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Beautiful Kitchen Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Renovation

The kitchen truly is the heart of the home. More than just a place to cook, it’s where we gather, start our days, connect with each other over a meal or a cup of coffee, share our ups and downs, and celebrate together.

The kitchen, more than any other room in your home, contributes to your family’s health and happiness, so designing a space with style and function is essential.

Whether you’re planning a brand new kitchen design or kitchen remodel–or you simply want to update your existing space with new lighting, stools, or decor–I’ve gathered dozens of beautiful and inspiring kitchen design ideas for every style and budget.

You’ll find kitchen ideas for small spaces, kitchens with an island, kitchens with dark cabinets, kitchen ideas with white cabinets, galley style kitchens, kitchen pantry ideas, and coastal kitchen ideas.  I hope you enjoy scrolling through!

Kitchen Ideas for Small Spaces

I love the warm and wonderful feeling of this gorgeous kitchen from the always-inspiring Jean Stoffer Design:

Beautiful kitchen decorating and design ideas

 

A beautiful classic kitchen design with black framed windows, chrome fixtures, and brass pendant lights, from Christopher Architecture:

Love this beautiful kitchen design with black framed windows and brass pendant lights

 

A lovely all-white kitchen with open shelving, a shiplap range hood, and light wood kitchen island, from House of Jade Interiors – photo by Lindsay Salazar:

Love this beautiful kitchen design with white kitchen cabinets and shiplap range hood

 

A unique small kitchen design from Jean Stoffer, with soft gray-green cabinets and wood beams – Photo by Stoffer Interior Photography:

Beautiful kitchen design with soft gray green cabinets - Jean Stoffer Interior Design

Here’s another beautiful kitchen from Jean Stoffer Interior Design.  I love the mix of light woods and whites, as well as the cone pendant lights, in this space:

A beautiful classic modern kitchen design with light wood kitchen island, white cabinets and vintage Turkish runner - kitchen remodel - jean stoffer design

 

I love the light fixtures, as well as the island details, in this lovely kitchen from Studio McGee:

Beautiful kitchen design with white cabinets, brass pendant lights over island #interiordesign #kitchen ideas

 

A stylish kitchen corner with gray cabinets, a marble backsplash, and beautiful styling.  From Amber Interior Design – Photo by Tessa Neustadt:Love this beautiful kitchen corner, with its gray cabinets, marble backsplash, and beautiful styling.  kitchen ideas - gray kitchen - kitchen decor - kitchen remodel

Kitchen Ideas with an Island

See my post, Kitchen Island Ideas, for more beautiful kitchen island inspiration.

Love this beautiful modern kitchen design with black cone pendant lights, a light gray kitchen island, and woven counter stools.  From Salt Design Company:

Love this beautiful modern kitchen design with black cone pendant lights, a light gray kitchen island, and woven counter stools - kitchen remodel - kitchen decorating ideas - salt design

 

Love the open shelving on the island and pendant lights in this wonderful kitchen by Studio McGee:

White and blue coastal inspired kitchen | Studio McGee

 

Stunning pendant lighting, a black waterfall countertop, and built-in wine rack enhance this fresh kitchen design from Millworks:

Gorgeous white and gray kitchen with built in wood wine rack - M I L L W O R K S

 

I love the natural counter stools and fresh decor in this modern farmhouse kitchen from Eye for Pretty:

Dream kitchen with white cabinets, dark island color and wishbone stools - Eye for Pretty

 

A stunning kitchen design with twin kitchen islands and built in glass-front china cabinet, from M Elle Design:

Beautiful kitchen design with double islands counter stools built in china cabinet shelving and pendant lights over island

 

A deep blue island accentuates this fresh space from Kate Lester Interiors:

Love the contrast of dark and light in this beautiful kitchen design by Kate Lester Interiors #modern #farmhouse #kitchen #ideas #style #design #decor #home #shiplap

 

A stylish kitchen featuring unique counter stools, gold sconces, and a light wood island, from Studio McGee:

Beautiful kitchen design - so much texture, so much goodness #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenreno #kitcheninspo

 

A soft green curved island, warm woods, and unique pendant lighting enhance this stunning kitchen design from Jean Stoffer: 

