Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements
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.

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements
House Beautiful

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

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping ElementsBungalow Magazine / Photo by Jared Tseng

2. Statement Lighting

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

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping ElementsSouthern Living

3. Metal accents

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

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements
Design Sponge

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

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping ElementsMy Domaine / Elle Decoration

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

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements
Brooke Wagner Designs

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

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping ElementsThe Inspired Room

7. Charming accessories

 framed art
pitchers and vases

open shelves for books or dish collections

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping ElementsJessica 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

*Update* Come see my small kitchen remodel, including all the sources, right HERE!

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements

My Galley Kitchen Reveal

Kitchen Ideas: 8 Showstopping Elements

Find more kitchen design inspiration HERE.



Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: InspirationHouse 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

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: InspirationAtlanta Homes

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration
House to Home UK

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration
House and Garden UK / Photo by Alexander James

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration
House Beautiful

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration
House and Garden UK

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: InspirationHouse Beautiful

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration
Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck via Style Me Pretty

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: InspirationBHG

Colored Kitchen Cabinets: Inspiration

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See more posts in this kitchen design series here.

Gray and White Kitchen Inspiration

White Kitchens I Love and 5 Take Away Tips

What kitchen cabinet colors are your favorite?