Welcome to our gallery showcasing the brilliance and breadth of beautiful kitchens with skylights. Skylights have flowered from primitive fixed-glass openings into the multifaceted design elements they are today, with the march of technology and some creative architectural progress. We all know, in a basic sense, what they add to any given room: sunlight.
There’s more to it than that, however. With the careful deployment of skylights, you can truly open up a room in ways that mere lighting, paint, and standard window design could never accomplish. Our eyes naturally gravitate skyward, and an opening within the home makes for an intrinsically more open feeling.
The best examples of skylight usage take us beyond this concept, crafting entirely novel experiences within familiar spaces. Today, we focus strictly on kitchens with skylights, and have highlighted some of the most shining examples from our extensive collection.
You’ll likely find yourself surprised at the sheer variety of shape and context in which these features appear. Skylights are first informed by ceiling design and shape; vaulted ceilings will have different opportunities than flat ones, for example.
We tried to cover the widest range possible of styles and configurations to show you the sheer breadth and scope of what can be accomplished when setting out to design a kitchen with skylights, and this gallery is the result. We hope you enjoy the wide selection as much as we do!
This contemporary kitchen sees its light hardwood floor and lengthy granite countertops glowing under the light of a large square skylight set in the center of the room. The open-plan space incorporates a dining room, at right.
Here we have a thoroughly modern kitchen fitted with a vaulted ceiling and exposed dark wood beams over a massive glass-topped island at center. A pair of skylights sit on both sides of the ceiling, while dark natural wood cabinetry and lighter hued hardwood flooring add a rich sense of texture.
This luxuriously appointed, traditionally styled kitchen centers around a large two-tiered island, lit via series of recessed lights and a dual-pane skylight. With sleek natural hardwood flooring and light cabinetry, the room positively glows.
This massive, open design kitchen is defined by white cabinetry and marble countertops within a larger light-yellow space. A series of skylights anoint the angled wall over the dining space, at right.
In a kitchen already well-lit by a wraparound set of glazing, creating a sort of greenhouse effect, a large central skylight adds to the bright buoyancy of the space. The cozy layout includes a large island with built-in range and natural wood dining table.
This sleekly modern kitchen features dark large format tile flooring and light wood cabinetry, all naturally lit beneath a series of large skylights on the angled ceiling. The contrast works a novel effect in this space.
Here’s another kitchen with an angled ceiling, a wide open-plan space that includes a full dining area in the foreground. The natural light aids an already bright space, with white walls and tile flooring.
This bright yellow kitchen sits below an immense vaulted ceiling with upper level windows carved into the facade. The contrast between white cabinetry and dark hardwood flooring informs the space, fully sunlit throughout.
This sleek kitchen is infused with natural wood, from the flooring up through the cabinetry, and glows beneath a large rectangular skylight at center. White cabinetry around the sink, as well as a copper brown backsplash, add contrast.
Under an angled ceiling, this bright, warm natural wood kitchen features white tile countertops and an expansive floor plan. A pair of deep set skylights add to the brightness.
In a feat of high contrast, this skylit kitchen features black painted cabinetry, dark marble countertops, and white large format tile flooring.
Here’s another high contrast kitchen with dark wood cabinetry and light tile flooring. A massive island at center features abundant storage and countertop space, while the huge area is lit by a row of skylights in the vaulted ceiling.
This kitchen features an expansive open-plan design, incorporating a large angular island and full dining space at right. The warm natural wood flooring and white cabinetry add contrast to the black countertops, all lit below wide skylights to the right.
This kitchen is brightly lit and brightly colored, with red wall painting standing out in a mostly neutral palette. A grid-design skylight fills the room with sunlight at center.
This chic kitchen is glimmering and polished. A large rectangular skylight illuminates the fresh atmosphere of this space.
This large kitchen is equipped with a lot of different types of windows. A hexagonal skylight gives an interesting shape to the ceiling and focused light on the bar.
This cottage kitchen has beautiful and natural hues and tones. The ceiling is lined with skylights for a simply breathtaking glow.
Here is the same kitchen from another angle. The natural light really brings together the greens and browns in the cabinets and drawers.
This skylight allows more light than the average one, because of the kitchens placement near the roof. It’s angled to give sunlight to more than just the kitchen.
