Welcome to our site where you will find incredibly stylish and functional kitchens with floating shelves. Floating shelves provide open space and the unique opportunity to have additional storage in a home design, specifically where it’s most needed in the kitchen. They give the space a more airy and layered feel and add storage to areas where cabinets don’t fit, such as nooks or corners.
Be sure to scroll through our curated interior photos so you can read all about the details of each living room and color palette. We hope to inspire and ignite creativity on your design journey.
1. California-Style Bungalow Kitchen With Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: The perfect mix of white, brown, gray and brass warm-up this charming bungalow kitchen with floating wood shelves.
Furniture Selection: Modern leather counter stools pair well with the white & marble island, while the gray hutch provides extra storage for kitchen wares.
Flooring: Golden toned hardwood floors contrast nicely against the white cabinetry and a vintage runner rug is layered over the floor by the sink to catch spills, etc.
Wall Decor: Plenty of wood floating shelves provide open storage to display kitchenwares and collectibles and classic white subway tile creates the perfect backsplash.
Lighting: Adjustable brass wall sconces flank the window wall for task lighting, while large milk-glass pendants hang over the island for ambient lights.
2. Eclectic Country Flair Kitchen With Floating Wood Shelves
Color Scheme: A blend of dark gray, whites and natural wood tones complete this eclectic country style kitchen with floating shelves.
Furniture Selection: The backless wood and metal counter stools brings in a natural element to the kitchen.
Flooring: Dark brown hardwood flooring is layered with a gray and white runner rug placed by the sink area to protect the floors.
Wall Decor: Gray & white floral pattern tile is installed on the front of the island to add texture to the design and floating wood wall shelves create a place to display or collect items.
Lighting: Large antique style chandeliers hang above the island for a touch of glamour while the adjustable wall sconces add task lighting.
- Design by: Twist Tours Photography
3. Classic Black & White Kitchen With Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: Classic black & white combine together with brass and natural wood tones to create a stunning kitchen design.
Furniture Selection: The beautiful black french doors bring sophistication and character to this layout.
Flooring: The flooring is not very visible to the eye but it appears to be a white tile which would compliment the darker cabinets.
Wall Decor: Natural wood floating shelves provide additional storage and display the homeowner’s dishes and glasses while the small subway tile is classic and sylish.
Lighting: Small dome black pendants hang in a group of three above the island to provide task lighting for prep and cooking.
4. Small Space & Functional Wood Kitchen With Exposed Shelving
Color Scheme: Natural woods and white dominate this small space kitchen with some splashes of green and brown in the accessories to add interest.
Furniture Selection: The furniture element would be the solid wood cabinets that take on an organic feel in the design and provide a relaxed vibe.
Flooring: Light wood bamboo floors kind of flow into the wood cabinetry and create a monochromatic space.
Wall Decor: A colorful glass vase collection adorns the top shelf and replaces the need for art or decor on the walls.
Lighting: Small under-mount lighting is installed under the bottom shelf of exposed shelving for task lighting when cooking, etc.
Design by: Paul Bernier Architecte
5. Industrial Spacious Kitchen With Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: Gray and silver really dominate this industrial style kitchen with touches of browns. orange and beige for a splash of color.
Furniture Selection: Two different adjustable counter stools seated at the spacious island, provide ample seating around the kitchen area.
Flooring: Large beige tile Terrazzo flooring contrasts against the industrial feel of the cabinets and warms up the space a bit.
Wall Decor: A large abstract piece of art hangs from a modern mechanism and provides a splash of orange and brown color to the room.
Lighting: A mix of recessed and spot lighting provide specific task and ambient lighting throughout the entire home.
- Source: Matthew Gallant Photography
6. Modern Farmhouse-Inspired Kitchen With Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: Bright whites, gray and natural wood tones blend together to create a relaxed and stylish modern farmhouse kitchen design.
Furniture Selection: Backless wood and metal frame counter stools provide functional seating at the island.
Flooring: Solid hardwood flooring compliments the white and dark gray cabinets to create a warm and cozy feel.
Wall Decor: Floating natural wood shelves hung on the wall with classic subway tile really tie in that farmhouse vibe.
Lighting: Charming black and brass wall sconces are hung above the floating shelves to provide task lighting when prepping food, etc.
7. Charming Shaker Style Kitchen With Floating Wood Shelves
Color Scheme: Bright whites mixed with natural wood and tons of greenery create a charming kitchen with shaker cabinets and floating shelves.
Furniture Selection: The Island is constructed of wood, while the remaining part of the kitchen is made-up of white shaker cabinets with black hardware.
Flooring: Beautiful hardwood floors contrast nicely against the white cabinetry and compliment the natural elements in the design.
Wall Decor: Marble subway tile adorns the walls while floating wood shelves allow for additional storage and to display nice kitchenwares.
Lighting: A clear globe chandelier hangs above the sink area for the perfect task lighting.
