Curated ceramic and wooden bowls line the wooden, floating shelves above the panda white, marble backsplash in this modern kitchen. The kitchen island features a waterfall edge with hidden storage and room for several high back bar chairs.
This contemporary kitchen from Welco Construction makes a warm and inviting statement, as it combines strong colors, coordinating cabinetry and luxurious choices in tile. The maple cabinetry, in particular, brings elegance to the space with the introduction of dark cabinetry in the center island and back wall. Lighting is simple yet strikes just the right note for the room.
This contemporary kitchen features sleek black cabinets contrasted with crisp white countertops. The stainless steel appliances, hardware and lighting add shine to the space, while beautiful hardwood floors provide warmth. A gray and white backsplash brings a lightness to the room.
Part of what makes this kitchen so visually interesting is the way designer Caitlin Murray paired moody black countertops with pastel pink cabinets. The contrast is especially striking when set against the crisp white walls.
A large window allows plenty of morning sun into the breakfast nook to warm the space, while a fun, modern pendant light gives light on cloudy days. A large bench and black and white, modern chairs add cozy seating to the space.
This modern kitchen has it all: stainless appliances, ample counter space, a small island and a breakfast nook right around the corner. Glossy black subway tile brings some sleek texture to the room as well.
The kitchen of this 1910 home was one of the rooms that needed the least work. Bold patterns and a black-and-white color scheme were relatively easy ways to modernize its appearance. And a new island improved the room's functionality and flow.
This elegant, shabby chic kitchen boasts sleek black countertops that pop against white cabinets. Stunning floral detail on the cabinets adds a lovely feminine touch, while a custom shelf creates a beautiful display of plates.
Industrial-style metal stools sit at a large black island in this charming cottage kitchen, which features stainless steel appliances and beautiful white cabinets. As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, the kitchen can be found in a converted barn that pairs rustic charm with modern furnishings.
This cottage kitchen has decided dramatic flair thanks to charcoal gray walls and a coat of black paint on the hardwood floor. The room is a good example of how dark walls can help a small or narrow space feel more intimate.
This sleek and spacious kitchen features white limestone floors paired with black cabinets and neutral countertops. A mosaic tile gray backsplash adds a bit of texture to the space and continues over to the wall that frames a large stainless steel refrigerator. A skylight provides a touch of natural light.
The kitchen features a large kitchen island and open shelving. Windows let in plenty of light, which keeps the black from being too dark in the space. Bright white shiplap walls also serve to this purpose.
The massive main kitchen (there are two in the apartment) designed by Boffi utilizes stainless steel, Corian (including on the walls) and slab stone construction with double stoves and double ovens, two refrigerators, three sinks and three dishwashers.
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.