The beautiful kitchens you’ll find here represent the latest designs found in US households. designs. A kitchen is the most important room of any home. The spaces are designed with thee things mind: food preparation, cooking, and cleaning.
A report from the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association (NKBA) found that total kitchen spending had surpassed $67 billion in 2015, with $49.7 billion of that going to renovations.
A kitchen is the nucleus of a home. Work and daily life revolve around the space. It’s important that your kitchen is efficient first and foremost. Once you’ve figured that out, start focusing on designing a beautiful kitchen.
First, choose a base color. The color you paint the walls will greatly influence how your kitchen feels in the end. Once that is decided, you can choose which cabinet orientation gives the best flow and which flooring is the easiest to clean and if you should hang your pots and pans or store them in a cabinet.
100 Beautiful Kitchen Designs For 2022
There are a lot of decisions to make so take some time to scroll through these 100 beautiful kitchens to inspire your own kitchen makeover.
The color white is the most popular kitchen color. With examples provided here, you’ll understand why.
1. Bright Kitchen
Designer Ann Decker knows that big windows make a white kitchen look bright and fresh, the way that white should look. So make sure you have plenty of natural light in your kitchen to set off the white walls.
2. Marble Kitchen
3. Simple Kitchen
la SHED should be applauded for creating this white kitchen. Focused on simplicity, it is a prime example of how neutral colors can complement each other.
4. Neutral Kitchen With Color Splashes
Here you have a bright yellow stove contrasting against dark cabinets and white walls. This color pop is an interior design favorite.
5. Dark Cabinets
Just because your walls are white doesn’t mean your cabinets must be white too. Choosing a darker cabinet color like Brittany’s navy cabinets can set your space apart from basic kitchens.
6. Shiplap Rustic
Among beautiful modern kitchens, white shiplap is a favorite. When you cover your kitchen walls with it, you create a clean rustic look with similar wood tones. Courtney Bishop covers cabinet doors in shiplap for more continuity.
7. Kitchen Beams
Danish design company, Garde Hvalsoe, used wood with different shades to bring warmth into this kitchen. With beautiful traditional white kitchens, light wood hues are the best.
8. Wood Kitchen Flooring
Wood floors are popular in all kitchens, no matter the color. But by choosing wood for your white kitchen, you’re using a creative avenue to bring depth and texture into an otherwise plain space. Jen Langston chose a lighter stain for the floor to keep things feeling fresh. Beautiful farmhouse kitchens often feature white and wood colors, and with this example it’s easy to see why.
9. Warm Undertones
Those undertones say more than you think. If you’re are convinced to have white in your kitchen with shadowy corners, opt for a white with warmer undertones to make your space feel cozy and not dingy.
10. White on White
Naturally, we should all take a page out of POCO Designs‘ book and consider going white on white on white in our kitchens. White walls with a white floor and white cabinets put the focus where it really counts, on the people and the food.
If you want a kitchen color that will curb your appetite, then go with gray.
11. Gray Kitchen
Gray gives us all the warm fuzzies with its homey color. So painting your kitchen in a shade of gray might just be the best option for a neutral but cozy kitchen that the whole family will flock to. (image from Ryan Wicks Photography)
12. Family-Friendly Kitchen
When you’re wanting to create a modern kitchen that is also family friendly, black or white is too stark when it comes to your color choices. Loves Interiors shows us that gray is much softer and yet still neutral enough to give your metallic pops and modern sensibilities.
13. Warm Gray Walls and Cabinets
When your home has wood floors, many times it just makes sense to keep the rest of your decor on the warm side. Like when Johnston Park Interiors used a lovely warm gray for both the walls and the cabinet. It’s a perfect kitchen for lingering over your morning coffee.
14. Sleek Gray Cabinets
Is your kitchen wall to wall cabinet space? That shouldn’t inhibit you at all. This kitchen by Modulnova Twenty painted all the sleek cabinet fronts a stormy gray to make them feel more accessible though no less modern.
