25 Dreamy Kitchens With Neutral Color Palettes

Who doesn't love an airy, neutral kitchen? These spaces show off style that's abundant with creative textures and patterns.

Photo By: Photography by: Wiff Harmer; Designed by: Allard Ward Architects

Photo By: KuDa Photography; Design by Jordan Iverson

Photo By: photography by: Eric Roth; Design by: Martha's Vineyard Interior Design

Photo By: Jennifer Siu-Rivera Photography; Design by: Bradshaw Designs

Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography; design by Marie Flanigan Interiors

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Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography; Design by: Marie Flanigan Interiors

Photo By: Tosti Studios; Design by: Christopher Brandon

Photo By: Jim Tschetter; Design by Linc Thelen Design

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Photo By: Bernard Andre Photography; SDG Architecture Inc.

Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography; Design by: Marie Flanigan Interiors

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Photo By: Julie Soefer Photography; Design by Marie Flanigan Interiors

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Traditional With a Twist

Though this kitchen is rooted in traditional style, contemporary elements such as the oversized pendant lights and modern-style stools update the look. These updates work thanks to their traditional finishes such as the brass-lined interiors of the lights and the nailhead trim on the stools.

Eat in Style

Leather bar chairs blend beautifully with the wood finishes used as accents in this kitchen design. Four heavy, black pendant lights form a square above the polished island countertop. Natural wood exposed beams compliment the finish of the china cabinet giving a country influence to the contemporary style.

Rustic Charm

This rustic-chic Martha's Vineyard home plays hard, and its streamlined kitchen works hard, too. White cabinetry lines the bottom half of three walls, while open shelving above offers stylish storage space. Exposed beams on the ceiling add to the room's rustic flair.

Mixed Media

A classic, clean aesthetic was the goal for this kitchen remodel. Mixing different textures—wood, metal, stone—keeps the neutral palette from looking ho hum.

Chasing Waterfalls

The large island in this transitional kitchen makes an attractive option for casual dining. Black barstools provide welcome contrast to the richly veined white marble that makes up the island's waterfall countertop and matching range backsplash.

Going to Great Heights

A long, large-scale pendant fixture highlights the dramatic height of this sleek two-story kitchen featured on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Specialized Cooking

This kitchen includes a crawfish boiler and a hibachi grill. While guests take their pick of the island or counter, the chef can prep dinner using the clean, stainless steel appliances.

Tile With Style

Black cabinets and graphic tile take this chef kitchen into surprisingly chic style territory. They give the room a sophisticated anchor; the wood floor and paneling warm up the cool color palette.

Divine Design

Converted from a former church, this home's showstopping feature is a large stained-glass window in the otherwise modern kitchen space. Dark accents highlight the dramatic dimensions of the space from the wood beams in the vaulted ceiling to the window trim and barstools.

Rustic Industrial

With seating for eight, the large dining table in the middle of this newly remodeled kitchen gives the homeowners a great space to entertain, while the combination of a farmhouse table and wrought iron chairs adds visual interest to the kitchen, seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.

Bright and White

All-white cabinetry is clad in sleek black countertops, while the black island helps to create a striking contrast in the space. Geometric pendant lights and the tile backsplash bring in contemporary style, while exposed ceiling beams nod to the cottage design throughout the home.

True Blue

A cerulean blue island base with sleek stone countertop offers the perfect foil to the white cabinetry in this inviting kitchen. The entire space is designed to be family friendly, but still embraces luxurious materials, like marble countertops and oversized pendant lights.

Tailored Style

Fumed oak floors in a striking herringbone pattern steal the show in this transitional kitchen. Lime-washed oak cabinets with a bluish black stain provide contrast against the light floors for a visually appealing design.

On the List

Large cabinet doors in this gourmet kitchen get the fun addition of chalkboard fronts, easier for keeping grocery lists, meal planning, reminding and doodling!

X Marks the Spot

Wood, steel and marble architectural elements come together to make an artistic masterpiece out of this gorgeous chef's kitchen. One of the islands, both of which use X motifs, is an ideal casual dining table. The other island features a sink.

Let There Be Light

Stately and sophisticated, this kitchen creates a graceful mood with a white palette band lots of natural light courtesy of large windows and a glass door. The oversized island offers casual eating as well as plenty of prep space.

Outside the Box

Wood and back-painted glass cover cabinets in an unexpected layout to create a visually interesting kitchen design. A range hood and bacskplash made from black granite offer additionan interest thanks to their sharp contrast to create a texture-rich space with a simple feel.


The kitchen in this mountain home features rustic-contemporary styling and high-end finishes, with natural materials like wood, steel and stone used in clean, contemporary lines. Energy-efficient appliances and plumbing fixtures, as well as LED lighting, radiant floor heating and solar shades, are among the home's eco-friendly details. Soaring ceilings feature rich, dark wood tones, bringing warmth to the space.

Double the Dining

To add dining potential to this kitchen, a long eating bar rounds out one end of the island. A fireplace and a TV make this a multipurpose living space.

Open Air

Floating open shelving creates an airy feeling in this sleek, modern kitchen. The "U"-shaped cabinet layout provides plenty of counter space while giving definition to the area, separating it from the rest of the first floor.

Study in Contrasts

A white refrigerator blends with this kitchen's cabinetry to create a smooth, uninterrupted look along one wall. The choice of white cabinetry allows the black range hood and steel chef's oven to pop, but gold and pink accents soften the otherwise sharp contrast.

Set in Stone

The veining in the marble wall detail and countertops create a chic color palette in this contemporary kitchen. A soft gray island base and bar stools and stainless steel appliances mix with white cabinetry to hew to the palette for a neutral kitchen with plenty of visual interest.

Coastal Style

After an afternoon in the sun, guests can head towards the kitchen to refuel. Here, light wood cabinets keep plates and utensils within easy reach, while a long counter with five wicker stools invites everyone to take a seat.


This minimalist kitchen features sleek white matte lacquer cabinets, gray floor tiles and a black butcher block island. A stainless steel countertop and backsplash are easy to clean, making them ideal for a homeowner who loves to cook.

Live-Edge Counter

A kitchen island with a live-edge walnut countertop is the star of this kitchen. The rustic touch is echoed in the trim of the range hood, adding warmth to the steel-paneled appliances.

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