Peaceful and elegant, this Asian-style kitchen features white countertops and upper cabinets with a soothing blue tile backsplash and organic wood accents. A low shelf provides an easy-to-reach spot for storage or display.
A wall of built-in stainless steel ovens in this rustic Zen kitchen allows the cook to prepare food in a timely and efficient manner. Warm wood cabinets pair with black granite countertops for a look that combines rustic and Asian styles.
For this Walnut Creek, Calif. kitchen remodel, designer Yuko Matsumoto combines contemporary and Asian styles for a sophisticated and streamlined look. Matsumoto uses clean-lined wood cabinetry and a stunning counter-to-ceiling emerald-green backsplash as focal points in this stylish and eye-pleasing "Zen" kitchen. For the backsplash, smaller tiles are used around the hood and set vertically to mimic the look of bamboo.
This brilliantly designed kitchenette, based on a traditional Japanese Tansu chest, contains all the essentials: sink, disposal, convection microwave, refrigerator and pantry shelves. Its staircase shape also adds display potential for artwork and accessories.
Rustic and Asian styles combine to create this striking kitchen. The rectangular wood range hood above the stainless steel oven doubles as a shelf to display art and accessories. Black granite countertops carry through to the niched backsplash featured behind the oven.
This Asian kitchen features high-quality stainless appliances, including a double wall oven, refrigerator, and range hood. The rosewood Chinese Key dining table and Mudmen figurines help define the style.
Entering from the dining room, custom pocket doors in a fretted work pattern frame the kitchen. An antique Japanese mizuya chest is separated by an iridescent gray backsplash, which adds depth and a touch of glamor to the space.
A 19th-century Japanese Mizuya is wall mounted and split into two sections to act as upper and lower cabinets in this Asian-inspired kitchen. Custom cabinetry mimics the style of the client's prized tansu chest in the adjacent dining room.
Black granite countertops carry through to the niched backsplash in this Zen-inspired kitchen. Warm wood cabinets, stacked stone and stainless steel appliances provide a look that is both soothing and sophisticated.
Gorgeous and sophisticated, this kitchen combines rustic and Asian styles for a look that is soothing and stylish. At the center, a spacious island provides space for prepping and storing supplies. A tall bar table for two proves the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.