I love this kitchen because it is brightly lit, but not because of the heavy use of the color white. Rather, they has used light brown and beige combined with a reflective table and island, as well as hardwoods. This makes for a well lit, earthy kitchen that I really like a lot. I love that the dinner table is right next to the island. This would be awesome for dinner parties wherein you could just help yourself to food at the island and then move right over to the table. Granted they would have to be smaller dinner parties considering the available space, but intimate socializing is very fun, and this kitchen accommodates that well.