This gorgeous kitchen has hues of cool aqua and mint greens. The large skylight protrudes from the roof to bring in extra natural lighting to this space. You may also like: Attic bedroom Ideas
This kitchen is elegant and full of dramatic wood work. A massive skylight takes up most of the ceiling, and is the main source of light for this kitchen during the day.
Modern colors, and a contemporary polished look bring this kitchen together. A skylight creates an asymmetrical look to the ceiling.
Here is another view of this chic kitchen, where we can see the minimalistic qualities of the furnishing. The skylight brings out the polished look of the floor and countertops.
This whimsical kitchen is nearly all white with fun splashes of orange dappled throughout. The natural light from the skylight brings out the warm colors in this room.
This kitchen is very classy and designed with style in mind. Two large skylights enhance the dining area for a blissful change in lighting.
This fun kitchen is full of country decor and designs. A skylight is angled from the ceiling to pull light across the kitchen, rather than down.
This fabulous kitchen is splashed with fierce colors of red. The skylights are large enough to cover most of the room. You may also like: Elegant Kitchens Without Windows
Here we can see the skylights, even at night, do a great job of lighting this kitchen. A cool blue tone is set in the skylights for a great view, even at night.
Here we can see the same kitchen in the daylight. The large skylights now pull in natural light to bring that flawless glow into this space.
Rich dark hardwood contrasts the polished whites and marble of this kitchen. The skylights dapple the room with a natural and enchanting shimmer.
This gorgeous kitchen has a natural hardwood floor and a unique brick herringbone backsplash. Simple skylights add a small highlight to the marble countertops.
This all white kitchen is incredibly modern and graceful. A skylight sits over the kitchen as the main source of lighting in this chic room.
This kitchen has beautiful earthy tones of green and brown. A large skylight adds to the natural feeling, with sunlight dripping onto the subtle hues. You may also like: Primary Bathrooms with Skylights
Beautiful light hardwood (even on the dishwasher!) and sleek granite countertops in this kitchen make a striking combination. A skylight tunnels from the ceiling up to the roof, giving the room plenty of light without overbearing the space.
Multi-toned tile and a rich granite countertop gives this space a really traditional look. This kitchen also has a lot of unique angles in the ceiling, and skylights accentuating the interesting bends.
This lovely natural light hardwood kitchen is is full of storage space and subtle designs. A skylight is angled to hit a wall before filtering down into the kitchen, to give a soft light, rather than a harsh one.
This illuminated kitchen has lots of windows and skylights for a full view and natural light. The textured wood on the cabinets and floor really give it a wild look.
This gorgeous rustic kitchen has deep earthy tones in the lights and marble countertops. The main space is illuminated by a small and subtle skylight.
This old-school kitchen has a splash of aqua on the walls, and a beautiful amber hardwood. Large skylights line the ceiling as the main source of light in this quaint space.
This kitchen has an interesting skylight. The skylight is shaped almost like a window, with traditional frames and a unique shape.
This kitchen is full of auburn hardwood. The dainty skylights scattered on the ceiling give the wooden design a gorgeous sparkle.
This open floor plan combines multiple rooms in one flawless design. A skylight sits above the kitchen area for a delicate and natural light.
This seamless design has a glass table coming off of the island. A small skylight adds a subtle highlight to the main area of the kitchen.
This kitchen has a bold grey-green marble on the backsplash and countertops. Angled skylights in the geometrical addition move light into this elegant room.
This country kitchen has amazing wooden cabinets and drawers, with a rustic polished look to them. An angled skylight brings in a natural illumination to the various hues and tones of this fantastic room.
Here we can see the same room, closer into the kitchen. The skylight pulls a highlight onto the unique refrigerator that is dappled with intricate and delicate details and designs.
This modern kitchen has a unique set of curved chairs and an attractive layout of tiled flooring. Skylights line the angled ceiling to pull light directly into the main section of the space.
This kitchen combines traditional brick work and natural light hardwood. Skylights move across the ceiling and dapple natural sunlight into the communal area.
This kitchen has seamless and rounded light wood cabinets that contrast with the rich dark colors of the backsplash and table. Small skylights illuminate the center of the room.
This kitchen has a beautiful rounded movement to it, that pulls the eye in towards the middle of the room. The center of this space is light by a large skylight to enhance the flow of the room.
This beautiful white kitchen is quaint and cute. A large skylight accentuates the hints of salmon hues in the floor.
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