The success of the open-concept home has changed how design works. In the past, rooms are designed in isolation, however in today’s world the kitchen and its distinct elements such as the appliances have to be thought of as part of the larger thematic tapestry of home design. Integrating the kitchen into the overall design structure of the home is a challenge that invigorates even the most veteran of home designers.
Some design elements where the kitchen successfully integrates with the rest of the home include larger items like paint color but also smaller items such as similar window treatments. For example, if your living room allows lots of natural light to flow through it, then if the kitchen has the same access to natural light, this needs to be part of the design as well to maintain continuity.
The 20 photos listed below show amazing open concept kitchens that can serve as templates as you go through the process of designing your kitchen. We’re confident you’ll find these photos are a great place to start when considering how you will design your kitchen.
1. Comfy and Light
With a window seat and lots of space to work, you’ll love the ease of this white and bright kitchen. Glass front cupboards let you show off your prettiest dishes, with plenty of enclosed areas for everything else.
2. Cherry Treat
The cherry wood floors in this design will have you spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Shiny and beautiful, they contrast perfectly with the white cabinets, counters and windows.
3. Chic and Pretty
The print backsplash in this beauty ties in perfectly with the counters and feel of all the white cabinetry. Wood floors and island round out the look. How about those red stove knobs?
4. Simple and Relaxed
The charm of this kitchen is in its’ simplicity. Attached dining area and eat-in nook complement the open feel of the space. Clean lines and simple storage with some display areas keep it interesting.
5. Window Beauty
Those over the stove windows really brighten up this kitchen. Nothing but blue sky! With that beautiful backsplash and cabinets to match, double ovens and island seating, what a great place to hang out.
6. Dream Kitchen
If a large beautiful kitchen is what you are looking for, you’ve found it. Extra -large island with sink, separate pantry with glass front door, pot filler on the stove, plenty of storage. Two glass front cabinets for perfect displays. Are you ready?
7. Lacquer & Slate
A bold slate wall adorns this bright and white open kitchen. Clean lines with fresh pendant lighting and wood floors work together beautifully to serve you and your family.
8. Color and More
The color in this kitchen really makes a bold statement. The green sofa in the sitting area perfectly contrasts with the pattern of the backsplash. Wood floors and cabinets work together with the gold lighting for a fun colorful space.
9. Simply Spacious
Plenty of seating at the island will have you and your guests hanging out in this kitchen. Lots of room to prepare meals while entertaining will make this a favorite place to gather. Note that there is plenty of storage and lots of natural light.
10. Espresso Dream
The gorgeous espresso cabinetry with gold hardware in this kitchen is such a nice contrast. Lighter wood floor and shades add a bit of balance. White subway tiles and marble style countertops make for the perfect finishing touch.
11. Easy Living
This kitchen flows so beautifully into the living space, you’ll always feel at home. Whether you’re relaxing at the island or sipping wine by the fire, this kitchen will always make you smile.
12. Art Deco
With its’ whimsical water color backsplash and contrasting floor tiles, this kitchen is fun from top to bottom. Notice the stools that match the counter and all those cabinets you can fill!
13. Island Paradise
Look at the size of that island! Almost a kitchen by itself, you’ll love the possibilities. Plenty of seating for guests, a built-in computer space, tons of storage and preparation room. Why go anywhere else?
14. Silver & Gold
Silver appliances and silver and white backsplash are a contrast to the gold chairs and hardware to really shake things up. Add in those gray floors and you’ve got an interesting color palette.
15. Open Entertaining
The perfect space to mingle and relax. The kitchen opens right to the living space so you don’t miss out on the fun while preparing meals in this kitchen. Extra sink in the island, along with lots of storage and beautiful lighting will keep everyone happy.
16. Power House
This small kitchen still packs a punch. With the green backsplash, gray floor and separate stove/oven feature, you’ve got room to do your thing in style.
17. White Gold
White cabinetry with gold/copper hardware and a gold -look wood floor dresses this kitchen up in style. Matching wood for the island top brings it all together.
18. Blonde and Beautiful
Blonde wood floors and matching blinds add just a hint of color to this all white kitchen. The stove control knobs in red give a pop of color. All that natural light is the perfect accessory.
19. Red Beauty
Red stools, light fixture and that red light over the stove…what a great idea for a punch of color in this white kitchen. That green island color gives a bit more color and contrast to the whole thing.
20. Marble Delight
Marble island, backsplash and counters really make this kitchen shine. Add a little color with the periwinkle dining chairs and gold in the lighting and you’re all set.