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25+ Kitchen Artwork Ideas

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Gold Range Hood with Encaustic Tile Backsplash and Gold Island

This contemporary kitchen is a union of opposites, where the farmhouse-style whitewashed shiplap ceiling makes a firm counterpoint to the Midas-touched gold hood and island. The gray patterned encaustic tiles taken up to the ceiling play along, creating a kitchen artwork of sorts. From where we stand, the backsplash tiles create the illusion of a countertop-to-ceiling painting. To further visual consistency, they also continue on the floor, albeit with one difference. The tiles got bigger to encourage the kitchen to feel larger. The gold faucet and gold pendants enrich the gold presence of the room, going aboveboard without breaking the design. If you want to bring this design down to the earth, a few plants and wood accents could be integrated.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Dramatic Marble Backsplash and Tiled Island

Looking for authentic artwork ideas? Tile your kitchen island or bring a dramatic marble backsplash. This contemporary kitchen does both. While the dramatic marble backsplash peeks out behind, the island prides itself on stacked blue subway tiles. The satin finish on them also achieves a beautiful sheen that commands attention. The brass island leg and gold faucet introduce metal finishes, warmth, and glam. Behind, the full-height white cabinets with curved edges create a perfect neutral setup for the island and backsplash to pop. Together, these stand-out features give the design an artsy feel.

Kitchen Artwork Ideas

Whether one should hang artwork in a kitchen or not is one of the most asked questions evoking curiosity. Though making artful additions is popular in dining rooms, bedrooms, and living rooms, it is not very common in kitchens. But it doesn’t mean that artwork is banned from kitchens. On the contrary, kitchen artwork ideas can heighten the aesthetic mood of the kitchen and give it an artsy vibe. And you don’t even need to restrict yourself to paintings. To the delight of fun lovers, from chalkboards to floating shelves, artwork, hanging pots, and more, there are multiple ways to create an intriguing design for kitchens.

Do you have a spare empty wall, for example, or a space on the countertop or above the stove or sink? Use this space to make a visual statement and make it with a piece of art. Not everything in your kitchen needs to be functional. Given how much one spends time in a kitchen and gathers time with family members, surely, its aesthetic value is as important as its functionality. In other words, kitchens need art too as kitchen artwork ideas boost the energy and mood of the space.

Here we compiled a list of kitchen artwork ideas that focus on their functional and aesthetic features. You can apply some of those ideas to your kitchen, it doesn’t matter whether it is small or large, closed or open plan. Plus, 2023 kitchen design trends love designs that feel alive. And the artwork is one of the best ways to achieve that!

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with White Cabinets and Pink Ceiling

Even if the main setup of your kitchen is neutral, there is a myriad of ways to color it up. In this contemporary kitchen, for example, the ceiling is painted pink, and the upper wall cabinets are kept wood to deliver warmth. Abstract in form, a sizeable artwork is placed on the white quartz countertops to create an astonishing focal point. The white subway tiles stacked vertically create a blank canvas behind them. By contrast, the rounded black hood establishes an antithesis to the white-and-gray color scheme. Overhead, the black tracking spotlights mimic the range hood as well as LED cylinder-shaped pendants dropped over the breakfast bar. The resulting product? Calm and tender, it has everything a design requires while aligning itself with 2023 kitchen design trends.

What art should I put in my kitchen?

It depends on the design theme of your kitchen. A landscape painting does suit very well farmhouse kitchen designs. As for contemporary designs, you can go with abstract paintings or minimalist designs. Yet, if you love eclectic designs, feel free to bring anachronistic pieces together.

In addition to your kitchen theme, you can borrow cues from where your home is settled. For example, assuming that it is near a beach, you can get a painting that depicts the sea. To learn more about kitchen wall decor ideas and fill the empty wall space with some artwork, scroll down!

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Modern Kitchen with Gray Cabinets and Wall Accessories

Ditch the overhead cabinets to leave more open space for the backsplash and kitchen wall art. If the base counters don’t offer enough storage, you can integrate an island to compensate for the lack of upper units. In this modern kitchen, the large subway tiles stacked horizontally create a more pronounced and eye-catching backdrop. Taken only halfway up, it is paired with a high-end range hood fully exposed. And a duo of artwork, rounded in shape and varied in size, punctuates the wall. The gray base counters topped by white countertops sew a neutral look to the interior. The eye-appealing stones dressed up in “jeans” add a modern statement to complement the look.

