Because the kitchen is so clean and modern, designer Caitlin Murray used wood cutting boards and other natural accent to create a sense of balance. Notice how these pieces bring out the rich hue of the black marble backsplash, too.
To make the kitchen look cohesive, designer Caitlin Murray matched the bold, black marble backsplash to the island. The cabinets coordinate with the island's blue base as well, further tying the room together.
Light blue walls and ceiling in this spacious kitchen transition beautifully into the adjacent dining room, which is painted the same color. A large blue island with a white quartz countertop features a built-in sink and hidden dishwasher for easy clean-up after meals.
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.
Before the makeover, this kitchen was closed off to the dining room, living room and home office. The new kitchen is more open and spacious, with a functional layout and is designed around the center island for cooking and entertaining.
The blue cabinets and kitchen island drawers stand out against the white walls and countertops. The backsplash area behind the stove is made of white tiles, while the kitchen island countertop is made of white marble.
Inspired by the clients' ideas and preferences, this transitional kitchen remodel is packed with custom features. They include a spacious island – designed for prepping and entertaining, dark chocolate cabinetry, light granite countertops for contrast, built-in Sub-Zero refrigeration and stainless pendants. The full height granite backsplash provides a dramatic look and is practical for easy cleaning.
The abundance of natural light from the gorgeous outdoor view highlights the beauty of this contemporary galley kitchen with crisp white cabinetry. High-end GE appliances, including a wine chiller, and two areas for food preparation make for easy entertaining.
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.
Soft hues of beige, brown and orange stir a Mediterranean feel in this luxurious outdoor kitchen. A vaulted ceiling gives the feeling of additional space in this open-air room. A bar with granite counters and built-in grill creates a perfect entertaining spot adjacent to the cozy sitting area with a fireplace.
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 combined kitchen, living space and dining room are perfectly coordinated in this coastal design theme.
Subtle periwinkles, blues and seaglass tones dominate the space, even repeating the seaglass color on the island lighting, which was painted to match the color palette in the space and bring in a pop of color in the island area. Warm, toasty white oak shiplap was chosen to balance the practical floor tile that would take all the abuse from kid traffic.
Brown cabinets in a rich chocolate brown add beautiful contrast to this luxe, modern gray kitchen. Stunning white quartz tops the counters, while a modern metal and glass backsplash completes the sleek look.
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.