This inviting kitchen features a spacious island with neutral cabinets and a granite countertop. Wrought iron candelabra chandeliers hang above, while neutral stone blocks provide accent walls. Hardwood floors complete the look of the space.
Here, warm wood accents and a rich yellow walls evoke a French country feel. The stone floor has a rugged quality, while decorative molding and elegant lighting have a touch of Old World sophistication.
In this family-friendly kitchen from Therese Kenney of Drury Design, a slanted ceiling opens up to a built-in dining nook. A banquette boasts seating around a square table, while the upholstered cushion calls out the two-toned walls. A pendant light accentuates the tall ceilings above the table.
Two lantern pendant lights hang between exposed wood beams in the ceiling. Below the lights a small kitchen island creates a cozy eat-in space with two leather seat wood chairs. Forrest green countertops add a pleasing deep color against the yellow walls and built in white cabinetry.
In a kitchen with an open layout, it can be challenging to link the workspace to adjacent living areas. Here, designer Robin Baron used an extra-tall stone-tile backsplash to help connect the kitchen and casual dining area and create an intriguing mix of patterns. "Great design is all about the balancing of layers,” she says. “This mixed stone patterned backsplash combined with the bold tapestry on the banquette create an interesting and inviting space for the family."
A hand-blown Murano glass chandelier above the sink picks up on the vibrant red and yellow hues embedded into this eclectic kitchen. With fire-engine red appliances and bright yellow walls, the space is a piece of art in itself.
White cabinetry pops against the yellow wall color in this bright kitchen and creates a convenient sitting area at the center island. A container garden sits under the bay windows, which provide plenty of natural light for the plants.
This contemporary kitchen keeps it simple and beautiful by pairing rift oak cabinets with stainless steel appliances. The deep brown chairs offer a nice contrast and the lemon center piece gives the room a subtle pop of color.
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.