I am in the process of updating kitchen and plan to put in large 9 foot center island that will utilize cupboard below existing island and take the place of the table. Our preference is to keep the corian on the surrounding counters. We still like it and it still in very good condition. It has a bit of a pink undertone with flecks of black and white. My challenge has been finding something that complements the corian. Ideas for new island? We have three boys so need something practical. I have been leaning toward a dramatic look and I like the look of a center island that complements but is not the same as the remaining countertop. I have looked at many types of granite (typhoon bordeaux, bianco antico, black marinace) - so far what I've liked the best that may complement pending the slab is titanium. We are considering replacing all the countertop if we can't find something that complements. We will also be updating the lighting over the center island to be transitional/contemporary fixtures.