New kitchen renovation about to commence. Help please.
Floor is decided on and will be Warm Walnut Travertine, thought briefly about wood floors but not practical for us, we live in a pretty rural area so we are mighty dusty most of the time and I have one large yellow lab who loves to shed. Custom cabinets will be made of Alder wood. Will also have an island so my plan is either doing perimeter cabinets in a cream color (not bright white) and island stained wood or visa versa. Will also need to pick granite at some point. Any opinions/ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have attached photos of a few of the floor tiles and the current kitchen. Footprint will not change drastically, island will be a little bit bigger and all new stainless appliances have been picked out. I'm just not sure weather to go with light cabinets on the perimeter or stained cabinets on the perimeter. I love the look of the light, bright kitchen so leaning towards the lighter cabinets....what to do, what to do.