Open kitchens are the style that is most in demand by designers right now, and for many people deciding about the different ideas that they want in their kitchen. When designing your dream kitchen, there are so many different things to think about and all the choices make it that much more fun.
For your kitchen, there are a variety of different motifs that you may be interested in. Some people prefer the bare-bones industrial look while others have an affinity for the farmhouse theme. Your choices should reflect who you are, so if you love the smoothness of subway tile or the ease of cooking with great organizational design, these 20 photos will provide all sorts of ideas.
There is plenty to consider when you are designing a kitchen. Everything from counters to appliances is in play, so have fun and let your style come through!
To engage the eye and add a pop of visual interest, create a feature wall like this expanse of pure white subway tile.
Whoever said neutrals were boring has obviously never seen this sleek contemporary layout of gray and white!
Feed the artistic eye as well as the body with this expansive open floor plan, where a large kitchen island and adjoining patio making plenty of room for entertaining.
Less Is More
If space is precious in your high-rise, take a lesson from this adorably compact kitchen nook, having everything you need within arm’s reach – literally, in any direction!
Handsome dark wood accents frame the backbone of this spacious kitchen, adding a rustic charm to the modernity of its layout.
Make a Splash
Unique backsplashes like this angled, multi-hued stone are always a fabulous way to showcase your artistic flair.
Big Happy Family
The heart of the home, this spacious kitchen holds plenty of room at the table for every member of the family, and even has a cosy little breakfast nook tucked away.
The painted beams of this vaulted ceiling elevate the room, adding dimension and space to an already grand layout.
Unique chrome fixtures and a perfectly placed skylight allow for both natural and artificial illumination.
Color and Charm
Warm, earthy hues and a patterned tile backsplash make this kitchen cheerful and inviting.
Minimalist and stylish, the gray and white palette of this open layout features open shelving and chrome appliances.
Function and Feature
The usual kitchen island goes to a whole new level with these recessed chrome bar stools and lots of hidden storage.
Sort and shelve to your heart’s content with these hidden drawers and cupboards of all shapes and sizes.
Chic and sophisticated, the tiled floor and backsplash of this kitchen take second place only to the artistic lighting and modern shelf system.
Who doesn’t want to have all their ingredients in one place? And you can, with this beautifully oversized pantry and storage closet.
Clean and Clear
So sleek and smooth it’s almost invisible, this pure white kitchen features flawless cabinetry and a recessed breakfast bar.
Warmly-hued tile floors and natural lighting make this white kitchen inviting all the way from brunch to dinner.
Compare and Contrast
Rich wood accents and unique light fixtures contrast beautifully with this clean, minimalist kitchen.
Sleek and shiny is the name of the game with the bar chairs and polished stove hood of this expansive modern kitchen.
Old World Elegance
All the rich elegance of yesteryear comes to light here with glittering chandeliers and coffered ceilings.
Black & White
This black and white kitchen is clean and organized. Handy storage keeps everything tucked away nicely.
This kitchen keeps it small but covers all the bases. Small island for food preparation, along with all the other necessary items.
Kitchen in the Round
How about this unique kitchen design? Round island, round ceiling and lighting. Beautiful and functional.
This stark white kitchen with black countertops and glass display has all the elements you want. Simple design is oh-so-quaint.
This kitchen has a bit of an industrial feel, with the metal island and sharp lines. Check out that chalkboard shopping list.
This kitchen is lacquered and ready for your cooking skills. Simple seating and an oversized fridge keep it neat and clean.
Breakfast for Two
This simple eat-in kitchen makes a cozy breakfast or dinner spot. Light blue walls and that window make it sunny and bright.
The shiny gold accents in this kitchen make it sparkle. A perfect accompaniment to the bright white design.
This upper level storage makes organizing this kitchen a breeze. Plenty of room created for a small space.
Have a Seat
The island seating says welcome to your guests. Double ovens make cooking large meals a snap.
This black and white kitchen has long counters for easy food preparation. Extra seating at the island lets you entertain while cooking.
Small and Pretty
This small kitchen makes the most of the space. High storage keeps things organized and clean. That spice rack is divine!
What a gorgeous view from this kitchen. Stovetop on the island is so handy, you can cook while entertaining your guests.
This cozy island with seating for four is so inviting. Marble top makes it feel elegant, the wood beams give it a homey touch.
This kitchen is large enough for family and friends to gather any time. Tons of storage and beautiful accents make it feel so special.
The backsplash and wallpaper in this kitchen work together for stunning appeal. Natural light keeps it light and bright.
Light it Up
The lighted glass display shelves let you show off your pretty things. Plenty of extra storage lets you hide away the rest. Win-win.
Talk about functionality! This kitchen has a place for all your cookbooks and more. Distressed wood island adds a rustic flair.
The light yellow cabinets in this kitchen work so well with the earth-tone backsplash. Different colored chairs are such a nice touch.
All the natural light in this kitchen makes it feel so good. Entertaining made easy with the island and lots of storage room.
This white kitchen with sea-foam backsplash and cabinets is oh-so-soothing. The silver range hood with glass is simply divine.
The blue backsplash and trim on the pendant lights is such a perfect complement to this kitchen. The wood floor and island are a perfect match.
Don’t you love the blue lamps and stools in this kitchen? The beautiful floor and island are the perfect focal points.
Wow, this large kitchen really has it all. Black and white perfection in the design, lots of storage and space to spread out.
The hidden storage in this built in seating is so handy in a small space. The accent pillows brighten the space for extra flair.
This kitchen is not just for meals. Dining and living space combined makes for a generous flow, and even more so with the patio steps away.
