island Countertop: walnut or quartzite
My kitchen cabinet L will be natural walnut slab front doors and drawers with a Madre Perla countertop. My island is going to be painted and I was planning on using walnut butcherblock. The island is not small, it is 94x38.
I just found out that my slabs are probably big enough to do the island too. Now I have to make a choice.
I love the look and the idea of walnut, but I am concerned about too many finishes in my kitchen and not having anywhere to "rest" the eye. I am also concerned about darkness.
Architecturally my space is busy because it is a post and beam home so the omnipresent design force is the beams. The cabinets are all simple clean lines, but some are stained and some are painted. I figure that means they are not the same and that the contrast keeps the eye bouncing a bit. Will it be more restful to have the countertops the same?
Also, the island top will be a large plane of space and black walnut is very dark, it will become a focal point.
This is my space, what countertop would you do on the island?From From