Can't decide between stainless and concrete countertops? Torn between colored cabinets and white ones? Maybe you don't have to choose. Here's an interesting new look we're seeing in more and more kitchens — contrasting materials used in interesting ways. Take a look at these ten kitchens and get inspired.
Above: navy and blonde cabinets create a beautiful contrast in this kitchen by Pelle Designs.
A concrete-topped island contrasts with the stainless steel counters in this kitchen from Homelife.
Designer Lauren Liess paired dark soapstone and white marble in her own kitchen. There's also a nice tension between the smooth cabinets faces and the island, which is covered in reclaimed wood.
There's a lot going on in this kitchen from Living Agency (via Apartment Therapy). It makes the most of a variety of materials — white marble, stainless cabinets, butcherblock countertops, and an encaustic tile backsplash.
Rough wood is a delightful countertpart to smooth white cabinets in this kitchen, spotted on Desire to Inspire.
Just a little bit of marble — still pretty, but much lower maintenance. From Canadian House & Home.
More white and wood, from House Beautiful.
The rustic wood of the lower cabinets and backsplash gives this kitchen from Elle Interior a lovely warmth.