Kitchens: The Next Generation

Red Alert

Unexpected pops of color are a hallmark of modern design, and this sky-high kitchen works that theory like nobody’s business. The red countertop introduces a big jolt of spunk, but it’s that showpiece two-tone faucet that really makes you smile. And the scattering of cobalt and turquoise accessories ups the sophistication factor.

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The Next Generation

A New Wave

Look at a box of pale blue glass tiles, and you’ll probably think “bath,” not “kitchen.” But balance them with materials like rich wood, gleaming stainless, frosted glass and seamless countertops, and they work beautifully in the mix. The secret is proportion: Confine the blue to one accent wall, and you’ve got a charming statement that makes a cook happy.

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Keen on Green

Keen on Green

There’s no denying that opposites attract. A dark counter topping light cabinetry is a decorator’s go-to kitchen formula. To inject a little flirty fun, warm up this cool black-and-white color scheme with soft aqua walls. Dangle a few round pendants over the sink. Install a minimalist faucet. Keep the entire space toasty with a wood-burning wall fireplace. Talk about a love match!

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It’s Only Natural

It’s Only Natural

How to concentrate on making dinner in a kitchen with such spectacular city views? Introduce killer wall ovens that are crying out for your secret meatloaf, famous roast chicken and coconut wonder bars. Still, this space doesn’t compete with Mother Nature but wisely takes its color cues from her with cream, chocolate and olive wood cabinets, ecru granite counters and earth-tone accessories like the canisters. To keep the overall look from veering down a country lane, plenty of details—the sleek faucet, linear drawer pulls, graphic wall art—are as modern as an iPhone app.

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Shelf Examination

Shelf Examination

If you’re a real neat freak, open shelving can make a kitchen feel vast and airy. In this semi-industrial space, careful stacks of plates and rows of glasses share the environment with jars of grains, alcoves of spices and even packaged goods. The loft-like feel is enhanced by a butcher-block counter and the funky, look-at-me faucet that resembles a bird, perched for a sip.

Get the look: Fuse™ Pull-down Kitchen Faucet.