Paintings

Are you a lover of landscape or still-life paintings? Or do you prefer modern and minimalist studies? Create a theme in your mind and curate a gallery wall – if you have enough space. It could be a neighbor to your banquette seating, breakfast nook, or island. However, if you have a small kitchen, you can even place them on countertops, on the rim of range hoods, or hang them above the stove. You will see how paintings change the overall aura of the kitchen.

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Brick Backsplash with Black Cabinets and Exposed Light Bulbs

In this industrial-contemporary kitchen, the overarching dark color palette allows for a dramatic design as the light trickles internally from the arched window. The reddish-brown brick backsplash gives the rustic-industrial edge, drawing further attention to the painting. Kept monochromatic to match the rest of the design, this artwork creates a statement moment. The hardware-free black cabinets with thick black countertops and black retro stove provide a sleek and edgy look. The large set of exposed light bulbs provides task and accent lighting for the island while creating another focal point. Especially the fact that they are suspended at different heights helps them arrange a more dimensional scene in the kitchen.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Paintings and White Backsplash with Pink Grout

Have you ever considered using pink grout? Well, if not, you probably will after meeting this kitchen. Here, the pink grout adds a gentle and tender touch between the white ceramic subway tiles. Stacked horizontally, they expand the kitchen on the horizontal axis while introducing a touch of color. By contrast, the white cabinets, countertops, and white breakfast bar create a blank canvas to brighten up the interior. The white walls enable the kitchen to feel more recessed and blend into the walls. The pink art print hung on the blank wall to accompany the breakfast bar starts a dialogue with the backsplash effortlessly. The bonus storage inserted into the bar design helps bring a dose of personality to the overall design aesthetic.

How do you display art in the kitchen?

In a kitchen, there are multiple places to display art, from floating shelves to countertops and walls. You can also hang them above the breakfast bar, island, or banquette seating. If the hood has a rim, you can place artwork on it, too.

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Marble Slab Backsplash with Painting and Two-Tone Joinery

This contemporary cooking space merges neutral shades with warm textures, ensuring that all necessary elements come together for a balanced look. First, the wood cabinets with white base counters provide the major setting for the kitchen. And then, the gray marble slab backsplash incorporates an upscale feel. To deepen the artistic mood of the kitchen, a painting is brought in. Boasting a female figure against a mustard-yellow backdrop, this statement painting takes its place on the white countertop, accentuating the design. The breakfast bar paired with seashell-inspired blue accent chairs proposes a statement. Overhead, the black tracking spotlights mounted on an unfinished concrete ceiling add a modern-industrial edge.

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Eclectic Kitchen with Kitchen Artwork Ideas and Orange Ideas

Eclectic kitchens are very inclusive in the way that they love borrowing from a variety of designs. And with a mix-and-match method, they manage to create a harmonious whole with irrelevant features. Here, this eclectic kitchen, for example, pulls off a whimsical design with its eye-popping orange cabinets and gilded-framed still-life painting. Placed on a gray solid stone floating shelf, it stands out as an anachronistic piece but completes the overall scheme at the same time. The orange grout between the white subway tiles comes as another unexpected detail that spices up the background. Overall, this vivacious kitchen design boasts a very intriguing and memorable look with its well-thought-out color palette. And unlike many eclectic kitchens which look more maximalist, this one presents a humbler design, capturing that fine balance between minimalism and eclectic designs.

Open Shelving

Both functional and aesthetic, open shelving provides storage for you to exhibit glassware, dishes, and fun accessories. They are practical, affordable, and easy to install. If you wish, you can get them customized. They are available in a wide range of materials, including steel, timber, and glass. If you want something with unparalleled durability, choose a steel-made one for your chef’s kitchen. For a more natural look, timber ones are very popular and used in all kitchen designs. As for the glass ones, though they look delicate, they are pretty strong. And they make a very stylish statement, which makes them suitable for luxury designs.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Open Shelving for All-White Kitchen

This contemporary kitchen space is revamped to be given a cleaner look with white sleek countertops and a waterfall island. The glass open shelving features installed by the island zone are also brought in to support the clean look. And it also explains the delicate glassware exhibited on the glass-made open shelving. In the rest, the antique brass cabinet handles, stylish chandeliers, and a chrome rounded hood round up the design. Each making a statement in its own way helps curate a clean and luxurious design.

