Too much stainless steel can look stark and industrial. Architect Felicia Ferrone warmed up this contemporary kitchen with organic elements including a wood table and floors and a large bamboo centerpiece.
Toile wallpaper and an ornate chandelier are among the glamorous details in this formal eat-in kitchen. Framed by a white mantel, the range boasts a patterned, gold backsplash. Pink Roman shades and pink chair cushions coordinate in this kitchen with decorative flair.
This stunning kitchen features gold cone-shaped pendant lights that illuminate the black marble kitchen island and matching gold commercial-style faucet. Sleek forest green cabinets add an eye-catching color accent, while stainless steel appliances finish off the look of the space.
This modern kitchen features open niches for showcasing glassware. Dark wood lower cabinets contrast agaisnt a stone and stainless steel accent wall with purple tinted lighting. The island's glass countertop is matched by the dining table's glass top.
Penny tiles add glamorous shimmer to a kitchen with a reclaimed-rustic vibe. “The black limba floating shelves are fitted with recessed LED lighting that highlights the penny tiles and makes them shine,” says Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft.
The culinary artist can certainly get down to business in this industrial-style kitchen that pays tribute to stainless steel. From the walls to the cabinets to the appliances, designer Andrea Michaelson achieves a coherent look in a silver tone, with contemporary artwork as the focal point in the room.
The simplicity of this kitchen sink combines with the clean look of the frosted glass cabinet doors and granite countertop for a truly modern design in this kitchen from Danenberg Design. Metallic tile is used as a backsplash and a generous amount of space is available surrounding the sink for usable prep area.
For classic, transitional style, the basic cabinet hardware was replaced with high-end satin brass pulls that add warmth to the glossy red drawers and door fronts. To add a layered element, the brass hardware was paired with the stainless sink. To successfully mix metals in a room, choose no more than two different finishes.
This open plan kitchen was inspired by Balinese indoor outdoor living as well as mid-century modern style. The clerestory offers operable windows creating light and a sense of the home's forest surroundings.
Use recurring patterns and materials for a cohesive style throughout the kitchen. Designer Diane Foreman, of Neil Kelly Company used a mix of stainless steel and colored tiles for the backsplash of this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning kitchen. The tile echoes the stainless steel in the sink and cooktop, and Foreman repeated a circular pattern throughout the room, a technique she says adds professional flair to the space.
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.