Island, light, back splash. Focusing In. A red stove and unique diamond-shape tile backsplash capture attention here. In this case, the cabinets take second place, forming a background for other, more interesting, elements
I stained dark brown first, it would take 10 coats of red if you don't use a dark color 1st. This was going to be distressed so I stained, then red, distressed and antiqued with black. I always spray. If you are not going to distress tint your primer a charcoal grey 1st. Red will cover much better.