These 20 Stylish Kitchen Island Designs Will Have You Swooning!

One of the most central spaces in your home is the kitchen. People gather to snack, chat and even entertain. And one way to love the room even more and make it even more special is to add one of these function and stylish kitchen islands into the mix. Check out 20 of our favorites below!

1. Wood

Reclaimed wood kitchen island design

Check out this rustic wood step that contrasts well with this traditional, creamy space. We love the burners in the center giving more counter space around the rest of the room.

2. Shelving

White kitchen island with a butcher counter top

Go with an island that has some built in shelving. You’ll have a nice place to gather all of your cookbooks and keep recipe cards at a quick reach away.

3. Midnight

Skegg Kitchen

This midnight blue island has ample storage space, a spot to display and enough style to transform the kitchen. We love its eclectic and rustic vibes.

4. Table

Kitchen island table with marble on top

One of the most functional on the list, this piece serves as both kitchen island and kitchen table. You can easily entertain and prep on this design!

5. Layered

Layered kitchen island

Here’s an interesting and contemporary take on the traditional kitchen island. It has two levels – one for prepping and one for entertaining and enjoying what you’ve made.

6. Storage

Charming kitchen island on wheels

This charming island is dipped in a gorgeous shade of blue and has ample amounts of storage underneath it’s countertop. There are some drawers woven in that help out too.

7. Family

Traditional family kitchen design

This island is perfect for a family space. There’s room for display, there’s room for afternoon homework, ample prep space and it’s even long enough to entertain too.

8. Contrast

Contrast between wood and marble for kitchen

And here we have a super chic and posh island that’s full of contemporary style. The marble and deep, rich wood is beautifully contrasting to the marble that’s atop.

9. Custom

Custom kitchen island chairs

Sturdy and bold, this gray island makes a bold statement inside this traditional, family kitchen. It’s a custom built addition, which is great for people that are looking for very specific pieces.

10. Contemproary

Traditional wood kitchen design

At first glance, this piece looks a bit traditional but if you look at its shape and design you’ll see the easy, modern flair. And this too has a great amount of storage for those that need it.

11. Drawers

Kitchen island drawers

This extra-large island is full of fun drawers and cabinets, making it easy to organize and tidy up your kitchen. And we have to mention the funky shade of purple this piece is dressed in!

12. Display

Marble kitchen island on top

Here’s a personal favorite kitchen island that I”m swooning for. I love the contrasting tones and I really love the ends that hold spots for display.

13. Slender

Slender kitchen island

This island is a bit more slender so it works in spaces that aren’t as spacey. There’s room to pull up a chair for breakfast or decorate cookies throughout the holidays.

14. Small

Small recycled kitchen island

To be functional, it doesn’t have to be large. This rustic and vintage-flavored piece does it’s job in this kitchen and also adds a pop of texture and thematic decor.

15. Teal

Teal color kitchen island

First of all, we love this color in the kitchen. And second, the breakfast bar area compliments the easy prep space perfectly.

16. Seating

Kitchen island seating

Here’s another multi-purpose kitchen island and this time it’s full of seating space. It double as everything you need in an island but also a dinner table too.

17. Cottage

Cottage kitchen island

Quaint and beautiful, this cottage-inspired piece is small too but it’s works for your needs. There’s a breakfast bar area and enough room to prepare dinner too.

18. Large

Large kitchen island with bench

Here’s another island that’s custom built and meant for a family to enjoy. It’s innovative, it’s creative and it’s also a bit luxurious too.{found on ateliersjacob}.

19. Traditional

Traditional kitchen island design

Traditional and easy-to-find, you don’t have to have anything too grandiose to be both functional and stylish in the kitchen. It has extra storage, room for prep and you can pull up a stool too.

20. Rustic

Rustic kitchen island

You can DIY your very own if you want something specifically trendy and rustic. Use pallet wood and create something extra special!