Kourtney Kardashian's oversized kitchen island is a masterclass in elevating a neutral color scheme – designers love the sculptural layout

The socialite's kitchen is grounded by a refreshing twist on the classic island – and it perfectly complements her color palette

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The neutral kitchen is a beloved staple in the world of interior design. These schemes are minimalist, calming, and chic. However, just because this look is classic, doesn't mean it can't be constantly reinvented. Kourtney Kardashian's home is the perfect example.

The socialite's kitchen idea starts relatively simple by incorporating beige floors, white walls, and black cabinets. Then, Kardashian's oversized marble island provides a welcomed twist. This sculptural wonder stretches across the length of the space, boasting rounded edges and a thick slab top.

Interior designers love the kitchen island design. Nina Lichtenstein, Westchester-based interior designer gushes, 'Among celebrity homes, Kourtney Kardashian’s kitchen stands out for its striking centerpiece: an oversized, all-marble island. This luxurious feature not only commands attention but also elevates the entire kitchen space, blending functionality with high-end design in a way that is both captivating and practical.'

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The kitchen island shape is one of the most intriguing parts of the piece. Melissa Read, London-based principal designer of Studio Burntwood states: 'The kitchen island's natural, flowing shape is complemented by the gracefully curved sculptural pendant above it. Its substantial size not only commands attention in the room but also provides an ideal setting for social gatherings.' Lichtenstein adds: 'The thick countertop, with its rounded edges that follow the island's sinuous form, enhances this feeling of movement, making it a dynamic focal point.'

Kardashian's material choice gives the island an especially opulent energy. Read states, 'Marble kitchens, particularly when expertly carved and molded, exude an unmatched sense of luxury.' Lichtenstein adds: The island's design and material choice make it especially effective in Kourtney's predominantly white kitchen. The marble’s white base, interspersed with dark brown, beige, and gray veining, ties together the room's color palette. These natural tones complement the neutral, beige floor tiles, creating a cohesive look that feels both elegant and grounded.'

Furthermore, Kardashian's island is the perfect complement to her neutral kitchen design. 'Kourtney has opted for a minimal design for the kitchen cabinets, allowing the focus to remain on the stunning marble island,' Read tells Homes & Gardens. She continues, 'Sculptural, contemporary, and timeless qualities of this marble works well with a wide array of cabinet styles and colors, making it an investment piece that will stand the test of time.'

Lichtenstein adds: 'By keeping the kitchen cabinets minimalist and understated, the design ensures that the island remains the focal point, drawing all eyes to its intricate veining and unique shape. This approach not only highlights the island’s beauty but also underscores its role as the heart of the kitchen.

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If you love the look but aren't ready to install a new kitchen island, white marble accessories can help incorporate this naturally luxurious material into your space with a low commitment.

Kourtney Kardashian's oversized kitchen island is one of the coolest we've ever seen, and it is gorgeous in her white space.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.