I am doing a new L-shaped kitchen with an island on the diagonal. The cabinets are being painted Behr Espresso Bean (see attached for an example of the colour) and I'm considering painting the island a different colour: white/cream or even an accent colour.
The flooring is a medium-brown maple by Dubeau.
I painted the walls in the kitchen BM Stone Hearth http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/stonehearth.
I've gone back and forth over countertop colours so many times. I am doing quartz.
At first they were going to be light brown/cream and a darker brown for the island. The backsplash was going to be the Costco brown mosaic glass tile. Right now I'm concerned that this is all too much brown. Also I am concerned that the warm, super brown style of this kitchen is on the way out in terms of style.
So I'm thinking white or a light grey for the countertop, and a darker grey or slate for the island. This would involve a change to the backsplash.
Any comments? I would appreciate your input.