Kitchen Stencil Ideas
If you're looking for an affordable and stylish way to spruce up your kitchen, stencils are a smart solution. Much cheaper than wallpaper, stencils can add interest to your walls, and there are many ways to use them in your kitchen.
Green and White Eclectic Kitchen With Brass Pendants
With deep hunter green cabinetry and a Swiss cross-tile backsplash, this eclectic kitchen is fresh and imaginative. Brass pendants hang above the Nero Marquina marble island and tie in with the brass faucets.
Gorgeous Mediterranean Eat-In Kitchen Features Dark Stained Cabinetry
This dreamy Mediterranean kitchen by Raegan Ford Interiors features beautiful dark stained cabinetry that matches the kitchen island. Dark wood beams, granite countertops and gray hardwood floors complete the stunning design.
Yellow and Black Accents Provide Color Punches in White Kitchen
Transitional Kitchen in Colorado Penthouse
The thick aqua edge of a glass countertop ties subtly to the dramatic backsplash of the same hue in this transitional Colorado kitchen. Meanwhile, dark cabinetry connects to the rich brown of the inset ceiling, bringing balance to the space.
Neutral Reclaimed Wood Softens Rustic Industrial Loft Kitchen
Sleek silver fixtures and neutral reclaimed wood cabinets coexist peacefully in this rustic industrial kitchen. Where the metal vent hood, exposed brick, and three pendant lights suggest hard functionality, the reclaimed wood cabinetry, flooring, and island soften the space and create an elegant balance.
Soft Palette in Show-Stopping Kitchen
Lighted upper cabinets hold inset resin panels, a distinctive touch in this sleek and clean-lined kitchen. Charcoal tile continues up the backsplash and behind a slim, stainless steel hood, and appliances are built into pale gray cabinetry. Caesarstone quartz in white and gray adds polish that is balanced by industrial-style barstools and wood floors.
White Transitional Kitchen
The second island with chrome base bar chairs serves as a high-top table for casual meals and entertaining. Transom windows above the cabinets let in natural light, making the kitchen feel bigger and brighter.
Rustic-Inspired Kitchen Features Two Islands
Contemporary Kitchen Boasts Bold Shots of Color
A fire engine red island pairs with a colorful 3-D artwork installation to bring this contemporary kitchen to life. White walls, shelves, cabinets and a white range hood keep the space feeling bright and open.
White Open Plan Transitional Kitchen With Graphic Patterns
Updated Country Kitchen
Recessed lighting, orange metal drum shade pendant lights and a large window bring warmth and light to this kitchen. Polished granite countertops on the island serve as a durable surface for meal prep.
Contemporary Italian Farmhouse Kitchen
This Austin, Texas, kitchen features warm colors and dark cabinetry that call back to the traditional, rustic feel of an Italian farmhouse. Wood beams criss-cross the ceiling, while broad, modern windows bring in loads of light.
White Transitional Kitchen With Gray Diamond Backsplash
This light and bright transitional kitchen incorporates super white quartzite countertops, a graphic stone backsplash, unusually shaped pendant lights and a farmhouse sink. Glass cabinetry continues the airy feel of the space.
Transitional Yellow Kitchen With Brown Cabinets
Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Curved Bar
Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen With Large Island
Large square tiles laid on the diagonal ground this contemporary kitchen. Light blue cabinets are paired with sleek white countertops, and instead of upper cabinets, floating shelves are used to display favorite pottery and glassware. A large kitchen island features a waterfall countertop and extra prep sink.
White Transitional Kitchen with Oversized Marble Island
Modern Kitchen Blends Natural Tones and Textures With Sleek White Finishes
This kitchen highlights natural materials and colors in the beautiful wood floors and cabinetry and the subway tile backsplash in a variety of blue tones. White upper cabinetry, white barstools and clean white countertops break up the textures in the space to add a modern touch.
Open Concept Transitional Kitchen
Vaulted ceilings give an open, airy feel to this neutral transitional kitchen. A peacock blue kitchen island serves as the statement piece. Silver barstools with leather seats contrast with the light colored walls and cabinets.
Transitional Kitchen With Cream Cabinets & Large Island
This kitchen is as functional as it is beautiful. Creamy cabinets wrap the perimeter of the space, offering plenty of storage, and a large island provides prep and dining space. An eye-catching tile backsplash and beautiful granite countertops complete the look.
