A white paneled refrigerator blends in with the cabinetry in this traditional kitchen giving the bright space a beautiful, homey feel. Neutral bar chairs surround the long island with a gray marble countertop. Three country, wrought iron pendant lights add a beautiful antique-like detail to the space and complement the copper colored range hood.
The family wanted a space that blended vintage charm with the conveniences of modern appliances, so they chose traditional elements, such as the gold accents and wood trim, and added modern-day touches, like the stainless steel oven and a farmhouse sink. The end result is an overall cottage-style feel.
This open concept living room and kitchen has a contemporary yet welcoming vibe. Perfect for entertaining, the space features a large island and bar stools. The pale green flows from the kitchen to the living room and creates a cohesive feel.
This contemporary kitchen features sleek forest green cabinets paired with gold accents, like the cone shaped pendant lights. Two teal leather stools with gold metal legs are positioned at the black marble kitchen island, while the gray floor tiles are arranged in a stylish herringbone pattern.
Lighten up a heavy, closed-off kitchen by converting your ordinary cabinets to open shelving. The kitchen shown belongs to blogger Judy Meek, who first tried open shelving in 2011 and documented her steps for her readers. “I have loved the open shelf concept,” Meek says. “Besides the open shelf over the peninsula, I’ve also opened up a shelf over the dishwasher for glasses, a shelf over the coffeemaker for cups and a long cabinet over our cooktop for our everyday dinnerware. The key is filling the shelves with items you use often.” Meek started by painting her oak cabinets white, and is now changing over to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ with wax, which makes spill cleanup a snap.
Creating welcoming warmth within the flowing spaces of open-layout floorplans is important—and sometimes difficult to achieve. Designer Brett Mickan turned to color to do the trick in this Sydney, Australia kitchen. “The deep green hue makes the walls recede so the pieces within the room stand out. And, because the room looks out through a series of large glass doors towards the garden, I used a deep green tone with a grey base to create a color connection to the garden and focus the view out the windows,” he says.
Pattern and texture are key in this urban contemporary kitchen. The bold peony and vine backsplash makes a dramatic statement and is offset by sleek wood cabinets. The vibrant pink island is color matched to the BlueStar stove, and contemporary pendant lights illuminate the space.
The 28th floor condo of Robert Holmberg and his fiance Alyssa in the Marina tower in downtown Chicago has become a modern, spacious and comfortable living area designed by Design Star winner and Host Meg Caswell, as seen on HGTV's Meg's Great Rooms. Contemporary ready-made cabinets were not only budget friendly, but easy to install in this kitchen.
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.