Dark Wood Kitchen Islands

Buy the best dark wood kitchen islands selected and recommended by interior designers. By Emily Hilton.

If your kitchen lacks enough cupboards to store things, a kitchen island may solve your problems. A kitchen island can do more than give you a center prep area. It can provide extra open and closed shelves, drawers, and even clever organizing options like a spice rack or wine rack. They can also be more than functional. We've chosen four beautiful wood kitchen islands that are stained or painted with a dark finish. The dark finish creates contrast with any white or light wood perimeter cabinets, making it a focal point in your kitchen. 

Classic Kitchen Island with Granite Top

Classic Kitchen Island with Granite Top

$710

Classic Kitchen Island with Granite Top

Three Posts™

$710

Description

Perfect For: Enhancing kitchen storage and functionality

What We Like: Versatile and mobile design

This classic kitchen island provides refined style and smart storage solutions to any cooking area. Made from engineered wood and topped with granite, it's perfect for meal prep and serving. Traditional paneled doors and carved bracket legs add charm, while the 51.5" wide and 18" deep island features two upper drawers, a lower central cabinet, and two side cabinets with adjustable shelves for all your storage needs. Two side racks hold dish towels, and a built-in corral keeps spices or condiments handy. The removable caster wheels make repositioning a breeze.

Designer Advice

Place this island at the center of your kitchen as a focal point, and pair it with matching wooden barstools for a cozy seating area. Use the side racks to hang colorful towels, adding a pop of color to your space.

Sleek Corner Desk with Shelves

Sleek Corner Desk with Shelves

$223.99

Sleek Corner Desk with Shelves

Highland Dunes

$223.99

Description

Perfect For: Maximizing productivity in small spaces

What We Like: Space-saving design and multiple storage options

This sleek corner desk is the perfect solution for making the most of your small office or living space. The L-shaped design fits snugly into any corner, while the built-in shelves offer plenty of storage for books, office supplies, and decorative accents. The desk surface provides ample space for a laptop, monitor, and keyboard, and the smooth top finish makes it easy to clean and maintain. Made from durable materials, this corner desk is both stylish and practical.

Designer Advice

Pair this corner desk with a comfortable ergonomic chair and add a few potted plants to create a cozy, focused work environment that encourages creativity and well-being.

Kitchen Island with Storage and Oak Countertop

Kitchen Island with Storage and Oak Countertop

Kitchen Island with Storage and Oak Countertop

Birch Lane™

Description

Perfect For: Efficient meal preparation and organization

What We Like: Versatile storage options

This kitchen island is made of solid rubberwood and comes with an attractive oak countertop, providing a warm touch to your kitchen. It offers two drawers and two open lower shelves, perfect for keeping cooking essentials within easy reach. In addition to helping you prepare meals, the island is a great way to store your kitchen gadgets and tools, while making the best use of your limited space.

Designer Advice

Place decorative baskets or bins on the lower shelves to store and organize smaller items, and pair this island with bar stools to create a cozy and inviting eating area.

Durable Rolling Kitchen Island Cart

Durable Rolling Kitchen Island Cart

Durable Rolling Kitchen Island Cart

Loon Peak®

Description

Perfect For: Maximizing kitchen storage and workspace

What We Like: Space-saving features and adjustable storage options

This durable rolling kitchen island cart is the perfect addition to any kitchen that needs extra storage and workspace. The MDF board construction offers incredible strength and durability, while the drop leaf can be extended for more surface area or folded down to save space. The cabinet features a 3-position adjustable shelf to suit your storage needs, while spice and towel racks provide easy access to frequently used items. The cart is easy to move with 4 360° swivel wheels, 2 of which have brakes to keep it in place.

Designer Advice

Consider placing the island cart near your cooking area as a convenient spot for food prep, and use the adjustable shelf to store pots, pans, or other cooking essentials.

Mobile Kitchen Cart with Storage

Mobile Kitchen Cart with Storage

Mobile Kitchen Cart with Storage

Three Posts™

Description

Perfect For: Expanding workspace and storage in busy kitchens

What We Like: Versatility and mobility of the cart

This mobile kitchen cart offers a convenient extra workspace, featuring a solid wood cabinet in a warm walnut hue, and four lockable wheels for easy movability. Complete with double cabinet doors, a single drawer, and three exterior shelves, it's great for storing appliances, utensils, and pantry essentials. The cart's top surface is perfect for meal prep, and two towel racks double as cart pulls. Assembly required.

Designer Advice

Maximize your kitchen's efficiency by placing frequently used items on the exterior shelves and using the top surface as a designated food preparation area.

Kitchen Cart with Ample Storage

Kitchen Cart with Ample Storage

Kitchen Cart with Ample Storage

Red Barrel Studio®

Description

Perfect For: Keeping your kitchen organized and functional

What We Like: Versatile storage space and easy mobility

Our kitchen cart offers a practical solution to keep your kitchen tidy and efficient. With its ultra-durable and stable construction, you can enjoy ample storage options, including drawers, racks, and door cabinets for all your kitchen essentials. Four smooth swivel rubber wheels allow for effortless movement while minimizing noise and protecting your floors from scratches. Plus, its waterproof surface makes cleaning and maintenance a breeze.

Designer Advice

Place this cart near your workspace for easy access to frequently used items, and enhance its functionality by using the top surface as additional prep space or to serve meals.

