The kitchen takes a colorful, industrial turn, showcasing Naomi’s fondness for metallics. The island is topped with an oxidized, steel countertop. The material is a unique twist on the usual granite or marble found in most kitchens. The steel top will patina over time. Its rough-hewn texture is also a pleasing contrast to the stainless steel refrigerator and brass elements in the kitchen. Cabinets in a gray-blue tone contrast with the brass pendant overhead. Naomi discovered the pair of vintage white bar stools and painted the legs gold for a finishing metallic touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.