90 Different Kitchen Island Ideas and Designs (Photos)

This is the ultimate kitchen island design ideas gallery showcasing 90 truly awesome but different kitchens island styles. Below our gallery showcasing our favorite islands, we have an extensive article setting out the many different types of kitchen islands followed by example photos.
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Natural wood material belies modern setup on this island with hidden utility cart, elaborate cupboards and built-in wine rack next to dining area.

Natural wood material belies modern setup on this island with hidden utility cart, elaborate cupboards and built-in wine rack next to dining area.

This U-shaped modern kitchen has two kitchen islands but the one that really captures the eye is the one made of gorgeous marble and flanked by a galley of black cabinetry.

This U-shaped modern kitchen has two kitchen islands but the one that really captures the eye is the one made of gorgeous marble and flanked by a galley of black cabinetry.

Designed by Central Kitchen & Bath

A black kitchen island topped with a cooking stove and potted plants also serve as a breakfast counter paired with stylish stools with chrome legs.

A black kitchen island topped with a cooking stove and potted plants also serve as a breakfast counter paired with stylish stools with chrome legs.

Designed by aARts William Dale Brantley Architects

A pair of large kitchen islands reflects the dark wood tones of the beam ceiling above while complementing the surrounding wooden cabinetry. Each island serves a purpose: one for serving breakfast and the other for cleaning up after.

A pair of large kitchen islands reflects the dark wood tones of the beam ceiling above while complementing the surrounding wooden cabinetry. Each island serves a purpose: one for serving breakfast and the other for cleaning up after.

Designed by JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction

An L-shaped wooden breakfast counter is attached to a modern white kitchen island topped with sink. The entire kitchen itself is equally unique as the modern kitchen is completely surrounded by stone walls.

An L-shaped wooden breakfast counter is attached to a modern white kitchen island topped with sink. The entire kitchen itself is equally unique as the modern kitchen is completely surrounded by stone walls.

Designed by Zone 4 Architects, LLC

A small wooden kitchen island with x-shaped legs and paired with wooden stools stands out in this white Traditional kitchen with tile flooring. The dining set matches the wooden tones of the island.

A small wooden kitchen island with x-shaped legs and paired with wooden stools stands out in this white Traditional kitchen with tile flooring. The dining set matches the wooden tones of the island.

Designed by MARY ROONEY INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

This modern kitchen turns the spotlight on its luminous white marble kitchen island. Beam ceiling with dark pendant lighting and dark cabinetry add visual warmth to the space.

This modern kitchen turns the spotlight on its luminous white marble kitchen island. Beam ceiling with dark pendant lighting and dark cabinetry add visual warmth to the space.

Designed by Luci.D Interiors

Coffered beam ceiling with flush mount lighting and Industrial lights draw the eyes upward in this large Farmhouse galley kitchen. Large double kitchen islands with blue chairs are just the perfect sizes for this large and breezy kitchen.

Coffered beam ceiling with flush mount lighting and Industrial lights draw the eyes upward in this large Farmhouse galley kitchen. Large double kitchen islands with blue chairs are just the perfect sizes for this large and breezy kitchen.

Designed by Michael Davis Design & Construction

A bunch of Industrial pendant lights and a galley of modern wood cabinetry draws attention to the long and rectangular kitchen island with a black countertop. One end serves as the breakfast counter for four while the other is topped with a sink and faces the U-shaped kitchen's cooking area.

A bunch of Industrial pendant lights and a galley of modern wood cabinetry draws attention to the long and rectangular kitchen island with a black countertop. One end serves as the breakfast counter for four while the other is topped with a sink and faces the U-shaped kitchen’s cooking area.

Designed by Touzet Studio

The kitchen island made of steel countertop, wooden legs and an extra layer of wooden beam underneath for open storage undeniably serves as the kitchen's focal point. Unique wooden chairs add an extra layer of interest.

The kitchen island made of steel countertop, wooden legs and an extra layer of wooden beam underneath for open storage undeniably serves as the kitchen’s focal point. Unique wooden chairs add an extra layer of interest.

Rustic

A kitchen island with hot pink countertop and wooden cabinetry matches the hot pink walls that face the wood dining set.

A kitchen island with hot pink countertop and wooden cabinetry matches the hot pink walls that face the wood dining set.

Designed by Annie O’Carroll Interior Design

The kitchen island almost mimics the look of the surrounding cabinetry except for its upper tier's decorative base. The large abstract geometric mosaic captures attention as it contrasts to the modern kitchen's smooth and formal look.

The kitchen island almost mimics the look of the surrounding cabinetry except for its upper tier’s decorative base. The large abstract geometric mosaic captures attention as it contrasts to the modern kitchen’s smooth and formal look.

Designed by Martha Murray Design

A wooden kitchen island with drawer is multifunctional in this Country kitchen with beam ceiling and tile flooring.

