Wallpaper makes a surprise appearance in this contemporary kitchen: It adds a sense of whimsy and fun to complement the more angular and straightforward cabinets and features. The kitchen island boasts comfortable stools at the breakfast bar, plus pendants above for more intimate lighting.
The caramel tones in this kitchen -- from the cabinets to the floors -- add a comfortable air, creating a cozy space for cooking and conversation. The finishes create a fresh space that lends itself well to mixing furniture and window treatments, creating an overall traditional feel but with tailored lines and rustic features. The outcome: a space that has a transitional feel, perfect for all ages.
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.
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.
There's nothing more cozy and inviting than an eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook. Here, dark woods are used in the nook as opposed to the light woods in the kitchen, creating a sense of a separate space -- but one that's still connected due to the matching chairs at the kitchen island. Striped windows in both spaces also create a unity.
Light wood cabinetry and neutral pastel tiles soften the industrial look of the stainless steel countertop and appliances. A clerestory window lets in natural light to keep the space bright. The thin floor space is maximized by building the fixtures alone both sides leaving a clear isle and uncluttered counters.
Light wood cabinetry gives this kitchen a clean, smooth finish. Textured accent backsplash panels add a lovely contrast to the cabinetry. Patterned bar chairs add a touch of color lining the curved island with dark granite countertop.
Light-colored wood cabinets are a wonderful way to keep a kitchen bright -- especially when there's not much natural light. Here, the countertops and floors are also a neutral hue, adding to the open feeling of the space.