Kitchen Hoods Make a Statement in Design

Kitchen Hoods Make a Statement in Design

photo: DecorPad

In kitchen design, functionality is important, but style might be almost AS important. For anyone that likes to cook but doesn’t like the sometime smells that can permeate your house, a quality hood is a worthwhile investment. And kitchen hoods really sort of set the style tone of your kitchen, IMO. As I was looking through inspiration ideas, I found myself leaning toward cabinet hoods, but this set-up is just wow. And how could it not be – it has everything going on! I like the shape of this hood & how it integrates seamlessly with the walls, set of perfectly by the gorgeous Walker Zanger tile backsplash. The stone floors tie together with the beams – really well done & so pretty with the clean white design of the walls, cabinetry, countertops, & range. Beautiful.

 

photo: Brooke Wagner Design

This design where the hood is part of the cabinetry really, recessed with cabinets built-in on both sides, doesn’t work for every kitchen – you definitely have to have the space for it – but it’s very striking. The black & white tile design is very striking behind the range – there isn’t a lot of it but it makes a statement, & it flows well with the design on the fronts of the glass cabinets. I like it, too, that they used black counterstools to pull the color in again, while the hardware & light fixtures are all brushed nickel & pewter. All gorgeous!

 

photo: HomeBunch

The detail in this design is well thought-out, too. Again, cabinetry design for the hood, & the arch detail is pretty. It makes more of a statement because the cabinets flanking it don’t go all the way to the ceiling, so the hood stands alone. Easy, creamy colors make it feel very serene, too – it softens the “hard” elements.

 

photo: Design Chic

So much about this kitchen design to love – for me, anyway! The range, even through it’s recessed, practically has an entire area dedicated to it – sconces, countertop space on each side, art & art lighting! – so the hood itself sort of disappears into the design. And not related to the hood – I love the raised floor in the kitchen prep space, & I’m obsessed with using pecky cypress on a ceiling! My objection is that there aren’t any barstools, but we can’t see the rest of the room so maybe they aren’t necessary. But I really like the soft color & the use of natural elements – great mix. And those arched doors going outside!

 

photo: como organizir la casa

This is such a pretty use of design detail. The soft color used for the cabinetry extends to the hood, & that along with the soft, curved lines make such a nice statement against the herringbone subway tile that goes all the way up to the ceiling. I also like how they didn’t sweat over mixing the gold light fixtures in with the brushed nickel hardware. And the overall flow of the room as well as the elements is really nice & easy.

 

photo: Brooke Wagner Design

I like how they elected to tie in the cabinetry in this hood as opposed to using stainless. Stainless is probably the more obvious choice, but this is so much softer & warmer, especially since they marble tiles run all the way to the ceiling. Pretty. And we have these same pendants over our desk at the shop – we love them & sell so many of them!

 

photo: Design Chic

Great mix of function & style in this kitchen. It definitely has a little more industrial feel, especially with this stainless hood. It’s easy to see how the overall feel would be different had they used married the hood material with the cabinets. And the stainless hood is again, set off so nicely by the subway tile that runs all the way up. They, too, didn’t overthink the mix of gold inside the pendants with all the greys & nickel they are using elsewhere.

 

photo: Beecham Group

Such a pretty hood with the brushed stainless finish! It almost feels more French than industrial. I love the shelf & the stainless backsplash, too. Really, everything else, too – dark counters, black frame windows gorgeous range, double warming drawers, beautiful range, AND those views!

 

Since the countertops are butcher block, I have to say I might have chosen to do something in wood as opposed to carrying through the subway tile for this hood. It just feels a little stark, but that’s just my taste. It certainly works here with the little bit more clean & modern feel they have with the open storage shelves. What do you think?

 

photo: DecorPad

I definitely see the practicality in this, but it’s kind of a buzzkill from a design standpoint, I think! Again, we can’t see the rest of the kitchen so there might have not been any other space for a tv, & when you have kids & spend so much time in the kitchen, it’s sometimes a necessity!

 

photo: House Beautiful

I love this statement hood – so pretty against the blue subway tile that goes up to the ceiling! Thoughtful design in the wood molding at the top & down the center. Great lighting, too, & double sinks!

 

photo: Milieu Magazine

I like the large stainless hood here over the stainless backsplash. The way the tile is used is really stunning, so the stainless backsplash is a great way to break it up & prevent overkill. And the yellow on the island is brave – I might not have been able to do it but I love how it looks. The hexagon terra cotta tile floor is another unexpected – but lovely – mix, too.

 

photo: Old Seagrove Homes

There is such a great use of different elements in this kitchen. The driftwood color of the hood doesn’t feel rustic with all the white & marble – especially the marble backsplash.  And really, smart to do the wood plank wall – a white wall might have felt too stark in this large space. Sometimes I think the open shelving concept is a little tired, or just not practical, but it doesn’t seem like they have storage restrictions here, so it’s works & it’s pretty. By the way, I LOVE built-in banquette seating in a kitchen!

 

 

photo: Nate Berkus

It’s certainly hard to pick favorites, but this might be mine. I don’t think this black hood would have even been on my radar, but how gorgeous is it?? I love all the tonality in the mix of elements, then juxtaposed with the boldness of the hood. Really pretty.

 

So in a dream kitchen world, do you have a favorite? Or maybe your favorite IS your kitchen! If so, share a picture with us!

 

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