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20 Iconic Kitchen Design Styles to Suit All Tastes

July 26, 2022

Whether your tastes run more toward traditional or you have a hankerin' for some Southwestern spice, follow these crowd-pleasing style recipes to design the kitchen of your dreams.

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Photo: Landmark Photography. From: Andrea Swan.

The Kitchen: The Heart of Your Home

From your morning cup of coffee to chats with your kids over after-school snacks, your kitchen serves as the backdrop to some of life's sweetest moments, making it the perfect room to showcase your home's unique style. Read on to learn how to recreate French country, coastal, midcentury modern and 17 other iconic design styles in your kitchen. And, if you can't decide which kitchen design style you love most for your space, take our quick style quiz below.

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Photo: Spacecrafting. From: Bria Hammel Interiors.

Cottage Kitchens

Charm dinner guests with a homemade (or strategically plated takeout) meal from your cozy cottage kitchen. Cottage kitchens feature airy pastel or neutral cabinets and creamy stone countertops that serve as a backdrop to springy textiles and garden-inspired accessories. Custom millwork like a curved range hood or scallop-cut sink cabinet enhances the playful side of cottage style. Make designer Bria Hammel your muse and incorporate picnic-ready plaid and brass bell jar lanterns in your cottage kitchen design.

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Photo: Sean Litchfield. From: Casagrande Studio.

Eclectic Kitchens

Eclectic interiors combine furnishings and finishes from various design styles with complementary tones and textures to create a dynamic result. Curating contrasting elements in a way that appears cohesive requires finesse, but in this peacock-blue kitchen designer Cecilia Casagrande proves the balancing act is well worth the effort. Dripping in marble, brass and neon butterflies, this one-of-a-kind kitchen marries midcentury, Hollywood regency and contemporary elements to create a spectacular space to share meals with family and furbabies alike.

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Photo: Raquel Langworthy. From: Karen B Wolf Interiors.

Coastal Kitchens

Coastal design style embraces light-and-airy ocean hues and natural materials like driftwood, linen, capiz shell, bamboo and woven seagrass. Karen B. Wolf Interiors encapsulates coastal appeal in this inviting kitchen with crisp cabinetry, blonde oak floors, a pale blue island and driftwood-inspired bar stools. Herringbone backsplash tile nods to the local catch while a pair of translucent glass pendants (that look suspiciously like fishbowls) illuminate the space from overhead. Take notes from Wolf and create a kitsch-free coastal kitchen by skipping the seahorse wall art and instead weave in understated elements to cultivate that peaceful, out-of-office feeling.

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