Whenever you entertain, the party usually ends up in the kitchen at the end of the night—so why not show off your chic style with some new kitchen decor ideas? It’s time to start thinking about how to surround yourself with your favorite colors, textures, fabrics, and pieces you’ve collected over the years to make your kitchen a space the whole family gravitates towards, as articulated in these 7 kitchen trends that will be huge in 2022.
There are endless routes you can take to get the exact look you have in mind, from a fresh coat of paint on your walls to upgrading your kitchen lighting. Whether you gravitate towards an all-white kitchen or want to incorporate splashes of bold blue, you can make an elegant kitchen design your own with a unique backsplash, kitchen rug, cabinetry, or innovative appliances and accessories.
Here, we’ve gathered 35 kitchens decor ideas from the world’s best interior designers to inspire your own. From modern kitchens in Paris lofts to timeless lessons from the English countryside, these images are full of ideas that will get your design creativity flowing.
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Earthy Kitchen in Napa Valley
Whimsical Kitchen in Birmingham
Light-Filled Kitchen in Los Angeles
Airy, Open Kitchen in Alabama
This open kitchen sits in the middle of a relaxed country house in Alabama, with its oak-and-marble design by an expansive salon to the front and more intimate blue-green keeping room with breakfast nook off the back. Windows on three sides of these primary rooms invite in glorious natural light and accentuate the home’s bucolic grounds. The home was designed by Melanie Pounds.
Sunny Kitchen in Chicago
Provencal Kitchen in California
Bistro Kitchen in Atlanta
Lowcountry Galley Kitchen in South Carolina
Country Kitchen in England
Rustic Ranch Kitchen in Healdsburg, California
Lakefront Lodge Kitchen in North Carolina
Waterfront Kitchen in Naples, Florida
Cottage Kitchen in Mountain Brook, Alabama
Seaside Kitchen in Portofino
In his centuries-old farmhouse overlooking Portofino, Italy, landscape architect Marco Bay highlighted the home’s foliage by framing local dried grasses and incorporating textural elements. For example, wild salvia dries from the ceiling-mounted rack in the kitchen, serving both a practical and stylish role. The shelving above the counter displays a mix of heirloom and Ligurian wares. The sconces were finds from the Paris Flea Market.
Cool Kitchen in California
Upon learning his client was a serious cook, designer Peter Dunham immediately began brainstorming ways to balance functionality and brilliance within this California kitchen. A steele-and-brass custom hood, inspired by 19th-century English houses, became the main focal and decor point of the space. The rush-backed counter stools (Hollywood at Home) and sage clay tiles (Mission Tile West) reinforce the hood’s textural elegance.
Artistic Kitchen in Paris
Country Kitchen in Alabama
Birmingham-based designer Caroline Gidiere established a sense of comfort in her combined kitchen and den by opting to paint her cabinetry a dark, glossy hue (Off-Black by Farrow & Ball). The stainless steel countertops connect seamlessly to the appliances and satin nickel hardware. The island stools (Williams-Sonoma) make a textural nod to the home’s garden.
Dramatic Kitchen in Paris
Aqua Kitchen on Long Island
The aqua ceiling (Picture Perfect by Benjamin Moore) and blue-patterned wallcovering casts a soothing glow over designer Meg Braff’s Long Island kitchen. The watery hues are complimented by a mix of white furnishings such as the updated cabinetry (painted white by Fine Paints of Europe), double range from BlueStar, and Danby marble countertops.
Olive Green Kitchen in England
Olive green tones and mossy grays reference the English landscape outside the windows of this Shropshire kitchen renovated by design firm Plain English. The prep island at the center of the cook space helps connect the room to its origins as an 1890 farmhouse with freestanding furniture.
Splashy Kitchen in Palm Beach
Neutral Kitchen in South Carolina
In a Low Country hunting lodge designed by Andrew Howard, brushed brass-and-copper station lights and a walnut island with baluster legs offer an old-fashioned sense to the updated kitchen. The backsplash tiles add a subtle splash of color to the neutral cook space. The stools are from Serena & Lily.
Open Kitchen on Long Island
As an avid hostess and entertainer, it was important to Today show host Jenna Bush Hager for her Long Island kitchen to have a greater sense of openness. Together with her husband Henry, the couple did an overhaul of the kitchen, replacing the cabinetry and painting it a soothing grayish-blue (Wedgewood Gray by Benjamin Moore). The fireclay apron-front sink (Rohl) and glazed tile (Waterworks) were also updates to the midcentury kitchen.
Marble Kitchen in Connecticut
Clean marble walls and glossy coffered ceilings make this Connecticut kitchen by designer Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey an airy spot to host a lively crowd. The double islands and overhead lighting (Ralph Lauren Home) add a sense of symmetry and balance to the large cook space.
Italian-Inspired Kitchen in Palm Beach
European Kitchen in New York
Course limestone flooring and a copper hood trimmed in brass straps and rivets lend European sensibility to this neoclassical Hudson Valley cook space. To temper the dark countertops, designer Lynne Stair painted the cabinetry a delicate white shade (Pointing by Farrow & Ball).
All-White Kitchen in Palm Beach
Sculptural Kitchen in Florida
Farmhouse Kitchen in France
In the spirit of traditional Provençal farmhouse style, designer Susan Bednar Long painted the kitchen cabinetry in this France home a creamy neutral color (Wimbourne White) with pops of light blue (Light Blue). The pendant lights from The Urban Electric Co. offer a slight contrast against the wooden island and farm table. All paint colors are from Farrow & Ball.
Collected Kitchen in Hollywood
Natural Kitchen in the Hamptons
With a vivacious shade and graphic patterns coursing throughout, designer Katie Ridder needed to find a way to ensure the colorful mix didn’t feel chaotic in this Hamptons retreat. Rattan furnishings and wood surfaces like the cerused rift white oak paneling in the kitchen, “bring in an element of calm,” as Ridder explained. The Anthony Lawrence-Belfair banquette is covered in a Svenskt Tenn fabric.
Patterned Kitchen in Alabama
Dizzy patterns flood every corner of this 1950s Alabama home, even within the kitchen’s original cabinetry. To complement the lining, designer Mark D. Sikes painted the space a refined powder-blue shade (Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball).
Airy Kitchen in Nova Scotia
Barn Kitchen in Vermont
Inspired by his client’s Norwegian heritage, designer and architect Gil Schafer made subtle nods to Scandinavian design like adding sliding doors made from reclaimed barn sliding within this Vermont party barn kitchen. A vintage pine wine-tasting table pairs with Pennsylvania Windsor birdcage chairs and Edison-style pendants from Scofield Lighting.
Historic Kitchen in Pennsylvania
In this 1850 Pennsylvania farmhouse kitchen and breakfast room, designer Richard Keith Langham painted the cabinetry a juicy berry shade (Raisin Torte by Benjamin Moore), adding exuberance back into the historic home. Ladder chairs from Howe surround a 19th-century elm table purchased in the Cotswolds. White backsplash tile by Ann Sacks draws attention to the polished stove from Ilve.
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