What’s Your Kitchen Style? Here Are 5 Looks We’re Loving Now
Whether you prefer a French-inspired bistro or a minimalist culinary oasis, we break down five of our favorite kitchen styles and the design recipe to pull it all together. Then, tell us which look speaks to your inner chef in the comments below!
A matte black herringbone backsplash adds subtle contrast to the almost all-white kitchen. “It keeps the look clean but adds texture,” says designer Montana Burnett. Style tip: Sculptural accessories — like the articulated light fixture — play up a gallery feel.
In the same kitchen, a black-framed window doubles as a painting, framing the lush view outside. Simple built-in shelves display the homeowners’ kitchen accessories and nature-inspired art.
A large-slab marble countertop wows in this minimalist kitchen, while bamboo shelves held up by custom walnut brackets make a case for open shelving. “I didn’t want the room to read as a kitchen,” says designer Youssef Hasbani of the galley space.
Smooth, flat-front cabinets with linear pulls embody the less-is-more aesthetic that makes this kitchen a classic in our books.
This wow-worthy kitchen masters all of the elements we love about this French-inspired style: open shelving layered with everyday tableware, a subway tile backsplash, brass hardware and marine blue cabinets.
Moody blue cabinetry, gilded brass hardware and plenty of built-in storage make this spacious island feel extra special.
Designer Garrow Kedigian is no stranger to bold design moves — and this New York house’s kitchen is no exception. A quirky painting plays up the island and vent hood’s cool-toned hue, while white walls and oak floors keep the look grounded.
For added design points, match the cabinetry and window trim. Style tip: A runner protects the area around the sink and looks great.
In this cozy kitchen, pine flooring brings the outdoors in. “It took us forever to get it right,” says designer Wispy Boivin about achieving the ideal worn-in look. Style tip: Repeat materials like unfinished wood for a pulled-together look.
It took designers Kyla Bidgood and Kris Hageland 12 different stains before they found the right one for this farmhouse kitchen — a rich mid-tone stain is both refined and rustic.
Take a page from designer Emma Sims-Hilditch’s homey handbook with a dreamy farmhouse banquette in the English countryside. Cubbies run along the bottom, providing a subtle spot to keep dishware, linens and more.
A moveable island with open storage displays white crockery in this southern-style Kentucky kitchen. Plus, a shiplap ceiling only adds to the rustic beauty.
Pale olive-beige cabinets and a spacious Caesarstone-clad island stun in this serene kitchen. To keep the space from feeling too stark, leather-topped stools, oak flooring and the island’s walnut wood base warms things right up.
A spacious banquette exudes a sense of lingering comfort. Striped upholstery is playful, and Eero Saarinen’s iconic mid-century modern chairs make an artful perch.
In this light-filled culinary oasis, clutter is kept to a minimum, thanks to ample closed storage and two window sills perfect for holding fresh herbs, small ceramics and other kitchen essentials.
Simple and serene, this understated kitchen proves that sometimes, less is more. Style tip: conceal a vent hood for a clean, uncluttered look.
This high-contrast kitchen is equally crisp and cool. Opt for black-painted Shaker-style cabinets, black-framed windows and rich herringbone floors to achieve this covetable design aesthetic. Style tip: break up a bulky island with open storage.
For an unexpected backsplash, designers Reena Sotropa and Alanna Dunn laid the multi-dimensional tile in a herringbone pattern for a 3D effect.
In another corner of Joel’s kitchen, a sleek farmhouse sink is surrounded by elegant marble, while rich, warm-toned metal hardware adds a gilded touch to the dark cabinets.