The kitchen is a hub of activity, but it can be beautiful as well as functional. Browse our photos of kitchens for inspiring ways to blend looks and function. We’ve showcased our favorite kitchens that feature beautiful decor, smart layouts, and hardworking storage. Decorating a kitchen often starts with a style. Browse our gallery by decorating style to find ideas that match your vision: from traditional kitchens with time-honored looks, to modern kitchens sporting clean lines and forward-thinking materials, to cottage-style kitchens with vintage details and soft colors. If your style trends global, browse our ideas for Tuscan, country French, European, and Old World style kitchens. Get ideas for adding color to your kitchen as well as style. Find kitchens in blue, red, green, yellow, and more. Plus, browse photos of our favorite white kitchens, and see how to use this classic favorite in new and exciting ways. A lot of details go into decorating a kitchen.


   Use our photos as inspiration for pulling together a look — all the way from the style to the color scheme to the countertops, cabinets, backsplash, flooring, lighting, and appliances.

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Features like a bridge-style faucet, an apron-front sink, and varying shades of green subway tiles add country charm to this kitchen. Dishware and a Roman shade play off the colorvariation found in the backsplash. Openshelving makes this corner feel open and adds space to showcase beautiful dishes and pottery.

Compact Cottage

Charming cottage style reinforces a sense of intimacy in this modest 200-square-footkitchen. What it lacks in space it makes up for in visual interest with a soft green palette, decorative details, and an efficient layout that creates a spacious feel.


Bright and Lively

A 12-foot Calacatta marble-topped chartreuse island is a showstopper in this family kitchen. The homeowner designed a shorter table perfect for kneading bread to slide under the island. Generous storage and multiple prep areas make it perfect for entertaining. Demure white perimeter cabinets allow the chartruese green on the island to step forward into the spotlight.



Fresh, New Cottage Kitchen

Paint was a powerful tool in the transformation of this kitchen. Older, pressed-wood laminate floors come to life with a coat of creamy beige paint. Beaded board painted blue was installed horizontally as an affordable backsplash. The original cabinets were painted white and the upper doors were replaced with new glass front versions. Small changes, such as floralwindow treatments, cabinet hardware, and a fresh light fixture give the kitchen cottage personality.