Colorful Kitchen Island

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis took inspiration from 2024 Design Trend "Island Escape" to elevate her kitchen island.

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.

Supplies Needed

  • FrogTape® Multi-Surface Painting Tape
  • Paint Brush
  • Small Paint Roller
  • Primer
  • Cabinet, Door, and Trim Paint
  • Screwdriver
  • Painter’s Paper Roll
  • Heavy Duty Cabinet Cleaner
  • Paint Deglosser
  • Extra Fine Grit Sandpaper
Step 10

Select a fun, bold color for your kitchen island.

*If you’re planning to add decorative molding, use FrogTape® to create a design on the island.

The kitchen island is a place you can have fun with a brighter color. I would suggest painting a smaller board (or boards) with the paint color and test the color near the island throughout the day as the light changes.

When selecting a color, consider all the colors surrounding the island.

Step 1

Remove Cabinet Doors and Hardware.

Using a screwdriver, remove the cabinet and drawer hardware and doors.

Step 2

Tape off the Kitchen Island using FrogTape.

If you have wood floors, be sure to use the yellow FrogTape for delicate surfaces.

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Step 3 yellow

Clean the Cabinets Doors and Island.

I used a heavy duty TSP Subsitute cleaner. Be sure to wear gloves.

Step 4

Prep the Cabinets and Island for Painting.

I used a paint deglosser to remove some of the finish before sanding with light-grit sandpaper.

Step 5

Use a primer on the Island and Cabinet Doors.

Be sure to use a high quality primer, and you can have it tinted.

Step 6

Paint with a high quality Cabinet, Door, and Trim Paint in a Semi-Gloss or Gloss Finish.

As with high quality primer, high quality paint is important and worth spending the extra money.

Step 7

(Optional): Add decorative molding to the sides and back of the island and paint the molding.

This will require additional time. You will have to plan the design and cut the molding with a miter saw. Use a nail gun to install the molding on the kitchen island and caulk around the molding for additional adhesion and to hide any gaps. Paint the molding.

Step 8

Add hardware back and install doors and drawers.

Using a screwdriver, put the hardware back on the doors and drawers and install the doors back on the island.

Step 9


Enjoy your kitchen island as the best destination spot in your home!

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