The individual colors in this kitchen all hail from a neutral palette, but the sum of their parts is far from neutral. There are rich brown tones coming from both the floor and the island, while the crispness of the white cabinets and grey subway tiles bring the sky inside (an important feature in the oft overcast Northwest.) The island seating gives family and guests a place to sit so the cook is always part of the conversation. Intelligent kitchen design is about, not only how things look, but also how each person functions in the kitchen. We make sure our clients are excited by both.