One way to avoid visual clutter is to let your walls, cabinets and countertops stay neutral and use accessories, cookbooks and kitchen tools for pops of color. (That way, if you get tired of it later it's a lot easier to change!) Open shelving isn't for everyone, but it does help establish a visual inventory of what you own - an especially useful tool for small spaces where every inch matters. Kitchens Shelves, Open Shelves, Kitchen Shelves, Cookbook, Kitchens Counter, Wood Shelves, Wood Countertops, Open Kitchens, Butcher Blocks Counter
Black and white is a classic combo and the pops of yellow, wood and stainless steel provide just enough interest to make this kitchen feel fresh and organized without being too minimal.
"10 Neat & Beautiful Kitchens" / great examples & tips for small apartment kitchens / open shelves / organization
Kitchen. Instead of being out in the open, how cool would it be to have one complete wall with open shelves like this, to see everything you need, and then pull down a roller door, or slide back a cupboard to close it off and keep it clean when not using... Ideas