Kitchen island bench colour

September 7, 2015
We are 90% finished with out kitchen Reno, but need to determine what colour to use on the front of the island bench. I had plans to put timber on the floor, but apparently now that is not an option, so I am stuck with the terracotta tile. The turquoise glass lash back is staying, but the avocado green has got to go. Should I use timber, or a block colour like white or charcoal?

Comments (18)

  • LouieT

    What about white may be best to marry with what you already have, I think another colour will break it up too much IMO. A mirrored glass finish could look good too but will give you an extra cleaning job. I think for cohesion you need to stay within the palette you have already so the bench/cupboards colour could be another option too.

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  • Tilly
    Use the exact colour of the lamp shades.
  • jacquiw57



    Take a look at these products they have some wonderfully different colours ,textures

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  • kooky_karen

    Continue with the white of the panel beside cupboards.

  • Andrew Bounader
    the white or match the grey exactly - take a sample to a paint store - specialist and get them to run the colour match spectro over it to get it right.
  • chookchook2

    What are the colours and styles of the room the island is facing into?

  • julienewans

    If your stuck with the splash back I think white would be the best choice. At the moment you just look at that solid green (which would be the case what ever solid colour you chose) so by adding white to tie in the existing doors and trims it would allow the introduction of items that head along that turquoise theme (possibly some fabric cushions in the adjoining room to continue it through). Defiantly not timber, way too many elements.

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    Kiwi Kitchens Ltd

    I would use the white of the cupboards above the hob area to give balance to the whole kitchen. If this is not the same as the white on the end of the cupboard under the breakfast bar, get a panel made to fit on the end of this cupboard to match the white of the backing panels. I don't think it is a good idea to introduce another colour or texture.

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    Rebecca Naughtin Architect
    it seems that the consensus is white or dark grey, or to match the light fittings. personally, I'd go dark colour in the same hue to help hide the stools and also support the idea of a floating benchtop. all the best!
  • mrshortin

    I too would use the white of the cupboards, and paint the stools white, and put turquoise cushions on them.

  • deanli14

    I've noticed a recent trend of the vertical color on the island matching the vertical color on the splashback. Liking that trend. So I would say go with the turquoise glass splash back color. Deepen it a little so the hue is closer to that of the floor. Cant tell from pic whether island cupboards are the same color as cupboards above the splashback. If they are, all the better. That then brings the turquoise/white combo forward into the room and gives some unity.

  • rubixx
    White from your overhead cabinets. You have enough to greys already. The white will lighten up the space more.
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    A & T Cabinet Makers

    White would look great and allow the bar stools to pop

  • girlguides
    Wow that photo is out there even for me
  • girlguides
    I'd go a deeper shade of turquoise with grey tinge. Blues look great against orange I'd also steer clear of wood as you have nice timber furniture and don't want a clash
  • asquithoatley

    Year old post! What did you end up doing , Don ?