Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements

Gray Kitchen with Statement Gold Light Fixtures - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!
House & Home by Allison Willson

Even if you have the most humble of kitchens, you can incorporate a variety of special details to turn it into a space you’ll love. Whether you add just a few or even all of these featured kitchen ideas, each one can contribute something unique to any kitchen remodel.

There are so many ways to bring style and personality to a kitchen. No wonder each post in this kitchen remodel series has been so fun for me! It might have to be the series that will never end! :) Kitchen ideas forever!

Today in our Best of the Best series, here are eight elements for a showstopping kitchen remodel.

Striped Runner in the Kitchen - Mark D Sikes House - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!
House Beautiful

1. Patterns
accent rugs
unique backsplash
patterned or shaped tile
shades or curtains
fabrics

Statement Lighting in the Kitchen - Bungalow Magazine -Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!Bungalow Magazine / Photo by Jared Tseng

2. Statement Lighting

Oversized (but appropriately scaled) pendants
Stylish sconces
Chandelier
Lanterns
Lamps
Under cabinet lighting

kitchen ideas White Kitchen with Shiplap - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!Southern Living

3. Metal accents

hardware
faucet
metal barstools
lighting
pots and pans on display
a vintage fan or accessories

Light Green White and Wood Kitchen - Green Gray Cabinets - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!
Design Sponge

4. Wood accents
floors
counters
cutting boards
light fixture with wood beads
woven baskets
trim pieces
shelves

Gray Black and White Kitchen - Inset Niche Above Stove - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!My Domaine / Elle Decoration

5. Custom details
 
a wall niche
decorative tile
glass cabinet doors
special hardware
crown molding

Kitchen Ideas Beautiful White Kitchen by Brooke Wagner - Wood Beams and Statement Lighting - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!
Brooke Wagner Designs

6. Comfort layers
barstools & chairs
dining table
roman shade
rugs
accent lighting
freestanding cabinets

The Inspired Room Kitchen Design - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!The Inspired Room

7. Charming accessories

 framed art
chalkboard
pitchers and vases
trays
baskets

clocks
open shelves for books or dish collections

Kitchen Ideas - Arched Doorway Into Kitchen - Archway - Jessica Helgerson Interior Design - Click through for 8 showstopping elements for a kitchen design!Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

 8. Architectural detail

arched doors
wood beams
paneling on walls or ceilings
trim work 
wood, stone or tile
special countertops
covered hood

Kitchen Ideas - 8 Showstopping Elements - The Inspired Room

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Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration

Powder Blue Colored Kitchen Cabinets - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinetsHouse and Garden UK

As we continue the “best of the best” kitchen series, I thought it would be fun to do a round up of some lovely ideas for colored kitchen cabinets. I adore white kitchen cabinets, of course, but I happen to love almost any well-designed kitchen. I don’t have just one favorite, I have thousands! Ha!

So how does one decide what color is best for their cabinets? It can be hard to choose! I know it is for me. I think colored kitchen cabinets just have to make sense with the house, complement the other elements in the room and fit the style preferences of its owner.

I’ve gone back and forth at least a million of times on what color or type of cabinets I want to use in our kitchen. I can picture several different scenarios that would all result in a lovely kitchen. We do have existing elements to work with in adjoining spaces, such as slate tile in our entry and wood floors in the dining room. Each of those play a role in decisions, but ultimately I have to choose what cabinets I think I will love the most.

The final choice of cabinet colors often comes down to what will make your heart skip a beat. Once you know what your heart wants, you just have to take the leap with confidence. Your ultimate choice may or may not have been your only favorite, but choosing a color you love and that pulls your style together will bring you joy.

In my past homes we’ve had both white and colored kitchen cabinets like dark gray in our last house and even a beautiful shade of green a few houses ago. I’ve loved them all. I’ll be sharing more about plans for our new kitchen soon!

For now, enjoy this round up of beautiful ideas for colored kitchen cabinets.

Colored Kitchen Cabinets

Powder Blue Kitchen Cabinets - Blue Kitchen Design - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinetsAtlanta Homes

Navy Blue Kitchen - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinets
House to Home UK

Green Colored Kitchen Cabinets - Card Room Green by Farrow and Ball - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinets
House and Garden UK / Photo by Alexander James

Green Gray Kitchen Cabinets - Blue Fan Shaped Tile and Brass Light Fixtures - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinets
House Beautiful

Green Kitchen Cabinets - Colored Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
House and Garden UK

Sage Green Kitchen - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinetsHouse Beautiful

Emerald Green Colored Kitchen Cabinets - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinets
Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck via Style Me Pretty

Yellow Kitchen Design - Yellow Colored Kitchen Cabinets - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinets
BHG

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets with White Subway Tile - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinets
BHG

Yellow Kitchen Cabinets - Yellow Kitchen Design - A round up of inspiration for colored kitchen cabinetsBHG

The Best of the Best - Kitchen Ideas and Inspiration - New Series on The Inspired Room

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White Kitchens I Love and 5 Take Away Tips

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