Natural light and high ceilings accentuate the airy, open design of this kitchen. Large circular chandeliers fill the open air and bring a cool, industrial influence to the room. Charcoal gray bar chairs are tucked up agains the large island featuring ash-toned woodgrain and marble countertop.
The open floor plan of this kitchen leaves space for a large, multi-functional island. The ashy tone of the woodgrain finish blends beautifully with the surrounding hardwood and cabinetry. A marble countertop fits the crisp, midcentury modern style of the room. Large circular pendant chandeliers help fill the high ceilings and add intrigue to the finished look.
This shade of periwinkle has just enough gray to keep it from looking juvenile. For a modern twist on Americana, try pairing it with deep reds, like the accents in this kitchen, and whites. A dark blue tile backsplash spills over onto the countertop to add a deeper shade to the color scheme.
Large tan marble cracks add personality against the solid, smooth surfaces in this midcentury modern kitchen. Stainless steel barstools with cream seats create a stylish eat-in space at the bar. Built in woodgrain shelving continues into the kitchen cabinets. The woodgrain refrigerator doors match the cabinets allowing it to blend into the design.
A sleek, sharp island fills the floor space in this shining midcentury modern kitchen. Mustard yellow bar chairs add a retro influence and counter the bright finishes of the walls and cabinetry. Gray and white tile create a full wall backsplash pattern behind floating shelves and a stainless steel range hood. Glass pendant lights bring extra light to solidify the bright finish.
Ceilings of different heights and walls and floors of different textures—wood, limestone, concrete—make the home's interior feel richly dynamic. The open plan kitchen wisely sits at the heart of the house.
In this open concept apartment, the designer cleverly used color to help define different areas. Gorgeous sapphire blue paint covers the walls and ceiling in the entryway and kitchen. As you move into the living areas, the walls shift to shimmery wallpaper.
Gray and white hexagonal tiles pattern the wall for a large and decorative backsplash effect. Floating shelves stacked next to the window show off personal decorations and everyday dishes to decorate the room without cluttering countertop space. Woodgrain lower cabinets bring the midcentury modern feel and ground the light and airy look.
Four white leather bar chairs tuck under the shiny white countertop of the kitchen island for a spacious, eat-in area. The charcoal gray floor tile provides a pleasing color contrast to the bright white room. A turquoise tile backsplash peaks out below woodgrain cabinets for a pop of color in the modern design.
The woodgrain cabinets and countertop base add warmth to the room and ground the light and airy look of the white design. A petal light fixture balances the sharp lines and corners of the architecture. Clear barstools compliment the minimalist style approach.
Light from the track lighting, pendant lights and clerestory windows bounces off the stainless steel countertops and appliances in this midcentury modern kitchen. Soft, neutral shades of green tile add color to the room without overpowering the design. Frosted glass cabinets top the lower light wood cabinets.
Tiles in a neutral yellow and green color range cover the wall surrounding a wood burning pizza oven in this midcentury modern kitchen. Stainless steel countertop and appliances give an industrial vibe against the wood cabinetry with frosted glass doors. Natural light from the clerestory windows bounces off the steel finishes to brighten the space.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”
White upper cabinets, white subway tile backsplash and white floor tile gives this spacious kitchen a light and bright look. A woodgrain finish on the lower cabinets brings a warm element to the design. Stainless steel stools with a clear plastic seat are placed at the countertop overhang for a built in eat in area.