While Pinterest and Instagram are chock full of giant, bright extra white kitchens these days, a kitchenette can still make quite a statement. So if you’re working with a smaller kitchen area, take some inspo from these kitchenette ideas.

How to make your kitchenette Pinterest worthy

Select picturesque materials

While a small space might be a bit intimidating, going bold is sometimes the right answer. Peruse trendy cabinet paint options. Popular cabinet paint colors at the moment are dark green, matte gray, navy blue, and surprisingly red. Opting for a trendy cabinet color is an excellent way to dress up a tiny kitchen area. As for countertops, granite still rules supreme for the most popular choice, but quartz countertops are creeping their way to the top.

Statement lighting

When you’re working with a small space, choosing a statement light piece checks a few boxes. Not only does it help brighten up the area, but opting for a statement fixture also adds some pizazz to the space.

Hardware highlights

Your kitchenette may be light on the cabinets and drawers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go for it with your hardware. Choose hardware pieces that act as a true design element. Selecting hardware that perfectly compliments your cabinets, countertops and fixtures can tie the whole space together.


Space is likely limited in your kitchenette. But you can still select a few choice pieces to help accessorize your space. Typically, with accessories, less is more. And when working with a kitchenette, that is certainly the case. Designers recommend choosing accessories that offer functionality such as spice racks, canisters and cutting boards. Plants are also always a great way to dress up a kitchenette without overpowering the tiny space.

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