The L-shaped banquette in this bright kitchen with aqua cabinets creates a dining area with plenty of seating, perfect for entertaining even in a smaller home. A kitchen island on wheels helps to increase counter space then easily moves out of the way when not in use. Patterned window treatments frame the large window which brings in plenty of natural light.
This contemporary remodeled space squeezed a lot of design elements into a small galley kitchen. A mixture of glass, stone and dark wenge stained wood makes for an exciting backdrop framing the beautiful Chicago skyline.
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As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing kitchen was dark and outdated with wood paneling on all the walls, old metal cabinets, and a refrigerator stuck in the opposite corner from the kitchen.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.
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.
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.
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.