17 Kitchen Design Ideas

Posted by Mary Miller on Friday, January 1st, 2021 at 5:12pm.

 Kitchens aren't just for cooking! They are the heart of the home where families gather and life is celebrated. The kitchen should make you happy and act as a fresh space in your home to begin and end your day. As you scroll through these gorgeous kitchens, I hope you are inspired to create a space that not only functions well for your family for years to come, but is also creative and harmonizes with the rest of your home. Take note of the pops of color you see, including painted cabinets, wallpaper, unique flooring, accessories, or simple touches of greenery - a little fresh thinking goes a long way. From farmhouse style to modern and moody, there's something here for everyone.

Gorgeous abstract and bright kitchen with plum painted cabinets and adventurous wallpaper backsplash

House Beautiful James Terrell

Elevate With Eclectic Accents

This beauty is a master class in mixed materials, colors, and patterns. The design is brave and bold yet it remains comfortable and inviting to family, friends, and guests that enter in. 

A Country Farmhouse kitchen with an antique table used as an island and glass doors for cabinets  

Southern Living Laurey W. Glenn

Add Glass Cabinet Doors

Adding glass opens up your space by creating a light and airy mood and what a wonderful way to show off your collections of dishes. I also love how the homeowner incorporated an antique table in lieu of an island.

A Gorgeous English kitchen with a dark green emerald appliances and wooden kitchen decor accents

Country Living Rikki Snyder

Go Bold With Green

The color green is the color of life, renewal and nature making it a fitting choice for the hub of your home. Adding to the wow factor is making this cast iron stove your focal point in the kitchen as well as using creative hardware on your cabinetry.

 A contemporary white kitchen with hints of greenery and wood beam ceiling accents adding a unique touch

 Studio McGee 

 A modern white kitchen with gold accents and natural wood beams and wooden floors

Cutting Edge Homes

Incorporate Natural Elements

Using wood accents in a renovated kitchen is like combining the past and the present. Natural wood feels warm and inviting making it especially nice in a space that's the center of the home. Go outside the norm and add beams to your kitchen area!

A refreshed farmhouse kitchen with fruit accents and beige and white tile flooring

Country Living Laurey W. Glenn

Design A Fresh Farmhouse Look

Design ideas such as open shelving gives you the opportunity to showcase your beautiful china. An all white kitchen can be the perfect backdrop for pops of color in unexpected places, not to mention all-white is an on-trend layout and will be for years to come.

A kitchen island painted a bold color with wood and white accents making it a unique kitchen design

Devol Kitchens

Set The Mood 

There’s nothing edgier than a bold black color on your island and cabinetry. When going with a statement color like this one, accessorize the rest of the space with whites, golds, and natural elements for a classic look.

 Floral wallpaper mixed with antique rugs and pops of color

Good Housekeeping Brian Woodcock 

Mix Patterns And Colors

 Choosing to mix colors and patterns is a brave decision and  can be easier said than done. It is achievable, though, with a little planning with a mood board. Blacks, whites, greens and blues have never looked better together. Adding an antique rug and traditional floral wallpaper can make your kitchen feel unique.

A kitchen island painted a beautiful baby blue color and wood countertops 

Devol Kitchens

Make Your Island The Focal Point

Color packs a punch and your choices are as endless as a little jewel box of gems. Depending on the look you’re going for you can strive for a playful vibe or a moody blue. Painting the island is such an easy way to make a statement.

 Kitchen with white tile accents and a wood stained unique patterned floor

House Beautiful

Grey kitchen cabinets with brass colored accents and a chevron pattern floor

Ideal Homes Johnathan Jones

Focus On The Floor

When it comes to floor design, there are hundreds of ways to go. Whether you choose a patterned tile, a decorative stain, or a bright and bold color, the floor is part of the fun! Keep in mind, kitchen floors work overtime being the most-used floor in the house, so make sure you choose the right material for the job!

A kitchen floor painted with greens and blues with a red island for a unique and colorful kitchen design

 Alice Kandler Interior Design

Play With Patterns And Colors

 The more the merrier in this kitchen! If you want to liven up your white space a bit, add fun patterns and colors with bright accessories, floor paint, and even appliances.

Open shelving concept kitchen with beautiful wooden cabinetry and touches of greenery

Whitetail Farmhouse

Create An Airy Space With Open Shelving

Have fun when it comes to open shelving - stack your dishes and add items that bring personality to the space. Another benefit to open shelves is that you'll end up using your dishes so much more than if they were tucked in the back of a closed off space.

 Using repurposed and thrifted antique pieces to decorate a smaller kitchen spaces

Country Living Trevor Smith

Repurpose With Rustic Accents

 Using thrift finds, antiques, and family heirlooms as your main kitchen accessories can actually be such a beautiful way to bring the past to life and they make wonderful conversational pieces.  Reclaimed wood adds a richness to your space. It’s a simple yet elegant way to design a kitchen. 

Kitchen drawers and cabinets painted teal with a round marble kitchen table and wood chairs

American Farmhouse Style Bret Gum

Make It Pop With Paint  

Try something unexpected by painting your drawers and cabinets. Bring life to your kitchen area with colors like this beautiful teal hue to spice things up! It's not every day you see a bold space like this one.

 A mint colored stove in an all-white kitchen with a gorgeous modern chandelier combining vintage and modern designs

Good Housekeeping Amber Ulmer

 Mix Vintage And Modern

How darling is this light blue vintage stove mixed into a modern, all-white space? The marble flooring and gold hardware truly bring out the best in this kitchen!

 A brick kitchen design with a baby blue retro Smeg fridge making it a unique design and appearance

West Elm

Go Retro

Adding a large retro appliance is a nod to the 1950’s. It's nostalgic and fun to add a vintage vibe to a modern day kitchen. This blue SMEG refrigerator does the trick in this unique space. 

 

Hope you all enjoyed this fabulous kitchen tour! Until next time - Happy 2021 to all! 






 




 

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