To open up this formerly small kitchen, a wall was removed and replaced with a spacious island that integrates a glass-top range and much-needed cabinetry. Contrasting against the black quartz countertops is a backsplash made from white subway tiles, which extend up to the ceiling. Open shelving with wrought iron brackets provide convenient and attractive display for dishware and accessories.
The open gourmet kitchen is designed with an easy workflow, as well as to be friendly for family and entertaining. The space is grounded by neutral tiles, and black cabinets are paired with soft tan countertops. Stacked stone creates a focal wall and range above the stove, while the large center island is surrounded by light gray barstools for eating.
The large dark wooden island, complete with built-in wine rack and prep sink, contrasts against the white countertops and walls of this contemporary kitchen. White upholstered chairs with nailhead trim sit under two black pendant lights with crystal fringe. A cream marble wall section behind the white range hood brings a elegance to the space.
This beautiful, open kitchen features light green walls, white cabinets and a dark green, circular dining table. Wrought iron pendant lights and a copper range hood complement the black and brown tile backsplash. White upholstered chairs around the dining table and neutral bar chairs at the island provide plenty of seating options to enjoy the inviting space.
Tons of wood detailing brings a warm feel to the bright white walls of this modern kitchen. A lowered ceiling panel adds an intriguing touch of style to the smooth, polished design. A gray stone backsplash provides a break in the wood cabinets, and a large island with white countertops offers an eat-in bar area with black leather barstools.
This beautiful transitional kitchen is flooded with natural light from the large three section window above the sink. Three chairs align with three pendant lights at the turn of the black countertop creating an eat-in area at the room divide. Another three chairs create even more eat-in space at the island, accented by a contemporary light fixture above.
Transitioning from one area to the next is seamless and stylish in the open design of this modern home. Pink orchids placed in each section bring a cohesive decorative feel. A modern white marble island has an elevated bar with black leather barstools to create an eat-in feel. Stainless steel details in the kitchen are echoed in the back rests of the dining chairs.
Dark gray cabinets are striking in a kitchen, especially when set against a white backsplash with Moroccan-style tile from Walker Zanger. A white quartz-top island surrounded by black Arhaus counter stools also has high-contrast, high-impact style—yet it’s easy to clean after crafting marathons. Above it, Sonal hung two giant lanterns by Savoy House in a finish that plays off the cabinet color.
This kitchen and dining space sits at one end of a very large great room with 20' ceilings at many points. A focal wall with black and white geometric tile grounds this kitchen and gives it warmth. It is a lot of pattern, but it is well balanced with the many white walls around it and it really works in this very modern farmhouse. The hints of brass create another visual pop to draw the eye toward the cozy island seating.
This spacious kitchen boasts a beautiful mix of black and white cabinetry and receives ample light from the windows, track lighting and recessed lights. Two islands serve as a space for prep and storage as well as a spot for two to enjoy an informal meal. A bright red pendant light, barstools and plant centerpiece bring a splash of color to the monochromatic design.
A multi-level island offers extra functionality in this sleek, contemporary kitchen designed for the home chef. The sink is at a level that's comfortable for washing up hands or dishes, while the lower counter is designed for baking-specific tasks. The of the higher level conceals electrical outlets at a convenient spot for using stand mixers and other small appliances. The white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and black countertops make bold, bright statement while maintaining this kitchen's purpose and pleasures.
Muted gray cabinets pair with black quartz countertops, while contrasting white quartz countertops top the 13-foot-long island. Quartz countertops offer the advantage of resistance to staining and are essentially maintenance free. A well-lit kitchen relies on sophisticated and layered lighting from multiple sources. In this case that includes recessed spots for dramatic accent, industrial-style pendants for concentrated task lighting and a trio of rustic sconces over the sink.
Contemporary cabinets and stainless steel accents highlight this functional loft-style kitchen with a two-tiered metallic island. Industrial-style orange pendant lights bring a pop of color to the space while a beautiful arrangement of red roses add warmth. The far wall is decorated with a black and white photo collage, adding an element of surprise and visual interest to the space. Hardwood flooring anchors the space and gives it a cozy feel.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.
"It is hard to visualize the flow of a house when it is just framed up with plywood on the floor. So use the jumbo chalk to mark out things like the kitchen island location on the floor to make sure it is not too tight and needs to be made smaller," says Abbi Williams of the unexpected uses for this ordinary material. "Or use the chalk to block out the location of the furniture on the living room to understand where you need floor outlets."
This black and white kitchen showcases a sleek and modern sensibility with its minimalist approach. Designers at Design Platform selected very tall cabinets to complement the room's high ceilings and to add much-needed storage space. The room was able to accommodate larger accent pieces such as the artwork and pendant lights, as well as a larger island for additional seating. Matte porcelain tile, cove lighting and rift oak cabinets also help create this rich, modern look.
Black and gold combine to create a sleek profile in this streamlined, modern kitchen. A mix of dark and light cabinetry is unified by dark countertops and an eye-catching backsplash that brings the mix of hues together. Three clean-lined pendants light the island, while a trio of modern upholstered barstools provide seating that allows guests to interact with the cook. An integrated refrigerator features modern brass pulls that match the rest of the hardware and fixtures.
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.