Painting the walls in a high contrast black and white stripe tricks the eye into seeing more light than the space actually has. The black and white motif is repeated in the kitchen cabinets with added subtle touches of brass via the light fixture and cabinet hardware. A corner L-shaped bench adds a pop vibrant kelly green that works perfectly with the wall art piece.
In the remodel of this one-bedroom flat, the kitchen and dining area were opened up to connect to the living room. The homeowner wanted an exposed brick accent wall. The solution: a rosy pink brick from Brickit that pairs handsomely with the dark wood cabinets and brass accents. Kitchen cabinets: Ikea; Hardware: Anthropologie
A signature highlight in the renovation is this breakfast nook just off the kitchen, with bay window and wooden table custom built by Clint Harp. Another special feature is a set of antique doors (left) with vintage hardware installed on the new pantry.
Warm light wood cabinetry creates sharp lines in this contemporary kitchen. Beautiful gray stone countertops help incorporate the stainless steel appliances and cabinet hardware into the kitchen design.
Rich, dark stain continues from the cabinetry to the beamed ceiling in this contemporary kitchen with Tuscan influences. A stone arch leads into the room, linking to the home's stone exterior. Contemporary lighting and hardware complement the clean lines of the cabinetry.
A built-in desk and window seat make maximum use of space in this classic kitchen redo. Contemporary flooring and hardware combine with classic lines to create a space that gives a nod to 1920s architecture.
Gray Shaker cabinets with gold handles give this updated kitchen a classic, stylish look. Blue subway tile injects just a pop of color for a contemporary take on traditional white tile. Marble countertops and a brass hardware add to the luxe feel.
Pairing together the perfect mix of country and modern style, this kitchen provides a cozy atmosphere and ample space for food preparation. A linen-lined ceiling fixture gives the room a down-home feel, while sleek cabinet hardware provide a contemporary vibe.
This kitchen is a combination of traditional and modern elements. The cabinetry, granite and hardware are very contemporary, but with the infusion of a custom rustic kitchen table, fabric dining chairs and cornice boards, the space becomes cozy. The cornice boards were created in an unexpected bohemian patterned fabric with orange accents to add interest and pattern to the room. The hammered metal pendants hanging at varying height are copper on the inside and produce a warm glow.
Light blue cabinets combine with white countertops for a soothing, chic kitchen design. Geometric pendant lights add a contemporary nod, while gold is use for the fixtures and hardware throughout the space for a touch of glam.
The open and bright contemporary kitchen mixes sleek white cabinets with marble countertops. Trendy brass is used for the hardware pulls and sink faucet, and a wall of windows pours natural light into the space. A trio of pendant lights illuminates the bar area.
This modern kitchen detail features bold black and white marble wall tile with metallic accents, blue floating shelves and base cabinets with bronze hardware, contemporary white marble countertops, and metallic window accents.
This modern galley kitchen has a contemporary stainless steel sink with gooseneck faucet and work space with a striking yellow glass backsplash accent wall, and walnut cabinets with contemporary hardware.
Not only is the color of kitchen cabinets changing — hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way with the touch of a button making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue. Image courtesy of Blum