If you're trying to limit your screen time on your phone, you probably shouldn't follow interior designers on Instagram. Their feeds—filled with stunning photography of innovative styling—will have you spending hours saving images, tracking down products, emulating designer styles, and getting inspired to start your next home décor project.
But that's exactly why we do follow myriad interior designers on the app. They're a major source of inspiration and knowledge: From the latest trends to chic décor finds, you can learn a lot from designers (and we love finding their tips with behind-the-scenes shots on their stories). Before you start planning a kitchen renovation, take a glance at professional work—from crisp all-white looks to bold, black spaces and everything in between for the insta kitchen of your dreams.
Get inspired by the kitchens of Instagram with rooms that will have you tapping "save" over and over again.
Achieve White Kitchen Dreams
Los Angeles-based interior photographer Amy Bartlam shares this stunning image of an all-white kitchen with wooden elements and black accents designed by Lindsey Brooke Design—you should see the full tour. Rustic hardwood floors match the wooden barstools that line the waterfall, marbled kitchen island. A trio of black pendant lights hangs from above, providing contrast to the otherwise all-white look, while a vase filled with sage adds just a pop of color.
Design a Dreamy Retreat
Designed by Simply Grove, this Tuscan apartment kitchen is fit for a vacation retreat. Once you get past the incredible wood ceiling beams, you can focus on the naturally-textured backsplash and brick floors. Polished metal appliances and cabinetry are built-in seamlessly together underneath wood countertops—and matched with open wood shelves and an inviting dining table, this kitchen is filled with warmth and unique style alike.
Choose Your Statement Color
In another beautiful space photographed by Bartlam, Brooke made a major statement with color in this kitchen: Forest green cabinetry extended to the island gives this room a bolder look. Matched with woven leather barstools and rattan pendant lighting, warm accents are placed throughout the design. The classic white tile creates a sleek background for a brass hood over the stove for an antique vibe that feels chic and stylish.
If you prefer more minimalistic design styles but don't want your kitchen to feel bare, let this design by Whittney Parkinson be your guide. Photographed by Sarah Shields, this space is bursting with personality in a rich statement color. The modern kitchen pairs marbled countertops and backsplash with gold hardware, all tied together by these outstanding geometric cabinets that bring plenty of texture to the soft color palette.
Design With Character
Interior designer and stylist Ginny Macdonald is the creative responsible for this blue kitchen photographed by Zeke Ruelas. The rather traditional space features a rich shade of blue paint that contrasts against glossy white cabinets, tile floors, subway tile, and a patterned backsplash that steals the show. It's an intricate design that catches the eye immediately.
Balance Natural Elements
Posted by interior designer Jessica Nelson and photographed by Carina Skrobecki Swain, this kitchen stopped us mid-scroll. Swain captured the warmth of this wooden cabinetry that contrasts darker décor in the dining chairs. Both elements frame the white kitchen island, white walls, and modern-but-traditional pendant lighting as gold hardware brings a polished look to the chandelier.
Leave Beams Exposed
This kitchen comes courtesy of designer Becca Interiors. The natural wooden elements—from the floors to the ceiling—give the space an undeniable farmhouse feel. Simple, yet timeless, the light-filled kitchen is like a breath of fresh air. By leaving the ceiling beams exposed, the room is filled with rustic character finished by modern cabinetry and café lighting.
Designed by Eye For Pretty, this beautiful two-toned kitchen is brought to you by Bartlam. While it has the light-filled airiness of an all-white space, sharp black elements anchor the room to make it feel entirely modern and fresh. Black cabinetry creates a strong divide between the upper and lower walls, while a large wood-topped island adds more workspace to this bright, fresh design.
Take a Step Outside
If you're a fan of the outdoors, you'll want to spend all day in this kitchen by Maite Granda. The open-concept design is a stunning display for its beachy landscape with wall-to-wall glass doors on sliders that retreat to either side. A bright blue kitchen island brings the ocean-inspired color palette to life, extended to the chair cushions on the deck to carry this dynamic design from one end of the home to another.