15. Pastel Kitchen Colors
Since gray is basically pastel black, it seems only natural that you would lean towards other pastel colors in your gray kitchen. Light green, like the backsplash in this kitchen, is a soothing choice.
16. Bright Cabinets
If you’re feeling like the gray is too overwhelming, take a note from this happy Swedish kitchen and paint your cabinets a bright color that will complement your dusky walls.
17. Brick Flooring And Backsplashes
Yes, there are bricks that show off colors of black and cream and gray as well. When you’re dealing with those bricks in your kitchen, Dawn Hearn Interior Design teaches us to go for gray in the areas without bricks.
18. Gray Marble Kitchen
When you think of gray and chic, you probably come up with marble. Design practice De Rosee Sa uses marble to the fullest extent in this lovely gray kitchen. It doesn’t get much better than a completely marble kitchen island with seating and waterfall ends.
19. Boho Kitchen
In this example, Jill Frey Kitchen Design adds the basket shades to hanging pendants to give this kitchen a touch of personality.
20. Concrete Kitchen
If you want a soothing cooking environment, the color blue is just for you.
21. Blue Kitchen
Blue is a popular color, and is almost a neutral shade. Howell’s Architecture and Design covered the walls of this kitchen with blue tiles to bring out the relaxation.
22. Blue Cabinets
Blue tile might not be an option for your kitchen so you’ll have to find another way to get the color. Like painting your cabinet fronts blue. This kitchen shows us just how effective that can be when most of your kitchen space is covered by cabinets.
23. Blue Shades
Famous painter Claude Monet knew his colors. His kitchen is a prime example of how different shades of the same color can give your space lots of interest without feeling overwhelming. With beautiful vintage kitchens, you’ll notice how they aren’t afraid to take chances.
24. Navy Blue Kitchen
Navy is often overlooked and labeled too dark for many spaces. However, like EMI Interior Design suggests, being a darker color that isn’t black can make other elements in your kitchen really pop.
25. Pale Blue Kitchen
On the other end of the spectrum, many think that light blue only belongs in a nursery. Angie Keyes uses a pale blue to infuse this kitchen with some serious cottage vibes.
26. Blue Monochrome Kitchen
Sometimes you find a shade of blue that you just love so much and wish you could paint everything in sight that color. Plain English Design used the same shade to paint both walls and cabinets to create a very traditional feel in this traditional kitchen.
27. Blue Countertops
Here’s a kitchen that gets it right by giving the counter and backsplash a seamless surface. Beautiful galley kitchens are easier to create if you have a narrow cooking space, like this example. You can even have your kids help you keep that pretty blue countertop clean.
28. Tiny Tile Backsplash
You might think that smaller tiles belong in the bathroom, but Wynne Taylor Ford shows us otherwise. The backsplash in this kitchen is just stunning while the other blue accents pull the whole room together. Beautiful coastal kitchens often feature blue hues and light wood colors. When combined, colors offer a soothing effect.
29. Rustic Kitchen Backsplash
Blue looks great in texture too. The wavy surface and gradient tones of this backsplash really bring out the rusticity of the kitchen. Alexander and Co. definitely chose well when deciding what works best with those wood cabinets.
30. Beach Turquoise Kitchen
Let’s not leave out turquoise. Such a popular color is a great option for the kitchen as well. Greg Terbrock Design Build really went all out on this bright and happy kitchen. You would almost believe it’s a beach house.
31. A Modern Red Kitchen
When many people think of a red kitchen, a country kitchen comes to mind, complete with plaid valance and a rooster cookie jar. But this inspiring kitchen by Roselind Wilson Design shows us that red can absolutely complete a modern kitchen too. With minimal lines and shiny cabinet fronts, it banishes all thoughts of roosters from our minds.
