Somehow, it just doesn’t feel like my own cookery until we throw on the first splash of paint. But forget my early thoughts on painting the new Austin cookery green or yellow. I picked up some color samples–aqua and coffee–yesterday. I may carry the color right out the back door and on to the porch. And to you who appreciate functional work space, I love the island. Stand clear! No clutter allowed on this prime slice of real estate.