12 Great Paint Colors for Kitchen Islands

Ah, the kitchen island—the unsung workhorse of the kitchen. Perhaps the most multifunctional space, the island provides a place to gather, work, and if we're being honest—drop your stuff when you walk in the door. In many homes, they add smart storage and, in an increasing number of kitchens, a pop of color. According to the Houzz 2021 Kitchen Trends Survey, 41 percent of renovating homeowners are opting for a kitchen island paint color that contrasts their cabinet color. Of those, the majority go for classic colors that never go out of style; 27 percent go for blue and 20 percent choose gray, with white and black as runners up. Whatever hue you choose, painting your kitchen island is a great way to set the tone for your kitchen, whether that's bright and bold or totally subdued. Looking for where to start? Here are some tried-and-true, designer-approved kitchen island paint colors.