32. Eclectic Red Kitchen
33. Wine Red
Maybe you like red but you’re worried about putting it in your kitchen. Opt for a darker wine red instead. The backsplash in this Chai Design kitchen is just dark enough to feel chic and classy instead of bright and punchy.
34. Red and Black Kitchen
Speaking of chic and classy, Rysso Peters knows how to take chic to the next level. This contemporary kitchen uses red and black to give your eyes a good contrast. It will make you feel like your kitchen is much more expensive than it is.
35. Easy To Clean Kitchen
For a lighter look with the same eye drawing red, try this trick like Nissen Richards Studio. Paint the wall above your counter in your chosen shade of red and install sleek clear panels over top. You’ll get exactly the red you want in the modern style you want and still get the easy cleaning.
36. Tiled Backsplash
Not the DIY type? Then go for the tiled backsplash instead. Martins Camisuli Architects knows that just the pop of red will allow you to add all the red accents you want.
37. Spanish Kitchen
There’s just something about a Spanish styled kitchen that makes you want all those spicy nachos. These red cabinets in this Cheryl Ketner Interiors kitchen lay the foundation for the best Spanish styled kitchen you’ve ever seen. Just add terra cotta.
38. Purple And Deep Red Color
Of course, if the bright red doesn’t appeal to you, add a touch of purple to the paint for a deeper wine red color like these Harvey Jones Kitchen cabinets. Suddenly your kitchen will become the space for all your selfies.
39. Lipstick Red Appliances
Bright red is the color of retro. That’swhy they chose to install the lipstick red appliances in this retro kitchen.
40. Deep Country Red
But we can’t leave out that red french country kitchen because it’s not all bad. The kitchen in this Johnson Berman lodge is the perfect mix of deep country red and natural wood tones. Just where you want to be, sipping hot chocolate on a snowy evening.
41. A Calming Green Kitchen
Green, like blue, is a color many people gravitate to due to its calming properties. So if you are an experimental cook, painting your kitchen a lovely shade of green like this kitchen from Carlyn and Company Interiors and Design can help you relax while you’re working out the perfect cake.
42. Balance Out a Busy Kitchen
Rustic kitchens that contain a lot of natural textures like wood and stone can really benefit with a calming color to balance out the busyness. JKA Design infused this kitchen with a pale leafy green by giving the wood cabinets a once over, but only a once over so the wood grain still peeks through.
43. Modern Green Kitchen
Green is also a great shade for modern kitchens. Just raise the brightness a bit to get more pop against your modern style and, like Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly Inc. already knows, you’ll have the best kitchen on the block.
44. Pair Marble With Green
You’ve probably already figured it out, but marble pairs so well with cooler colors. Greg Natale uses green for the cabinets in this marble covered kitchen which creates a very classic feel. Proof that green can solve so many problems.
45. Green Tinted Countertops
If you’re really serious about marble, you’ll be thrilled to see this green tinted countertops. Elegant Kitchens and Baths Inc. found an unexpected way to put more green into this kitchen and still keep the clean white look. A win win for everyone involved.
46. Opt for a Deeper Green Shade
Balt Atelier Limited opted for a deeper green than you see in most kitchens. But the dusky hue totally complements the modern additions without losing the traditional feel. It’s the perfect shade for a kitchen in an older home.
47. Green Farmhouse Kitchen
Farmhouse kitchens might be one of the most fun to decorate due to the simplicity and practicality of the space. Donald Lococo Architects covered everything in the same pale shade of green to create the image of continuity while still being the cutest kitchen ever.
48. Bright Backsplash
There’s nothing like a bright backsplash to stand out against your wooden cabinets. The bright green of this Nico van der Meulen Architects kitchen really stands out and makes the modern space seem more friendly.
49. Retro Kitchen
If walls, cabinets and backsplash weren’t enough, you can also put green on your kitchen floor. Design Studio West wisely uses green and white linoleum to keep the retro feel in this kitchen but the green creates less of a contrast than using black and white.
