A stainless steel vent hood hangs above the island stove in this contemporary kitchen, and stainless steel appliances are built into the sleek woodgrain cabinets. Heavy drapes peel back to allow natural light and bright color from the outdoor plants to stream into the neutral-hued space.
This gorgeous kitchen design by David Stimmel features dining for four at the beautiful, dark wood dining table. Adjacent to the dining area, you'll find a wet bar with mirrored cabinets that's perfect for entertaining guests.
The design goal of this sophisticated kitchen? Infuse its Cape Cod architecture with midcentury modern style. The kitchen cabinetry took a year of searching for the perfect wood. The winner: a European Compressed Oak.
White Calacatta marble countertops and subway tiles mix well with dark cabinetry in this transitional kitchen. Recessed general lighting and under-cabinet task lighting add to the room's bright and airy feel.
White cabinetry complements the dark granite countertops and crackle-glazed taupe subway-tile backsplash in this transitional kitchen. Wolf appliances and built-ins offer ample storage and keep this kitchen casual and family friendly.
White and wood details give this small eating nook character and charm. The dining table's white tabletop provides a stark contrast against the rich wood legs, which have wheel casters to make furniture arranging a cinch.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.
Built-in benches and a small table make this space perfect for quick, informal meals or evening homework. Natural light from two large windows eliminates the need for a bulky light fixture. The benches are topped by vivid chevron-patterned cushions, which add a nice dash of color to the neutral space.
Designer Rebekah Zaveloff mixed dark wood with black and cream accents to tie in with architecture of 1920s Tudor home. Charcoal grout and school house lights add vintage feel. Black accents and chalkboard inserts on refrigerator add depth. A chalkboard refrigerator is a handy message center.
Designer Ammie Kim wanted to give this kitchen a modern look by creating a unique backsplash. The glass tiles in the backsplash alternate between glossy and etched, complementing the glossy stainless steel appliances and honey maple cabinets.
In this kitchen from designer Barry Dixon, kitchen cabinets are constructed in limed oak on top and washed with buttermilk tones below. Concrete countertops are a soft mushroom color, and walls are tiled with acid-etched stone that is decorated with country herbs. The book stand, earthenware egg dish and amber glass canister jar are antiques.
Three simple pendant lights illuminate the long island in this Arts and Crafts-inspired kitchen. Neutral cabinetry is complemented by granite countertops, while a stainless steel hood above the Wolf range adds a contemporary element to the space.
The kitchen's backsplash, comprised of custom-blend glass tile, is laid in a chic chevron pattern to play off the colors in the island. On either side of the treatment, open shelves keep wine glasses on hand for easy entertaining.
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.