Because the kitchen is so clean and modern, designer Caitlin Murray used wood cutting boards and other natural accent to create a sense of balance. Notice how these pieces bring out the rich hue of the black marble backsplash, too.
To make the kitchen look cohesive, designer Caitlin Murray matched the bold, black marble backsplash to the island. The cabinets coordinate with the island's blue base as well, further tying the room together.
Light blue walls and ceiling in this spacious kitchen transition beautifully into the adjacent dining room, which is painted the same color. A large blue island with a white quartz countertop features a built-in sink and hidden dishwasher for easy clean-up after meals.
The blue cabinets and kitchen island drawers stand out against the white walls and countertops. The backsplash area behind the stove is made of white tiles, while the kitchen island countertop is made of white marble.
The antique wood mirror in the kitchen is one of the places designers aimed to incorporate some of the building's church history. The mirror's ornate carvings are lightened by the slim pendants and bright white cabinetry.
While blue and brown are the main colors of this contemporary kitchen, red bar chairs add a pop of eye-catching color. The shiny blue mosaic tile backsplash looks beautiful against the woodgrain cabinets and matching vent hood covering a six-burner professional grade stove. Textured paint panels add a great detail under shiny black countertop.
This blue and white kitchen and dining combo features white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a large crystal chandelier over the dining table. Light blue walls add a distressed buffet table add a colorful cottage feel to the space. While blue, white, yellow, and pink accessories and floral elements give the room a spring-like feel.
In the glamorous kitchen, the blue of the cabinetry is brightened by brass accents: in the range hood, the pendant lights and the faucets. Countertops are quartz and hand-painted ceramic tiles mark out a bold, dynamic pattern.
The home owner's of this Burbank, CA home entirely renovated the space, including widening the opening to the living room before installing wood laminate flooring, white Shaker cabinets and new appliances. The end result is an open, bright and modern kitchen as seen on HGTV's original series House Hunter Renovation.
It may be by far the most common kitchen island shape, but the rectangle isn’t your only option. Angled and even curved designs can work better in your space, like this stunning oval designed by Anthony Baratta. The oblong island, which mirrors the shape of the recessed ceiling, is a custom design built in English sycamore wood, with a Pyrolave countertop in a custom lime color and reverse-painted glass door panels.
The clean, sleek look of this kitchen is achieved with navy blue and white cabinetry and a white subway tile backsplash. To add a modern element, thick concrete counters were poured on site to avoid any seams. Bright, turquoise blue stools and accessories are a fun pop of color. Brass dome pendant lights installed over the counter shine brightly against the white shiplap ceiling.
This contemporary kitchen features navy blue base cabinets and white upper cabinets with brass hardware, a traditional farmhouse sink, white subway tile backsplash, hardwood floors, and a gooseneck faucet.
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.