Need help for island counter material
virgphillips
July 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am planning to do a white marble on my kitchen countertops. I am at a loss for what to put as a complimentary material on my island. The kitchen will be a decent size, with casement windows over the sink to draw in light, but other light will come in from neighboring rooms - breakfast and den. The cabinets will be light in color and probably will have glass doors. We live in an OLD house and are undergoing a remodel with an eye toward keeping it traditional. Any suggestions for island counter materials to go with light - maybe white - marble? Not butcher block - we will have a sink in the island. Thanks!
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0825sam
I think something black (like quartz or absolute black granite) or close to black like soapstone would coordinate well with your marble. I would not do another/different light colored stone.
This photo is marble perimeter soapstone island

July 10, 2013 at 5:22pm   
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Sandra Alger, CID, Fresh Ideas by Sandy
How about Honed Marble for the island, and polished for the counters? You will have to be very diligent when preparing food...
July 10, 2013 at 5:30pm   
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virgphillips
Thanks for the ideas! I think something contrasting would work well, like honed black granite. I am a big cook so I need something hearty! I will have to think about whether the black will drain the kitchen of light.
July 10, 2013 at 7:23pm   
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katekingg
I think if you keep the rest of the kitchen bright, the black would not affect it so much. If you are worried, you could go with a grey and pick a shade you are comfortable with that still provides a contrast. Or you could keep all the counter tops light and paint the base of the island dark to contrast with the light cabinets.
July 11, 2013 at 2:23am        Thanked by virgphillips
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