What does your dream kitchen look like? Does it have clean and contemporary white cabinets, or does it adopt a rustic wooden vibe? Do you want a kitchen that’s grand and imposing, or do you want one that casts a familial light on all who enter? There’s a lot of different ways that you can go with kitchen design, but one thing that always makes a kitchen space impressive is a cathedral ceiling.
Many kitchens with low ceilings can often feel closed in and cramped. Moving the ceiling height up, rather obviously, alleviates this problem. However, once the ceiling height has been raised, other design problems arise. The most important of those is the idea of filling vertical space. With your kitchen’s ceiling raised, there’s going to be a lot of blank space above the cabinets. What are you going to do to make sure this space doesn’t feel barren?
To give you some ideas for how to solve this problem, as well as to show you what kind of design concepts can work with vaulted ceilings, we’ve collected these 24 stunning examples of kitchens with cathedral ceilings. There’s plenty of design inspiration to be had here, so we hope that you’ll choose to partake!
The lights that hang from the beams of this kitchen’s cathedral ceiling add wonderful drama to the space.
2. Big Chandelier
With cathedral ceilings, you should be dramatic. That’s what makes this combination chandelier and pot rack so wonderful for this space.
3. Classic Touch
This contemporary kitchen with cathedral ceiling gets a classic touch thanks to the chandelier over the center island.
We love the way that this kitchen combines its cathedral ceiling with beautiful Craftsman elements.
5. Sky Lights
When your ceilings go up, up, up, why not include skylights? More natural light in your kitchen design is never a bad thing.
6. Natural Wood
Something that can really make your kitchen’s cathedral ceiling stand out is natural wood. Check out the look of this wonderful design!
7. White and Dark
Look at how the dark wood beams really define the white cathedral ceiling of this beautiful kitchen.
8. Classic Rustic
The look of this kitchen with cathedral ceiling, which combines classic elements with rustic ones, is truly unique.
9. Another Combo
This kitchen is nothing short of awesome. The rustic feel of the reclaimed wood beams is combined with the dramatic cathedral ceiling and modern touches.
10. One to One
Note how in this kitchen the wood notes of the cathedral ceiling are matched to the wood tones of the cabinetry. Symmetry is never a bad thing.
11. Simple and White
The white simplicity of this classic kitchen design is rendered dramatic thanks to the space’s cathedral ceiling.
12. Hang ‘Em High
Vertical space will need to be under consideration when designing a kitchen with cathedral ceiling. Using hanging light fixtures can help to solve the design challenges.
Beautiful herringbone stonework helps to define the cathedral celing of this stunning kitchen.
14. Hanging Track
For something that feels contemporary, you could try hanging track lighting as this kitchen with cathedral ceiling does.
Those who want to do something more colorful will find a lot of inspiration in this beautiful kitchen with cathedral ceiling.
16. Subtle Mirroring
We love the way that the antiquing on the white cabinets combines with the wood beams and white of this kitchen’s cathedral ceiling.
17. Bare Wood
Bare, untreated wood can be a great look for the cathedral ceiling of a kitchen adopting a contemporary aesthetic.
18. Wall and Ceiling
To help define the cathedral ceiling in your kitchen, make sure that the wall color is different than the ceiling color.
19. The Hood
One area where you can also define the shape of your kitchen with cathedral ceiling is the hood over the range.
20. Triangle and Square
We love the way that this kitchen combines square lines (in the light fixtures) with the defined triangle shape of the cathedral ceiling.
21. High Up
With high-up ceilings, you have the opportunity to add more windows. Check out what this wonderful kitchen design has done.
22. Grey Blue
The grey blue of this kitchen’s cathedral ceiling works wonderfully with the white cabinets that feature glass fronts.
Really, you’ve just got to sit back and marvel at the beauty of this wonderful kitchen with cathedral ceiling.
24. The Inspiration
Cathedral ceilings always scream luxury. Perhaps that’s why so many people want them for their kitchen designs. What do you think?