On HGTV's Fixer Upper, the small kitchen features a vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and wooden flooring. The black floating shelves, vent hood and counter top are a stark contrast to the neutral walls and tile back splash, making them a functional design element in the space.
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing kitchen was dark and outdated with wood paneling on all the walls, old metal cabinets, and a refrigerator stuck in the opposite corner from the kitchen. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS kitchen now features new hardwood floors, a complete redesign of the kitchen with bright walls, new cabinets, concrete countertops, a large island for entertaining, a new tile backsplash and bright colors to help the room stand out.
Pairing neutral tones for your walls with bright colors for your cabinets creates a bold, dynamic environment. Try using chalkboard paint on a wall for a place to keep track of your grocery and to-do lists.
This tranquil blue kitchen features multiple hidden elements that increase functionality. The large blue island boasts solid white quartz countertops, complementing the white cabinetry throughout the kitchen. The island also conceals a dishwasher and wastebasket. Large chrome pendant lights provide bright light, which can be controlled by two built-in smart tablets just around the corner of the kitchen.
Transom windows blend in seamlessly, almost disappearing completely, thanks to a monochromatic color palette that unifies every element in this space. The island defines the kitchen from the rest of the open living area. Wooden barstools give the kitchen an organic-modern look.
Painted pottery sits on yellow shelves in this Tuscan kitchen by designer Linda Adams. Natural light streams through the window, and potted plants and a bowl of oranges dot the counters. Blue and yellow tiles and a tiled backsplash are partnered with yellow and blue cabinets to give this cozy kitchen an Old World feel.
In this kitchen design, many details were incorporated to add dimension because the surrounding cabinets, counters and backsplash are all white. Polished nickel plumbing, hardware and range hood break up the white cabinetry with the help of a black island.
In this kitchen remodel, designer Lauren Bland takes a cluttered, beige disaster of a kitchen and turns it into a spacious, organized beauty, complete with unexpected features and stunning woodland views. The redesigned kitchen boasts a stunning wooden island, sparkling white cabinets and plenty of storage. A speckled tile backsplash adds texture and visual interest to the sleek space.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, to maximize the space in this kitchen, Joanna added a functional kitchen island to increase seating options and give the family more prep space for meals. Gray cabinets match the gray trim and molding from the rest of the open concept first floor, and rustic stools provide complementary style. A subway tile backsplash polishes off the space, finishing out the design.
Using white through the room emphasizes the spacious design of the kitchen. Two sections of cherry-stained cocoa cabinets draw the eye to the far wall of the room and a bold contrast of color. A glass dining table and white leather chairs are fixed under a stainless steel chandelier with crystal fringe for a stylish eat-in set up.
Pairing together the perfect mix of country and modern style, this kitchen provides a cozy atmosphere and ample space for food preparation. A linen-lined ceiling fixture gives the room a down-home feel, while sleek cabinet hardware provide a contemporary vibe.
The detailed rosette ceiling in the center of the room features inset antique mirrors framed in acanthus leaf moldings. The center ceiling medallion is embellished with a blue crystal chandelier. The archway leading into the family room is paneled and finished to match the cabinetry. On both sides of the arch, the designer centered two tall China cabinets with curved mullion doors.
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.