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75 Fresh Kitchen Ideas to Inspire Your Next Redesign

From fixtures to paint colors, turn your dream cooking space into a reality.

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Tara Donne, Tessa Neustadt

Chances are you spend a ton of time in your kitchen, and it's where a lot of memories are made: preparing meals with your partner, entertaining your closest friends, gathering around the counter with your kids. For those reasons, it's important to craft a space that brings you joy — not only because of your great style choices, but because the setup is functional and practical. Even the smallest kitchen upgrade — think new wall decor, light fixtures or peel-and-stick backsplashes — can mean a big change.

If you’re looking to gather inspiration for your next kitchen design project, browse this roundup of well-designed interiors — showcasing a mix of modern kitchen ideas, retro design trends and charming country kitchens. We've thought of everything, whether you love to follow the latest decorating trends, prefer timeless kitchen decor that'll never go out of style or want creative ideas on a budget.

You’ll find chic paint colors that elevate interiors in an instant, bold backsplashes that create visual interest and creative kitchen cabinet organization ideas. We’ve also included a number of small kitchen decorating pointers for apartment dwellers trying to make the most of a tiny space. Plus, there are inspiring concepts for kitchen islands with seating, lighting for kitchen islands as well as trendy kitchen counter ideas.

No matter your personal design style, start scrolling through these kitchen remodel images to find the inspiration you need to craft the cooking space of your dreams.

kitchen ideas white cabinets with yellow backsplash and floor board
Derek Swalwell
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Brighten Your Cooking Space

Use a sunny shade to inject personality into an otherwise simple kitchen. Fresh white cabinets are paired with bright yellow subway tiles, which have been installed vertically for added interest. To complete the look, add matching pendant lights, dishware and planters.


kitchen ideas house of jade interiors   lindsay salazar   sarah gaudar prpsd gallery wall, mix of art and printed items kitchen
Lindsay Salazar
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Gallery Wall

Fill a blank kitchen wall with your favorite artwork. From modern silver to antique gold finishes, mix and match frames to create visual appeal. A gallery wall is a great way to personalize a space, and you can admire it every time you do the dishes.


kitchen decor ideas open kitchen interior
Tessa Neustadt
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Creating Contrast

This modern kitchen finds the perfect balance of light and dark, from the bright white cabinets to the deep gray island cabinets. The black and white patterned backsplash pulls the whole space together.


kitchen ideas bless'er house green cabinets and gold faucet
Bless'er House
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Brass Kitchen Faucet

There's something about a brass kitchen faucet that elevates an interior. Pair it with complementary knobs and an aged brass pendant light to achieve a cohesive look.


kitchen decor ideas kitchen interior with blue and white pattern tile backsplash
Tara Donne
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Blue Backsplash

Reinvent your kitchen just by swapping out the backsplash. This beautiful baby blue and white pattern pairs well with the crisp white cabinets and sleek open shelving.


kitchen decor ideas country kitchen interior
Annie Schlechter
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Country Kitchen

From the lantern-style pendant to the distressed wood kitchen island, this bright kitchen has country chic written all over it. Complete your decor with wood serving boards, glass jars and vintage buckets.


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Stoffer Photography
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Go Green

The kitchen is an ideal spot to experiment with bold color. Mix up the monochrome by adding texture and varying shades. “Our eye adjusts to the range, and it all feels right,” says interior designer Jean Stoffer of her West Michigan kitchen. “The lavish use of green is a design statement that I expect to age gracefully.”


kitchen decor ideas white tile backsplash and rustic open shelves
Annie Schlechter
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Raw Wood Accents

Create a warm, rustic-inspired interior with reclaimed wood shelving. The open shelves put dishware on display, and look great doing it. To add another layer to the interior, white subway tiles are installed with black grout for contrast.


kitchen decor white kitchen with gold hardware and plants
Amber Ulmer
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Decorate with Greenery

Bring your kitchen to life with houseplants that double as decor. You can even grow herbs like basil or cilantro to make cooking a breeze.


kitchen ideas retro appliances
Haylei Smith
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Let Large Appliances Shine

“The retro-inspired Smeg refrigerator creates a nostalgic feel in conjunction with the antique Blue Willow dishware and the original shiplap walls,” says designer Lance Thomas of Thomas Guy Interiors. “I love how simply placing dishware overflow on the top of the fridge makes the fridge seem right at home.”


kitchen decor ideas black and white tile floor in kitchen dining area
Per Magnus PerssonGetty Images
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Checkerboard Flooring

These classic checkerboard floors never go out of style. Give the retro-inspired floor design a more modern look by pairing it with a a clean interior full of crisp whites.


kitchen ideas farmhouse sink
Amy Neunsinger
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Old Meets New

The weathered wood beneath the farmhouse sink is actually made from another piece of furniture. “I asked a friend to help me cut up my favorite old table to turn it into the cabinet front,” says designer Leanne Ford. “This well-loved repurposed piece added the right amount of soul to the kitchen.”


