Interior designers ensure a well-balanced kitchen by sticking with a perfect mix of materials. In this kitchen, the cabinets are glossy and rich, while the butcher-block countertop is flat and neutral. To help tone down the intensity of the red cabinet color, reflective blue tiles stem from the top of the counter all the way up to the ceiling.
Designer Kathleen Navarra granted the homeowners' wishes of a light, airy kitchen with crisp white cabinetry and a cerused oak island topped with marble while weaving in her trademark use of color. Navarra turned to rich chocolate tones for the grasscloth wallcovering, hardwood floor and La Cornue oven and hood and painted the ceiling with a sky blue lacquer to add depth to the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 kitchen.
Sharp lines and a sleek transitional style decorate this spacious, white kitchen. A large island with built in stainless steel ovens is topped with marble gray countertop for a decorative change from the white countertop over the wall cabinets. A pair of globe pendant lights, a decorative backsplash panel and a colorful rug add finishing touches to complete the design.
Although the color palette is predominantly neutral, this traditional kitchen brings in visual interest via a compelling mix of materials: dark brown wood cabinets, granite countertops and a mosaic tile backsplash.
The neutral kitchen masterfully layers a mix of materials: oak cabinets, a basalt backsplash and travertine countertops. The custom-made dining table, made from oak and ebony, easily has room for eight chairs.
Tonal arabesque tile backsplash brings a refined elegance to this kitchen with its glossy sheen. The wooden range hood surround adds a natural textural element. Classic white Shaker cabinets balance the mix of materials and finishes.
Designer Gail Drury combined traditional sage-green accents and ivory cabinets, along with contemporary materials and conveniences, to bring an updated look and feel to this charming kitchen. An eclectic mix of wood finishes in the island and barstools further add to the kitchen's collected-over-time appeal.
With sleek surfaces and little to no frills, this sophisticated kitchen adds visual interest by mixing materials and patterns: gray and white marble on the walls and floors, the wood grain of the gray cabinets, the sheen of the glass and metal lighting fixture.
This kitchen's granite countertops give the traditional space added dimension. The creamy white island is mixed with warm stained cherry cabinets. Although the cabinets are different colors, the profile on their doors match, making the kitchen feel cohesive.
Create an island with multiple levels and materials. This budget-friendly kitchen island mixes materials on its staggered surfaces in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Quartz, wood and stainless steel combine to make a stylish and functional island for the space.
Rustic elegance comes together in the resort-style kitchen of this Arizona ranch home. Hard-wearing materials are mixed with luxury finishes to provide top of the line appliances with a ranch home feel.