While the winter cold may linger for a while, longer days are offering a glimmer of spring around the corner, which might naturally spark an instinct to lighten up one’s surroundings. If you’re feeling like an interiors refresh might be in order, the kitchen can be a high-impact area of focus; to that end, we’ve rounded up a variety of light and bright kitchens by scouted interior designers ranging from classic white iterations to warm, rustic options to clean and modern areas of function and calm. And while the palettes might lean toward monochromatic, these designs prove that in the hands of an expert, a tightly edited selection of hues is anything but boring. Be sure to click on the links to see more of each designer’s work, and to find a scouted design professional in your area, browse The Scout Guide Directory.
Photography courtesy of Tori Rubinson.
Carrying out the owner’s affinity for blue accents, Tori Rubinson Interiors in Fort Worth, Texas, incorporated the hue into the base of the kitchen island in the warm and welcoming space. See the rest of the project here.
Photography courtesy of Packard Cabinetry.
Photography courtesy of Marie Flanigan.
Arched doorways, large format, irregular sandstone tiles, and warm wood accents add a touch of old-world charm to this kitchen designed by Houston,Texas-based designer Marie Flanigan. See the rest of this project here.
Interior design by Lizzie Cox Interiors and Elly Poston. Custom building by Mark Franko Custom Building. Photography by Kip Dawkins Photo.
This stunning space by KDW Home, based in Virginia Beach and Richmond, Virginia, multi-tasks with double islands while keeping the eye moving with carefully selected accents. See the rest of the project here.
Photography courtesy of Heritage Woodworks.
Heritage Woodworks in Virginia Beach, Virginia, expertly incorporated beautiful natural wood into this kitchen design via the island base and custom hood.
Photography courtesy of ADJ Interiors.
This kitchen designed by ADJ Interiors in Saint Louis, Missouri, exudes glamour with gorgeous veined marble, an eye-catching black-and-gold hood, and a dramatic chandelier over the island. See the rest of the project here.
Photography courtesy of Amy Vermillion.
Classic details, beautiful lighting, and plenty of natural light make this open-concept space by Amy Vermillion Interiors in Charlotte, North Carolina, feel fresh yet timeless. See the rest of the project here.
Photography by Peter Vitale.
Photography courtesy of Carolina Design Associates.
Gorgeous lighting, strategically placed art, perfect proportions…this kitchen by Carolina Design Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina, is completely swoon-worthy.
Photography courtesy of Laura Yeager Smith.
The modern aesthetic and soaring ceiling of the kitchen in this new build, designed by Laura Yeager Smith in Cleveland, Ohio, is kept warm and comfortable thanks to a lovely mix of natural elements, while the large light fixture serves as the perfect finishing touch. See the rest of the project here.
Photography by Beck Photo.
Photography courtesy of Mackenzie and Co.
Photography courtesy of Casey Sarkin Interiors.
Photography courtesy of Elan Creative.
Bright hues, natural light, and interesting texture rule the day in this kitchen designed by Julie Rodriguez of Elan Creative in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Photography courtesy of Studio MH.
Photography courtesy of Amy Studebaker Design.
Photography by Alston Thompson Photography.
Pillar and Peacock, based in Richmond, Virginia, chose the perfect palette to let the beautiful surroundings stand out.
Photography by Emery Davis Photography.
Beautiful brass, warm wood, open shelving, and classic subway tile converge in this kitchen designed by Beckley Design Studio in Fort Worth, Texas, which will undoubtedly stand the test of time.
Photography courtesy of Cindy Meador Interiors.
A beautiful blue bar-height island seating area, designed by Cindy Meador Interiors in Orange Beach, Alabama, adds personality while serving as the perfect place to perch.
Photography courtesy of Haus Studio.
A wonderful mix of materials and textures make this kitchen designed by Haus Studio Designs in Columbus, Ohio, a visual treat.
Photography courtesy of Design Matters.
Photography courtesy of Laurie Digiacomo Interiors.
Photography courtesy of Toledo Geller.
A beautiful blend of patterns and textures—plus pretty sage green pendants—make this kitchen by Toledo Geller in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, a bright standout.
Photography courtesy of Lisa Gilmore.
Large decorative backsplash tiles and gold hardware add character in this St. Petersburg, Florida, kitchen by Lisa Gilmore Design.
Photography courtesy of Anne Buresh Interior Design.
Photography courtesy of Ash Leonard Designs.
Saint Louis, Missouri-based Ash Leonard Design keeps the style sleek in this clean-lined, blue-and-white-hued kitchen.
Photography by Mali Azima.
Photography courtesy of Cucina Handcrafted Kitchens.
The vaulted ceilings in this kitchen designed by Cucina Handcrafted Kitchens in Lexington, Kentucky, let designers Chris and Tara Russell bring some drama with a towering hood vent, backlit upper cabinets, and classic light fixtures.
Photography courtesy of Allard and Roberts.
This contemporary kitchen by Asheville, North Carolina-based designers Allard + Roberts Interior Design embraces neutrals and natural tones so as not to detract from the substantial windows and views beyond. See the rest of this project here.
Photography courtesy of DRP Interiors.
This space by DRP Interiors in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, shows just how beautiful a mix of quiet color and carefully chosen elements can be.
Photography courtesy of CKC Custom Homes.
Styling by T&C Mercantile. Photography by Pat Burke Home.
Photography courtesy of Bluegrass Kitchens.
A grey island and marble countertops create subtle tonal contrast in this white kitchen in Lexington, Kentucky, designed by Bluegrass Kitchens.
Photography courtesy of Savannah House Houston.
A custom hood and statement backsplash over the stove make for a lovely focal point in this white kitchen designed by Kathryn Edwards of Savannah House in Houston, Texas.
Photography courtesy of Coastal Cabinets.
Soft pinks, natural wood, and leather add warmth to this kitchen by Coastal Cabinets in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Photography courtesy of Ulrich.
In a traditional Tudor kitchen by Ulirch in Ridgewood, New Jersey, a zinc hood adds wow factor.
Photography by Thompson Photographic.