Just as the kitchen is undoubtedly the center of this home, the island is the center of this kitchen. An overhang on the island creates an inviting place to pull up a chair and visit with the other people in the kitchen. This large space can also be incredibly functional. To set the island apart from the Cognac finished cabinetry of the rest of the kitchen, we chose Vintage Willow. It gives the room a slightly surprising twist.