What color should I paint the bottom of our island?

my colors are yellows, blues, grays. I have a picture in my breakfast eating area which has some colors I could pick from. my home is open concept with kitchen, breakfast eating area and gathering room flowing into each other. the picture is hanging between the 3 rooms. hope that makes sense.
q what color should i paint the bottom of our island
Picture in breakfast eating area
q what color should i paint the bottom of our island
Kitchen with view of island
  10 answers
  • Vicki Vicki on Feb 02, 2018
    Red! I don't know the other colors in your house, but red would sure kick your kitchen up a notch. It looks like the area could use some color.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 02, 2018
    since you have a open concept home.what other colors are there?

  • 27524803 27524803 on Feb 02, 2018
    You could choose, navy, med-dark teal, med-dark green, Red or brick red (like the tail lights) charcoal gray... I would paint the upper cabinets white or light gray and once the island is painted... paint the stools white or silver metallic.

  • Julie  McCuiston Julie McCuiston on Feb 02, 2018
    What color is your backsplash and counters? I would let those guide your choice first.

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Feb 02, 2018
      White subway. Granite is light beige with medium and dark brown swirls with some rust and silver sparkles. Not sure if I am describing well.

  • Susan Boothe Susan Boothe on Feb 02, 2018
    I think your walls are gray, but I can’t tell. Since it’s open design you need to use the same basic colors all the way through, but you can mix it up with accessories, pillow, flowers etc. First I would paint the island the pretty blue in the picture, and also the backsplash if it’s not tile, I can’t tell. Then I would paint the main wall in your living room the same blue, maybe behind the couch. I would also have at least 2 blue pillows on your couch, along with your other colors. That takes care of the main color, blue. Then you can go to Pinterest and scroll through color combinations until you find one you love. I found 1 with a pretty blue in it that will go well with your picture. I’ll see if I can copy and paste here, but if I can’t, just go search and you’ll find one. https://pin.it/psx7qocjjspqvo. Good luck!

    • Cheryl Cheryl on Feb 02, 2018
      All good ideas! Backsplash is white subway tile. Walls are a medium contractor beige color. New home and we've been here only about 6 mos so we have not done any painting yet. We do plan to pick a wall in the gathering room to paint as an accent wall. Thanks for your help.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 02, 2018
    Think I would like the bottom of the island your deep blue from the picture, and some blue glass subway tiles for the back splash, and then I would paint the glass pendants shades with some stained glass paint in the orange.

  • M. M.. M. M.. on Feb 03, 2018
    Yes,I agree with a deep blue paint under the counter - it's far enough away from the kitchen that it need not match what you have there. I'd also apply a good sealer over the paint so that you can easily wipe off scuff marks, etc., from people sitting there, moving stools,etc. If the nightlight gets in the way of people sitting there, but you still want some kind of low light there maybe you could add lighting up under the counter slab, like rope lighting. Be sure to plug in some outlet covers for your outlet, like the baby proofing kind if you think the open outlet might get kicked or splashed.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Feb 03, 2018
    The same red that's in the photo. WoW! What a great pop of color for your kitchen!

  • Julie  McCuiston Julie McCuiston on Feb 04, 2018
    Personally, I would pick out a grey/silver from your counters or even a chalkboard black.. Heck, I might even do a corrugated metal wrapped wall to give it a contemporary twist. Upholster or paint the barstools with a pop of your fav color.