Stainless steel frames in the upper display cabinets are a unique element that tie in with the stainless steel appliances in this contemporary kitchen. Dark hardwood floors create contrast against white cabinets and crystal light pendents add a glamorous touch over the minimalistic island.
A bright white kitchen with a white subway tile backsplash, white cabinets, and matching white ceiling and crown molding looks sparkling clean and makes the dark hardwood floor pop. An opening in the lower cabinets for the microwave is the perfect way to free up counter space.
This transitional kitchen is an elegant place to entertain with its neutral color palette and design details, like the intricate chandelier and metallic pendant lights. The gorgeous dark hardwood flooring provides contrast against the white cabinetry and sets the stage for colorful accessories to pop.
You'll never think neutral is boring again after taking a glance at this traditional kitchen. Dark hardwood floors create a depth in the space, but it's the whites that shine -- from the custom cabinetry to the painted brick backsplash to the large kitchen island topped with Carrera marble. Recessed lighting brings extra brightness without subtracting from the visual space.
While compact, the impact of this kitchen is big. Keeping a neutral and white color scheme makes the space live larger than it actually is by creating a clean palette and lines. The paneled refrigerator allows the appliance to blend into the cabinetry and not distract from the design. Unique elements include the custom, architectural range hood and Carrera marble tile backsplash.
"The kitchen is designed to feel as if it was a part of the home's original Arts and Crafts style," says designer Kirsten Marshall. The white marble island countertop ties into the backsplash and cabinets, while the island's dark wood matches the floor.
A neutral color palette allows the rich hardwood floors and crisp white cabinetry to stand out in this open, transitional kitchen. A trio of dark wood barstools provides an eat-in space to enjoy a casual meal.