This modern loft condo kitchen features dark hardwood floors, white cabinets with stainless hardware, exposed brick walls, glass globe pendant lights, and antique mirrored tile backsplash with white floating shelves.
When selecting paint sheens, keep in mind that shiny surfaces help to make a small space feel larger because they are reflective, like in this modern kitchen with high-gloss orange cabinets. Use a semigloss sheen to visually expand a small kitchen or bathroom. Softer sheens, such as satin or eggshell, give bedrooms — especially kids' rooms and living areas — a more subtle finish.
With a sitting area, formal dining space and a kitchen with two islands, this home in Minneapolis, Minn., has everything the owners need for entertaining. Pendant lights and large picture windows fill the space with light as well.
Take a closer look at the islands, and you might notice that each comes with a couple of outlets. Not only do these allow the owners to plug in blenders or other kitchen essentials, but they can also be used as convenient charging stations for the kids' phones or computers after dinner.
A long wall, that had separated the kitchen from the living space, was removed as well, creating the opportunity to add a large island that helps define the space. Corbels on either side of the columns adds an architectural touch that mimics that on the outdoor columns, and helps further delineate the space.
A unifying color scheme allows the different rooms in an open plan layout to have some cohesion. The dark wood of this open plan kitchen's cabinetry is echoed in the formal dining table. The accent color white is utilized by both spaces in different ways.
The clean, sleek look of this kitchen is achieved with navy blue and white cabinetry and a white subway tile backsplash. To add a modern element, thick concrete counters were poured on site to avoid any seams. Bright, turquoise blue stools and accessories are a fun pop of color. Brass dome pendant lights installed over the counter shine brightly against the white shiplap ceiling.
Open shelving mixes with sleek, modern cabinetry in this open concept kitchen. A trio of modern pendant lights hangs above a sleek island, while brass hardware brings a retro-modern vibe. Pattern on the backsplash creates a fun focal point.
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.