Cherry kitchen tops are pinkish to dark red, with rich color and smooth, satiny, most often wavy texture this type of wood is a choice for kitchen islands and countertops. The sapwood is always paler and may include tones of light grey or yellow. Generally, the color can vary substantially from board to board; hence we can accurately say that each panel is truly unique. The cherry kitchen island tops are light sensitive and develop an antique-like patina within 3-4 weeks when exposed to sunlight. The patina forms even without sun exposure, due to oxidation, but in this case it takes up to one year. Cherry is one of those woods that can be formal but also delicate when employed for kitchen island tops and countertops. A skilled designer can turn it into a suave, rustic or antique element of decor. It blends well in a pretty wide variety of configurations of kitchen island tops and countertops. It can make a good transition from maple cabinetry to mahogany or similarly dark flooring.