Kitchen pictures

These stunning projects showcase what's achievable in terms of storage, cabinetry, tiles and more

A calming family kitchen-diner with smart storage and banquette seating

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Busy with their young children plus frequent guests, the owners wanted a kitchen with space to eat and relax, plus an admin area for working from home and homework monitoring. A lean-to extended the space and banquette at the island is the real star - more comfortable than bar stools but all the storage and prep space of a regular island.

The overall look and style is classic Humphrey Munson with polished nickel hardware. Crisp, fresh and classical. The soft colour palette is designed to feel calm and welcoming and the oak breaks up the painted cabinetry.

The Nickleby kitchen, painted in HM’s Tailored Grey and Farthing II eggshell, from £40,000; Havisham dining chairs, £795 each; Leppingwell dining table, £4,542, all Humphrey Munson. 

Photography/Paul Craig

An open-plan space that combines multiple materials and finishes

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The kitchen is formed from four ranges from makers Roundhouse. Classic Shaker-style doors lend grandeur to the tall units, while, under the hob, the Metro range provides pops of brass via recessed handles. The island features the handleless Urbo and Contemporary Classic ranges in matt lacquer and Antique Brass.

The diverse palette of materials was established with guidance from interior designer Richard Spark with the glossy green splashback tiles a particular triumph,

Kitchen around £85,000, Roundhouse.

Photography/Darren Chung

A generous family kitchen with tailored cabinetry and elegant details

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(Image credit: Martin Moore)

Designed for a busy family of five who like to entertain, kitchen makers Martin Moore decided against a single vast island in favour of two more practical units. Now, one is a wet island, containing sink and dishwasher, and the other, nearest the pantry, is for food prep and seating. The cabinetry is a modern hybrid of a very classical style.

Kitchens start at £35,000, Martin Moore. 

Photography/Darren Chung

A vintage-style kitchen with a mix of British craftwork and Italian style

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The layout is an efficient double galley that provides ample preparation space, room for large appliances and plenty of storage. Stain-resistant quartz worktops, makes it robust and fumed oak parquet flooring adds a sense of grandeur. 

A vintage table makes the kitchen, designed by Robert Rhodes Architecture, feel more like a living space.

A similar bespoke kitchen designed by Robert Rhodes and made by Fruitwood Furniture would cost £35,000. 

Photography/James Balston

Contemporary kitchen with sycamore veneer cabinets and pendant light fixtures

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Wood, stone and glass are combined here in warming hues. 'We wanted to create something interesting using rich, warm colours, so we incorporated sycamore veneer cabinetry with marble worktops,' says Studio Indigo.

Photography/ Davide Lovatti

Contemporary kitchen with an exotic feature wall

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Embrace large-scale designs in small spaces for a bold impact. An enlarged botanical wallcovering in pinkish hues as an exotic feature wall in a handmade kitchen 
creates a striking focal point and allows the space to feel more expansive.

Photography/Simon Bevan

Pale mint kitchen with wooden dining table and hexagonal tiles

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Pale mint hexagonal tiles transitioning into oak wood flooring creates a standout features in the scheme. The Shaker-style cabinets have been painted in Pigeon by Farrow & Ball to tone with the mint green flooring. 

Small appliances are concealed behind sliding doors, while bespoke walnut drawers house oils and spices as well as tableware. 

Globe pendants make a bold statement, while aged brass elements soften the look. A Corian worktop is combined with bevelled marble wall tiles for a contemporary, textured look, while brass handles and shelf brackets lift the scheme and add soft industrial elements.

Photography/Matthew Davis
Interior design/Cat Dal Interiors

Minimal kitchen with soft, chalky colour palette and wooden flooring

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A single chalky shade, like this spearmint used here, makes a gentle backdrop for pale kitchen cabinets. For a more striking emphasis, use it on the cabinet doors and match with white walls.

Photography/Paul Raeside

Green-painted kitchen with a Japanese influence

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In the kitchen, the restful painted interior of a cabinet showcases a display of Japanese-style monochrome ceramics and wooden artisan pieces.

Photography/Damian Russell

Contemporary kitchen with pale grey marble and pink tones

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A slim shelf is ideal for displaying pretty plates above a worktop. Here, shades of dusky pink and mole tone beautifully with the pale grey marble surface.

Photography/Carolyn Barber

Modernist kitchen with abstract art and design

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Angular tile designs in soft chalky greys and pale yellows introduce another dimension, while slender, linear furniture is neatly echoed in the artwork on the wall.

Photography/Emma Lee

Urban kitchen with a palette of wood and marble

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From hand-blown jars and smooth marble chopping boards to tactile ceramics, soulfully crafted kitchen pieces are a pleasure to use every day.

Photography/Emma Lee

English garden kitchen with an abundance of generous bouquets

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These pretty lily-of-the-valley print curtains have a charming 1930s feel, making them a fitting choice for a simple, rustic setting. To add to the retro look, combine them with coloured glassware and old-fashioned china.

Photography/Katya de Grunwald

Deep green kitchen with accents of red

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A poppy-red cupboard is ideal for lifting a dark green scheme, while accessories sporting the same shade create a sense of cohesion.

Photography/Polly Wreford

Harmonious breakfast table with stylish tableware

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This serene palette of soft pinks, pale greys and white creates a calm and welcoming table, enhanced by the cosy textures of the soft furnishings.

Photography/Carolyn Barber

Kitchen with large-scale florals

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A large-scale pattern adds intrigue to the interior of a cupboard making a striking backdrop for neutral ceramics.

Photography/Katya de Grunwald

Japanese-inspired kitchen with indigo flourishes

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A display of ceramic teapots has a distinctly Japanese look. Highlights of indigo and copper introduce an uplifting touch to this tough, textured kitchen.

Photography/Damian Russell

Classic kitchen with check and gingham details

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Square tiles lend themselves perfectly to a gingham design and are a striking choice for a kitchen splashback. Here, the strong black, white and grey palette, echoed in the undercounter curtain and rug, is lifted by pops of green gingham upholstery.

Photography/Paul Raeside

Dramatic navy kitchen with brass island

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A simple brass panel brings this kitchen to life, the brass shining out against the darkness. A simple brass rail provides the perfect storage for all those kitchen tools in daily use. The kitchen is complimented by the most elegant

Photography/Damian Russell

Light-filled kitchen with wood furniture

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Time-worn wood furniture and handcrafted vessels make charming partners for the open-weave pendant light, designed to cast playful shadows to atmospheric effect.

Photography/Emma Lee

Modern kitchen with colourful patterned tiles

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A row of mismatched decorative tiles is an inexpensive way to create a striking splashback that will lift a simple scheme out of the ordinary.

Photography/Polly Wreford

Classic coastal kitchen with a breezy palette of blues

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Making blue part of the scheme rather than the focus of it offers a more contemporary feel. This kitchen splashback, looks every bit like it’s been created using hand-made tiles but it is actually a wallpaper, while subtle hints of ice blue balance the more punchy reds.

Photography/Emma Lee