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Scandinavian Kitchen with Timber Floating Shelves and Kitchen Plants

Floating shelves are not only to keep the glassware but also to display kitchen plants, especially in Scandinavian kitchens. And here it is exemplified perfectly. Mainly characterized by timber countertops and white cabinets, this Nordic design kitchen oozes warmth. It uses timber floating shelves as a wall decoration and creates a home for its indoor plants. This way, a cozy corner filled with life gives the kitchen a breath of fresh air. The wood dining table and black chairs perfectly complete nordic vibes.

What can I put on my small kitchen walls?

Pot racks, floating shelves, cutting boards, abstract or landscape paintings, and chalk paint are some fun and practical additions. While some also provide you with bonus storage spaces, some only heighten the aesthetic value of the kitchen.

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Orange Tile Backsplash with Open Shelving and Black Cabinets

This beautiful I-shaped kitchen is outfitted with black cabinets and a ceiling-height orange tile backsplash. Adding to them are suspended floating shelves used to exhibit some accessories, plants, and fun touches. Not to mention, the copper hardware and sleek appliances complement the overall aesthetic, bringing luxury. And overhead, the black tracking spotlights provide a very efficient and practical lighting system thanks to its directorial lighting.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Wood Floating Shelves and White Cabinets

Here, this beach-style kitchen prides itself on its gray-patterned statement backsplash and wood floating shelves. Together these stand-out features give the kitchen enough interest and intrigue, commanding attention. The rattan pendants overhanging the island draw eyes upward, emphasizing the double height of this kitchen. And the white-painted walls just lend more brightness and airiness, ensuring the kitchen has that coastal freshness.

Hanging Pots

As one of the smart storage solutions, pot racks are extremely beneficial, helping reserve more space inside the cabinets. Installed generally above the stove or sink, they keep the most-needed pots within easy reach.

In aesthetic terms, hanging pots punctuate the walls or backsplash designs, serving as visual accents. Some kitchens even ditch upper cabinets to place rows of pot racks to create a more intimate ambiance. And if you want to go for a truly rustic look, cast-iron pot racks dropped over islands can add depth to your kitchen.

Also, keep in mind that pot racks are not also only for pots. You can also use them to hang your utensils, such as spoons and strainers.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Hanging Pots and Oversized Island

If you have old copper cookware, it is time to exhibit them. Especially if you are into country looks, exhibited copper pots nail country flair perfectly. Here, they are set against a white backdrop consisting of white subway tiles. They not only bring warmth but also serve as a work of art or a still-life composition for a potential painting. The vintage-look pendants, plants, exposed beams, and a reclaimed mirage all contribute to the country feel of the room. Likewise, the patinated terracotta floor tiles add an earthed quality. And the oversized kitchen island with display cabinets and seating makes the design more alluring and welcoming.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Chalkboard and Hanging Pots

This colorful and energic kitchen is replete with stand-out features, from a chalkboard to hanging pots and blue cabinets. Each element builds onto the casual ambiance of the room, showing that well-thought-out details are as impactful as high-end finishes. For example, the chalkboard and copper pots give the design fun elements, while the blue cabinets bring a big dose of color. For the background, the wood-look tile backsplash brings a farmhouse edge and a calming contrast, along with the black countertops. The brushed nickel cabinet hardware and stools puncture the design, bringing a metallic finish. This way, all elements are included, from wood to metal and copper.

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Subway Tile Backsplash with Black Cabinets and Hanging Pots

Keep your subway tiles oversized to expand the background, and ditch the upper cabinets to expose your ceiling-height backsplash completely. And if you want to further punctuate it, rows of pot racks are a way to go. Here, flanking the eye-catching hood are four pot racks mounted on the backsplash symmetrically. Accommodating cookware of various sizes, they help homeowners to reserve more open space in the cabinets. Below, designed as drawer counters, the black cupboards anchor the white countertops and subtle gray backsplash. The aged copper cookware injects a healthy dose of personality while bringing this high-contrast design to life.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Pot Racks and Beveled Subway Tile Backsplash

Both decorative and functional, pot racks are valuable additions to your kitchen. You can even use them to display your best cookware proudly. In this traditional kitchen, the gorgeous cookware rests against the beveled subway tile backsplash. The gray and timber open cabinets expand the open storage repertoire of the kitchen, exposing the kitchenware. Below, black countertops serve as an anchor for them, while the rounded shaker cabinets neutralize the kitchen setup. The dark brown hardwood flooring creates visual drama.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Statement Backsplash Tiles and Muted Blue Cabinets

Statement backsplash tiles are as effective as other kitchen art ideas that create focal points. In this kitchen, the backsplash introduced in pastel shades and rich patterns with softened color variations is a true statement-maker. With its bold yet soft design, it also feels very much akin to 2023 kitchen design trends. To complement them, the kitchen employs light blue shaker cabinets. They give the kitchen a classical finish and a subtle hint of color. The white countertops brighten up the interior, while the black hardware puncture the design. And lastly, the engineered wood flooring brings a sense of earthliness.

