These are the 5 most popular IKEA kitchen designs for 2024

From moody schemes to sleek cabinetry, these are the most popular IKEA kitchen designs to have on your radar

Most popular IKEA kitchen designs
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Simple yet aesthetic, you probably won't be surprised to see which are the most popular IKEA kitchen designs. The brand's kitchens have proved popular over the years, working in a range of kitchen styles and sizes.

There's no denying the appeal of an IKEA kitchen, especially when they are so easy to customize. But, if you're struggling to decide on the right style for your scheme, you might find it useful to know which are the most popular, and why.

From minimalist styles to moody color schemes, these are the five most popular IKEA kitchen designs that prove stylish and versatile in every space. And, if you want to put your own stamp on these designs, there are plenty of ways to elevate an IKEA kitchen to make it look bespoke.

Whether you're searching for small IKEA kitchen ideas, sleek cabinetry, or a moody scheme, the most popular IKEA kitchen designs have something to suit every style and taste. And don't forget, an IKEA kitchen is highly customizable, so there are more ways than ever to tailor it to your scheme.

1. The AXSTAD shaker kitchen

IKEA AXSTAD kitchen with dark blue cabinetry, white countertops, and hanging plants

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If classic and moody aligns with your interior design style, IKEA's AXSTAD shaker kitchen, which proves to be one of their most enduringly popular designs, will certainly appeal. Not only is the style of this kitchen classic but so is the color it comes in.

'The AXSTAD Shaker kitchen comes in a midnight-blue colour scheme that evokes feelings of stability which is the exact emotion you’d want in a room that is the centre of the family and home. Although it's a neutral-adjacent color, this muted pop of color brings a captivating vibrancy to one of the liveliest rooms in a home,' says a spokesperson from the IKEA kitchen design team.

The design of this kitchen offers plenty of opportunity for adding a personal touch, whether it's with the countertop, adding a tiled backsplash, or through the kitchen cabinet hardware. 'For those who like to mix modern with the traditional, opting for silver or gold hardware is also a great way to incorporate the classics into this contemporary design,' they add.

2. The ENHET kitchen

Scandinavian style IKEA kitchen with light wood cabinets and white countertops and hardware

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Freestanding kitchens have been proving a popular style in recent kitchen trends, and it's easy to see why. This most popular IKEA kitchen design is perfect for renters or anyone who loves to swap and change their space rather regularly.

'The low-priced ENHET kitchen is one of IKEA’s most flexible kitchen solutions. It’s particularly popular for renters, and small spaces, as the storage solutions are customizable and easy to assemble – and disassemble when you move,' says IKEA's spokesperson.

This particular kitchen design has quite a few options when it comes to colors and materials, but it's a Scandinavian kitchen style that's proving most sought-after. 'The best-selling Oak effect ENHET kitchen is the perfect modern kitchen inspired by Scandinavian clean lines and a focus on functionality,' they add.

3. The VEDDINGE kitchen

White IKEA kitchen with silver hardware and wood countertops

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Ultra sleek and modern, the VEDDINGE design is a stunning choice for anyone who prefers a more minimalist kitchen. Simple yet sophisticated, it's clear to see why this is one of the most popular IKEA kitchen designs.

'It incorporates the key components of a clean and sleek Scandinavian design. This less-is-more kitchen has become an aesthetic favorite in recent years,' they inform us. There are many lessons to learn from Scandinavian interior designers, including the appeal of their simplistic yet calming kitchen designs.

'Whether you opt for visible silver fixtures which are tonally complementary to the white cabinets, visible white fixtures, or brown leather handles, the kitchen’s base design allows for an array of shapes and textures to suit the aesthetic desires of any and everyone,' they explain.

4. The HAVSTORP kitchen

beige kitchen with silver hardware, black countertops, and walls covered in white glossy subway tiles

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Decorating with beige has become the new way to introduce a warm hue to your kitchen scheme, alongside the newly emerging taupe kitchen cabinets. If this kitchen color palette appeals, IKEA's popular HAVSTORP kitchen favors warm neutral shades.

'Minimalist and sleek is the name of the game when it comes to the HAVSTORP kitchen. The kitchen style is a great choice for those who want a homely, harmonious yet streamlined kitchen space, perfect for entertaining friends and family,' says the spokesperson for IKEA's kitchen design team.

The current matte beige colorway has made the HAVSTORP one of the most popular IKEA kitchen designs, but come July, it will also be available in deep green and brown beige, appealing to a wider range of tastes.

5. The VOXTORP kitchen

White IKEA kitchen with dark wood accents

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Another white kitchen has made it into the most popular design. Rather than the matte finish some of the other popular kitchens have featured, this design has a high gloss finish, perfect for anyone who prefers light and airy neutrals in a more modern kitchen.

'IKEA’s VOXTORP white high-gloss kitchen is ideal for lovers of an open-plan kitchen as the bright white glossiness of the kitchen instantly brightens up the home by reflecting natural lighting,' they explain.

'The solution's standout features include the invisible fixtures. For a bolder look, customers can choose to incorporate a contrasting black worktop against the sharp vertical lines to create an aesthetically pleasing linear design,' they add.

The most popular IKEA kitchen designs vary from ultra-modern to classic and timeless. While the brand's white kitchens are proving incredibly sought-after, some more colorful options are making their way into the mix, and there's even a renter-friendly kitchen design in the mix, so there's really something for every space.

Kitchens & Bathrooms Editor

I joined the Homes & Gardens interiors team at the start of 2024 as the kitchens & bathrooms editor. My undergraduate degree was in Magazine Journalism and Production, which I studied at the University of Gloucestershire. Before joining Homes & Gardens, I worked for two interiors titles across both print and digital channels, writing about a range of topics from room design ideas and decorating trends to timeless kitchen schemes and the best places to source pre-loved homeware.