Benjamin Moore's 'Blue Suede Shoes' paint adds a fun twist to the cool contemporary coastal vibe to the kitchen in this New Hampshire beach home. Shiplap-style paneling helps conceal some of drawer seams in the cabinetry, and open shelving continues those lines while balancing the weight of the blue to keep the space feeling open and airy. Thick countertops were a splurge for the homeowners but were balanced by lower-cost touches like the decorative lighting.
This bright, contemporary eat-in kitchen features bold yellow curtains and graphic yellow upholstered stools lining the island. The large gray island boasts a white marble countertop, linear drawer pulls and a built-in cooktop. Recessed lighting and a trio of pendant lights illuminate the lively space.
This spacious kitchen features custom-milled cherry cabinets, vaulted ceilings and gray terrazzo floors. Large windows keep the space light and bright, while the kitchen island boasts a raised breakfast bar, allowing room for casual dining.
Sleek, clean and sophisticated, this kitchen achieves the optimal atmosphere for preparing a meal. Minimal cabinet hardware, a waterfall island countertop and clean-lined barstools help to accomplish the crisp, streamlined look. The color palette is equally impressive; rich brown cabinets offer striking contrast against the crisp white surroundings.
Three barstools sit at the counter of this contemporary kitchen, offering a cozy place to enjoy a hearty meal. The kitchen radiates a warm ambiance thanks to warm wood tones and a mix of pendant and recessed lighting.
Because the rest of her home is full of pattern, owner and designer Sarah Wittenbraker kept the kitchen clean, white and fairly minimalistic. Black countertops and a navy blue island create just the right amount of contrast, though.
Unquestionably, the star of this contemporary kitchen is the breathtaking view of New York City, as seen from its floor-to-ceiling windows. The dark hardwood floor is a stunning contrast to the all-white kitchen that allows the urban landscape to take center stage.
Though this eat-in kitchen leans a little modern, the designers still wanted to pay homage to the home's historic architecture. So they used crown molding, wainscoting and custom built-ins on the opposite wall to balance out the bold artwork and books. Down below, a modern table with black chairs creates a chic dining space for the owners and their guests.
Exposed reclaimed wood ceiling beams add a rustic touch to this contemporary kitchen. The long kitchen island is clad in stainless steel countertops and features a base of rough-hewn wooden legs made from driftwood. Bright white cabinets add lightness to the space, while a custom touch is a concrete apron-front sink.
This contemporary eat in kitchen features a dining area with farmhouse table and upholstered chairs, a bar height counter with bar stool ceiling, coffered tray ceiling, and chandelier, pendant, and recessed lighting.
Six barstools stand at the ready for a casual meal or just hanging out in this neutral contemporary kitchen. Light hardwood floors soften the dark cabinetry, while large windows fill the space with natural light.
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.