34 Beautiful Kitchens Seen in the Designer of the Year Awards

We've rounded up the most beautiful kitchens seen in the HGTV Designer of the Year Awards. From contemporary to rustic, these gorgeous kitchens are sure to please any style.

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August 22, 2019

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Transitional Kitchen With Marble And Geometric Designs

A marble, waterfall edge kitchen island centers this transitional, white kitchen with geometric patterns from the pendant lighting to the backsplash, with gold accent pulls on the cabinetry.

Transitional Eat In Kitchen With Gold Pendants

Casual family meals generally happen in the kitchen with island seating that accommodates everyone, plus a friend or two.

Modern Kitchen Awash in Black, White and Gold

Black and gold combine to create a sleek profile in this streamlined, modern kitchen. A mix of dark and light cabinetry is unified by dark countertops and an eye-catching backsplash that brings the mix of hues together. Three clean-lined pendants light the island, while a trio of modern upholstered barstools provide seating that allows guests to interact with the cook. An integrated refrigerator features modern brass pulls that match the rest of the hardware and fixtures.

Open Plan Neutral Kitchen With Gray Cabinets

An open plan kitchen flows easily to a living area, then right out onto the back porch. The room's numerous windows give the space a bright, indoor outdoor feeling.

White Cottage Kitchen With Blue Barstools

To brighten and visually open up this kitchen, designers removed a dropped soffit ceiling and relocated a centralized pantry to a more tucked-away location in the back of the room. Pretty arched windows and a new range hood are the new and lovely focal points.

Coastal Open Plan Kitchen With Gray Barstools

The kitchen's barstools keep a low profile so as not to obstruct sightlines across the light, bright room.

White Contemporary Kitchen with Gray Marble

Pale wood and gray marble define this contemporary kitchen, which features oversized pendant lights above the island's waterfall countertop. White cabinetry is sleek and streamlined. Nearby, a butler's pantry features the same pale wood as the kitchen, visually connecting the two spaces.

Bar & Game Room with Bold, Colorful Art

Fun colors and modern art bring a playful and whimsical vibe to this relaxed family space. The room serves as bar, game room, media room and general hangout space. A bold blue sofa ties in with the cabinetry and backsplash of the bar.

White Kitchen With Large Island and Industrial Pendant Lights

This open kitchen features a large island with white stone countertop, dual faucets and seating for three. The kitchen also includes white cabinets and industrial pendant lights.

White Coastal Kitchen and Dining Area

The gleaming white kitchen has a L-shaped island seating as well as a round glass dining table with seating for four. The large windows allow for amazing ocean views from the kitchen and dining spaces.

Farmhouse Kitchen With Green Cabinetry

This beautifully-restored farmhouse kitchen mixes vintage style with elegant design. Green cabinets with black pulls give the space a pop of color, with a gas range and custom-made shiplap range hood above. Overhead storage features windows that let in lots of natural light, with vintage globe lights creating a classic, warm feel.

Coastal Open Plan Kitchen With Green Backsplash

The open plan kitchen epitomizes friendly, laid-back beach style with a bright backsplash, carbon-fronted cabinets, reclaimed wood ceilings and open shelving.

Rustic Galley Kitchen With Striped Counters

The galley kitchen's monotone look uses subtle pattern for visual interest: The floor features chevron stripes. Countertops are striped, too, white with pale gray. And the ceiling's exposed beams are a strong horizontal line.

Small Chef Kitchen With Striped Rug

This kitchen is full of fun with its cheeky faux deer head, copper accents and pops of lemon yellow. The smart layout packs in a lot in a little amount of space, with plenty of storage and countertops.

Modern Geometric Kitchen With Marble Island

Pull up a high-back leather barstool to the white, marble island in this this modern, geometric kitchen. The small space features grand designs as seen from the countertop-to-ceiling patterned tile backsplash to the gray cabinetry and herringbone-patterned wooden pantry drawer.

Open Plan Kitchen With Wine Storage

In a fun and practical touch of whimsy, a slim stack of cubes holds wine bottles next to the refrigerator. Cabinets: IKEA; Light fixtures: Etsy; Barstools: Wayfair.

