The open feel of this French country kitchen is warm and inviting. Two different shaped chairs sit at a simple, round wooden dining table. A built-in shelf structure displays an elegant plate collection above a white marble countertop.
Custom mirrored display cabinets flank the French doors that lead to the home office off of this traditional white kitchen. In-cabinet lighting ensures each delicate piece can be seen perfectly from anywhere in the room.
Although the colors are muted and monochromatic and the design is simple and understated, this open plan kitchen displays a timeless style and elegance. The coordinating upper and lower cabinetry draws the eye to the iridescent white tile backsplash, while the yellow hues of the pendant lighting fixtures provide a soft ambiance to the space.
A light tile backsplash provides striking contrast against the rich wood cabinets in this earth-toned kitchen. Sleek wood shelves set into the cabinetry display decorative accents, bringing personality to the space.
To give a London kitchen a striking focal point (not to mention acres of built-in storage), designer Egon Walesch had a haberdashery display cabinet from a department store cut down to size to create a unique kitchen island. “Toughened (or tempered) glass provides an excellent work surface, and the drawers, previously used for storing gloves, scarves and hats, provide excellent space to accommodate and display treasured crockery and table linens,” says Walesch.
Anytime you're looking to make a kitchen seem larger and keep it from looking dated, consider using white and muted gray tones. The two colors paired together will help capitalize on all natural light and also keep the space feeling clean.
Sleek, white lacquered cabinets are paired with charcoal gray floor tiles and a black butcher block island in this galley kitchen. Floating black wood shelves display kitchen necessities, while a stainless steel countertop and backsplash make food preparation and cleanup a cinch.
Long, slender windows frame the corner of this midcentury modern kitchen. Sleek, wooden cabinets feature stainless steel cornered handles and frosted glass accent doors. The neutral color scheme is livened by a simple and tasteful display of matching mauve dishes, tea set, vases and decorative plate.