This indoor kitchen island space works well visually with the nearby outdoor stone accent wall, which can be seen through the open glass sliding doors leading to the porch. The kitchen island is lit by two black industrial pendant lights and features orange barstools for casual dining.
This open plan kitchen features light wood cabinets paired with black countertops. Metal track lighting hangs above the kitchen island, while brown leather stools provide a spot for casual dining. Neutral tiles line the floors.
Natural light bounces off the polished white surfaces of this transitional kitchen design. Painted exposed ceiling beams blend with the color while adding a subtle texture. A modern bubble light fixture hangs over the white marble island counter lined with simple and stylish wood barstools. A white painted brick wall and stainless steel range hood incorporate a classic kitchen feel.
Black cabinets can add to visually compress the size of a space -- but not as used here. Since white cabinets are used on top, there's a balance of light and dark. Lovely windows and pale wood floors also add to the sense of brightness in the space.
Sleek brown and white cabinets set the scene for the contemporary kitchen. A retro-style tile backsplash adds a graphic element to the space, while a large kitchen island with light blue pendant lighting provides plenty of space for family gatherings.
A stone fireplace surround adds a rough contrast to the smooth surfaces in this contemporary kitchen design. An L-shaped woodgrain island is lined with white bar chairs for an eat-in space. A trio of circle pendant lights hangs above adding light to the recessed lighting and decorative light fixture in the connecting dining room.
Two blue globe pendants add a hint of color to this neutral contemporary kitchen. Dark hardwood floors offset the gray and white cabinetry as well as the oversized kitchen island featuring a ceramic cooktop.
French doors let natural light and fresh air into this spacious kitchen. A long island creates an eat-in area with white marble countertop and unpolished metal barstools. A trio of silver pendant lights hangs above the the island. Light hardwood floors and white walls keep the room bright and inviting.
The kitchen in this Oregon vineyard estate home turns into a public tasting room on weekends. To allow for privacy when desired, and openness when needed, a drop-down screen was installed to use during "wine tasting" hours to partition off the kitchen. When the homeowners want a more open flow, the screen retracts into the ceiling, a great idea for any home with an open kitchen that is sometimes better left unseen.