A 9-foot long window was added over the sink in this charming contemporary kitchen, creating lots of natural light in the space. The mood is kept bright and fresh with white cabinetry and a mottled green backsplash.
As seen on HGTV's Design Star, Mark Diaz and Kellie Clements use both tile and distressed wood-printed laminate for two different sides of the backsplash because of time constraints. "It needs to be one or the other," says judge Vern Yip.
This eat-in kitchen lends a farmhouse vibe with its breakfast bar made from 100-year-old barn siding and lantern pendant lights hanging above. Sage green accents are mixed in with the white cabinets and a neutral stone countertop. Hardwood floors lend a finishing touch.
If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered. Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness. These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden. Behr recommends using semi-gloss enamel for painting cabinets.
Creating welcoming warmth within the flowing spaces of open-layout floorplans is important—and sometimes difficult to achieve. Designer Brett Mickan turned to color to do the trick in this Sydney, Australia kitchen. “The deep green hue makes the walls recede so the pieces within the room stand out. And, because the room looks out through a series of large glass doors towards the garden, I used a deep green tone with a grey base to create a color connection to the garden and focus the view out the windows,” he says.
A clever wall-mounted table made of reclaimed wood creates a bar-height dining space for four in this stylish small kitchen. When not in use, the powder-coated celery green barstools can be stacked and tucked beneath it.
The exposed beams and natural wood kitchen island countertop and dining table in this kitchen bring a rustic touch to the space. The green cabinets bring about a natural feel, while the French doors let in lots of natural light, as seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It.
This green country kitchen features a large kitchen island and breakfast bar with a farmhouse sink and stools for casual dining. The rippled wooden kitchen cabinets and range hood are paired with antique white cabinets, while a green, yellow and white tile backsplash provides a finishing touch.
Neither bright or pastel; the olive green subway tile backsplash in this kitchen designed by Ryan Christenson of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen is unusual enough to catch the eye, but classic enough to live with for years.
Natural light illuminates this eat-in kitchen with neutral dining chairs positioned around a round dining table. The bay window area is painted a sage green, while neutral valances line each window. A natural wood chandelier hangs from the exposed beam ceiling.
Cool slate grays anchor this kitchen by Susan Diana Harris, ASID, while brighter greens steal the show both indoors and out. The walls are painted Behr's Fresh Grass (color #426), and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore's Pale Vista (2029-60). The windows (not shown) were left unobstructed to allow for views of the leafy garden outside. If your own kitchen is graced with garden views, remember that your choice of plantings will affect the color experience when you are indoors.
This country kitchen has delicate light sage walls, clean white cabinets, a granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, and a metallic glass tile backsplash. A white farmhouse sink completes the look.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.