Love this beautiful kitchen design with light wood cabinets and a grey kitchen island - kitchen remodel - jean stoffer design

 

 

Waterfall countertops, wood beams, and woven pendant lights bring warmth and interest to this modern kitchen from The Life Styled Co.:

Beautiful modern kitchen design | woven pendant lights | black shelving | marble waterfall island | wood beems | black faucet | white cabinets | wood floors | the Life Styled Co. | Kitchen Decor

 

A spacious kitchen design with twin blue islands and brass and white pendant lights, from Hibou Design Company:

Beautiful blue and white kitchen with gold accents

 

A light-filled kitchen with striking brass pendant lights, unique counter stools, and a lovely mix of whites and woods, from Bria Hammel Interiors:

 A beautiful light-filled kitchen with brass cone pendant lights and white and wood cabinetry from Bria Hammel Interiors #style #home #kitchen #decor #design #ideas

 

Warm woods and whites create a stunning kitchen design from Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co., via Architectural Digest:

Beautiful and inspiring kitchen design ideas #kitchendecor #kitchenideas #kitcheninspo

 

Love this fresh and lovely kitchen design with a light wood island, cone pendant lights, and warm wood beams.  From Jean Stoffer Interior Design:

Such a beautiful kitchen design! I love the light wood island paired with the white and brass cone pendant lights - kitchen decor - kitchen lighting - kitchen ideas - jean stoffer

 

A light and fresh modern kitchen design with vertical shiplap on the kitchen island, bent wood counter stools, and linear lighting over the island.  From Salt Design Co.:

A fresh modern kitchen design with vertical shiplap on the kitchen island, bent wood counter stools, and linear lighting over the island.  kitchen makeover - organic modern decor - kitchen island ideas - organic modern kitchen - kitchen lighting

 

Kitchens with White Cabinets

An elegant Provencal kitchen design with wood ceiling beams, white cabinets, and a whitewashed oak island.  The pendant lights over the island lend a modern touch to this beautiful space, from CKF Cabinetry:

A classic white kitchen design with beautiful pendant lights, from Studio McGee:

Such a gorgeous kitchen - I love the white cabinets, mixed with the light wood flooring, pantry door and barstools. The lights over the island are stunning! kitchen remodel - kitchen ideas - kitchen decor - white kitchen

 

Love this classic kitchen design with white floor-to-ceiling cabinets, glass & brass pendant lights, and seagrass counter stools.  From Salt Design Co.:

Love this classic kitchen design with white floor-to-ceiling cabinets, glass & brass pendant lights, and wonderful counter stools - kitchen remodel - modern kitchen ideas - kitchen decor - salt design

here’s another view, showing the pretty arched window:

Love this classic kitchen design with white floor-to-ceiling cabinets, glass & brass pendant lights, and seagrass counter stools.  kitchen remodel - kitchen decor - white kitchen ideas - salt design

 

Such a beautiful kitchen design, with a mix of white cabinets, brass sconces, open shelving, and a stylish black European range.  From The Fox Group, via Style Me Pretty.

Gorgeous modern kitchen design with white cabinets, open shelving and black European stove

 

I love the unique mix of white and beige cabinetry in this fabulous kitchen from Whittney Parkinson Design:

Inspiring kitchen design ideas from Pinterest #kitchen #ideas #style #home #decor #whitekitchen Whittney Parkinson Design

 

I love the mix of white kitchen cabinets, black countertops, and brass fixtures in this lovely design from Jen Langston:

Beautiful Kitchen Inspiration #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitcheninspo #kitchenremodel #kitchenideas

 

A light and airy kitchen designed by Studio McGee and Erin Hansen for Christine Andrew, via Style Me Pretty –  Photo by Lucy Call.  Here is a source for the beautiful counter stools:

 Beautiful light and airy kitchen design with lovely brass and white modern pendant lights and woven counter stools - Christine Andrew #kitchendesign #kitchenideas #kitchendecor #whitekitchen #modernkitchen

 

A lovely white kitchen from Livingston Interiors – Viola Remodel (featuring my favorite counter stools):

Viola Remodel - Gallery — Home | Livingston Interiors

 

A classic all-white kitchen design with lovely woven counter stools, from Salt Design Co.:

