The island in the middle of the kitchen serves as a center piece for people to gather, eat and drink or just prepare a meal. With a new sink and faucet from Ikea, and a built-in dishwasher, it is a highly attractive and functional spot that is sure to be a busy spot.
As seen on HGTV's "Kitchen Cousins."
A reclaimed wood post acts as a connection point for the island cooking surface and the zebra wood eating bar in this sleek kitchen. The variety of materials used adds interest to the contemporary space.
A rust-orange wall in this kitchen provides sharp contrast to the room's dark wood cabinets, drawers and kitchen island. Stainless steel appliances, a stainless steel hood and built-in range add to the room's contemporary feel.
This spacious kitchen includes a small office space that can easily be concealed by a set of sleek sliding doors. A rust orange accent wall adds a pop of color to the otherwise neutral and brown kitchen.
The mix of materials on the countertop and along the backsplash work because the palette is the same rich orange, similar to the Benjamin Moore metallic wall paint, and offset by a large expanse of off-white linen painted cabinetry.
Gorgeous pink and orange flower arrangements in silver vases decorate this kitchen table. A set of crystal stemware with a purple-blue etched floral design is woven throughout the setup, while natural light illuminates the space.
This modern kitchen uses a bright, bold color palette alongside eye-catching angles to make the space a functional work of art. A kitchen island with a walk-up bar centralizes the aesthetic, while opaque cabinet doors give the cabinetry a sleek update.
Pumpkin-colored walls add warmth and visual interest to this traditional kitchen, complimented by expansive wood cabinetry. A large kitchen island flanks the room on one side, offering up ample food prep and entertaining space.
This kitchen features a beautiful blend of light and dark materials with both concrete countertops, light wood cabinetry, zebrawood breakfast bar countertops and distressed metal panels and hood. The warm orange walls accentuate the array of neutrals used in this contemporary kitchen.
The industrial, concrete countertop is extended until it floats above the floor. The visual effect is continued up the wall with laminated veneer lumber floating shelves. The colorful walls pop in contrast and make the room feel vibrant and exciting.
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy used bright colors and accents to transform this kitchen, adding a contemporary feel to this 1920s home. She selected white cabinets and gray countertops that can handle the orange tones that pop within the room. Especially captivating is the soft orange-colored ceiling, which helps to frame the entire design.
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.