I've always been a fan of open shelving as a way to organize the kitchen because it gives you the opportunity to have fun with your stuff and forces you to always be on the look out for attractive pieces to display. As we get organized at the top of this new year, check out these inspiring kitchens that store their wares in neat and pleasant ways for all to see.
Open shelving always works best when everything is organized and clean. Avoid a cluttered look by arranging your items in clever vignettes and grouping similar colors, making sure to edit as you go along. Let your dishes pop by painting the back wall with a bold, contrasting color, or allow them to fade into the background with a soft, monochromatic color scheme. Most importantly, have fun "merchandising" your stuff...just don't forget to dust!