Love this beautiful all white kitchen design with woven counter stools at the island - modern kitchen ideas - white kitchen cabinets - kitchen island ideas - kitchen lighting

 

A light and lovely kitchen design with cone pendant lights, from Pure Salt Interiors:

Beautiful modern white kitchen with a beach house aesthetic - kitchen remodel - kitchen ideas - modern coastal decor

 

I love the black-framed windows in this kitchen design from Mitzi Maynard & Clare Kennedy, via My Domaine:

Gorgeous all-white kitchen cabinets with black framed windows and brass accents

 

Stunning oversized pendant lights enhance this beautiful kitchen from Studio McGee‘s Sunset House Project:

Beautiful modern open kitchen design with white cabinets, brass and gold accents, large island with waterfall countertop, wood beams and large brass pendant lights over island - Studio McGee Sunset House Project

 

A beautiful classic kitchen with an amazing view from Marianne Simon Design:

Beautiful white kitchen design with woven pendants and vintage runner | Marianne Simon

 

A stunning white kitchen design idea with an arched, black-framed window from Chelsea K Designs:

Loving the touch of detail in the base of the bottom cabinetry, the just right decor accessories of tall plants and oversized cutting…

 

A gorgeous white kitchen design with wood beams and vintage Turkish runner, from House of Jade Interiors:

Beautiful white kitchen cabinets, custom range hood, open shelving, vintage Turkish runner rug, and wood beams #kitchen #homedecor

Galley Style Kitchen Design Ideas

I couldn’t find many photos of true galley style kitchens with walls on both sides; however, I think the following images will give you some ideas of what you can do with a long, narrow space.

Love this stunning kitchen design, complete with glass-front upper cabinets, white lower cabinets, brass accents, and a wood kitchen island – from Precision Cabinetry and Design – Photo by Stephanie Russo

Love this beautiful modern kitchen design with built in glass front china cabinets, white cabinets, and a wood kitchen island - pcdsackitchens - stephanie russo

Gorgeous natural woods and fresh greenery enhance this stunning modern kitchen design from Mowery Marsh Architects:

gorgeous natural woods and fresh greenery enhance this stunning modern kitchen design from Mowery Marsh Architects

 

There are so many fabulous details in this kitchen, I don’t know where to begin!  I especially love the herringbone-patterned floor and stylish rug.  From Lulu and Georgia.

Love this gorgeous modern kitchen design with light wood kitchen cabinets and island - lulu and georgia

 

Love this classic gray and white kitchen design from Amber Interiors – Photo by Tessa Neustadt:

This beautiful gray and white kitchen, with its brass accents and black framed windows, is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional design, from Amber Interior Design - Photo Tessa Neustadt

 

A beautiful European style kitchen with off-white (Swiss Coffee) cabinets and blue-grey Lacanche range — Studio McGee Cove Remodel:

European style kitchen with off-white (Swiss Coffee) cabinets and blue-grey Lacanche range — design by Studio McGee #kitchendecor #kitchendesign #kitchenideas #whitekitchen

 

Love the rug, the lighting, the light woods, the grey cabinets, the beams … from Kate Marker Interiors:

 Lovely light woods and gray cabinets in this light and bright kitchen design

 

Gorgeous classic yet modern kitchen from Jamie Keskin Design.  See my post on where to find affordable Turkish runners for the kitchen:

Neutral kitchen with butcher block counter kitchen island, neutral beige and gray Turkish runner rug, all-white kitchen cabinets and granite composite counter tops. Interior design and styling by Jamie Keskin Design.

 

Gorgeous modern kitchen design with vaulted ceilings and amazing pendant lights and chandelier; design by Kate Marker Interiors:

Gorgeous modern kitchen design with vaulted ceilings and abundant natural light; design by Kate Marker Interiors – Hickory Project

Modern Coastal Kitchen Ideas

See my post, Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas for Your Home, for more coastal kitchen inspiration.

