33 Modern Kitchen Islands (Design Ideas)

Welcome to the modern kitchen islands design gallery. Discover new kitchen islands with dramatic styles, materials, and finishes that will inspire your next kitchen renovation. According to the National Association of Home Builders, over 70%...

Welcome to the modern kitchen islands design gallery. Discover new kitchen islands with dramatic styles, materials, and finishes that will inspire your next kitchen renovation. According to the National Association of Home Builders, over 70% of buyers want a kitchen with an island, with at least 50% considering it a must-have. Below, we have curated 33 of our favorite kitchen islands to provide you with ideas and inspiration.

Kitchen with breakfast bar island The modern kitchen shown in the image above appears huge and spacious with its well-utilized elements. The golden oak wood stained cabinetry mounted on the wall, along with the large kitchen island, creates an open, airy feel. The island features a solid light gray base with a gray countertop, providing space for a sink and an elevated platform with wooden laminates for lounging or eating. The use of solid gray and white colors gives the space a modern vibe, while the wood laminates add a touch of nature.

Modern Kitchen Island Ideas

Kitchen island with zebra wood top and cabinets in dark wengue finish Modern kitchen islands with breakfast bars are highly desired as they allow friends and family to eat and hang out in the kitchen while food is being prepared and cooked. This spacious kitchen combines two wood finishes to achieve a unique look. The kitchen island and main counters use zebra wood laminates topped with a white solid surface. The highest cabinets and pantry cabinets are all laminated in a dark wengue color, contrasting well with the white-framed glass doors of the overhead cabinets.

Kitchen with plain white walls, grey accent wall with modular cabinets This small yet modern kitchen boasts a balanced and aesthetically pleasing design with its varied combination of materials. The plain white walls provide a clean backdrop, while the gray accent wall adds a touch of visual interest with its concrete-like finish. The modular cabinets, laminated in an off-white color, feature push-to-open hardware, eliminating the need for drawer pulls or knobs. The island is topped with classic blue pearl granite and paired with powder-blue graphicote glass for the backsplash, creating a stunning focal point in the space.

Open plan layout kitchen with laminated pinewood cabinets and black ceramic flooring The open layout of this culinary hub gives it a spacious feel, with a combination of somber and bright wood tones adding refreshment and visual appeal. The cabinets, laminated in yellow pine, create a bright yellow-orange tone, while the gray solid surface countertops add a touch of sophistication. With three islands and no overhead cabinets, this design maximizes space and creates an unobstructed view, making the area feel even larger. The use of black ceramic tile flooring adds a modern touch to the overall design.

Kitchen with glossy oak laminated cabinets Create a bold and modern look with this kitchen design that features glossy natural oak laminates. The full-height cabinets maximize storage space, while the cream-toned granite countertops soften the bright orange tone of the cabinets. The combination of glossy oak laminates, cream-toned granite, and a cream-colored backsplash creates a sleek and sophisticated ambiance.

Kitchen with view of garden and skylight and beadboard ceiling Bring the beauty of nature indoors with this stunning culinary space. The combination of white and wood finishes, along with large windows overlooking lush green scenery, creates a natural and inviting feel. The oak wood laminates on the floors and exposed trusses add warmth, while the glossy solid white laminates on the countertops and lack of overhead cabinets put the emphasis on the breathtaking view outside.

Kitchen with ceiling made of wood, antique teak floors, and large center island Make the center island the focal point of your modern kitchen by incorporating a gas range and ample counter space for meal preparation. The antique teak flooring and ceiling planks add elegance, while the dark wengue-stained cabinets topped with white marble provide a classic touch. The light gray subway glass backsplash tiles add a subtle texture and pattern to the space, enhancing its modern appeal.

Waterfall island painted in white with wengue finish and chrome stools Create a dynamic and elegant layout with this kitchen design featuring a waterfall island. The white-laminated countertops and dark wengue finish on the cabinets keep the design simple yet sophisticated. The accent drop ceiling, laminated in dark wengue, adds a touch of drama and completes the overall aesthetic.

