Black cabinets and drawers make a striking contrast against the white walls and kitchen island. Classic architectural details, like elegant columns and crown molding, combine with contemporary elements, such as the bubble pendant lights, to create a transitional chef's kitchen that is truly the heart of the home.
A natural stone backsplash is a nice, neutral contrast to the polished black granite countertops. A wood island base matches the cabinetry and adds to the bright look of the room. Pale blue walls add a touch of subtle color and, paired with the wood floor, create a homier feel to the design.
A stone rooster sculpture sits atop an expansive granite countertop in this white kitchen. Dark wood cabinets stand out against the light walls, and swirls of black, cream and gray unify the room's color palette.
A white paneled refrigerator blends in with the cabinetry in this traditional kitchen giving the bright space a beautiful, homey feel. Neutral bar chairs surround the long island with a gray marble countertop. Three country, wrought iron pendant lights add a beautiful antique-like detail to the space and complement the copper colored range hood.
Traditional white cabinets are paired with stunning white marble countertops in this chef's kitchen. A large center island provides extra counter space, as well as an eat-in area with bar stools. This exceptional Georgian estate in Bel-Air, Calif., was built in 1929 by architect Paul Williams and recently underwent a complete restoration.
A niche underneath the kitchen island is the perfect spot for a pet to perch while you’re cooking – it lets them be near you but keeps them from getting under your feet. Other eye-catching features in this luxurious space include a tin ceiling, a custom reclaimed tin hood and a blue La Cornue stove.
Homeowner Susan Opperman wanted to display her husband's passion for wine in a fresh, modern way. Her custom-constructed island safely houses 30 bottles of wine in a functional design without distracting from the kitchen's overall look. Design by Sally Ross Designs and Kenzer Furniture; Photo by George Ross Photographs
Neutral stone tile makes up the backsplash of this traditional kitchen. A produce basket and repurposed antique basket sits on top of granite countertops. Traditional white cabinets with bronze drawer pulls provide storage for plates and pots.
A custom tin hood vent serves as the wow-worthy focal point in this Italianate-inspired kitchen. The white-glazed cabinetry and stone backsplash provide a creamy hue to the gourmet surroundings. The metal and crystal chandelier illuminates the small dining area.
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.