50. Sea Green
When all else fails in your little beach cottage, go for a sea green theme. This Mark Williams Design Associates kitchen is just the place you want to come into after a romp at the beach.
51. Chic Black Kitchen
When you hear the word chic, most likely you think of something the color of black. So when we say that black kitchens are the chicest you can get, you probably have no trouble believing us. This black kitchen by Surroundings creates a space that feels close and cozy.
52. A Black and Marble Kitchen
Black and marble? You betcha. Blakes London takes a dusty black and covers the beadboard of this kitchen with it. With those marble countertops and backsplash, you can have a date night in a kitchen like this no problem.
53. Black Cabinets and Matching Walls
Now here’s a kitchen that embraces all the black. Not only did they paint their walls in the blackest shade they could find, they also swathed the cabinets in it. It creates the perfect space to host cocktails on summer evenings and nurse hangovers the next morning.
54. Opt For a Black Floor Instead
Opting for a black floor instead of black walls will definitely help ground your space. In this kitchen they even installed black cabinets and appliances. When you’re wanting to make a statement, this is how to do it.
55. Black and Stainless Steel
So many modern kitchens are styled in white and stainless steel for a clean cut effect. But what if you used black to make your kitchen stand out from the rest of your home, like this one by William Burton Leopardi? You would definitely bring a new level to your modern styling ideas.
56. A Rustic Black Kitchen
Even rustic kitchens can boast black in some pretty spectacular ways. Katrin Arens embraces the shade in lieu of backsplash in this rustic space. Next to the wood, it brings a bit of industrial style to the table.
57. Black and Yellow Kitchen
While most people resort to white to show off a popping color, maybe you should consider black instead. Especially if you have a bright shade like the yellow in this Atticus and Milo kitchen, black can really give your favorite color the punch it needs.
58. Fun Textured Black Wall Tiles
Oh it’s blackest black, but those tiles have a wavy surface that make the black seem more approachable. Francois Berube Interiors uses them to make a statement among the glowing white cabinetry.
59. Smooth Black Subway Tiling
In a rustic kitchen that needs an inky statement, you don’t want the smooth black subway tile. So Erin Swift had the right idea when she chose a black backsplash with all that texture.
60. Modern Industrial Kitchen
Standard Studio definitely puts together kitchens that are anything but standard. All the sleek black cabinetry gives off the most modern vibes with just a touch of industrial charm. Perfect for the homeowner who’s looking for contemporary and natural at the same time.
61. Happy Orange Kitchen
There is a slight problem for certain homeowners. When your favorite color is orange, it seems rather discouraged to decorate with it. However, the kitchen can be the perfect place to infuse with such a happy color, like this beauty with sleek cabinets from Applegate Interior Design Project.
62. Pair White and Orange Together
This kitchen by Dyna Contracting is proof that you can get a tile in any color you like. The orange here is not too bright to be glaring against the white cabinets but not too dark as to look like bricks either.
63. Fun Orange Accents
On the flip side, when your cabinets are a darker shade like these wood ones, you can get away with the brightest shade you can find. The popping orange of this kitchen makes the whole space feel bright and modern, a place to make you smile first thing in the morning.
64. Mid-Century Modern Kitchen
Orange is the reigning color of midcentury modern decor. But instead of covering the walls with it, Kropat Interior Design opted for orange countertops instead. We still get the midcentury modern feel but we aren’t accosted by orange either.
65. Reddish Orange Shade
Orange doesn’t have to feel midcentury modern. It can definitely be just plain ol’ modern, like in this sleek kitchen. The reddish orange paired with wood cabinets feels warm and welcoming for all your entertaining needs.
66. Orange Cabinets
Backsplash isn’t the only way to put orange in your kitchen. Orange cabinets like these in this Mark English Architects kitchen can be a great way to use your favorite shade in a space you inhabit for many hours in a week.
