Top Kitchen Design Styles
From farmhouse to industrial, today's most popular looks inspire beautiful kitchen designs.
Long gone are the days of the kitchen being a place in which to hide. No longer just a workstation, kitchens today are the centerpiece of living. These days, kitchens double as special-occasions hot spots, dinner parties, and central places of gathering for many friends and families.
To meet the growing demands for visually-impressive, but also functional kitchens, manufacturers are starting to offer new cabinetry, countertops, and fixtures in a variety of new styles that are sure to wow all who walk through your kitchen doors. Whether your design aesthetic is vintage, rustic, modern, or traditional, kitchen fixture and furniture designers have the right fit for you.
There are a variety of styles from which to choose when designing your ideal kitchen. Match the décor of the rest of your house or deviate from the norm and go off the grain; the choice is yours! We’ll break down some of the hottest kitchen design styles so you can choose your favorite.
Farmhouse kitchen design
Bring the country home with a farmhouse kitchen design. Open and inviting, kitchens with a homestead flair can be cute and cozy or vast and spacious depending on your layout. Farmhouse tables and wooden cabinetry bring in the comfort of the countryside with class. Explore a host of hues including reds, yellows, and blues, as well as lighter creams and pale yellows. For a more modern contrast, explore matte black-finished appliances and fixtures, such as the sleek VIGO Laurelton Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet featured below. Complete with an exaggeratedly-tall faucet height and a 30 inch pull-down spray hose, this faucet is as farmhouse-friendly and functional as it is beautiful.
Modern Kitchen Design
Sleek and sophisticated, modern kitchen designs are designed for minimalists. They often feature reflective surfaces and high-tech fixtures to bring homeowners into the current century. Void of unnecessary frills, modern kitchen designs tend to reflect high arches and clean lines. Explore kitchen faucets with gooseneck spouts like the VIGO Gramercy Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet. Offered in a variety of finishes, this faucet perfectly complements any modern kitchen design.
French Country kitchen design
Just like a small hotel in the South of France, or a classic villa on the Amalfi Coast, French Country kitchen designs reflect vintage and traditional designs peppered with modernity. Surfaces tend to be elegantly timeworn and outfitted with rich gold, bronze, or chrome finishes. For modern classicism, try a contemporary interpretation of the farmhouse kitchen sink, like the one displayed below. VIGO’s Square Front Matte Stone Farmhouse Apron Sink is as durable is it is stately. Pair it with rustic copper pots and pans, burgundy upholstery, and gold accents.
Traditional kitchen design
Going back to basics never has to be boring, especially when you are exploring a total kitchen redesign. A perfect backdrop for family functions like Thanksgiving dinners, traditional kitchen designs are versatile enough to fit a number of different style preferences. For a modern take, try paneled or glass cupboard doors to add style to this timeless aesthetic. White tiles help reflect light, and vintage fixtures add subtle charm to your space. Try the VIGO Astor Pull-Down Spray Kitchen Faucet for something new; with a dual-action faucet that offers either an aerated flow or a powerful spray, your space operate functionally and fashionably.
Industrial kitchen design
If there is one style that celebrates humility, practicality and affordability, then it is surely the industrial style. What started out as an efficient work environment several decades ago quickly morphed into a distinct style that made its way slowly from functional loft-style homes to expansive villas and contemporary penthouses. Spanning across generations, industrial design never seems to go out of style. Introduce hardware-focused pieces with exposed metal for a tougher feel. Try stainless-steel farmhouse sinks or sleek, brushed-nickel faucets for a durable, hard-working aesthetic that is sure to withstand the test of time.
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