Color is a vibrant part of the redesigned kitchen, thanks to color-blocked cabinet fronts that take turns with mahogany ones. Open shelving shows off pretty ceramic dishware, a nice visual tie-in with the ceramic pendant lights.
A butcher block countertop creates a designated prep area next to the gas stove on the kitchen island. Flat panel wooden kitchen cabinets and dark-stained hardwood floors bring warmth and coziness to the open kitchen.
Everything about this spacious kitchen epitomizes elegance, from the hand-cast cabinet hardware to the custom tile backsplash to the pendant light over the butcher-block-topped island. The soft yellow wall color allows bright white cabinetry to stand out in the space.
The kitchen and adjacent dining area's design was drawn from nature and the home's midcentury modern architecture. Ikea cabinet boxes with mahogany and color block fronts made by Semihandmade were budget-friendly without sacrificing style. Bespoke ceramic light pendants are by Heather Rosenman.
In the kitchen, designers kept the small space feeling bright and open by starting with white walls. They installed slender paneling white paneling to add texture to the space, while "L" shaped cabinets with butcher block countertops add storage and counter space. A slender kitchen island with barstools provides additional functionality in the space with extra counter space and seating. Finally, black and white art create a focal point in the room, while a blue rug gives color and warmth.
The pale color of the island's elm butcher block countertop is a visually striking contrast to the dark maple floors and blue gray cabinets. It also helps the overall kitchen feel lighter and brighter.
Designer Jennifer Ryan removes the floor tile, making way for playful new flooring. The upper cabinets are replaced with open shelving and the laminate countertops replaced with IKEA butcher blocks. An overall infusion of color brings the room to life.
Interior designers ensure a well-balanced kitchen by sticking with a perfect mix of materials. In this kitchen, the cabinets are glossy and rich, while the butcher-block countertop is flat and neutral. To help tone down the intensity of the red cabinet color, reflective blue tiles stem from the top of the counter all the way up to the ceiling.
Blue, green and gray swirls in this granite kitchen island give the appearance of flowing water. Backless, color-blocked bar stools are pulled up to the island to make a cozy dining space. Modern accents like the reflective hood, metallic pendant lights and chrome cabinet hardware add more bling to this sleek space.