Kitchen Island - paint? dark floors w/dark cabinets?

10 years ago

The prior owners put new countertops and maple pergo in the kitchen right before they sold the house. It is all in fine condition so it does not make a lot of sense to do a full remodel, but we don't really love anything about it. We would like to do a couple things, however, to spruce it up a bit. (I can't figure out how to insert a photo otherwise I would. Silestone counters, cherry cabinets, plain beige tile backsplash.) I am thinking we could replace just the island or maybe paint it? I would probably go with a cream paint. Would it look strange to have a totally different island? Should we re-use the same countertop?

We are also thinking of redoing the floors. The rest of that level of the house has brazilian cherry hardwoods (which are about the same color as the cabinets). We are thinking it would make the kitchen too dark if we put cherry in the kitchen. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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