The kitchen island is a large centerpiece in this contemporary kitchen. A white subway tile backsplash adds a nice texture among the smooth finishes in the room. Red barstools surrounding the island, orange rimmed pendant lights and blue walls add touches of color.
A ceiling beam matches the natural wood detailing on the kitchen bar base adding gorgeous texture to the smooth, white elements of this kitchen design. White metal barstools and a white countertop pop against the dark wood. Pendant lights hang over the bar decorating the air space leading to a stylish, bright kitchen.
To add some visual eye candy to her brand-new kitchen, HGTV fan cc_insidearch used gold glassed-curved tile to create a basket weave-patterned backsplash in the cut-out of her back wall cabinet unit. With bright backlighting and a reflective granite countertop, the glass tiles' iridescent finish appears especially sleek and shiny.
Plenty of cabinetry provides ample storage space to keep this stylish kitchen open and uncluttered. A large stainless steel refrigerator and appliances fit into the cabinets for a sleek, smooth look. Light hardwood flooring and white walls allow the dark cabinets to pop.
Walls between the kitchen and hallway and the kitchen and dining room were removed, the range was moved and an island was added for family meals. “This family of four was thrilled to have their kitchen open out to the dining area with a large peninsula,” designer Anjie Cho reports.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dirty and cramped kitchen into a contemporary eat-in space fit for a chef. To achieve the look, she installed a gray subway tile backsplash, new modern cabinetry, vein cut floor tile and a sleek stainless steel gas stove and vent hood. A cozy breakfast nook is nestled in front of the bright bay windows for casual family dining.
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.
In this tiled kitchen, unique clear pendant lights hang from the ceiling over a kitchen island that has a white counter but brown storage areas and drawers. The stainless steel appliances and shelving in the room provide a sharp contrast to the white cabinets.
Not only does this kitchen island add extra counter space for meal preparation, it also serves as a dining spot for two. The kitchen's streamlined cabinetry keeps the contemporary space feeling bright and fresh.
Elegant brown cabinets fill up one wall of this contemporary kitchen floor to ceiling to create the maximum storage space in the open concept design. Dual ovens and a cooktop make sure the kitchen's prepped for any culinary project.
"Soapstone is an amazing natural stone option for kitchens," says Anissa Zajac of HGTV's House Seven. She added a giant slab of soapstone on her range backsplash and a custom-planked hood that spans the length of range area, making it the statement piece of the kitchen.
This rustic-contemporary kitchen blends cabinet colors and textures for a sophisticated look. The island also includes a seating area and is open to the great room making this entertainment central for the home.
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.