Kitchen island ideas

Whether you're looking for statement styling, spacious seating or smart storage solutions, we've gathered a selection of ingenious ideas to inspire your bespoke kitchen island designs and feature both style and seamless functionality.

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Kitchen island designs for every style

Choose from Shaker, Modern or Handleless cabinetry for your island

Tatton Midnight Main

Shaker islands

Featuring panelled doors framing a recessed centre panel, Shaker-style cabinets create a traditional yet timeless look that pairs well with rustic elements and refined natural features.

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Luna Matt Graphite_

Handleless islands

With a choice of our true handleless designs or the popular integrated J-pull handles, our Handleless kitchen units bring a sleek, ultra-modern look to any kitchen space. 

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Soho Seagrass Shoot

Modern islands

Characterised by flat, slab-fronted cabinet doors, our Modern style kitchens offer seamless versatility, style and clean, uninterrupted lines to offer a subtle yet effective aesthetic.

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Kitchen islands with storage

Whether you're a baking buff or a culinary connoisseur, storage is an essential element of your kitchen plan - especially if you're working with a more compact space. Smart storage solutions can be incorporated in your kitchen island design to create a concealed yet accessible place for all of your sieves and spatulas. 

Make use of every inch of your island cupboards with space-saving pull-out larders, stylish wine storage, hidden charging ports and even moving lifts for your small appliances. Combine these with cleverly organised drawer storage to house your smaller items and voilà! Storage heaven.

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Kitchen islands with seating

The addition of the right kitchen island can create a whole new seating area within your kitchen space. Whether you'd like a little place to perch with your morning coffee or a larger space to host and dine, an island is both a practical and stylish solution. 

Choose a hard-wearing worktop and remember to leave some space underneath so diners can slot in comfortably under the table. Your island can have bar seating along one side or a rounded or corner seating area at either end - depending on your kitchen layout and what works best for you. 

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Small kitchen islands

If you're working with a more compact space or a galley kitchen, a larger island may be out of the question - but there's always room for a smaller island if you're clever with your layout. 

For a smaller square-shaped kitchen, a kitchen peninsula may be the most suitable solution. It can offer additional storage or seating and add that valuable element of sociability to mold your kitchen into a modern, multifunctional space. 

Alternatively, you could opt for smart integrations with pull-out worktops, corner cupboard storage and built-in appliances to make the most out of your bijoux kitchen.

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Large island kitchens

For those more spacious layouts, a kitchen island really is a must. They add a sparkling central hub to your expansive space to bring a perfectly pleasing aesthetic along with storage and seating to accelerate your kitchen's practical design.

The design of your island can perfectly match your perimeter units or you can opt for a bolder colour to create an illuminating effect. Larger islands are perfect for incorporating key features like a central hob or Belfast sink, allowing your kitchen to be more social and 

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What's your kitchen island colour?

From calming neutrals to vivacious bold shades, we offer an extensive range of carefully curated colours for your kitchen island - whatever your style.

grey kitchens

Grey kitchen islands

Versatile, stylish and clean, grey kitchen islands are a firm favourite due to their endless adaptability and minimalist look.

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blue kitchens

Blue kitchen islands

From classic midnight blues to more subtle hues, blue kitchen islands expertly add a pop of colour to any style. 

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white kitchens

White kitchen islands

The all-white look is a classic aesthetic that works well for kitchen islands, bringing an effortless sense of style. 

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green ktichens

Green kitchen islands

Emerald, sage or mint, a green kitchen island provides a perfect way to showcase your bold, confident style. 

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Cream kitchens

Cream kitchen islands

A cream kitchen island can be paired with bolder colours in a two-tone design or as a central hub in an all-cream design. 

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wood kitchens

Wood kitchen islands

A solid wood or wood-effect finish can create a modern farmhouse look or a natural Scandi feel that pairs perfectly with a range of styles. 

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