Highlight Contemporary Elements
A shot from photographer Lauren Miller, this modern kitchen was designed by Ashley Montgomery Design. It feels warm and inviting thanks to a variety of light wooden elements, and a stream of natural light is allowed in by plenty of windows. An intimate table sits alongside the waterfall island, styled with matching wood chairs for a uniform finish. A touch of color comes out in red stove dials, while polished gold sink hardware brings character to the center of the room.
Embrace the Dark
If bright white kitchens aren't the style that fills your dreams, get inspired by this stunning space by Naked Kitchens. Two-toned pendant lights exaggerate the darker elements in the bar and stool, styled against a soft green backdrop that makes the most of a darker look. Neutral wood storage shelves make a simple display for unique pottery, and a golden splashback becomes the center of focus as it bounces light across the room.
Match Lighting to Wall Colors
For an extra-sleek finish, match kitchen pendant lighting to white walls and ceilings. In this space designed by Cathie Hong Interiors and photographed by Margaret Austin, blue cabinetry flows seamlessly with green tile for a color combination like no other—all tied together by the room's brighter elements. The white globe lights with minimal dark accents bring attention to tall ceilings and complement a rounded architectural opening.
Decorate in threes: A classic designer tip that can be applied to any type of décor, this trick works perfectly with these pendant lights staged above three matching barstools.
Add a Pop of Personality
This vacation home kitchen designed by Simply Grove doesn't hold back on color—but that's what makes it so unique. A bright, bold pink tone paints the lower cabinetry in this space, paired with white countertops for a modern-but-fun vibe. Smaller accents in the dishtowels add extra pops of the statement color, while textured walls bring visual interest to the clean backdrop.
Build in Style
If you're ready to tackle a full-on renovation, why not build in a unique design from the start? This kitchen by Julian Porcino is timeless and modern while incorporating plenty of natural elements alongside eye-catching beams. Styled with a matching dining table and woven pendant light, the wooden décor of this kitchen is the star of the show.
Indulge Your Artsy Side
If most modern kitchens aren't for you, look to Dzek for inspiration: Their terrazzo counters bring an abundance of playful style to this warm design by kidyounot. With plenty of variety in color, these vibrant hues complement the warmer tones in the room's wood cabinetry. Gold lighting contrasts colorful artwork for a creative finish.
Open Up Your Space
In another design by Hong, photographer Christy Quiambao captured the natural light that flows throughout this kitchen. Leaving the walls open from the kitchen into the dining space allows a bright finish to coat the rooms, while white ceiling paint draws the eye upward to textured shiplap and modern lighting. Minimal elements like brick walls, blue backsplash, and open wood shelving add a touch of color and warmth to this clean space.
Play With Patterns
This kitchen designed by Lada Webster packs plenty of personality into a sleek space. Referred to as the "home of bar dreams" when shared by Bartlam, it brings all of the focus to the center onto its black-and-white patterned tile. Dark stone floors carry the hues across the room, while white subway-tiled walls and natural wood cabinetry warm up the space. Open shelving creates a display for minimalist glasses and décor.
Look to the Ceiling
Textured ceilings have been around for years, but there's nothing quite like white shiplap paired with a bright kitchen. This space, designed by Nelson and photographed by Swain, brings a dynamic interest to the sleek room by focusing on the ceiling. The rustic element pairs with natural wood accents and soapstone countertops for a clean, fresh farmhouse finish.
For a bright, minimalist look, paint your shiplap ceilings the same shade of white as your walls to extend the color and make your kitchen feel larger.
Don't Underestimate Lighting
We've all heard the saying that "lighting is everything," but it can't be more evident than in this kitchen by Simply Grove. This design sits within a cabin in Washington, complete with oversized windows to take in the landscape. During the day, the reflective finish of its pendant lights makes a statement in the modern kitchen, and at night, the chandelier in the open-concept dining area brings an inviting glow to the room.
Contrast Unique Hues
This bespoke design by Naked Kitchens is filled with unique décor, but the most eye-catching elements are coated in a shimmering deep brown hue. Traveling throughout the space, this color brings a rich, classic warmth to the gray kitchen. A sleek island makes a statement underneath polished pendant lighting, and minimal curtain patterns over the windows draw the eye across the room.