67. Bold Orange Appliances
For the diehard orange enthusiasts, did you know that they make orange appliances? Kingston Design Remodeling did and they utilized that resource to find a fridge that perfectly matches the orange backsplash in this tiny kitchen.
68. Orange Accent Wall
With a bit of orange paint, you probably can’t go wrong. By giving your kitchen an orange focal wall like this Covenant Kitchens & Baths, Inc. kitchen, you can easily imagine it’s summertime all year round in your bright happy space.
69. Pretty Orange Tiles
Isn’t that tile just glorious? The orange design chosen by Blossom Studio for this kitchen goes perfectly with the rest of the pastel shades in the home. It’s a great example of how orange can match with anything.
70. Orange Glow
Copper has been the in metal for a long time. Lucky for you orange people, it can give off an orange glow in your kitchen. Get stylish with this idea from Murdock Solon Architects and use copper as your backsplash. No need to decorate the rest of your kitchen because the copper alone will take your breath away.
71. Gray Tinted Brown Kitchen
If you’re not quite ready to let it go, consider a gray tinted brown for your kitchen. Greige is a beautiful soft shade that will seemingly wrap you in a hug while you cook for your family, like this kitchen by Carter Kay Interiors.
72. Kitchen Art Space
If you look hard enough, you’ll notice that this kitchen is a work of art. Put white cabinet doors on dark brown cabinets for a spectacular contrast against against all that chocolatey brown.
73. Brown Shades
Marigo Design utilizes brown in several different shades in this lovely traditional kitchen. The light brown backsplash complements the cream cabinetry while the deep brown island table really stands out. And then there’s the wood floor underneath to bring it all together.
74. Dark Brown Cabinets
Take advantage of the light brown and install dark brown cabinets to give yourself a break from beige, like in this kitchen.
75. Dark Brown
Of course, you aren’t stuck with only light browns and dark cabinets for brown options in your kitchen. Feel free to follow A3‘s design and paint your walls a darker shade of brown to stand out against your white tile.
76. Brown Backsplash
We have to revisit the brown backsplash concept for a second because this kitchen is on point. Charisma chose a tile backsplash that includes five different shades of brown to pull together the other shades in the room.
77. Modern Kitchen
Modern kitchens require creative kitchen layout designs to help you keep a warm and homey feeling without losing the contemporary beauty. This kitchen by Rob Kennon Architects utilizes plywood to bring that textured brown into the space but keep things light and airy.
78. A Rustic Brown Kitchen
Rustic kitchens might be the best examples for brown kitchens. Holmes Hole Builders covered these kitchen walls in rustic wood for a quaint and cabin feel. The variating brown shades and all that wood grain really give this place a family friendly vibe. The blue kitchen island offers stability.
79. Rustic Wooden Kitchen
Talk about cabin vibes. This kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co. took a whole barn’s worth of rustic wood to put in the kitchen. It’s such a unique warm look that’s perfect for a little house in the woods.
80. Bright Cabinet Fronts
This Dorrington Atcheson Architects kitchen has a mid-century modern feel to it. The shade of wood against the bright cabinet fronts and built-in open shelving offers plenty of inspiration.
81. A Sunny Yellow Kitchen
82. Contemporary Yellow
MN Builders shows us how yellow works in contemporary kitchens. The color combines the sleek lines of modern design with the traditional look of older homes.
83. Yellow Kitchen Cabinets
Think outside the box when painting your kitchen yellow like this example from McCall Design. Instead of painting the walls, they painted the cabinets so they could add a nice clean subway tile backsplash.
84. Yellow Kitchen Tile
Or… just find yourself a pretty yellow tile pattern to serve as your backsplash and all your food pictures on social media will include a dose of yellow. In this Adrienne DeRosa kitchen, there are two shades of yellow to bring some happiness to the eyes as well as the soul.
85. Yellow Statement Wall
Kitchens might be the best places to take advantage of the statement wall, probably because there isn’t much wall to begin with. Go for a brighter shade of yellow like this Lynda Miehe Associates kitchen and you’ll never be short of smiles while you cook.