French Country Island in Family-Friendly Kitchen
This open kitchen is great for entertaining friends and family around the oversized island. Topped with a buttery wood countertop for meal prep, the distressed blue base is characteristically French country in style.
1920s Kitchen with Glam Accents, Contemporary Feel
This kitchen is fully updated to modern standards, but maintains a 1920s feel. Polished nickel fixtures and an extra-wide apron sink are among the room's classic touches. A dark island pops in the gray and white space, and its Carrara marble top continues onto the kitchen table.
White Open Concept Kitchen
Exposed beams make this modern kitchen feel cozy, even with vaulted ceilings. Upholstered teal barstools with chrome legs fit perfectly underneath the counter. A wine fridge also fits snuggly under the counter for easy access.
Farmhouse Kitchen with Rustic, Modern Details
This modern farmhouse kitchen is the hub of the house, with ample seating in the form of a four-seater island breakfast bar and an eat-in area that's open to the main cooking space. Open shelving keeps the room from feeling boxed in by cabinetry and shows off the textured subway tile backsplash.
White, Light-Filled Kitchen with Modern, Rustic Elements
A rich mix of materials and textures adds interest and depth to this white, light-filled kitchen. Dark gray cabinetry is topped by wood around the perimeter of the room, while a large center island sports a countertop of sleek white quartz. Leather barstools and rough-hewn open shelves bring in an eclectic, homey vibe.
Contemporary Open Kitchen Features Bright Red Cabinets
To reflect the openness of the home, no upper cabinets were used in the kitchen. Bright red cabinets are paired with sleek stainless steel countertops, while built-in cabinets around the room offer much-needed storage.
Purple and White Contemporary Kitchen With Peppers
With its pretty mix of lavender, orange, silver and white, this contemporary kitchen is an ode to color. Add in a few bright fruits and veggies for an additional layer of color and texture.
Neutral Modern Kitchen With Wood Paneling
Kitchen Blends Rustic, Industrial Elements and Beachy Hues
An intriguing mix of materials gives this beachfront condominium's kitchen a rich, elegant feel that's at once rustic and modern. Exposed concrete pillars, reclaimed wood surfaces and sleek glass tile are harmonized by a soft palette of sand and water hues.
Bright, Eat-In Kitchen With Ample Storage Space
Bright and white, this spacious eat-in kitchen features twin islands for plenty of prep and storage space. Cabinets on both sides of the kitchen store all of your kitchen necessities. Integrated appliances, such as the ovens, refrigerator and wine cooler add a modernized touch to the sleek design.
White, Farmhouse-Style Kitchen in Cape Cod-Style Home
The farmhouse kitchen in this fully renovated Cape Cod-style home abounds with luxurious and functional details. White cabinetry extends to the ceiling for added storage, while a trio of skylights bathes the island in natural light. The spring green color of the island is an unexpected touch of whimsy in the traditional space.
White, Coastal Cottage Kitchen is Family, Friendly, Welcoming
To create a coastal cottage kitchen, exposed beams are painted white. The cabinets feature a distressed finish and are paired with speckled cream and brown countertops. The backsplash adds a subtle hint of sea-green color, while the dark wood island brings warmth to the space. A New England-inspired lantern hangs above the island.
Eat-In Kitchen Boasts White Cabinetry & Raised Breakfast Bar
Cottage Kitchen With Island, Breakfast Bar
With two islands, lots of counter space and an elevated breakfast bar, this cottage kitchen is perfect for cooking and entertaining. Antique pendant lights illuminate the workspace and brings in an aged rustic look.
White Traditional Kitchen With Industrial Pendant Lights
This white traditional kitchen features custom white Shaker-style cabinetry, dark oak floors, Carrara marble countertops, a custom white leather banquette and Thermador appliances. The large island has front and rear storage, as well as space for rustic bar stools.
Kitchen Blends Earthy Elements and Light Accents
Dark stain on dropped ceiling beams is repeated in the window moldings and open shelving in this airy Mediterranean-style kitchen, bringing unity to the space. Wood and stone elements add warmth, while white cabinetry and pops of bright color keep the tone light. Commercial-grade equipment turns the space into a true chef's kitchen.
