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Design Trends 2024

Island Escape

Trend Characteristics:   Contrast   Bold   Playful   Sophisticated   Statement

Modern white kicthen with blue backsplash and bright yellow island

Who doesn’t smile and start daydreaming a little when they hear the word “Island”?

Truth be told, I get that dreamy about all of the islands… especially the one in the kitchen! It’s a destination spot right in your home. Everyone likes to gather there and socialize. That is precisely why it needs to be special and stand out from all of those other islands out there.

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Project Trend Highlight

See how Sarah Davis reimagines this trend.

Island Escape Color Palette


Project: Colorful Kitchen Island

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Sarah Davis

By adding a bold color to her island, Sara, from Sincerely Sara D., makes an impactful statement to her kitchen that adds a playful touch to the destination spot in the heart of her home.

View the Colorful Kitchen Island project

Design Tips for you

  • Finish

    If painting your cabinets, be sure to give the cabinets a light sand and use a high-quality primer before painting. Use a satin, semi gloss or lacquer finish paint for durability and easier cleaning.

  • Make it fun

    When selecting a bold bright color for your kitchen island, pair it with a fun neutral print on your chairs or counter stools or try a pattern that incorporates the island color into it. This will make your space feel cohesive and playful!

  • Color theory 101

    Complimentary colors always make an impactful statement in a kitchen! Think blue and orange/yellow, black and white or even red and green!