Kitchen with high ceilings with industrial design elements The high ceilings and large windows give this kitchen a spacious and industrial look. The stainless steel legs used to elevate the base cabinets make cleaning under the cabinets a breeze, while the gray laminated island adds a modern touch. The combination of white cabinets, stainless steel features, and a light gray color scheme complements the industrial-inspired architecture.

Two modern kitchen islands placed adjacent to each other with light brown stone tops Bring organization and functionality into your kitchen with two adjacent kitchen islands. The light gray brown stone countertops create a cohesive look, complementing the matte wood laminates on the floor and the brick cladding on the dining hall wall. The rectangular pendant lights with brown outlines add a touch of elegance, while the large windows allow ample natural light to flood the space.

Kitchen with pickled oak cabinets and counter with wide windows Achieve a soft, washed-out look with pickled oak cabinets and counters. The pale color of the cabinets and flooring creates a gentle and calming atmosphere. The white solid surface countertop and wengue-laminated bar counter provide contrast, while the teak wood vinyl finish on the backsplash adds texture and visual interest.

Kitchen with white-laminated cabinets and black soapstone counters Create a clean and timeless look with white-laminated cabinets and black soapstone countertops. The white cabinets give the kitchen a bright and clean appearance while providing flexibility to match various interior styles. The gray natural stone tiles used for the countertops add a rougher texture, enhancing the visual interest of the space.

Kitchen with small wood island with silver and violet backsplash colors Add a touch of color to your kitchen with a vibrant backsplash. This modern kitchen features white cabinets that stand out against the gray walls. The wood-finished island counter adds warmth and texture, while the combination of silver, violet, and white in the backsplash creates a unique and eye-catching design.

Kitchen with laminated counter with charcoal-colored cabinets and white bar chairs Create a modern and practical kitchen design with white-laminated cabinets. The light surface of the cabinets provides a bright and clean-looking kitchen and allows for easy coordination with traditional interior styles. The charcoal-colored cabinets underneath the dining counter add a practical touch, as they are less likely to show dirt from shoes or feet.

Kitchen with dark gray floors, brown stools, gray walls, and vaulted ceiling Create a sleek and modern look with dark gray floors and walls, contrasting with white kitchen cabinets. The matte oak laminates on the cabinets add a more classic appeal, while the gray solid surface countertops and ceramic tiles complete the overall modern aesthetic.

Kitchen with lilac walls and counter base with stainless steel double sink Embrace a unique and inviting design with lilac-colored walls and stainless steel accents. The solid lilac base cabinets, white countertops, and stainless steel double sink create a cohesive and contemporary look. The combination of steel and lilac adds a touch of elegance and personality to the space.

Kitchen with orange bottom cabinets and light blue graphicote backsplash This bright and light kitchen features stunning orange bottom cabinets and a light blue graphicote backsplash. The use of bright colors adds energy to the space, while the white-laminated cabinets create a clean and modern look. The combination of orange and blue creates a playful and eye-catching design.

Kitchen with laminated counter with charcoal-colored cabinets and white bar chairs Keep your kitchen design sleek and sophisticated with white-laminated kitchen cabinets and white solid surface countertops. The dining counter, laminated in charcoal color, adds a practical touch to prevent easily visible dirt or stains due to foot traffic. The overall design is clean, modern, and easy to maintain.

Kitchen with dark gray floors, brown stools, gray walls, and vaulted ceiling Create a modern and elegant culinary space with dark gray floors, gray walls, and white kitchen cabinets. The combination of colors and textures adds depth and visual interest. The cabinets, laminated in dark gray, provide a sleek and sophisticated look, while the white solid surface countertops create a bright and clean aesthetic.

Kitchen with small wood island with silver and violet backsplash colors Add personality to your kitchen with a combination of white cabinets, wood-finished countertops, and a vibrant backsplash. The white cabinets stand out against the gray walls, while the wood-finished counter adds warmth and texture. The silver, violet, and white backsplash brings a playful and eye-catching element to the space.

Kitchen with laminated counter with charcoal-colored cabinets and white bar chairs Create a sleek and modern kitchen with white-laminated cabinets and white solid surface countertops. The white cabinets provide a bright and clean look, while the charcoal-colored cabinets underneath the dining counter add a practical touch. The combination of colors and textures maintains a modern and clean aesthetic.