Dark Wood Kitchen Island with Drop Leaves

Dark Wood Kitchen Island with Drop Leaves

Dark Wood Kitchen Island with Drop Leaves

Canora Grey

Description

Crafted from solid and manufactured rubberwood, this dark wood kitchen island has plenty of storage. The base cabinet measures 66.25" long by 42.25" deep and stands 36" high. Two drop leaves sit on either end of the island and can be lifted to provide a longer work surface or a place to sit.

Designer Advice

This stunning wood kitchen island cabinet is painted black and has a medium brown stained top. Four turned posts at the corners, and bun feet give this island its traditional styling. The front and back of the cabinet have a combination of closed and opening shelving. Both sides also have two drawers, each with iron knobs. Use the shallow shelves on the end to display decorative items.

Wood and Metal Serving Cart with Storage

Wood and Metal Serving Cart with Storage

Wood and Metal Serving Cart with Storage

Loon Peak®

Description

Perfect For: Stylish and functional kitchen and dining spaces

What We Like: Versatile storage options on wheels

This unique wood and metal serving cart features a durable construction in an attractive brown finish that is perfect for any home. The cart is equipped with convenient casters, making it easy to move from room to room, while providing ample storage space in its drawers and cabinets. Ideal for storing kitchen essentials and keeping your dining area organized, this beautiful and practical piece will be the centerpiece of your home gatherings.

Designer Advice

Pair this cart with a rustic or industrial theme in your kitchen or dining area, and use decorative storage containers to neatly display your frequently used items on top.

Dark Wood Stained Kitchen Island

Dark Wood Stained Kitchen Island

Dark Wood Stained Kitchen Island

Williston Forge

Description

This stained kitchen island is made from wood and metal in a unique distressed chestnut finish. Old-fashioned castor wheels make it handy for rolling in and out of place. The storage space includes slatted baskets, drawers and an open slatted shelf. Partial assembly is required on this 220 lb island.

Designer Advice

At 52" long by 24" wide, this dark wood-stained kitchen island can fit in a smaller kitchen area. Keep 42" between the front of your perimeter cabinets and all sides of the island. This gives you enough space for working and walking through the aisle. The detailing makes it look like it was found in a vintage shop, with its slatted wood basket drawers and slatted base.

Wall-Mounted Desk with Fold-Out Workspace

Wall-Mounted Desk with Fold-Out Workspace

Wall-Mounted Desk with Fold-Out Workspace

August Grove®

Description

Perfect For: Small spaces and home offices

What We Like: Space-saving design and multiple storage options

This wall-mounted desk features a fold-out workspace that offers a practical solution for compact areas or home offices. The desk has various storage compartments, including an adjustable shelf and two fixed shelves, perfect for organizing your office supplies, books, and decorative items. Its fold-out design allows you to tuck away the workspace when not in use, giving you more room to move around. The desk's clean lines and minimalist design make it a stylish addition to any space.

Designer Advice

When not in use, utilize the wall-mounted desk as a display shelf for your favorite decorations. Pair it with a comfortable and stylish chair that can easily be tucked away beneath it when folded.

Black Wood Kitchen Island

Black Wood Kitchen Island

Black Wood Kitchen Island

Red Barrel Studio®

Description

Made from sustainable solid rubberwood, this dark wood kitchen island's base is painted black. The natural wood color countertop is made of a solid 2.5 cm thick rubberwood countertop that resists water damage. Measures 44.6" long by 17.7" deep and stands 32.5" high. Weighs 68.34 lbs when fully assembled.

Designer Advice

The handy size of this dark kitchen island stands on four wheels. Two of them are lockable, and they can all rotate 360°. This lets you easily move it anywhere you need. Keep it in the kitchen as a central work area, or drive it into your dining area for a temporary buffet station. It can even be placed on your back patio while you're entertaining friends. A spice rack is located on one end and a towel rack on the other.

Rustic Dark Oak Wood Kitchen Island

Rustic Dark Oak Wood Kitchen Island

Rustic Dark Oak Wood Kitchen Island

Union Rustic

Description

The base of this dark oak wood kitchen island is made from two 30" cabinets. Each cabinet measures a standard 24" deep and includes a 4" high drawer. Two doors on each cabinet hide two handy pullout drawers. The barnwood-edged, laminate top measures 36" by 60" and overhangs to create a place for bar stools.

Designer Advice

Crafted from authentic reclaimed red oak from the 1800s, this dark wood kitchen island shows natural wood knots and grain. Even though the countertop is made from a durable laminate, it looks just as rustic as the rest of the island. Keep the look going by displaying lots of natural wood in the rest of your kitchen with live edge cutting boards and wood bowls. 

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Buying Guide

Yes, you can definitely match a dark wood kitchen island with light colored furniture!

In fact, this is a great idea from a decorative point of view: it will help you create a pleasant contrasting effect that’s still balanced and doesn’t feel overwhelming.

On the contrary, having a dark wood kitchen island with dark furniture could create a busy look and make your room feel a bit smaller, so matching a dark wood kitchen island with light colored furniture is actually the safest option.

The best color countertop for a dark wood kitchen island is a contrasting hue like white, either solid or in a simple, minimalist finish.

This is because it’ll help you create a balanced feel and prevent your kitchen from looking too heavy, whereas a darker countertop wouldn’t really stand out.

Yes! We’ve been seeing a renewed interest in dark wood kitchen island units, possibly because they bestow a very dramatic, modern feel to any kitchen they’re in.

They also look good with a variety of cabinet and trim colors, which makes it easy to switch up the look of your kitchen without having to replace or paint expensive cabinetry.

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