White Chef Kitchen With Brown Barstools

Sculptural barstools are highlighted by the kitchen island's black base. It's easy to imagine friends and family hanging out here for hours!
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Scandinavian Open Plan Kitchen With Blue Pendants

Throughout this home, designers aimed for a look that was farmhouse friendly, but more polished than rustic. The open plan kitchen uses shades of blue to contrast the white and wood elements: navy barstools and a custom gray-blue for the pendants.

White Chef Kitchen and Sitting Area

Two thirds of this glorious kitchen is dedicated to meal prep; the other third to cozy lounging with a fireplace, armchairs and a niche well stocked for happy hour.

Kitchen Island with Seating for 8

A super long island is the key to fitting a quantity of people into this kitchen. Loads of space is available for eight durable Tolix stools in a navy blue accent. A pantry tucked just round the corner keeps this kitchen clean and neat.

Transitional Chef Kitchen With Leather Stools

Instead of upper cabinets, which might make this kitchen feel cramped, designers went with a row of large windows. Reclaimed wood beams give focus to the high ceiling.

White Eat-In Kitchen With Blue Banquette

Most of this kitchen is gleaming white with gold accents, but in the center of the room, a blue banquette tucks into the island. The color contrast is a place for the eye to rest and an imaginative way to make the room even more inviting and functional.

White, Eclectic Open Plan Kitchen

Vivid colors, fanciful patterns and rustic details define this 6,000-square-foot mountain ski home in Park City, Utah. Bright, saturated fabrics and bold patterns mingle with metal finishes and woods to create a dramatic yet rustic tone. The design team seamlessly blended the client’s love of pattern and color with the ruggedness of the Park City landscape.

White Chef Kitchen with Island Seating

White, bright and efficient, this kitchen has it all. Plenty of space to share at meal at the island, while the stylish chrome pendant lights and stainless range backsplash tie in with the appliances.

White Transitional Kitchen With Exposed Beams

Whether cooking the meal or eating it, everyone is part of fun in this airy eat-in kitchen. Light-colored exposed beams are a strong visual anchor in the midst of all the white.

Rich Rustic Kitchen With Exposed Beams

The open-plan kitchen features a rich wooden island, farmhouse sink and oak cabinetry. Burnt orange barstools create extra seating at the island as well as add a splash of color to the space.

Contemporary Open Plan Kitchen With Gray Island

The chef gets to be part of the action with this home's graceful open plan kitchen. White walls and countertops call attention to the room's warm wood beams.

Warm, Inviting Kitchen

Natural materials, textures, color and art come together flawlessly in this family-friendly kitchen. With a bar and a large island at the center of the kitchen, there is no shortage of space for a snack or cooking prep.

Gray Open Plan Kitchen With Blue Island

Touches of gold—like the range hood's trim and the drawer pulls—give a luxurious glow to this gourmet kitchen's navy blue and charcoal gray palette.

Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Area With Blue Rug

The new open concept dining area, kitchen and living room feel a million miles wide with white walls and no upper cabinetry. The rug is a visual anchor under the dining table and picks up the island's handsome blue.

Modern Kitchen With Panda Slab Waterfall Island

Four, red high-back chairs sit beneath the modern, panda white slab kitchen island in this modern kitchen. The black-and-white pattern continues in the backsplash, with modern floating storage shelves and cabinetry.

White Chef Kitchen With Pink Furry Stools

This gorgeous kitchen has a very bright idea: oversized light bulb pendants! Pink furry stools are another layer of fun.

Blue Kitchen With Blue Pendants

In the glamorous kitchen, the blue of the cabinetry is brightened by brass accents: in the range hood, the pendant lights and the faucets. Countertops are quartz and hand-painted ceramic tiles mark out a bold, dynamic pattern.

Gray and White Mediterranean Chef Kitchen

The Mediterranean kitchen feels vast and grand with lots of room for getting around and a dining area tucked into the bay window.

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