The intense hue of the upper cabinets in this kitchen was chosen for its mood-lifting qualities. Studies have shown that the color orange stimulates optimism and a positive outlook. Considering most of us spend a little time each morning in the kitchen, starting each day with a cheery outlook is ideal.
Penny tiles add glamorous shimmer to a kitchen with a reclaimed-rustic vibe. “The black limba floating shelves are fitted with recessed LED lighting that highlights the penny tiles and makes them shine,” says Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft.
Because this kitchen is so open, the owners can cook dinner and still converse with loved ones in the other room. Three glass pendant lights hang over the island and ensure that the space is bright for meal-prep and conversation.
Cabinet door panels discreetly conceal some of the built-in appliances, keeping the warmth of the cabinetry as the main focal point of the room. Low storage innovations enable the child to access the kitchen items with ease and safety.
The combination of dark wood cabinets and stainless steel create a kitchen with masculine style. An exposed metal duct pipe, industrial track lighting and a ladder on sliding rails emphasize the unexpected, a signature attribute of eclectic design.
The cooking center is at the heart of the kitchen with an induction cooktop and pop-out hood-vent above. Recessed lighting was added throughout the space and task areas were enhanced with under cabinet lights.
Lots of natural light flows in from a large bay window to illuminate the contemporary glass dining table with wood chairs. The small dining area flows seamlessly into the kitchen with white cabinetry and a large central island.
This contemporary kitchen at HGTV Dream Home 2014 features a warm neutral color palette with a reclaimed wood tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and sleek black shaker-style cabinetry. Open stainless steel shelving displays glassware and serving pieces, and a mix of textures, from glass to steel to wood, lend visual interest.
Large wood windows and glass patio doors offer lovely views and allow for plenty of natural light to fill this contemporary, open plan kitchen. A patio sits just off of the dining room creating a great space for indoor and outdoor entertaining.
Geometric glass tiles add extra drama to the black, enameled cabinets in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 butler's pantry, designed by Steven Miller. The space features integrated storage and display to please the home chef.
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.