This striking white kitchen, as seen on HGTV's Live In Vern's House, features an open-plan kitchen that connects to the living area. Vibrant orange accents and flea-market finds, as well as international and Asian-inspired elements, help fill the space with visual interest and a playfully contemporary vibe.
Gorgeous wood paneling and cabinets give a refined cabin feel to this open concept kitchen and dining area. Spare, clean-lined elements are expertly mixed with organic accents like the wood table and stools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.