A wooden kitchen island with drawer is multifunctional in this Country kitchen with beam ceiling and tile flooring.

Designed by Andrea Bartholick Pace Interior Design

The two-tiered kitchen island features an unforgettable look with its stone base that faces the modern stools. The rest of the kitchen looks predictable with white cabinetry and a central island with wooden cabinetry.

The two-tiered kitchen island features an unforgettable look with its stone base that faces the modern stools. The rest of the kitchen looks predictable with white cabinetry and a central island with wooden cabinetry.

Modern Kitchen

Stylish pendant lighting blends with this modern kitchen's stainless steel appliances and modern cabinetry. The kitchen island looks similar to the white upper cabinets but it also has open shelves for additional storage and an extended countertop for dining.

Stylish pendant lighting blends with this modern kitchen’s stainless steel appliances and modern cabinetry. The kitchen island looks similar to the white upper cabinets but it also has open shelves for additional storage and an extended countertop for dining.

Contemporary Kitchen

This contemporary kitchen features a custom-shaped kitchen island with wood countertop and a wooden base with lighter tones. Black cabinetry and its black-and-white backsplash add to the kitchen's modern look.

This contemporary kitchen features a custom-shaped kitchen island with wood countertop and a wooden base with lighter tones. Black cabinetry and its black-and-white backsplash add to the kitchen’s modern look.

Designed by Auhaus Architecture

The long and rectangular kitchen island with white countertop and black base encapsulates the overall theme of this modern kitchen.

The long and rectangular kitchen island with white countertop and black base encapsulates the overall theme of this modern kitchen.

Designed by WA Design Architects

The large kitchen island with stainless steel countertop and gray base reflects the dominant theme of this Industrial kitchen. The island also serves as a cooking area, coffee station, breakfast counter, and even creates extra storage for dinnerware and books.

The large kitchen island with stainless steel countertop and gray base reflects the dominant theme of this Industrial kitchen. The island also serves as a cooking area, coffee station, breakfast counter, and even creates extra storage for dinnerware and books.

Designed by Roundhouse

Skylights and shutter windows let in a stream of natural lighting to this dreamy galley kitchen. A large kitchen island encapsulates the look of the entire kitchen with marble countertop and side, green cabinetry with open shelves, and wooden breakfast counter.

Skylights and shutter windows let in a stream of natural lighting to this dreamy galley kitchen. A large kitchen island encapsulates the look of the entire kitchen with marble countertop and side, green cabinetry with open shelves, and wooden breakfast counter.

Designed by Roundhouse

The two-tiered kitchen island copies the kitchen's colors in a nutshell. The crisp whiteness is offset with the warm tones of the central island and cabinetry with open shelving.

The two-tiered kitchen island copies the kitchen’s colors in a nutshell. The crisp whiteness is offset with the warm tones of the central island and cabinetry with open shelving.

Designed by Design First Interiors

A kitchen island with black countertop and wooden base reveals some built-in lighting that makes it more interesting. The Sputnik chandelier and recessed lighting add focal points to this modern kitchen.

A kitchen island with black countertop and wooden base reveals some built-in lighting that makes it more interesting. The Sputnik chandelier and recessed lighting add focal points to this modern kitchen.

Designed by Roundhouse

Stylish pendant lights create focal interest above the curved kitchen island with white countertop and wooden base. It mimics the look of the kitchen with white upper cabinets and wooden base cabinetry. What makes it look more interesting is its built-in lights.

Stylish pendant lights create focal interest above the curved kitchen island with white countertop and wooden base. It mimics the look of the kitchen with white upper cabinets and wooden base cabinetry. What makes it look more interesting is its built-in lights.

Designed by Inspired Dwellings

The kitchen island's decorative base underneath the wooden countertop captures attention in this Farmhouse kitchen. Black candelabra chandelier create focal points in the white kitchen canvas with wooden ledges for storage.

The kitchen island’s decorative base underneath the wooden countertop captures attention in this Farmhouse kitchen. Black candelabra chandelier create focal points in the white kitchen canvas with wooden ledges for storage.

Designed by Twist Tours Photography

The tile mosaic in the kitchen island's base matches the kitchen backsplash surrounded by gray cabinetry. The island also doubles as a breakfast counter and extra storage.

The tile mosaic in the kitchen island’s base matches the kitchen backsplash surrounded by gray cabinetry. The island also doubles as a breakfast counter and extra storage.

Designed by MATRIX DESIGN

This minimalist kitchen features the kitchen island with a wooden block as the breakfast counter.

This minimalist kitchen features the kitchen island with a wooden block as the breakfast counter.

Designed by Blakes of Sydney

A large white kitchen island with an extended wooden countertop for breakfast counter offsets the minimalist kitchen's black cabinetry and dining set.

A large white kitchen island with an extended wooden countertop for breakfast counter offsets the minimalist kitchen’s black cabinetry and dining set.

Designed by Jessop architects Ltd









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