Kitchen vent hoods are having a major design moment. Whether it’s a sleek hood that blends seamlessly into your space or a bold, statement-making version, it’s one of our favorite ways to bring character to the kitchen. From simple matte black to patterned tile, click through this gallery for inspiration while you plan your next
Panels of light wood visually blend the vent hood with the open shelving, as well as tie the whole look together with the herringbone floors and bar stools.
To keep all of the focus on the quirky turquoise tile backsplash,
H&H‘s Designers of the Year, Richard Ouellette and Maxime Vandal of Les Ensembliers, opted for white oak cabinetry and a subtly patinated vent hood.
In designer Melody Duron’s
country kitchen, a rustic-looking vent hood — made of hot-rolled carbon steel — will continue to develop an antique look as time goes on.
With forest green cabinetry and a show-stopping display of ruby red china, a heavily-veined marble vent hood — that matches the backsplash — is a no-brainer.
When paired with bold blue cabinets, a glossy black and gold range and custom hood create the ultimate French bistro-style kitchen.
See more of the European-inspired space on H&H TV.
Subway tile is a classic for a reason, and in designer Luke Havekes’ New England-style country kitchen, the hood would blend into the wall if it weren’t for the warm wood trim. It’s so simple but makes a big impact.
Every inch of a kitchen deserves to feel decorated, so designer Mélanie Cherrier hung a small picture on the vent hood to draw the eye. A rustic wood trim adds even more visual interest.
“We used a lot of unlacquered brass that will patinate over time,” says designer Natasha Penzo of this
high-fashion kitchen. Outlining the stainless steel vent hood in brass takes it from basic to brilliant!
Painting the vent hood the same color as the cabinetry is a sure-fire way to create an on-trend look — just look to Garrow Kedigian for inspiration with this deep navy hue.
With such a dramatic stone backsplash, you need a vent hood that will ground the space. This black metal version acts as a place for the eye to rest.
serene Coastal kitchen by Sarah Richardson Design, a contoured vent hood with brass knobs ties in the rest of the gilt hardware.
Designers Kyla Bidgood and Kris Hageland tried 12 different stains before finding the perfect finish for the cabinetry, so it deserved pride of place on the vent hood, too. It pops against the white subway tile backsplash.
You can’t go wrong with swathing a vent hood in classic marble. In this
French-style new-build, a splash of marble acts as a neutral backdrop for showcasing the Wolf cooktop and statement pendants.
“It’s extravagant, but it adds a little glam,” says designer Ami McKay of the gold-leaf mirrored vent hood. Its patinated quality compliments the mint cabinets and brass sconces beautifully.
A steel and Venetian plaster vent hood adds to the heritage feel of this
rustic farmhouse, especially when paired with white oak cabinets and a reclaimed wood dining table.
At first glance, this hood seems to blend in with the rest of the cerused white oak cabinetry, but take a closer look and you’ll notice the raw brass detailing. The juxtaposition exudes liveable luxury.
Since this kitchen has a smaller footprint, designer Brian Gluckstein decided to draw attention away from appliances (like the vent hood, hidden behind frosted panels) and emphasize remarkable features, like the vaulted ceiling.
A square vent hood coated in the same crisp white as the walls has a camouflaged feel. Designer Alda Pereira chose to scale back this feature in pursuit of a light, bright space.
Pale blue cabinets, patterned floor tile and a range hood that strikes a glam note make designer James Davie’s kitchen feel both classic and cutting-edge.
Bevelled white tiles add modern dimension to this otherwise classic kitchen. Brass pulls offer a touch of glitz.
White oak conceals the vent in this clean-lined, Scandi-inspired kitchen. Warm metal and black accents punctuate the neutral space.
Using the same cabinet trim on a range hood helps soften the look of a kitchen, as evidenced by this bright, elegant space.
Homeowner Effie Genovese knew that her vent hood had to be striking, given that it floats above the island in the middle of the kitchen. Sheathed in a matte black metal, the hood adds a graphic punch.
As Qanūk designers Sarah Keenleyside and Lindsay Konior prove, great tile doesn’t have to be limited to the backsplash. The duo covered an entire wall — including the range hood — in classic subway tile, creating a restaurant-inspired look.
Tour this bright bistro kitchen on H&H TV.
Handsome trim elevates the range hood in designer Julia West’s kitchen. Traditional millwork establishes a classic feel, while a stainless steel backsplash strikes an industrial note.
Celebrity chef David Rocco’s own kitchen is as luxurious as you’d expect it to be; Gorgeous veined marble covers almost every surface, including the countertops, backsplash, shelves and vent hood.
A streamlined black hood and trio of barstools introduce hits of contrast to this otherwise light and bright kitchen.
Given that this kitchen sits in the center of the house, designer Alison Milne decided to disguise the vent hood beneath a panel with the same furniture-style look as the cabinets. A wood island adds warmth, while pops of primary colors give the space a youthful energy.
As a modern range hood would have marred the look of this traditional kitchen, designer Jennifer Worts decided to hide it altogether with an ornate cabinet front that perfectly matches the rest of the space.
A vent hood adorned with wood panels is well-suited to this kitchen’s laid-back aesthetic, and is a fitting choice given the cottage’s lakeside location in Muskoka, Ontario.
Designer Shirley Meisels kept the curb backsplash in this kitchen low to emphasize the space’s horizontal lines and to focus attention on the matte black vent hood.
To give the prep area in this former Princess Margaret Showhome kitchen a sense of grandeur, designer Brian Gluckstein covered the range hood in the same opalized grey tile as the backsplash. A glossy finish adds an extra-special touch.
Designer Nam Dang-Mitchell hid the seams of this hood fan using polished nickel and a riveted detail. “The hood fan is the focal point of kitchens these days,” says Nam.
A chalkboard fronts the fan hood in this quaint bistro-inspired kitchen. Designer and homeowner Jay Hodgins uses the unique feature to announce the day’s menu.
Satin brass trim and hardware glam up the range hood and cabinetry in homeowner Sara Shafran’s Vancouver kitchen.
A marble-clad hood pops against a wall of glazed bricks and enhances the look of the Calacatta marble island. White oak cabinets and floors add warmth.
A hand-worked patina gives the metal on the vent hood and waterfall island an artisanal quality. The overall look feels streamlined yet sophisticated.
Floating above the stove, a dramatic black vent feels graphic in contrast to white cabinetry and counters.
Tour this graphic kitchen on H&H TV.
Designers Natalie Hodgins and Kate Stuart show the power of a bold color palette in this high-impact kitchen. A crimson rug adds warmth and pattern underfoot, while a showstopping deep blue hood and stove create a natural focal point.
A stainless steel range hood trimmed in brass, large brass pendants above the island and matching hardware give designer Allison Willson’s kitchen a unified feel.