A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
Fall in love with those baby blues...baby blue walls, that is. This modern kitchen gives sleek minimalism a colorful twist thanks to its striking blue-tiled curved walls and light wood cabinets. A wall of windows keeps the space airy and light.
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 kitchen by designer Mark Dutka in his own home near the Northern California coast was designed to reflect the colors of the local sky, sand and forests. A gorgeous sky blue accent wall gives depth to this small, open-plan modern kitchen. Wood beam ceilings and saltillo tile floors offer a nature-inspired contrast to the metal and gray. Halogen pendant lights suspended from an overhead support above the counter peninsula offer a creative lighting solution.
The "X" detail on the ends of the kitchen island help to provide support for the extended breakfast bar while adding a bit of texture and warmth to the white color palette of the modern farmhouse kitchen.
A white, brown and gray modern farmhouse style sitting room and kitchen. A white couch, concrete table, gray and metallic arm chairs, white and gray rug, a pair of marble and wooden tables and white lamp fill the sitting room. Shiplap adorned with herringbone mirrors decorate the wall next to a wooden table with chairs. A marble island centers the kitchen with a trio of glass pendant lights.
For the renovation, the clients' desire was to strike a balance between mountain-rustic and modern, so they kept the exposed beams, wood ceiling and walls to bring the rustic look into the design. They modernized the space by adding sleek, white cabinets and black countertops. Then, they added cool pendant lights, a bold wall color, a matching backsplash and unique window treatments. The open shelves give the couple storage space while displaying the couple's dishes.
This minimalist kitchen features a spacious white island with wood and metal stools. A marble backsplash lines the wall behind the stove, while brushed nickel hardware and fixtures add finishing touches.
This modern white kitchen features a pop of blue color in its tiled backsplash areas behind its two countertop spaces. Stainless steel appliances and a muted gray kitchen island add a sleek look to the space, while blue and white floral chairs in the nearby dining area give the room a touch of flair.
Inspiration for a modern U-shaped light tone floor and open concept kitchen with an undermount sink, flat-panel white cabinets, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a kitchen table for large family gatherings.
HGTV fan njhaus had more in mind for this modern kitchen remodel than fancy appliances. "The kitchen was designed with my husband in mind, who uses a wheelchair. We lowered the counters to make it easier for him to reach the cooktop. The lower counter at the island is table height so he can wheel right in. The features are integrated seamlessly (without) being obvious or less functional for everyone else."
This European-inspired kitchen features the latest in appliances. The Miele coffee center and wine refrigerator are the focal points and flank the sleek Poggenpohl cabinetry. The Swarovski crystal chandelier brings shine to the space, while the wood stools and wood-like porcelain tile flooring accents bring visual warmth. The final touch is LED lighting underneath the kitchen island that highlights the quartz waterfall countertop.
With delicate pendants and recessed lights, this modern kitchen positively shines at night. A large island works overtime in the center of the room, serving as a stylish focal point and providing space for hors d'oeuvres.
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.