Our Ultimate Kitchens
These kitchens showcase the best of the best and provide dreamy inspiration for your own kitchen.
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Earthy elements such as limestone, marble, and pickled poplar on the ceiling balance elegant appointments like the hand-forged iron chandelier and custom window treatment. Blue cabinets with a gray undertone create a peaceful, and perfectly French, look.
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Glitz & Glamour
A mix of light and dark finishes combine with shimmering metallic accents to create a one-of-a-kind glamorous look. Smooth and textured golden tiles combine with a white backgorund to make a dramatic statement.
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Pretty Pops of Color
Checkerboard marble floors and sunflower-yellow walls enliven this formal kitchen. A yellow stucco hood makes the cooking area a strong focal point, and white perimeter cabinets match the room's moldings.
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Custom designed for food prep and cleanup, plus storage and seating, the island is the kitchen's showpiece. Crisp lines and a mix of metallic finishes add style and shine to the stunning kitchen.
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Inspired by early-20th-century factories, this contemporary kitchen combines steel, stone, and wood for an industrial-chic look that doesn't feel cold. The massive island provides plenty of cook and prep space, plus seating for four.
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Wow with Neutrals
The island, with a distressed black finish, anchors the kitchen, while lighter tones in the perimeter cabinetry and flooring make the space light and bright. Architectural details and custom millwork add an elegant air to the kitchen.
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A mix of salvaged woods, weathered finishes, and traditional touches creates a casually sophisticated kitchen. Two weathered timbers from an old barge were incorporated into the corners of the island, while a pair of light fixtures above have a charming patina.
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Industrial-style pendants are right at home with the exposed ductwork in the factory-inspired kitchen. This space features a creative mix of materials, including oak, stainless steel, powder-coated steel, marble, and recycled acrylic.
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A spacious 31x16-foot kitchen is tailored to cooks and guests alike. The roomy work zone gives the cook elbowroom and counter space. The island and adjacent eating area provide spots for guests and family to chat with the cook without being in the way. Pale blue walls, white cabinets, and rich woods create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.
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Elegant millwork and furniture-like details give this new kitchen the spirit of a historic home. A grand and gracious gray island is at the heart of this kitchen, while white exterior cabinets and slab granite lighten the room's top half.
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A beautiful blue tile mosaic above the cooktop is a stunning focal point in this dreamy space. Simple white cabinets -- some with glass panels – are a classic backdrop in a double-island kitchen with bright blue and green accents. The light veining in the dark gray counters works with the vintage-inspired black-and-white floors.
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Life of the Party
Kitchens are a gathering place for guests and family alike. This black-and-white space welcomes everyone in style. Touches of metal add contemporary flair to the classic color combination. Stainless steel extends from the appliances to the sink and faucet to the cabinet hardware.
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Steeped in historical character, this kitchen appears to have stood the test of time. Smart material choices give the kitchen timeworn qualities, but with modern savvy. Unmatched elements, such as terra-cotta floors and furniture-style cabinetry, look as if they were added over the years. The color scheme enhances the timeless character.
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Formal, Fun, and Functional
Elegant materials, such as marble countertops and rich wood flooring, infuse this kitchen with panache, but the bold cobalt blue island relaxes the formality. Touches of lime green mix with the blue to create an unexpected color combination in the traditional room. In this ultimate kitchen, style meets functionality. Customized storage cabinets and a spacious layout maximize usability.
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Traditional French and contemporary American styles are as different as night and day. The unexpected pairing combines the best of both styles in this kitchen. Creamy cabinetry with an antique glaze resembles French furniture. Elements such as the stone walls and iron work details are distinctly French. But the kitchen's function is fully contemporary American with abundant storage in the cabinetry and center island.
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A Place to Gather
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Timeless and Chic
A true classic never goes out of style, as this tres chic kitchen proves. Traditional French style boasts serious staying power. Creamy white cabinetry and oil-rubbed bronze hardware are paired with a rich mahogany island and professional-grade appliances. Beautiful woodwork, arched details, and elegant accessories complete the timeless look.
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White cabinets, pale blue walls, and an embellished island are chic and elegant. The cherrywood top on the island, gray range hood, and dark floors anchor the spacious room.
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Every detail of this kitchen exudes French ambience. The alder cabinets feature a French wax finish and are accented by a boldly painted island. Tumbled-stone floors, a tile backsplash medallion, and distressed cabinets add texture. The room is crowned with massive wood beams and a custom-made range hood.
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Kitchen Cabinet Details that WowDistinctive kitchen cabinet details--from layered finishes and hip hardware to architectural embellishments--stylishly boost interest in traditional, contemporary, vintage, and cottage kitchen designs.Begin Slideshow »