72 Unique Kitchen Island Designs

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A kitchen island is a piece that is necessary for cooking, it’s very important that it should be comfortable in using, and this piece may make your kitchen rock! A kitchen island that differs in texture, color, pattern or style form the rest of the furniture would make an accent, it would make the space original. Here are some ideas you can use for your kitchen: chose a different style, find a shabby chic or vintage piece and place it in a minimalist kitchen – it will rock! An unusual shape is also cool to highlight the island, and so will another material – for example, a wooden kitchen would look cool with a metal island. Have a look at some ideas below and play on contrasts!

Unique Wooden Kitchen Islands

Wood is the most popular material to make a kitchen island, and such a piece can be accented and decorated in many ways to make it unique. You can apply mosaic, paint it bright, change the countertop for a concrete or stone one, incorporate much storage space and even an additional meal space from a different material. Play with shapes: go for a very sleek kitchen island for a narrow kitchen or a curved or asymmetric piece to make a statement with its lines. A living edge wooden countertop is a trendy idea to add a natural touch to the space, and a vintage dresser, table or cutting board integrated right into the countertop is a unique idea. Choose the ideas you like, mix some of them to achieve a fantastic look.

a pallet wood chevron clad kitchen island with a white countertop stands out in this neutral kitchen and adds a rustic feel

a pallet wood chevron clad kitchen island with a white countertop stands out in this neutral kitchen and adds a rustic feel

a bright blue and plywood kitchen island with a white countertop plus drawers for storage and appliances

a bright blue and plywood kitchen island with a white countertop plus drawers for storage and appliances

a white kitchen island covered with a large black table to elongate it and make it more functional

a white kitchen island covered with a large black table to elongate it and make it more functional

a stained wooden kitchen island looks very rough and contrasts the black upper cabinets

a stained wooden kitchen island looks very rough and contrasts the black upper cabinets

a small shabby chic round kitchen island with carved legs is a simple and casual idea for a shabby space

a small shabby chic round kitchen island with carved legs is a simple and casual idea for a shabby space

a curved sleek kitchen island with a black countertop and an additional cutting board on top is a gorgeous option for a minimalist space

a curved sleek kitchen island with a black countertop and an additional cutting board on top is a gorgeous option for a minimalist space

a contemporary kitchen island with white drawers and a concrete countertop is a cool and sleek idea

a contemporary kitchen island with white drawers and a concrete countertop is a cool and sleek idea

a long curved hot red kitchen island with a stone countertop is a great idea for  anarrow kitchen, it won't take much space

a long curved hot red kitchen island with a stone countertop is a great idea for anarrow kitchen, it won't take much space

a green kitchen island with a butcherblock countertop hides some basket drawers inside and adds a rustic feel

a green kitchen island with a butcherblock countertop hides some basket drawers inside and adds a rustic feel

a rich stained oversized vintage kitchen island made of a sideboard features a lot of storage and a sink and adds elegance

a rich stained oversized vintage kitchen island made of a sideboard features a lot of storage and a sink and adds elegance

a unique kitchen island with bright blue legs and a living edge wodoen countertop is a very trendy idea to try

a unique kitchen island with bright blue legs and a living edge wodoen countertop is a very trendy idea to try

a simple rustic wooden kitchen island stands out in a kitchen with metal shelving units all over

a simple rustic wooden kitchen island stands out in a kitchen with metal shelving units all over

a usual black and white kitchen island is made unique with colorful mosaics on the side

a usual black and white kitchen island is made unique with colorful mosaics on the side

an oversized rustic kitchen island with much storage space, a stone countertop and a round wooden board for cutting or displaying

an oversized rustic kitchen island with much storage space, a stone countertop and a round wooden board for cutting or displaying

a stained wood curved kitchen island with much storage space and a green countertop stands out with its color and shape

a stained wood curved kitchen island with much storage space and a green countertop stands out with its color and shape

a neutral minimalist kitchen island with a white countertop, a cooker, a sink and an eating space

a neutral minimalist kitchen island with a white countertop, a cooker, a sink and an eating space

a vintage white kitchen island with carved out legs and a dark countertop looks very lightweight and elegant

a vintage white kitchen island with carved out legs and a dark countertop looks very lightweight and elegant

an oversized dark stained L-shaped kitchen island with a built-in bench and white countertops will save much space and give you everything you need

an oversized dark stained L-shaped kitchen island with a built-in bench and white countertops will save much space and give you everything you need

a large whitewashed wooden kitchen island stands out with its color and finish and adds a relaxed feel to the space

a large whitewashed wooden kitchen island stands out with its color and finish and adds a relaxed feel to the space

a dark stained kitchen island with a metal countertop features drawers and shelves for storage and feels very rustic and industrial

a dark stained kitchen island with a metal countertop features drawers and shelves for storage and feels very rustic and industrial

