of the space.

a beautiful white kitchen with a navy kitchen island and a marble countertop for a chic touch

a beautiful white kitchen with a navy kitchen island and a marble countertop for a chic touch

a black and white kitchen with a dark green kitchen island that adds color to the space

a black and white kitchen with a dark green kitchen island that adds color to the space

a contemporary kitchen with white cabinets and a black kitchen island plus the same countertops for both

a contemporary kitchen with white cabinets and a black kitchen island plus the same countertops for both

a contrasting black kitchen island with a sleek white countertop to connect it to the cabinets

a contrasting black kitchen island with a sleek white countertop to connect it to the cabinets

a neutral glam kitchen with a wood clad kitchen island to add texture and interest to the space

a neutral glam kitchen with a wood clad kitchen island to add texture and interest to the space

a sleek white kitchen that contrasts a black wooden kitchen island to create a bold minimalist look

a sleek white kitchen that contrasts a black wooden kitchen island to create a bold minimalist look

a traditional white kitchen with a grey kitchen island that adds a touch of color but not too much

a traditional white kitchen with a grey kitchen island that adds a touch of color but not too much

a white kitchen and a midnight blue kitchen island with a white countertop for a chic and catchy look

a white kitchen and a midnight blue kitchen island with a white countertop for a chic and catchy look

a white kitchen with a grey kitchen island, a stone countertop and a metallic tile backsplash add interest

a white kitchen with a grey kitchen island, a stone countertop and a metallic tile backsplash add interest

add color to your space with a different kitchen island like here - a blue farmhouse piece to a white kitchen

add color to your space with a different kitchen island like here - a blue farmhouse piece to a white kitchen

an elegant modern white kitchen with a grey kitchen island with a thick white countertop

an elegant modern white kitchen with a grey kitchen island with a thick white countertop

navy vintage-inspired cabinets are enlivened with a white kitchen island with a wooden countertop for a wow look

navy vintage-inspired cabinets are enlivened with a white kitchen island with a wooden countertop for a wow look

sleek black cabinets plus a white ktichen island with a stone countertop that echoes with the backsplash

sleek black cabinets plus a white ktichen island with a stone countertop that echoes with the backsplash

vintage-inspired grey cabinets and a navy kitchen island in the same style with a wooden countertop for a chic look

vintage-inspired grey cabinets and a navy kitchen island in the same style with a wooden countertop for a chic look

white cabinets and a green kitchen island are united with the same countertops for a continuous look

white cabinets and a green kitchen island are united with the same countertops for a continuous look

white cabinets with a navy kitchen island and a white countertop that echoes with the cabinets themselves

white cabinets with a navy kitchen island and a white countertop that echoes with the cabinets themselves