Different people want different things out of their kitchens. Some people want a kitchen that’s sleek and modern, others want something that’s slightly understated. However, most people tend to want a bright kitchen – a place that’s cheerful and where the family can gather and enjoy the company of one another.
Now, designing a bright kitchen may seem like a simple endeavor, but there’s actually quite a bit to it. You could, of course, go all white. But consider how garish that is. There’s a different between having a bright kitchen and one that you need to wear sunglasses in.
That’s why we’ve collected the following 25 examples of bright kitchen designs. As you’ll see, each of these examples does interesting things with its layout, color scheme, and materials to create that beautiful bright vibe. In the end, any of these kitchens could prove to be the perfect inspiration for a bright kitchen design of your own.
So, if you think that your kitchen needs to be cheerful, and you’re interested in looking into a bright design, come take a look. We’re sure you’ll be impressed by what we’ve found, and perhaps you’ll even get a little jealous. Just saying…
1. Marble Counters
When thinking about counters for a bright kitchen design, marble is definitely a material to keep in mind.
2. Sky Light
Just as with any other room in your home, a sky light can help to bathe your kitchen in natural light during the day.
3. Glass Front
A popular feature for bright kitchen designs is glass-front cabinets. They help lend a sense of dimension and beauty.
When it comes to brightness in a kitchen, white is best. However, you’ll want to add splashes of color with your “stuff” to really get the look you’re after.
If you want a kitchen design that recalls the warmth of fresh sunshine, then the only choice is yellow for your cabinets!
Of course, if you go with an aggressive color like yellow, you’ll want to add some contrast. This kitchen design does this wonderfully.
With a white kitchen, you can use antiqued surfaces to break things up. Also, wood countertops work great for completing the “bright vibe”.
8. Eclectic Look
Bright colors and patterns yield an eclectic look for a kitchen; perhaps this is similar to what you have in mind?
Hey, it’s not going to be daytime all the time! At night, you can use under-cabinet lighting to keep things bright.
10. Chairs and Tables
In an open concept kitchen, you’ll have to consider the colors of your tables and chairs when it comes to keeping the bright vibe going.
11. Light Wood
To add a sense of warmness and brightness to a modern kitchen design, use light wood surfaces like you see here.
12. More Contrast
Need more inspiration in the building contrast department? Well take a look at this bright kitchen design, because it gets this important thing right!
When it comes to capturing light and increasing brightness, you can’t do better than white cabinets combined with white floors.
14. Wood and White
Now, you don’t need to use all light wood surfaces in a bright modern kitchen. You can mix in white (and a little black to contrast).
15. Country Charm
You can’t deny the infectious country charm of this stunning and bright kitchen, which beautifully mixes bright colors and patterns.
16. Stainless Steel
In a bright kitchen design, you should strongly consider including reflective stainless steel surfaces in your appliances or elsewhere.
17. Another Flooring Option
Rather than going bright-on-bright with your floors, you can build contrast. Check out the dark floors in this kitchen design.
The blown glass light fixtures over the island in this stunning kitchen perfectly complete the bright atmosphere.
When selecting seats for your kitchen’s stools, wicker can work great if you’re trying to keep things bright.
Check out the amazing visual appeal of the wood ceiling in this deliciously bright kitchen design.
21. Modern Minimalism
You’ve got to love the modern minimalism of this amazing kitchen, as well as how the color scheme makes it bright and inviting.
22. Color Splashes
You may not ordinarily think of orange when you think of kitchen cabinets, but check out how that color aids the brightness of this contemporary kitchen design.
Another thing you can do to increase the sense of invitingness in a bright kitchen is to use a lot of exposed shelves.
24. Natural Light
Some kitchens are just naturally bright because of the light they receive. If this is the case with your kitchen, then you can use darker and more interesting surfaces.
25. Find Your Bliss
There’s no cookie-cutter approach to creating a bright kitchen. Simply, find your bliss in terms of design, and you’re sure to be pleased!