51 Inspirational Red Kitchens With Tips & Accessories To Help You Design Yours

Intense and not to everyone’s taste, red kitchens can be controversial. With that said, we’re here to prove the awesome power of the bold red kitchen aesthetic – I mean, if the colour is a favourite of Superman’s then its a favourite of ours too. Red can be your kitchen’s superpower by blasting away boundaries and adding fire to the mundane with a shade that’s not for the faint of heart. We’ve included some tips and tricks with these 51 inspirational red kitchen designs to help you design your very own super space, as well as a sophisticated collection of muted red kitchens for those who want the heat but not the blaze.

Visualizer: Angelina Gladkova  

Knocked back with neutrals, this muted red kitchen design is freshly framed with a bridge of creamy cabinets. An open kitchen shelf allows the upper block of colour to be broken up with monochrome kitchen accessories.

Visualizer: Palina Karniyenka  

Pulling from opposite sides of the colour wheel, red and green kitchens create a startling contrast that’s only for the brave. This design utilises green kitchen bar stools and an indoor plant to exaggerate the eye catching pop of green established by the island.

Visualizer: xo_ wasim  

Tame the colour contrast between green and red kitchen elements by including large areas of white, and using softer hues.

Visualizer: Orb  

A red kitchen theme doesn’t have to overwhelm the space. This red backsplash is plenty to achieve the look in a sleek minimalist kitchen.

Designer: Lauri Brothers  

In the red zone. This open plan living room shows clear zoning around the kitchen with a red tile floor and backsplash, matching walls and an all red ceiling. Even the bar stool that lands in the red zone is given a hot chilli coat of paint.

Designer: Austin Maynard Architects  

Strong colour can bring balance to other eye-catching features, like this integrated staircase design. The bright red kitchen volumes gain command of their allocated space even beside the unique distraction.

Designer: Gleba+Störmer  

Go all in. Red kitchen cabinets and backsplash, red walls, shelves, red kitchen accessories and even a red tap combine in a colour saturated corner.

Designer: Gon Architects  

Glossy and glam, this modern kitchen is accompanied by a colourful wall of tightly stacked books. A red gloss cornice trims the unusual wall feature to lengthen the kitchens layout.

Designer: Colombo and Serboli Architecture  

Enliven a grey kitchen with a riotous red feature wall. Gold cabinet hardware and gold kitchen pendant lights will thread warmth through the scheme to merge the contrasting aesthetics.

Alternatively, flip the red hero feature onto the floor. Then, use a sparing amount of red kitchen accessories to draw the rosy accent up onto the kitchen countertop or dining spot.

Visualizer: 3D Quart Studio  

Take a bite of cherry red neoclassical elegance with traditional cabinetry and deeply decorative coving. An open pantry adds a little rustic twist.

Designer: Christopher Strom Architects  

Counteract the heat of red kitchen walls with some cool blue units and stainless steel appliances.

Designer: Zero Energy Design  

Lure the eye up to the lofty proportions of your room by painting a bold red accent wall all the way up into the high rafters. The bright shade will accentuate striking roof angles too.

Photographer: Adriano Pecchio  

This awkwardly small kitchen is better off tucked away, but that doesn’t mean the concealing doors can’t demand attention.

Photographer: Michael Garland  

Red takes centre stage in this large kitchen setup with a fiery red kitchen island, against a simple base of chic black and white decor. A splash of living greenery softly subdues the eruption of burning colour.

Designer: CstudioArchitetti  

The eye rests in white spaces and cool grey pools between this double run of red units. Rattan seated kitchen bar stools add a natural neutral into the mix.

Photographer: Adam Butler  

Hot and cool at the same time, this red SMEG refrigerator is the life and soul of this grey and white kitchen layout. A piece of typographic artwork draws the fridge’s hot accent to the back wall of the kitchen, along with a colour coordinated FrancisFrancis for Illy X1 ground coffee machine.

Visualizer: RIP3D  

More red SMEG fridge love, this time with an entire colour matched island in its honour.

Visualizer: Natalia Pogorielova  

Luxurious gold elements and a rouge kitchen island rub together to create a unique blend of elegance here, cradled by the simplicity of smooth beech wood cabinets and bar stools.

Visualizer: Kate Khotsim  

Terracotta tones build an earthy floor to ceiling feature inside this double height living space. Colour matched walls and backsplash lengthen the effect.

Visualizer: Buro White   

Brick red and basic wood style a modern kitchen aesthetic with warmth. Chunky kitchen stools add a fresh white sculptural element.

Designer: HE.D group  
Visualizer: HE.D group  

Three tiers of red volumes sandwich striking black and white pattern in this open plan kitchen design, constructing a unique layer cake of pattern and contrast.

