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Here they have done the opposite of the kitchen in your model. The surrounding cabinets are dark against tile floors and the island is creamy but everything has the same counters for continuity. Then they have the darker stools to bring some of the contrast into the middle of the room as well as oil-rubbed bronze fixtures. I don't think Lon will go for any cream cabinets. No mixing for him.
Dark perimeter cabinets, lighter island, tile floors, cream trim
medium cabinets, tile floors, rich granite counters & backsplash, cream trim. A simpler backsplash could take this kitchen in a little different direction. This is better.
This is good
medium wood, tile floors, the backsplash is too busy but just look at the color combination. I like it but it doesn't have a very "rich" feel
I like counters that are more "cream" not white