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©Kylie Fitts
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Keep It Classic White

A neutral kitchen doesn’t have to feel bland. Take a cue from the home of Shelby Girard, Havenly's VP, Creative & Design, and weave in natural stone, such as marble or quartzite, along with pops of wood, brass and textured accessories like a rug or window treatments. “I like to bring in decorative elements that make the kitchen feel more than just utilitarian and like a true living space. It has a classic-meets-California-cool style,” says Girard.


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©Kylie Fitts
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Make a Statement with Bold Cabinets

If you’re all for thinking outside the box, have fun with the color of your cabinetry. “Modern, luxe and even boho aesthetics can benefit from a pop of color,” says Shelby Girard, VP, Creative & Design, at Havenly. “But think timeless here rather than trendy, with blues, greens and blacks being tried-and-true hues for personality-packed impact.”


kitchen ideas breakfast nook
Audrey Hall
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Add a Breakfast Nook

Even in a small kitchen, a gathering spot near a window creates a cozy indoor-outdoor feel. “The corner orientation of the banquettes produces a view inward, toward the soul of the house, and outward, toward the river and kids playing in the yard,” says designer Alan Tanksley.


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Molly Culver
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Low-Maintenance Tile

Incorporating durable, affordable materials wherever possible is a no-brainer for interior designer Mary Patton: “For this Houston kitchen, we went with a user-friendly porcelain tile that looks like marble. It’s cost-friendly and cleans up easily.”


kitchen ideas high gloss backsplash
John Bessler
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Experiment with High-Gloss Accents

Benjamin Moore’s Almost Black, which appears on the island and matches the tile backsplash, creates a focal point in this spacious kitchen. “The high gloss of the tile adds dimension and radiance and contrasts well with the lower sheen on the walls and ceiling to bring in another layer of contrast,” says Andrea Magno, the brand’s director of color marketing and development.


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©Kylie Fitts Photography LLC
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Hang Adjustable Pendants

Quirky wicker pendants fit nicely above the compact wood island in the kitchen of Shelby Girard, Havenly's VP, Creative & Design. “They can be positioned in a number of ways or extended straight out,” says Heather Goerzen of Havenly’s Creative & Design team. “I love the unexpected bend in the poles.”


kitchen ideas textured backsplash
Mike Van Tassell
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Multi-Textured Backsplash

Crafting a space around neutral colors calls for texture. This kitchen by designer Beth Diana Smith has more than just white cabinets. “A textured backsplash was added and framed out the window; the back of the waterfall peninsula was made black; and adding beautiful walnut counter stools provided more texture and shape,” Smith says.


kitchen ideas cubbies
Stacy Bass Photography
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Designate Cubbies for Decor

Not all cabinets have to be utilitarian. Above, designer Allison Caccoma reserved an upper area for flowers, decorative vessels and other objects of interest. “Kitchens are full of cabinetry and millwork, so a touch of accessorizing softens the room,” she says.


kitchen ideas cubbies
Meghan Beierle-O'Brien
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Showcase Ceramics

In this space by Kitchen Design Group’s Caren Rideau, the cabinets highlight the homeowner’s ceramics collection that complement tiles from Portugal, which are inset into the marble backsplash.


kitchen ideas wood tones
Dustin Peck
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Mix Wood Tones

This inviting Charlotte, NC, kitchen boasts a pecky cypress wood ceiling. “My clients, a young, modern family, wanted a kitchen that felt like a living space,” says designer Gray Walker. “The island with a Louis XVI leg makes it feel more like an antique, and the corner banquette has a clean, modern upholstered back and seat with French legs.”


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Alyssa Rosenheck; Design: Mel Bean + Bailey Austin
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Banquette Seating

Top designers swear by banquette seating to create a cozy kitchen. Boost its visual interest with an assortment of throw pillows and high shelves, which can be used to display a collection.


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Rustic White Interiors
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Pops of Blue

From the watery blue backsplash to the teal rug and floating shelves, there's so much to love about designer Erika Ward's bright kitchen.


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David A. Land
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Cozy Corner

Built-in seating is a no-fail option to make the most of a kitchen nook. Add patterned throw pillows as a finishing touch.


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Bold Seating

Instantly transform your room with chairs (or stools!) in a vibrant hue. You can match them to your favorite kitchen accessories, as seen here.


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Helen Norman
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Charming Wood Details

For a rustic look, elevate a white kitchen with wood accents in varied shades. Introduce a few brass details, like a pair of pendants, to complete the design scheme.


kitchen ideas chalkboard
Robin Stubbert
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Chalkboard Panel

Bring personality to your space — and delight the kids in your family — by adding a chalkboard panel to the side of your refrigerator. It's a great spot to jot down your weekly grocery list.


kitchen ideas wall display
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Open Wall Display

Open shelves present the opportunity to show off your styling skills. Fill them with everything you love for organizing and preparing meals—think glass canisters, white platters, and more.


kitchen ideas neutrals
Eric Piasecki
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Timeless Neutrals

"Add warmth to a kitchen with a versatile paint color like Benjamin Moore's Sag Harbor Gray, which takes on a different tone as lighting changes in your home throughout the day," says interior designer Kevin Dumais.


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