What's the Right Color and Size of Island for My Kitchen?
Matching, neutral or contrasting colors can sometimes be difficult to determine from an image of an island wine rack.
It might be better to go with a contrasting tone if the color of the kitchen island wine rack looks close, but not spot-on.
This isn't a rule written in stone though, as it's a personal preference thing. I've certainly been surprised on many occasions, especially when picking out tile for flooring and walls.
The beauty of the contrasting color is that it draws the eye like a beacon. Especially if the island is darker and the surrounding kitchen is a lighter tone.
One thing that many people overlook when choosing a kitchen island wine rack is it's overall size.
Make sure to click on the details of the piece you're interested in, to find out the exact dimensions. Then measure the existing space in your kitchen or dining area that you'd like to put it.
Here's a good way to envision the island's size:
Get the dimensions of the island's countertop, and cut them out of a large piece of cardboard. Then lay the cardboard countertop on some other boxes, exactly where you'd like the island wine rack to sit in your kitchen.
By walking around this mock-up, you can get a feel for the island's size.
In my own kitchen I have an island without chairs, and the space to walk around it is 33". I wouldn't go any less than that. In fact, leaving a space 36" or larger would be better.
If the kitchen island wine rack has chairs to go with it, don't forget to leave enough space to push the chair back when standing up.