8. Airy & Modern Kitchen With White Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: A mix of gray, whites and brown combine together to create a calming airy and modern kitchen.
Furniture Selection: White low-back counter stools are placed at the island to provide seating for guests or family while the cook preps food.
Flooring: A knotty pine hardwood flooring contrasts against the modern white & gray cabinetry which adds warmth to the space.
Wall Decor: Framed canvas of scenery art hangs above the range, while white floating shelves provide storage and a chance to display kitchenwares.
Lighting: Small gray pendant lights hang above for task lighting and to add depth to the design.
- Design by: Harvey Jones Kitchens
9. Eclectic & Organic-Infused Kitchen With Floating Wall Shelves
Color Scheme: A mix of black, brown, natural woods and muted brick orange create an organic and eclectic kitchen design.
Furniture Selection: Wood and leather adjustable counter stools are placed at the stainless steel & wood island so you can dine-in the kitchen.
Flooring: High-polished concrete in a beige tone is used for the flooring in this space and adds character to the room.
Wall Decor: A large black monthly calendar hangs on the wall to the left of the island, which is functional for family chores and dinner plans.
Lighting: Small recessed lighting is minimally placed throughout the ceiling for direct lighting.
- Design by: Abbey Wood Furniture Ltd
10. Retro-Modern Inspired Kitchen With Floating Wood Shelves
Color Scheme: White, browns and silver tones dominate this retro styled modern kitchen design.
Furniture Selection: The white retro-fridge adds character while the stainless countertops add a more modern industrial feel.
Flooring: The light wood floors add a soft element against the silver counters and white cabinets.
Wall Decor: Natural wood floating shelves adorn the entire wall between the range hood and fridge, providing exposed storage which creates more interest in the design.
Lighting: A narrow white tent-like pendant hangs above the eat-in-kitchen dining table for task lighting.
11. Loft Single-Wall Kitchen With Floating Stainless Shelves
Color Scheme: White and silver dominate this space while touches of brown and greenery from inside help warm-up this kitchen design.
Furniture Selection: A large indoor planter adds greenery to the space, however there is room for a kitchen island which I feel could be useful and functional in this space.
Flooring: Medium-tone hardwood floors bring a natural element contrasting against the harsher stainless and white cabinetry.
Wall Decor: Stainless steel wall shelves are used as the main
Lighting: Black track lighting is installed above the main wall of kitchen for spot or task lighting.
12. Boutique-Inspired Modern Kitchen With Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: A mix of browns, white, marble and wood create a gorgeous palette for this boutique-inspired modern kitchen.
Furniture Selection: A rich brown wood is used for floating shelves which provide open storage and a place to display pretty dishes.
Flooring: Light wood floors compliment the darker wood elements and lovely white cabinetry.
Wall Decor: A gorgeous marble backsplash is complimented by the brown wood-slat wall above the floating shelves.
Lighting: The amazing skylight above the kitchen with wood beams allows natural light to stream inside, so the need of manmade light isn’t very necessary during the day.
- Design by: BK Interior Design
13. Bohemian-Influenced Kitchen With Floating Wood Shelves
Color Scheme: A mix of whites, black, natural wood and a pop of yellow create a bohemian-like vibe in this relaxed kitchen.
Furniture Selection: There is a wood dining table in the kitchen paired with white and yellow metal dining chairs so you can have an eat-in-space.
Flooring: Unfortunately you can’t view the floors from this photo, but I imagine a natural wood floor would pair nicely.
Wall Decor: Floating natural wood shelves provide open storage and classic white subway tile with black grout adorns the walls.
Lighting: Classic black dome pendant lights hang above the dining table for task lighting.
- Design by: Blackstone Renovations and Remodeling
14. Ode to the Arts & Crafts Style Kitchen With Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: Natural woods, black, browns and a touch of red work together to create an Arts & Crafts style kitchen design.
Furniture Selection: A beautiful wood eat-in-area on the corner of the kitchen island paired with modern black & wood counter stools creates a great place to gather while the cook prepares a meal.
Flooring: Rich wood floors are layered with a vintage style red runner rug for added texture and warmth to the space.
Wall Decor: Custom wood open shelving mixed with the upper cabinets adds depth and a place to showcase pretty things.
Lighting: Half-moon pendants in black hang over the island area for task and ambient lighting.
- Design by: Jarrell Signature Inc
15. Charcoal Modern Kitchen With Floating Shelves
Color Scheme: Charcoal gray, browns and white dominate this modern kitchen design.
Furniture Selection: A narrow console table against the black wall is used for a bar area, and the wood backless counter stools are place at the white island for an eat-in kitchen vibe.
Flooring: Large wood plank floors soften the dark charcoal walls and brick in the design.
Wall Decor: Canvas art is hung on the painted brick wall and charcoal floating shelves hang above the main kitchen wall for storage and displaying items.
Lighting: Large white dome pendant lights hang above the narrow island for task lighting and adds interest to the room.
- Design by: KBR Design & Build