Ample countertop and preparation space make this a perfect kitchen in which to cook, bake and entertain. All-white fixtures and tile keep the space looking clean; yellow paint adds a sunny splash of summer. Open shelves are a great way to showcase favorite accessories and glassware, and also break up the monotony of closed kitchen cabinets.
Peel-and-stick adhesive backing has come a long way, baby — there’s a pattern available for every kitchen style these days, and you can even design your own at Spoonflower. This cabinet was lined with Spoonflower’s removable wallpaper by DIY blogger Jessi Wohlwend at PracticallyFunctional.com (the design shown is “quatrefoil lg yellow” by designer misstiina).
Even an industrial loft kitchen can don the mantle of an Old World farmhouse with a few simple touches. Here, antique wooden beams replace the existing structural supports, creating an eye-catching element in this vintage-yellow kitchen. For a similar effect, cover boring columns with wood, or use a faux finish to give them a rustic appearance, says author Susan Sully. For an even easier farmhouse-style fix, bring in a rocking chair.
This open-plan cottage space features a low ceiling in the kitchen area and a high vaulted ceiling with added molding details in the dining room. Barstools and dining chairs add extra charming touches.
This kitchen sports a combination of different countertops -- teak, marble and granite. Warm cherry cabinets bridge the tones of each while bright red pendants add a pop of color, as seen on HGTV's Bang for Your Buck.
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.
The two-tiered marble island in this Italian kitchen has baskets for vegetables and spices, a sink and plenty of room for food prep. Bricked archways painted with Italian frescoes create a grand passage from living room to kitchen. Among the frescoes are handpicked yellow and blue tiles that create a unique patchwork backsplash throughout the space.
This eat-in kitchen features an oversized red island that houses the cooktop and extra cabinets. The rustic beamed ceiling, muted color palette and bold red accents are a nod to contemporary country design.
The chef's kitchen would be right at home in an Italian villa with its gently arched, stone-lined ceiling, stone-enclosed cooktop and hood and beautiful wood cabinetry. Here, too, large open arched doorways make the flow between this space and adjacent areas conveniently easy.
As seen on Home Town, hosts Ben and Erin Napier renovated the kitchen of the Campbell residence. They completely gutted the existing space and repainted the space to a bright yellow and installed all new cabinets and appliances.
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.