Statement Backsplash Tiles

You don’t necessarily need to think of kitchen art ideas as paintings, murals, chalkboards, or shelves. One of the major components of kitchen designs, namely the backsplashes, can serve as a sort of decoration as well. Available in a wide range of materials, patterns, and designs, they can easily create focal points. Patterned encaustic tiles, printed ceramics, bold geometric pattern designs, ombre hexagon splash-backs, and many more! Statement backsplash tile ideas can create a work of art on your walls. And if you look for something rather than tiles, you may want to check out wallpaper designs.

Also, for extra convenience and grout-free options, glass sheet backsplashes could be another alternative. They are available in a wide range of colors and designs. Even better, they can be customized, according to the customers’ briefs. Eco-conscious, heat-resistance, and easy-to-clean, the stand-out glass sheets are worth trying.

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Black Cabinets with Copper Hardware and Floral Patterned Backsplash

Though recognized for their factory-reminiscent and unfinished vibes, industrial kitchens can look homey and cozy too. Here, for example, this industrial kitchen boasts floral-patterned backsplash tiles that make it approachable and friendly. These tiles are used on the floor as well to create a continuous look. The real plants distributed here and there also support this nature-inspired look, along with the butcher block countertops. The wood stools, brick accent wall, and timber breakfast bar add layers of warmth and texture. The copper hardware brings a warm metallic touch. The chalkboard finalizes the industrial kitchen theme with a fun twist.

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Gray Statement Backsplash with Gray Quartz Countertops and Blue Cabinets

When designing a kitchen, bringing the colors in the right way is important. In this transitional kitchen, the gray patterned statement backsplash asserts its provocative presence thanks to the vibrant blue cabinets. If it weren’t for these shaker cabinets, the backsplash tiles would stay subtle. But the design feels immersive and memorable, complemented with gray quartz countertops and gold hardware. Altogether they curate a neutral yet colorful design all at once.

How can I make my kitchen look classy?

From main bones, such as cabinets and backsplashes, to complementary features, a kitchen design has many elements that give it the final look. And if you want to give your kitchen a classy look, there are many features to change up and play with. For example, pendants and chandeliers are one of the best and most affordable ways for a classy finish. Likewise, cabinet hardware is often enough to upgrade your cabinets. Gold knobs or chrome pulls are effective to give your kitchen a classy and luxurious vibe.

Artwork is another way to elevate the overall aesthetic mood. And our advice is that keep it big if you have the space. If you wish, you can even allocate a large strip wall to it.

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Polished Statement Backsplash with Curved Island and Navy Blue Cabinets

If you don’t like manufactured looks, handmade tile backsplashes offer a great alternative. The subtle tonal variations echo the kitchen’s overall color palette for visual consistency. This kitchen also treats them with a polished finish that turns the backsplash into a true focal point. In the rest of the room, the curved island is finished with kit kat mosaic tiles while the orange grout gives them an energic vibe. The navy-blue base counters with hardwood flooring complement the rest. The wicker stools bring another layer of natural texture, along with timber cabinets with a built-in arched niche.

Chalkboard

Chalkboards are one of the most fun additions you could get. You can jot down your grocery lists, recipes, or some welcoming or funny messages on them. Or better, you can use them to hone your drawing skills. Plus, as they are easy to clean, you can just reset them when needed and start using them for a different purpose.

Their availability in multiple sizes allows homeowners to incorporate them into kitchens in various ways. For example, you can create a small strip of wall, frame a doorway with it, and install it on the range hood or the backsplash.

Chalkboards can be used in all designs, from traditional to industrial and modern, though perhaps different reasons. For example, in traditional kitchens, they are mostly used to leave friendly welcoming messages. In contemporary kitchens, they are mostly for whimsical statements and to add fun twists.