Rustic Chef's Kitchen With Double Islands
Beautiful and functional, this commercial-grade chef's kitchen has two islands with stone inserts in the wood countertops. Hand-turned wood legs add a furniture-quality to the islands, while exposed beams and spherical chandeliers bring a rustic quality to the space. Tile tapestry inserts add visual interest to the floor and as an added bonus, the tiles are heated.
Craftsman Kitchen With Kitchen Island Seating
Bright, Airy Kitchen Features Oversized Island
An oversized island centers this gorgeous kitchen, creating extra prep space and a perfect spot for casual dining. Crisp white cabinets and a white tile backsplash make the space feel bright and open. The corner of the room provides access to the butler's pantry, which offers extra storage space.
Wood-Paneled Kitchen and Dining Room With Wood Table
Beautiful wood paneling wraps this dining area and kitchen in warmth and organic harmony. In the tropical setting of Tulum, Mexico, the walls can disappear to let the indoors and outdoors blend.
Eat-In Kitchen Features Stone Walls & Spacious Island for Dining
While the color palette in this kitchen is subtle -- full of browns and beiges -- black and white accents add depth and interest throughout the room. Stone walls featuring arched entryways bring an old-world appeal to the space and juxtapose the contemporary cabinets and hanging light fixtures. The centerpiece of the room -- the kitchen island -- seats at least eight comfortably, perfect for a cozy meal with family or friends.
Blue and Green Argyle Floor in Colorful Kitchen
This homeowner's love for color does not stop in the living room; this kitchen is chock full of color. The wood floor has been painted blue and green with an argyle pattern. A red kitchen island and blue double ovens accent the space. In the back of the bookcases, wallpaper has been applied to add more color to the space. The shelves are dotted with colorful pots, pans and dishes for easy access as well as decoration.
Large Chef Kitchen with Marble Backsplash, Exposed Ceiling Beams and Large Custom Island
This chef kitchen has elements of rustic, cottage and Mediterranean styles, which come together to create an amazing and eclectic space. Shelves replace cabinets to showcase special white serving pieces and dishes. The recessed backsplashes, crafted of single slabs of marble, are striking in their natural simplicity. A red-and-blue Oriental style rug brings a punch of color to the space
All you need is a stencil pattern, a few jars of acrylic or stencil paint, a stencil brush, painters tape, a few paper towels or a rag and you'll be able to make an artistic statement in your cooking space.
If you love patterns—think paisley, geometric, trellis, lattice or other interesting designs—you can create a focal wall in your kitchen by using stencils. Visit a local craft store or search online to find a stencil, and then pick the perfect place in your kitchen to put it. You could even find your favorite family recipe and stencil that on a kitchen wall.
Stenciling can be intimidating at first, but if you prepare properly and do a few practice runs, you'll get the hang of it in no time. Creating a focal wall with stencils can also be a long, tedious process. But the results are definitely worth it and your focal wall is sure to catch everyone's eye as soon as they walk into your kitchen.
Stencils are also a simple and cost-effective way to create a beautiful backsplash. Much less permanent than tiles, you or future owners can easily paint over it when the time comes to switch things up. Find a stencil pattern you like, an inspiring quote, a popular food phrase in a foreign language such as "Bon Appetit," or even names of foods—and use them to create a unique backsplash.
You can even dress up your kitchen cabinets with stencils. While a busy pattern might not work on a bunch of cabinets, you could stencil a pattern along the top of them or just your bottom cabinets to add some visual interest without overwhelming the room. Stencils also look great inside cabinets and armoires.
If you prefer to keep most of your kitchen fairly neutral, but want to include something unexpected, try stenciling your floor. There are tons of potential patterns to choose from, from smaller geometric designs to checkers to big and bold patterns, and they can be used on all types of floors, such as concrete and wood.
Stenciling can take some time and practice, so if you prefer a smaller scale project, consider stenciling a small wall in your pantry. It'll be sure to make you smile every time you go in there to grab something to eat. Other smaller projects include stenciled kitchen tables and stools.
The best part about stencils is that if you like the look you've created in your kitchen, you can use the stencil in another part of your home. When you're ready for a new pattern, just paint over the one you have and start over!
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