Kitchen with dark gray floors, brown stools, gray walls, and vaulted ceiling Achieve a modern and sophisticated look with dark gray floors, gray walls, and white kitchen cabinets. The dark gray flooring provides a solid base, while the white cabinets stand out against the color scheme. The combination of colors and textures adds depth and visual interest to the space.

Kitchen with lilac walls and counter base with stainless steel double sink Create an inviting and unique design with lilac-colored walls and stainless steel accents. The lilac base cabinets, white countertops, and stainless steel double sink create a cohesive and contemporary look. The combination of colors and materials adds personality and visual interest to the space.

Kitchen with orange bottom cabinets and light blue graphicote backsplash Bring energy and vibrancy into your kitchen with orange bottom cabinets and a light blue graphicote backsplash. The bright colors create a playful and inviting atmosphere, while the white-laminated cabinets maintain a clean and modern look. The combination of orange and blue adds excitement and personality to the space.

Kitchen with laminated counter with charcoal-colored cabinets and white bar chairs Create a sleek and modern kitchen with white-laminated cabinets and white solid surface countertops. The white cabinets provide a clean and bright aesthetic, while the charcoal-colored cabinets underneath the dining counter add a practical touch. The overall design is clean, modern, and easy to maintain.

Kitchen with dark gray floors, brown stools, gray walls, and vaulted ceiling Achieve a modern and sophisticated look with dark gray floors, gray walls, and white kitchen cabinets. The dark gray flooring serves as a solid foundation, while the white cabinets stand out against the color scheme. The combination of colors and textures adds depth and visual interest to the space.

Kitchen with lilac walls and counter base with stainless steel double sink Create an inviting and unique design with lilac-colored walls and stainless steel accents. The lilac base cabinets, white countertops, and stainless steel double sink create a cohesive and contemporary look. The combination of colors and materials adds personality and visual interest to the space.

Kitchen with aqua backsplash and white solid surface counter Create a luxurious culinary space with grand marble stone surfaces. The white cabinets and white marble backsplash and countertops create a sleek and elegant look. The stainless steel accents add a touch of sophistication, while the aqua backsplash brings a pop of color and visual interest to the space.

Kitchen with dark mahogany cabinets and light beige countertops Elevate your kitchen design with dark mahogany cabinets and light beige countertops. The combination of dark mahogany and beige creates a warm and inviting ambiance. The backsplash, featuring black slate tiles, adds texture and contrast to the overall design.

Kitchen with oblong-shaped counter and metal chairs Create a modern and eye-catching kitchen design with an oblong-shaped counter. The combination of antiqued white paneled cabinet doors and dark mahogany doors adds depth and visual interest to the space. The glass mosaic backsplash with accents of purple and lilac complements the overall design, adding a pop of color to the kitchen.

Kitchen counter with mother of pearl accent, leather chair, and arched doorway Blend traditional elements with a modern aesthetic in your kitchen design. The off-white wood-finished cabinets, combined with the white countertops, create a clean and sleek look. The center island features a pierced panel with mother-of-pearl, adding a touch of traditional Asian design. The overall design is both unique and harmonious.

Kitchen with calacatta marble tops and black sable wood cabinets Create a bright and elegant culinary space with the use of calacatta marble countertops and black sable wood cabinets. The combination of white and black creates a stark contrast, while the black sable wood cabinets add warmth and texture. The overall design is timeless and sophisticated.

Kitchen with steel base cabinets and bowl of lemons on counter Create a sleek and modern culinary space with stainless steel accents. The stainless steel base cabinets and marble white countertops create a clean and minimalist look. The steel bar stools and table add a touch of industrial aesthetic, while the stainless steel appliances and lemon bowl bring a fresh and vibrant element to the space.

Kitchen with hickory laminate counter base and molded plastic bar chair in white color Make a statement with a custom kitchen island as the focal point of your design. The natural hickory laminate base cabinets, paired with beige overhead cabinets, create a soft and warm look. The white molded plastic bar stools and plain white walls maintain a clean and modern aesthetic. The overall design is both visually pleasing and highly functional.

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