Finishing Touches for a Chef-Worthy Kitchen

Copy these looks to get your kitchen up to gourmet standards.

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White Transitional Kitchen With Pink Rug

A rug can be a fun way to bring color and pattern into a neutral space. In this kitchen, a pink and red one adds warmth to the palette of pale blue and white.

Sleek Transitional Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances

This transitional kitchen has it all with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a breakfast bar and a TV over the oven. The window treatments and accessories add color to the space.

Chef's Kitchen with White Tile Backsplash

In this chef's grade kitchen, a hand-painted backsplash creates a graphic backdrop. Caesar Stone countertops and a professional series Sub Zero refrigerator add commercial kitchen sturdiness to a home kitchen.

Expansive Baker's Kitchen is Functional Heart of Home

Rustic wood and metal barstools pull up underneath the kitchen island's butcher-block countertops, creating a casual dining spot and perfect place to gather while this avid baker is prepping her next creation. Open pantry shelving keeps all ingredients in view and easy to reach.

From: John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino

Craftsman-Style Chef Kitchen With Lantern Pendant Lights

State-of-the-art stainless steel appliances suit professional and amateur chefs alike. Dark-stained wood cabinets and trim give this kitchen a warm, homey feel typical of Craftsman style. Lantern inspired pendant lights add sculptural detail.

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White Transitional Chef Kitchen With Stainless Range

In this gourmet kitchen, a backsplash made of gray-and-white oval tiles is a sophisticated contemporary counterpoint to the white cabinets and wood paneled ceiling. A huge stainless steel range stands at the ready to assist in culinary masterpieces.

Modern Kitchen with Dark Cabinets, Mid-Century Stools

This modern kitchen has a distinct mid-century vibe, with dark brown cabinetry that extends to the ceiling for maximum storage and throwback barstools covered in a burnt-orange leather. A pot filler adds function above the cooktop.

From: Heidi Richardson

Contemporary Black Kitchen With Chevron Backsplash

Geometric glass tiles add extra drama to the black, enameled cabinets in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 butler's pantry, designed by Steven Miller. The space features integrated storage and display to please the home chef.

Black-and-White Chef's Kitchen is Family Friendly

Black cabinets and drawers make a striking contrast against the white walls and kitchen island. Classic architectural details, like elegant columns and crown molding, combine with contemporary elements, such as the bubble pendant lights, to create a transitional chef's kitchen that is truly the heart of the home.

Nature's Own

This earth-friendly kitchen features Lyptus cabinetry, a sustainable tropical hardwood, and concrete countertops for a natural look that's also good for the environment. HGTV fan sandradinohio added stainless steel appliances, chairs and accessories to modernize the space while still providing familiar traditional elements.

White Cottage Kitchen With Gray Barstools

To enhance the kitchen cabinets' clean lines, the designers chose vertical cabinet hardware. Gray-washed benches are the perfect complement to the dark stained wood floor and gray-washed beams on the ceiling.

Bold Teal Cabinets Make Statement in Chef's Kitchen

A focal point in the kitchen is the modern but retro-look slide in range in a vibrant teal. The color code of the range's finish was referenced to get an exact color match for the paint used for the lower cabinets. White marble countertops, subway tile backsplash and upper cabinets keeps the space light and airy.

From: John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino