With its strong burst of color, the black, white and gray mosaic tile backsplash breaks up the cool tones of this light blue kitchen The stainless steel appliances enhance the contemporary look. White accents and a sleek white countertop blend effortlessly with the contemporary look.
The wonderful aqua arched door that leads into the pantry was another moment inspired by the family room's bright painting. The blue is picked up on the island's base, a fun surprise of color in the mostly neutral room.
If you’ve got just a bit of money to spend on color, consider putting it into one high-impact piece: your sink. While showstopping cast-iron or fireclay sinks can run you well into four figures, this porcelain-coated stainless steel Porcela sink from Houzer is durable, lightweight and can be found for under $400 at Wayfair.com. This model comes in lemon yellow, mint green and navy blue (shown).
Dark metal fixtures, an ornate chandelier, and leather barstools bring a touch of Old World elegance to this cottage kitchen. The large counter on the island opens up the space for dining as well as prep work.
Blue and White Cottage Kitchen with Arched Windows
This blue and white country cottage kitchen features white cabinets, white columns, and arched picture windows. A rustic farmhouse table with intricate wood carvings serves as the focal point of the room. A vaulted ceiling extends the space and gives this kitchen an open, airy feel.
The antique wood mirror in the kitchen is one of the places designers aimed to incorporate some of the building's church history. The mirror's ornate carvings are lightened by the slim pendants and bright white cabinetry.
Striking Transitional Kitchen With Induction Cooktop
This blue, transitional kitchen features a peninsula area with seating on one side and an induction cooktop on the other, allowing for the homeowner to interact with guests while cooking. A gray granite countertop and mosaic backsplash provide a gorgeous contrast to the white cabinetry.
It may be by far the most common kitchen island shape, but the rectangle isn’t your only option. Angled and even curved designs can work better in your space, like this stunning oval designed by Anthony Baratta. The oblong island, which mirrors the shape of the recessed ceiling, is a custom design built in English sycamore wood, with a Pyrolave countertop in a custom lime color and reverse-painted glass door panels.