Many people, when envisioning their ideal kitchen, picture an island as the focal point. The sight of a cluster of self-contained apartments, smack in the midst of your floor, exudes an air of dramatic independence. Perhaps you’re picturing a huge gathering because you know you’ll need a lot of room to set up the piece, or maybe you’re just a proud cook who wants to show off for his or her fans. This series of modern kitchen islands has colorful cutouts, table extensions, open shelves, futuristic geometric carvings, and a lot of eye-catching pendant lighting.
Gallery for 50 Stunning Modern Kitchen Island Designs
Harness the simple yet striking magic of monochrome with a black and white kitchen island. | Source: Poliform.
Like bread and butter, white and yellow accent kitchens work in tasty harmony. | Visualizer: Anton Li.
Kitchen islands aren’t just for prep. Consider fitting your central island with a kitchen sink and/or cooking hob. You’ll be able to face your dinner guests or chat with family members whilst in the throws of cooking or soaping the dishes. Plus you get to pretend you’re a TV chef! Or maybe that’s just us… | Visualizer: Ono.
Beam me up Scotty. Whack a futuristic kitchen island in the centre of the room, practice your vulcan salute and definitely don’t wear a red shirt – all fans of Star Trek know how that ends. | Visualizer: Burak LAFCI.
Another futuristic design – though a gold faucet, matching planters and kitchen pendant lights give the decor scheme some classic finesse. | Visualizer: Orange Graphics.
If you can stand some heat, get red in the kitchen. Alluring red lighting washes down a black tile backsplash. Red kitchen bar stools, which are the Magis Stool One, look hot at the side of an Origami style central island. | Visualizer: Alexandry Shunyaev.
Stray from the straight and narrow like this sleek black kitchen island with seductive curves. | Source: Vancouver House.
Don’t let obstacles get in your way. Structural pillars can be worked around and/or incorporated into your kitchen island design. A built-in planter distracts the eye from this solid immovable piece, and even makes it look like it was all part of the master plan. Dark rectangular seated bar stools help pull the entire ensemble together. | Visualizer: Julia Siriak.
Building your dream design could be child’s play. Chunky building blocks spring to mind when looking at the modules that make up this unique piece. The dining bench clicks into place around a shelving unit that has only a minor amount of prep space on its narrow top – a surface perhaps more suitable for decorative items or floral displays like the one seen here. | Visualizer: Vladislav Barabakh.
Look sharp. The cantilevered dining table extension on this white kitchen island cuts through the air like a knife’s edge. | Visualizer: Delta Tracing.
Give your show-stopper a stripe of honour. The work surface of this white kitchen island is elevated away from the base units by a stripe of shelving. It’s at this midsection that a flash of bright yellow emerges to form a low table at one end. The yellow accent is picked out in other areas of the kitchen too, such as a single slender unit front, a section of backsplash and on the window frame. | Visualizer: Kayan Design Studio & Identity Code.