Warm woods, a marble backsplash, and lovely coastal-inspired pendant lights make this lake house kitchen truly special – from Park and Oak Interior Design:

Park and Oak lake house kitchen #kitchenremodel #kitchendesign #kitchenideas

 

A modern coastal kitchen from Pure Salt Interiors, with gorgeous pendant lights and woven counter stools:

Modern coastal kitchen design Eastside Costa Mesa — Pure Salt Interiors - #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitchenremodel #kitchendecor #home #style

Here’s a closer look at the backsplash and beverage area in the beautiful kitchen above from Pure Salt Interiors:

Beautiful white kitchen with beverage station and tile backsplash - Pure Salt

 

The stunning brass pendant lights over the island–and additional brass detailing on the range hood–give this stunning grey kitchen a coastal touch.  From Allison Willson Design:

I love this gorgeous light gray kitchen with its center island and stunning brass pendant lights! kitchen ideas - kitchen remodel - grey kitchen - coastal kitchen - kitchen ideas - Allison Willson kitchen design

 

A beautiful modern coastal kitchen design with statement pendant lights, white cabinets, and a beautiful patterned backsplash, from Pure Salt Interiors:

Gorgeous modern kitchen design with woven counter stools and black pendant lights over the island

 

I love the beautiful glass and brass pendant lights in this gorgeous neutral kitchen from Rita Chan Interiors:

My Favorite Pins of the Week - Rita Chan Interiors kitchen- #kitchenremodel #kitchen #kitchendesign

 

A beautiful modern coastal kitchen with striking pendant lights and woven counter stools, from Salt Design Company:

Kitchen Ideas | Dining Room | Kitchen Pendant Lighting | Counter Stool | Rope Counter Stools | #interiordesign #homedecor

 

A lovely modern coastal kitchen design from Pure Salt Interiors – Palm Springs Project:

Modern coastal kitchen with dark lower cabinets and double woven pendant lights over island #interiordesign #puresalt

 

An amazing light-filled kitchen and dining space from The Grove Byron Bay:

Beautiful Kitchen Inspiration #kitchen #kitchendesign #kitcheninspo #kitchenremodel #kitchenideas

 

A California beachfront kitchen with lovely woven counter stools.  Design by Kelly Nutt Design via Home Bunch:

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A beautiful modern coastal kitchen from AGK Design Studio with amazing striped barstools. Island color is Sherwin Williams Smoky Candle:

Beautiful coastal kitchen idea with striped counter stools and blue gray island color - Sherwin Williams Smoky Candle

Kitchen Ideas with Dark Cabinets

See my post, Blue Kitchens You Will Love, for more kitchen ideas with dark cabinets.

This blue and white kitchen from Studio Surface Design inspired my own kitchen refresh!

Stunning modern kitchen design idea | kitchen decor | kitchen ideas | navy kitchen cabinets | blue kitchen cabinets | blue and white kitchen | dark lower kitchen cabinets

 

I love the moody green lower cabinets in this Scandinavian-style kitchen from Anthology Interiors:

Beautiful kitchen design with dark sage green lower cabinets, marble backsplash, wood counter stools, and rustic reclaimed wood island - anthology interior design - kitchen design - kitchen decor - kitchen ideas

 

Here’s a stylish two-toned kitchen with an elegant classic feel, featuring a farmhouse sink, shaker style cabinets, and black framed windows, from Dayna Flory Interiors:

Beautiful two-toned kitchen with farmhouse sink and black-framed windows from Dayna Flory #kitchen #kitchenideas #kitcheninspo #kitchenremodel

 

A beautiful dark green kitchen from Emily Henderson’s Portland Home (cabinet color is Pewter Green by Sherwin Williams):

Gorgeous kitchen with Pewter Green cabinets by Sherwin Williams - Emily Henderson Portland Kitchen Design Home

 

A lovely mid-century modern kitchen with beautiful woven counter stools, from Studio McGee:

Beautiful midcentury modern kitchen - kitchen design - kitchen remodel - kitchen ideas - McGee Neflix Remodel

 

 

An organic modern kitchen with warm wood accents and unique pendant lights (similar here and here), from Anthology Creative Studio:

Stunning kitchen design

 

A beautiful two-toned kitchen from Linnea Lions, via House and Home:

Beautiful two--toned kitchen in dark gray and white with open shelving

 

A striking patterned backsplash and deep blue cabinets accentuate this kitchen from Stone Textile Studio:

Beautiful blue kitchen with unique tile backsplash - Stone Textile

One of my favorite kitchens, featuring dark lower cabinets, white countertops, and open shelving, from The House of Silver Lining:

