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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you like your cabinets but want a bit more pizzazz, put a spotlight on them with lighting. Designer Judith Wright Sentz used LED ribbon lights inside and low voltage lights underneath. Not only does this showcase the beautiful leaded glass doors and items on display, it also provides additional functional light for the kitchen. Sentz says the kitchen, which was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner, was once very dark, so she took care to add as much light to the space as possible.