The metal and glass hood and the expanded lower cabinets below the Thermador cooktop make it the focal point of this transitional kitchen. The tile backsplash repeats the neutral, granite counter-top color scheme and gives the space a contemporary feel.
The ultra-modern kitchen from HGTV Green Home 2011 is stunning in shades of gray and black. An island provides space for food preparation as well as eating. The unique smoke glass cabinets and stainless exhaust hood compliment the beautiful tile work.
Designer Karina Bryant of K_Souki Design Studio used complementary colors and textures in her cupboards, contrasting the shiny white upper cabinets with the darker wood-grained lower cabinets. You could get a similar effect by painting upper cabinets in a bright high gloss paint. Keeping the lower cabinets darker makes them easier to clean, especially with children in the house, Bryant points out. The Atlanta home was built by Imery Group.
Use colorful, inexpensive tile to cover a large space and create a focal point in the kitchen design. In this kitchen, designer Cody Ables, CEO of CODARUS, used tiling on top of an open cabinet to create a great bar area. He used the bar to create more prep space for the small kitchen and divide the dining and kitchen areas in the home, which was designed for Dwell with Dignity to help families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Fall in love with those baby blues...baby blue walls, that is. This modern kitchen gives sleek minimalism a colorful twist thanks to its striking blue-tiled curved walls and light wood cabinets. A wall of windows keeps the space airy and light.
Pendant lights hang down over an island with bar seating in this country kitchen. Glass door cabinets and provide dish storage around a patterned tile wall above the metallic stove. A strip of subway tile follows the white countertop around the walls of the kitchen. Wooden bar stools, gray herringbone flooring, and a black window frame above the sink add a few contrasting colors to the white decor.
A mix of farmhouse and eclectic decorating styles creates a fabulous, fun kitchen. The black and white Roman shade complements the detailed backsplash area where the farmhouse apron sink becomes the focal point. The blue-gray cabinets complete the farmhouse vibe.
In a compact kitchen, it’s important to draw your colors together. This white bar, with shelves of open storage below, matches the white dining table and is topped with blue tiles that complement the walls and chairs in the adjacent area. Together, the blue and white features of the bar create an interesting and cohesive look for the two distinct spaces. This room was designed by Cody Ables, CEO of CODARUS, for Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit that helps families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Dark wood cabinets create a warm, rich contrast against this kitchen's pale yellow tile walls. The cabinets were extended all the way to the ceiling for additional storage and as a showcase for special dish ware.