Beautiful modern kitchen decorating ideas

Here’s another view of this beautiful modern kitchen design from The House of Silver Lining:

A beautiful modern minimal kitchen design with dark lower cabinets and open shelving - kitchen renovation - kitchen remodel - kitchen decor - house of silver lining

 

A beautiful European farmhouse style kitchen with a patterned tile backsplash, rustic wood island, and vintage Turkish runner, from Amber Interior Design:

Beautiful two-toned kitchen with dark gray cabinets and open shelving | Amber Interiors

 

A gorgeous blue kitchen design with a black subway tile backsplash and brass sconces, pulls and faucet, from Anne Rae Design.  See more blue kitchen cabinet ideas in my post, Beautiful Blue Kitchen Ideas.

Stunning blue kitchen with brass sconces and black tile backsplash - anne rae design

Kitchen Pantry Ideas

A beautiful butler’s pantry, featuring soft green cabinets, from Jean Stoffer Design:

Beautiful kitchen butler's pantry with soft gray green cabinets - kitchen remodel - kitchen design - pantry ideas - jean stoffer

 

Such a charming walk-in pantry design–from Bria Hammel Interiors, via Style Me Pretty:

Such a beautiful farmhouse style home and kitchen pantry with white cabinetry and glass front doors, designed by Bria Hammel Interiors

 

A beautiful kitchen pantry with arched doorway and rolling ladder, from Studio McGee:

Arched pantry with ladder, pantry organization, California Traditional Interior Design | Studio McGee #kitchen #pantry #organization #ideas #inspo #style #design #home #blog #decor #home

 

Another beautiful pantry from Studio McGee. I love the all-white everything:

Beautiful hidden pantry

Here’s a second photo, taken from farther back, so you can see how Studio McGee incorporated the hidden pantry via a door that looks like cabinetry!

I love how they incorporated a hidden pantry the kitchen via a door that looks like cabinetry.

 

Last, but definitely not least, is this stunning butler’s pantry from Jean Stoffer Design:

Beautiful butler's pantry with dark cabinets and brass accents

get the look:

 

Looking for more kitchen design ideas, decorating ideas, and inspiration?  Here are a few of my favorite related posts from the blog:

Beautiful and Affordable Turkish Oushak Runners for the Kitchen

Colors of the Year + Top Home Color Trends for 2022

How to Choose Kitchen Island Lighting

How to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Counter Stools for Your Space

Beautiful Blue Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Sunny Breakfast Nook Ideas

Have a wonderful day! xo jane

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4 Comments

  • Lisa Cagle
    June 1, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Hi Jane,
    Thank you for all the pretty kitchens in today’s post. My renovation is crawling along! Do you know where the backless
    natural color stools are from in the picture with the double island? It is the picture from M. elle.
    I reached out to the designer as well.
    Thank you for your great taste and lovely posts!

    Reply
    • Jane
      June 1, 2021 at 3:05 pm

      Hi Lisa! It’s wonderful to hear from you! I love those stools, too. Here’s a very similar version:

      https://bit.ly/3vLsAc7

      I’ll keep looking and will pop in with an update if I find the exact ones … xo Jane

      Reply
  • Jane
    March 19, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for your lovely message and kind words! Your kitchen renovation sounds wonderful! I love Hale navy on a kitchen island. I have a post devoted to kitchen island lighting ideas here: https://jane-athome.com/best-kitchen-pendant-lighting/

    I love the idea of using clear glass pendant lights! Some of my favorite sources for kitchen island lighting are West Elm, Pottery Barn, Overstock, Build.com, and Serena & Lily. In the lighting post referenced above, you’ll find several clear glass lighting ideas–I hope you’ll find it helpful! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Jane

    Reply
  • Lisa Cagle
    March 19, 2021 at 11:15 am

    This post is perfect timing! I am in the middle of my kitchen reno now! We are going with white shaker cabinets
    and the Island in the color ‘Hale Navy.” What would you recommend for pendant lighting above the Island?
    I like the look of the clear glass. We have a coastal home and the ceilings are not vaulted so I don’t want the
    lighting to be overwhelming. Where are your favorite spots to shop for lighting?

    Thank you Jane! I love your posts, emails and Instagram posts.

    Lisa

    Reply

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