The silver barstools and accessories in this kitchen add sparkle and shine. The backsplash is a perfect complement to the white and gray decor.
Double ovens, double islands, double sinks. Double your pleasure with this spacious kitchen and dining bonanza.
This black and white kitchen has the crisp look of a tuxedo don’t you think? All dressed up and waiting for you!
Farm to Table
This farm house style kitchen has so much to offer. Skylights, miles of seating and storage, it’s the hub of the house.
This starry ceiling of lights casts a perfect glow in this kitchen. Plenty of seating lets you entertain everyone under the stars.
This upper level kitchen has the perfect view of the city. Efficient storage and clean lines create space in a small area.
The asymmetrical cabinets on the left make such a unique design. It adds a cozy air to this sweet little white kitchen.
This kitchen/dining space is so elegant and pretty with the dove gray cabinetry. Contrasting white fireplace and clear dining set blended with the lighting make for an elegant finish.
This kitchen is so cute in its’ simplicity. Simple storage, seating and appliances make for a comfortable space.
This white kitchen with minimal black accents has a luxe feel. Large island and access to the living room open up entertaining possibilities.
Beautiful in Blue
The blue accents all over this kitchen make it feel so unique and pretty! Lacquer island top, open display shelves and plenty of light give it so much sparkle.
The dark wood and marble in this kitchen dress it up day or night. Extra island gives you extra seating, the other provides storage. Bonus!
All the blonde wood in this kitchen keeps it light and airy. Simply structured, it has a clean and organized appeal.
This corner kitchen is small on space, but not on style. Hardware free storage keeps it clean, marble dresses it up just right.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This kitchen sparkles with shimmery backsplash and silver accents. The large island with green stools adds entertaining space.
The sage cabinets in this kitchen are highlighted by the large windows. The distressed table and floors make a perfect match.
Don’t you just love extra storage in the kitchen? This slide-out pantry keeps things organized and clutter-free.
Change it Up
The different elements in this kitchen provide variety. From the stone wall to the marble top and dark wood, it all works together.
This kitchen has all the space you’ll need. The large island and extra dining area make entertaining a breeze.
This large marble-topped island gives you lots of space to work. High ceiling with skylights expands the space beautifully.
Gray & White
This white kitchen with gray cabinets is a perfect match for you. Large refrigerator and pot filler make cooking oh-so-easy.
This dark butcher- block top on the island is a great focal point. Lots of storage and darker accents tie it all together.
Creamy and Light
This creamy kitchen looks so light and airy. Extra sink in the island and extra seating makes cooking so easy.
The wood burning stove in the corner ties in the baker’s rack and wood beams for a retro look that’s so right now.
The marble island top adds such elegance to this clean bright kitchen. High ceiling and pendant lighting are the perfect touch.
This kitchen keeps it simple with hardware-free storage. The clean lines and light flooring create an open space you’ll love to cook in.
This white kitchen with dark floor and chairs is so striking. Large marble top island will have you entertaining in style.
This kitchen is fun and stylish at the same time. Colored bulbs in the pendant lighting provides a bit of whimsy.
The brick backsplash adds a rough, earthy feel to this kitchen. The black stove and hood provide the perfect contrast.
Bold and Bright
The dark floors in this kitchen provide a beautiful contrast to the all -white design. The striped rug is the perfect accent.
The floor in this kitchen blends with the chairs for a hint of pink that delights. The white subway tile and blonde cabinets keep the look soft and blended.
Light & Bright
This kitchen has the indoor/outdoor flair you’re looking for. Attached patio makes entertaining a breeze, skylights and windows bring light in any weather.
Come on Over
With extra seating at this large island, you’ll want to have more friends over for dinner. Open storage and those beautiful lamps are the perfect pair.
Blonde and Beautiful
The blonde wood in this kitchen makes it feel so light and airy. Cabinets without hardware keep the clean lines and organized look you’ll love.
In some homes you may wish to go with a subdued look for your kitchen so that other living areas stand out.
The double island feature helps to create some separation between this massive kitchen and other living spaces.
If you really want to preserve the openness of your open-concept home, then you can do something like this.
The floating wall at back helps to create a bit of separation between this kitchen and other living spaces beyond.
Note how the front of the island uses wainscoting like the ceiling, which helps to tie the whole space together.
That delicious wood beam at center helps to mark the transition from the family room to the kitchen.
Keeping the flooring consistent from the other living spaces into your kitchen helps to create a cohesive look.
Those three lights over the center island are the perfect complement to this entire open-concept space.
The chevron tiles that form the backsplash of this kitchen contribute greatly the overall beauty of this open-concept space.
From this wonderful open-concept kitchen with center island, you can keep track of everyone.
Note how the ample use of fabric throughout here helps to create a decidedly beach-house-like vibe.
In a smaller open-concept home, you can find unique places to create useful additions to your kitchen.
Make It Big
If you have a lot of space and you like to cook, then make your open-concept kitchen as big as possible!
For an open-concept kitchen that feels a bit more all to itself, a dividing countertop can do wonders.
Placing an eye-catching centerpiece on the island in your open-concept kitchen can really help to define the space.
Having a bunch of stools in front of your kitchen’s island like this makes it conducive to entertaining in an open-concept space.
You can still get that entertainment atmosphere in a smaller space by doing something like this.
Tucked In Family Room
Check out the beautiful tucked-in family room next to this absolutely gorgeous open-concept kitchen.
This wonderful open-concept kitchen provides a master class in terms of using framing elements to establish the look.
What You Do
Not matter what, remember that it’s always possible to do something extraordinary with an open-concept kitchen.