This vibrant, Mediterranean-inspired kitchen shows off a large island with weathered, orange cabinets and a wood butcher block countertop. Open shelving puts colorful dishes on display that complement the colorful chairs and dining table nearby.
Everyone always wants to hang out in the kitchen; this one makes it easy and stylish to do. A long rustic dining table gets a banquette and cheery chairs (orange velvet!) for plenty of seating. Its easy location next to the island makes the space useful for meals, prep work or just keeping the chef company.
Multi-hued wallpaper in a leaf pattern picks up on the yellow cabinet fronts. The custom dry-bar provides extra counter space as well as place to store and display liquor. It's clad in oak wood that was salvaged from wood pallets then run through a planer to give it a smooth finish. Free-hanging steel shelves hanging above the bar are ideal for displaying glassware as well as some of vintage collectibles.
The clean, modern cabinets have beechwood surrounds, plywood back boxes and feature soft-close. The cabinet hardware has the look of weathered copper with a blue-green verdigris patina. Antique inspiration is behind the kitchen island, which is clad in a cold-rolled steel wrapped around a plywood substrate for a smooth and durable work surface.
Designer Kelli Kaufer created this one-of-a-kind backsplash using her client’s prized collection of buttons (plus a few extras bought at garage sales and crafts stores). “I used a double-sided sticky mat,” she says. “Apply the mat to the wall and start placing the buttons. You may want to use the back side of the buttons as there are fewer ridges. Once the buttons are in place, apply a non-sanded grout just like you would grout normal tile. This will help hold the buttons in place.”
Tile designer Vicki Morrow lined the countertops in this kitchen with her own, handmade ceramics. You could, of course, use purchased handmade ceramics – or even off-the-shelf squares from your local big-box store.
A collection of vintage lunchboxes was the colorful jumping off point for this cheery kitchen. To pick up the lunchboxes' bright hues, the designer used an emerald green ceiling and a bold blue backsplash of Moroccan tiles.
Natural light illumines this lively kitchen with a custom rolling dining table and colorful chairs. Shelves with neatly arranged dishes line the full-height glass tile backsplash, while black leather stools at the wood top kitchen island provide additional space for casual dining.
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.