86. Bright Yellow
If you aren’t a shy decorator, follow the lead of this contemporary kitchen and find the brightest yellow you can muster for your main kitchen color. This works for small kitchens that occupy a little corner of the house.
87. Yellow Retro
In this retro kitchen, designed by Jackson Design & Remodeling, butter yellow swaths the walls, backsplash, countertop, and floor. They even found pale yellow appliances to match, the real retro way.
88. Classic Kitchen Upgrade
In this example, Hendricks Churchill uses a bright sunny shade to cover the cabinets and trim in this farmhouse design. Rustic pendant light fixtures hand over the island to create a balanced look.
89. Pale Yellow Cabinets
Adeeni Design Group took a kitchen and breakfast nook and brought them together with pale yellow custom cabinetry. Against that marble countertop, it feels so classic and traditional.
90. Honey Yellow Cabinets
In this example, honey yellow cabinets are the perfect choice. The cabinets cover the bottom of the kitchen counters.
If you want a feminine and fun touch, pink is your color.
91. Girly Pink Kitchen
This beauty by Jessica Buckley Interiors is extremely girly with its striped cushions and floral shade. Just right for a bachelorette’s apartment.
92. Pink Statement Wall
Pink is another great color for that. Here’s a kitchen that utilizes clear panels for the illusion of pink backsplash when it’s the wall behind them.
93. Bold Pink Cabinets
If you can get away with pink walls, why not pink cabinets instead? The glossy finish on the pink cabinets in this Leicht Westchester-Greenwich kitchen takes the feeling from baby nursery to modern chic.
94. Blush Kitchen
If your kitchen resembles a nursery, tone it down with a blush color. Middleton Bespoke Interiors knew that the warmer shade of pink will blend with the wood tones in this rustic kitchen.
95. Peach Kitchen
Take your blush, add a little orange tint and you’ve got a pink that’s very close to millennial pink, punchy, and pretty at the same time. Gisbert Poeppler pairs their pink with chic shades like black for a grown up look in an otherwise girly space.
96. Hot Pink Kitchen
97. Hot Pink
The entire space offers a sleek hot pink element with a backsplash. It’s like creating the best accent wall you’ve ever seen.
98. Texture Space
If you have a pink kitchen and want a surface with the same color, this example by Mal Corboy Design offers plenty of inspiration. The surface adds texture to the space without making the surface hard to clean.
99. Pale Nursery Pink
Maybe you like the pale nursery pink. If that’s just your style, take a note from A1 Lofts and Extensions and embrace it. You’ll be happy to know that they even make pink appliances to fill your need.
100. Pink Kitchen Island
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)FAQ
How Much Does A Kitchen Remodel Cost?
According to the NKBA, kitchen remodels range between $1,000 for a single replacement to $20,000 for a complete remodel.
What Is The Most Popular Kitchen Renovation Item?
According to the NKBA, almost 50 percent of total kitchen renovation spending went to appliances and cabinetry. The average reno job cost roughly $4,000.
Which Kitchen Colors Impact Eating Habits?
Psychologists have found the color red will increase your appetite. If you want a color that will lower your appetite, gray would the best choice. And if you wanted to lower the rate at which you consumed food, the color blue would do the trick.
Which Kitchen Cabinet Style Is Most Popular?
Natural wood oak cabinets are making a comeback in US households. They were popular in the 50s, but it seems they’re becoming even more popular today.
Beautiful Kitchens Conclusion
The best kitchen design is one that is most efficient for your home. When painting, whichever color you choose, it will transform your space. Whether you are looking to create a contemporary or traditional kitchen design, you’ll find an idea here to help inspire your next beautiful kitchen makeover.
Tap your inner interior designer and don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild. You know what’s best for your own kitchen. Feel free to incorporate the themes from your surrounding rooms.