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Reclaimed Island with Chalkboard and Yellow Industrial Stools

Is there a favorite quote of yours? Write it on your chalkboard to keep you motivated throughout the day. In this contemporary kitchen, the chalkboard has a quote by Allan Wood, reading “80 % of success is just growing up.” If you have a favorite director, don’t keep it a secret. Bear that in mind and consider keeping the design relative to your quote. Here, for instance, kept unfinished and minimal, this contemporary kitchen’s design aligns itself with the quote in its casualness and unfinished look. The reclaimed island adds a rustic vibe, while the exposed pipes create an under-construction look. The exposed wood shelves coordinate with the salvaged island. And the polished concrete floor finish keeps the industrial feel alive. The yellow industrial stools, likewise, bring an industrial edge, adding a pop of color. Overhead, two oversized drum pendants overhang the island, providing task lighting.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Chalkboard for Eclectic Kitchens

This eclectic kitchen has plenty of original ideas that keep it intriguing. First, inserted into a living room yet surrounded by added-later walls, the designers create the illusion of a room-within-a-room. This kitchen has even a window that opens onto the lounge while the brick walls peek out behind. And when the redemptive chalkboard design comes into frame, it feels like a confession booth of sorts. The black cabinets, the black floating shelves, and the dark gray countertops characterize the kitchen, matching the chalkboard. Red pendants and other accessories bring a ripple of color to break up the all-black look.

Should I hang art in the kitchen?

As one of the most visited rooms of homes and high-traffic areas, kitchens are where we spend the majority of our time. It is not only a space where we cook and bake but also gather around with family members. Thus, what is as important as their functionality is their design. When you have a nicely designed kitchen, then you will be more motivated to do your kitchen work. So, based on the multifunctional asset of the kitchen, every kitchen deserves a well-curated design. And that includes artwork as well.

It is not that you have to or should, but artwork elevates the room’s overall feel and adds beautiful wall decor, creating a focal point. It could be a landscape painting, framed prints, or an abstract painting. You can even frame one of your favorite photos and hang it as if it is an artwork.

Especially, if you have a large kitchen, you can dedicate an entire wall to a sizeable artwork. However, if your kitchen is not that big, then you can hang one above the stove or place it on the countertop. Or even better, if your range hood has a rim, you can keep the artwork on it.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Chalkboard and Floating Shelf

Designed for a family of six, this contemporary kitchen has multiple functions to realize, from seating to ample storage provision and worktops for food prep. The white island, light brown cabinets, and a linear wood floating shelf provide all to fulfill the kitchen’s functions. And in addition to those, a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard creates a focal point. Such an addition is extra beneficial if you would like to leave some reminders or messages to others, especially when you have a crowded family. A note written on a piece of paper could be lost at any moment. But the one written on a chalkboard remains there until someone wipes it.

Murals

If you want to be more creative and come up with more innovative and rare-to-see designs, murals are the way to go. Even though they are more suitable for large kitchens, still you can play with their scale and find one that suits your own kitchen. But when or why do you need them in the first place while there are wallpapers?

Well, designs that revolve around a specific theme are inclined to go with murals, especially when wallpapers don’t feel satisfactory for homeowners. Either being painted directly on the walls and ceilings or coming as digitalized options, murals can be incorporated into rooms. And the variety they offer in terms of design tells us that the sky is the limit. For example, if you want a tropical design, mural designs with floral patterns are various and will be there to whet your appetite. Or if you want to be reminded of the sky, choose a design featuring birds, clouds, and the sky. In a nutshell, the options are limitless and the best way to present your inner world to the walls of your kitchen.

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Kitchen Artwork Ideas with Dark Green Cabinets and Mural

If you want to create an outdoor-like environment, murals are the best way to go. Here, this contemporary kitchen, for example, presents a gargantuan mural design that creates a floral realm, bringing the outdoors in. All-green cabinets’ shades pick up on the trees, and the hardwood flooring adds another layer of earthliness. Overhead, the elaborate ceiling moldings remind us of Art Nouveau influences, which suit this kitchen best as both lay their foundation on organic patterns and colors. The white rounded hood with tracking lights and pendants fades into the white background not to cause any visual clutter.

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Contemporary Kitchen with Monochromatic Palette and Mural Design

Do you see yourself as a world citizen? And would you like your kitchen dining area to convey that as a subtext? If yes, would you consider a mural of a world map? Here, kept all-white, this contemporary dining zone is revamped to offer a minimal and contemporary extension. Serving as a transition zone, it offers a clean look that is bright and neutral, which eases the transition between the rooms. Overhead, the sloping ceiling is interspersed with a trio of skylights that bath the dining area in sunlight. And on the wall, a black mural of a world map paints a striking contrast to this white-dominant dining zone. Covering a large portion of the wall, it creates a visual focal point, commanding attention.

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