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Our Most Popular Kitchens

Click through 20 of our most popular and drool-worthy kitchens

Produced by Julianne Hilmes
  • Werner Straube

    We pulled the stats and the results are in. The 20 kitchens that follow are hands-down the most popular on Maybe it's the rich use of color—especially shades of gray and blue—that makes these spaces so alluring. Maybe it's their open concept floor plans that are perfect for spending time with family and friends. Or maybe it's all in the details—the shiny faucets, gracious farmhouse sinks, sparkling hardware, and hardworking appliances. Can you even pick a favorite?

    We love the natural light and neutral palette of this showhouse kitchen designed by Christopher Peacock, and clearly you do too! For this space in the 2015 Lake Forest showhouse, the designer removed walls and doors and enlarged entryways to allow all that gorgeous natural light to flood in. Brass accents on hardware, over-the-the-island lights, and the range hood tie the space together.

    Design: Christopher Peacock

  • Gordon Beall

    Turquoise Delight

    A renovation of this family home in Richmond resulted in this tantalizingly turquoise kitchen. An Ann Sacks glass tile backsplash lends an element of cool to the white space. The color also makes an appearance on barstools and the island niche.

    See more from this gorgeous home.

    Design: Kat Liebschwager 

  • Emily Followill

    Gorgeous Blue-Gray

    A dose of color, a farmhouse sink, and abundant natural light keep this kitchen among our most popular ever. Those not-quite-gray yet not-quite-blue cabinets have had us—and you!—captivated since we first ran this home in 2011.

    Click here to tour the whole home.

    Design: Design Galleria   

  • Emily Jenkins Followill

    Glam Showhouse Kitchen

    We’re not sure what we love more—the gorgeous gray color of this showhouse kitchen or the sleek integration of a butler’s pantry door and refrigerator/freezer into the paneled cabinetry.

    Kitchen design: Matthew Quinn, Mary Kathryn Timoney, Laurie Lehrich, Kelly Carlisle, and Debbie Blumencrantz, Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio
    Interior design: Maria McLaurin

  • Emily Minton Redfield

    Colorful Kitchen

    What happens when a foodie who isn’t afraid of color gets to design her new kitchen? She picks a bold red for her island base and continues with color on soft-green perimeter cabinets to create a thoroughly modern but vintage-look kitchen.

    Interior design: Dawn Bergan   
    Kitchen design consultant and recipe developer: Arlene Mead

  • Jonny Valiant

    Designer's Kitchen

    A soapstone countertop and farmhouse sink pair with an unlacquered brass faucet for a chic, sultry combination in this Manhattan kitchen.

    Kitchen design: Randy O’Kane  
    Interior design: Blair Harris

  • Peter Rymwid

    Black-and-White Delight

    Pulling inspiration from the Art Deco era in which this High Point, North Carolina, home was built, designer Lisa Mende chose a fresh black-and-white palette and graphic patterns to update this showhouse kitchen. Mixed metals—copper faucets, brass hardware, and a nickel bar sink—nod to the home’s storied past.

    Click here to see more of this updated space.

    Design: Lisa Mende

  • Emily Minton Redfield

    Soaring Kitchen

    In this gracious open concept kitchen, a cherry red French Lacanche range holds court amongst Rutt cabinetry painted in a custom cloudy blue. Combined with a pewter island and copper accents, it’s no wonder this is one of our most popular kitchens.

    The rest of this home is equally stunning. See it here.

    Architect: Greg Tankersley and Bobby McAlpine
    Design: Rochelle Warner 

  • Nancy Nolan

    Bold Kitchen

    Gray-blue subway tile with a variegated crackle finish complements this kitchen's navy island and gray veining in quartzite countertops. The rich navy island offers a beautiful contrast to cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore’s “White Dove.”

    Tour a New England home with bold color and pattern.

    Kitchen design: Mariette Barsoum
    Design: Katie Rosenfeld 

  • Jean Allsopp

    Elegant Butler's Pantry

    A marble backsplash and soapstone countertop set the stage in this sophisticated butler’s pantry. A custom wine cubby mirrors the elegant fretwork on overhead cabinets.

    See this soothing kitchen in its entirety

    Design: Dana Wolter 

  • Werner Straube

    Open Kitchen

    Terra-cotta floor tiles help ground this bright, white Chicago-area kitchen. A gracious island and long counter both made of Calacatta Gold marble provide ample room for prepping and gathering. 

    This Chicago-area home is a delight in white.

    Design: Laura O’Brien 

  • John Bessler

    Grand Design

    A walnut island with teak top provides contrast to white cabinetry and countertops. Burled detail on the island and a copper backsplash add a glitzy touch to this traditional kitchen

  • Francesco Lagnese

    Tone-on-Tone Kitchen

    A walnut stained island anchors this inviting sunlit kitchen in New Jersey. While the backsplash, countertops, and floor wear the same colors, the slight variation of pattern in each provides visual relief. 

    Like this tone-on-tone kitchen? See the rest of it here.

    Kitchen design: RitaLuisa Garcés   
    Interior design: Jack Levy

  • James Salomon

    Family-Friendly Space

    The microwave built into this kitchen island is positioned at an easy-to-use height for all family members. Below, a Wolf warming drawer keeps cooked food warm until it’s time to eat. Cabinetry painted c2 paint’s “Pavement” provides a lovely mid-tone gray to complement a dark soapstone countertop.

    Design: Kristina Crestin       

  • Virginia MacDonald

    Graphic Touch

    In a matching fabric by Barbara Barry for Kravet, the valance and sink skirt add balance to this mostly-white kitchen by bringing in darker tones and a tenacious pattern. A stainless-steel apron-front sink is both pretty and practical.

    Click through this glamorous Toronto home.

    Design: Colette van den Thillart     

  • Jenifer Jordan

    Country French Flair

    Designer Charles Faudree paired an antique French butcher table with a backsplash featuring intricately carved cows’ heads in this Carolina cabin, one of his final projects. The repurposed antiques lend a charming country farmhouse feel to the kitchen.

    Explore this delightful Carolina cabin.

    Design: Charles Faudree & Linda James    

  • Michael Partenio

    All in the Details

    Situated in a sunny niche, a polished nickel pull-down faucet form Waterstone is picturesque. White cabinetry and leathered white quartzite countertops give the kitchen clean, timeless appeal.

    There's a lot to love about this Nantucket home.

    Design: Nancy Serafini 

  • Dustin Peck

    Tudor with a Twist

    Designers Catherine and Justine Macfee honored the history of this Tudor Revival home when they transformed the petite kitchen as part of the 2015 Napa Valley Showhouse. A fabulous DXV farmhouse sink, hex tile backsplash, and Cambria countertops have a classic yet fresh feel. Window trim painted black and coordinating kitchen cabinets amp up the drama.

    Design: Catherine Macfee and Justine Macfee 

  • Emily Followill

    Casual Kitchen

    Providing contrast to white-painted cabinets, a tall gray custom table acts as a kitchen counter and pulls in the gray of the adjoining family room. Linen-upholstered bar stools add low-key charm.

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    Design: Melanie Turner     

  • John Merkl

    Nice and Neutral

    “We wanted a cool palette—taupe with a little bit of green,” says designer Justine Macfee of these custom putty-colored cabinets. “We tried probably 10 different finishes trying to find the right one. Then we added the distressing for texture.” Honed limestone countertops and high-gloss backsplash tiles complete the refined look. 

    See the rest of this renovated kitchen here.

    Design: Cathering Macfee and Justine Macfee     

  • Bill Waldron