Thick-slab stone countertops tie in with the stone fireplace surround in this open concept kitchen and dining room, visually unifying the two spaces. Beautiful wood paneling adds an element of warmth and richness.
This kitchen has performs double duty as a cooking space and dining area. Sleek vintage swivel counter stools provide seating along the counter. Small red details create an accent throughout the room agains the charcoal gray walls and cool toned design.
This modern kitchen has a distinct mid-century vibe, with dark brown cabinetry that extends to the ceiling for maximum storage and throwback barstools covered in a burnt-orange leather. A pot filler adds function above the cooktop.
The woodgrain kitchen island features an ashy-toned finish which blends the hardwood floor color into the cream and white tones used through the room. Black bar chairs line the overhanging countertop of the island for a stylish eat in set up under a pair of circle, industrial influence chandeliers. Sleek cabinetry with long stainless steel handles showcases the midcentury modern style influence.
Beautiful woodgrain cabinetry brings a warm look to this sharp design. A blood orange accent wall highlights the warmth to create a bold contrast to the white surroundings. A clear seat barstool and flower petal light fixture add fitting final touches for the midcentury modern style.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”
Smooth woodgrain cabinetry and island base showcase a beautiful, warm tone against the white walls and gray tile flooring. A skylight allows natural light to flood the space, keeping it bright and refreshing. Diamond-like pendant lights hang over the white countertop of the island and white leather bar chairs with stainless steel base and built-in foot rests. A turquoise backsplash adds a bright pop of color to the room.
That's no optical illusion: This kitchen really is shaped like a wedge. Rather than fighting the odd shape, the design embraces it with an acutely angled island and banquette. The space is decorated with a funky '50s vibe that matches its quirky shape.
The homeowners loved their home's Midcentury Modern design, but they wanted it to have an updated feel, so they tasked designers with finding a way to preserve the home's charm while adding modern amenities, so designers expertly blended the original mahogany paneling with new, sleek cabinets and splashes of marble to create a fun, elegant space.
The gray and white marble backsplash helps to ease the transition between the dark, rich, mahogany paneling and the stark, white-gloss cabinets. The addition of the marble also provides additional warmth and texture to the design.
A mixture of pendant lights featuring matte black finishes and copper accents bring a modern, industrial twist to this sleek kitchen design. A row of bar chairs at the island creates cozy eat-in space in the natural light from the sliding glass doors. Neutral tones elevate the calm, timeless feel of the design.
White quartz countertops are a bright finishing touch for this midcentury modern kitchen, enhancing the room’s open and airy feel. The designer maintained the space’s original curved layout and incorporated a raised bar between the kitchen and family room to define the two areas.
Woodgrain cabinets highlight the midcentury modern influence in this kitchen design. White countertops transition the lower cabinetry to the bright upper decor featuring gray and white tile walls, white cabinets and floating shelves.
The clean, modern cabinets have beechwood surrounds, plywood back boxes and feature soft-close. The cabinet hardware has the look of weathered copper with a blue-green verdigris patina. Antique inspiration is behind the kitchen island, which is clad in a cold-rolled steel wrapped around a plywood substrate for a smooth and durable work surface.
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.