Visualizer: Rina Lovko  

Black and red horizontal color blocking boldly anchor this kitchen installation in a white open space. Red kitchen tiles make a tonal countertop on the island.

Designer: Dries Otten  

When an all red setting seems too strong, but dilution with white too weak, consider combining the red colour theme with a multitude of softer or muted shades, like this blush blue, bottle green and red combination. An arched backsplash tops off the arty kitchen concept.

Match the saturation. This red kitchen section meets its match with an equally strong blue tone. The multicolor mashup meets with raw wooden elements and some industrial accessories to fashion an eclectic feel.

Designer: Sophie Nguyen  

The fire of this red and orange accent kitchen is quenched with cold milky cupboards and a crisp white countertop. A wooden dining bar extension adds a welcome natural touch.

Visualizer: Yaroslav Priadka  

Red kitchen accents come in the form of a colour block ceiling and red dining chairs in this small home design. Yellow additions bring out the sunshine.

Designer: Carole Hunter  

A taste of De Stijl. With kitchens and colour blocked primary colours, we just had to include a Mondrian inspired design or two.

Designer: Ande Bunbury Architects  

Frame out contrasting cabinets in black to define the colourful cubist vibe.

Designer: taomi design  

Candy striped kitchens bring out the joy of the Christmas holidays every day! Although this lime green floor is a little more on the Grinch side.

Visualizer: Lev Production & Alexandr Radionov  

Create a sophisticated red industrial kitchen scheme by using a darker shade that will flow less jarringly with black metals, exposed wires and copper accessories.

Source: HEXIA Real Estate Toulouse and Bagnères de Luchon  

The scattered approach. A cupboard door here, a drawer front there. You don’t have to go the whole way when you travel the red route, a few pit stops work just fine.

Designer: D&J Kitchens and Baths  

Retro-fit a red kitchen theme with a few choice pieces. Coca-cola red kitchen accessories and a checkerboard floor totally transform this traditional white kitchen.

Source: Ikea  

Another red update, this time with some new wall cabinets, a fresh countertop and some budget-friendly Ikea MARIUS stools.

Visualizer: Anna Marinenko  

Go geo. Sleek red cabinet fronts take on a modern geometric aesthetic with angular cutout door pulls. A unique red wall shelf completes the look.

Visualizer: Alina Novytska & Lada Kamyshanska  

Red-brown shades bring heat to a kitchen in a reserved and sophisticated fashion. Cut through with clean white elements and anchor with black accents.

This dark red kitchen design is given a quirky update with a bold black and white kitchen island concept.

Visualizer: K Band  

Flat grey units fall back from an extruded red volume of drawers here, which constructs a special simplified form.

Designer: Dyna Contracting  

Rule the room. In a large open plan space, a red kitchen makes a sleek statement wall that has purpose as well as punch.

Source: Popstahl  

A straight one wall kitchen run can look pretty plain and insignificant, but that’s never the case under a bright red finish.

Visualizer: Alfgram Koie  

Raise the roof over a matte black kitchen with a red bombshell of a ceiling.

Visualizer: Mikhail Lenko  

Small kitchen, big impact. Simple wooden Scandi vibes meet matte black moments and a rip of red.

Designer: All Arts Design  

Flame red roars around this glass kitchen backsplash, completely changing the visual temperature of an ice white modern kitchen.

Designer: Rare Office  

The cherry on the cake. Top off your red kitchen with a fun red kitchen pendant light.

Visualizer: Julia Bielova  

No need to give your kitchen designer the runaround! You may have already settled on a neutral kitchen design, but it’s never too late to add on a painted red runaround.

Visualizer: Ricardo Tohme  

Contain the heat inside white wraparound countertops and white cabinet carcasses…

Designer: PAINTIT  
Photographer: Shurpenkov Andriy  

… Or keep it on the downlow under the eyeline.

Source: Pedini  

Curvaceous and seductive, this luxury kitchen is a racy red number meant for wide open spaces.

Source: GeD CUCINE  

A pure white floor has a calming effect on rebel red, pair with silky white countertops for a cohesive conclusion.

Designer: RULES architekti  

Make changing out your colour scheme as easy as switching out the lights with colour-changing LED strips. Enjoy a red kitchen on Monday, a blue kitchen on Tuesday, green on Wednesday… You get the picture.

Source: Oppein  

Interruptions can be a good thing. This smooth grey kitchen design is disturbed with lively red interruptions that completely alter the mood of the room.

1. Cuisinart mixer
2. Red kitchen wall clock
3. Red kitchen trash can with step lid
4. Red knife set
5. Red kitchen canisters
6. Red kitchen pendants
7. Red kitchen stools
9. Anti-fatigues kitchen standing mat

Recommended Reading: 
51 Red Living Rooms
51 Red Bedrooms
51 Red Bathrooms

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