a round kitchen island of dark stained wood and metal on top plus an additional counter that can serve a breakfast bar or a drink one

a round kitchen island of dark stained wood and metal on top plus an additional counter that can serve a breakfast bar or a drink one

a slate grey pallet kitchen island with some eating space and cooking, too, stands out in a neutral kitchen

a slate grey pallet kitchen island with some eating space and cooking, too, stands out in a neutral kitchen

an asymmetrical kitchen island with a curved part, with lots of storage compartments, an open shelf and a dark stone tabletop

an asymmetrical kitchen island with a curved part, with lots of storage compartments, an open shelf and a dark stone tabletop

a redwood kitchen island on a platform with a metal countertop stands out in a black kitchen and features open storage space

a redwood kitchen island on a platform with a metal countertop stands out in a black kitchen and features open storage space

a large kitchen island of ocher painted plywood with a metal countertop, a sink and a meal space is rnough for every kind of kitchen work

a large kitchen island of ocher painted plywood with a metal countertop, a sink and a meal space is rnough for every kind of kitchen work

an industrial kitchen island of rough wood and a metal tabletop features soem storage space inside

an industrial kitchen island of rough wood and a metal tabletop features soem storage space inside

a geometric kitchen island with a stone countertop and chairs attached right to it to save some space

a geometric kitchen island with a stone countertop and chairs attached right to it to save some space

a sculptural geometric plywood kitchen island with hidden storage space stands out with its amazing shape and lines

a sculptural geometric plywood kitchen island with hidden storage space stands out with its amazing shape and lines

a creative kitchen island in rich stain with a navy sideboard integrated inside with stone countertops and an additional raised one

a creative kitchen island in rich stain with a navy sideboard integrated inside with stone countertops and an additional raised one

a dark stained wood kitchen island with a wooden countertop makes a bold statement in a white kitchen with a vintage twist

a dark stained wood kitchen island with a wooden countertop makes a bold statement in a white kitchen with a vintage twist

a unique pale blue two part kitchen island with a stained wooden countertop, an integrated cooker and some hanging pans on the upper part

a unique pale blue two part kitchen island with a stained wooden countertop, an integrated cooker and some hanging pans on the upper part

a shabby chic kitchen island with a plywood countertop matches the rest of the kitchen and looks unusual

a shabby chic kitchen island with a plywood countertop matches the rest of the kitchen and looks unusual

a vintage grey kitchen island witha butcherblock countertop and a round cutting board integrated right into the top

a vintage grey kitchen island witha butcherblock countertop and a round cutting board integrated right into the top

a white kitchen island with storage compartments and a vintage stained dresser integrated into the island looks really unusual

a white kitchen island with storage compartments and a vintage stained dresser integrated into the island looks really unusual

a black oversized and curved kitchen island with a wooden countertop is enough for cooking and eating

a black oversized and curved kitchen island with a wooden countertop is enough for cooking and eating

a plywood kitchen island on wheels and with drawers and open shelving for storage contrasts dark and blue furniture

a plywood kitchen island on wheels and with drawers and open shelving for storage contrasts dark and blue furniture

a white shiplap kitchen island with a wooden countertop features a unique shape and looks very fresh

a white shiplap kitchen island with a wooden countertop features a unique shape and looks very fresh

a rough pallet wood kitchen island with a concrete tabletop and a built-in sink is a cool contemporary meets rustic idea

a rough pallet wood kitchen island with a concrete tabletop and a built-in sink is a cool contemporary meets rustic idea

a large shabby chic wooden kitchen island has a different color and a vintage look and catches an eye

a large shabby chic wooden kitchen island has a different color and a vintage look and catches an eye

an asymmetrical teal kitchen island with a black stone countertop, drawers and open storage compartments

an asymmetrical teal kitchen island with a black stone countertop, drawers and open storage compartments

a large kitchen island in black and blue, with a round table with a stone tabletop and a pink leg looks really unusual

a large kitchen island in black and blue, with a round table with a stone tabletop and a pink leg looks really unusual

a large dark stained wood kitchen island with drawers and drink coolers matches the kitchen and looks very cozy

a large dark stained wood kitchen island with drawers and drink coolers matches the kitchen and looks very cozy

a super elegant carved and stained wood kitchen island with drawers and holders will bring a rustic and vintage feel to the space

a super elegant carved and stained wood kitchen island with drawers and holders will bring a rustic and vintage feel to the space

an oversized long kitchen island of dark staiend wood and with a stone countertop includes everything you may need

an oversized long kitchen island of dark staiend wood and with a stone countertop includes everything you may need

a bright blue vintage dresser on casters with a white countertop and some hangers is a bold and statement idea to rock

a bright blue vintage dresser on casters with a white countertop and some hangers is a bold and statement idea to rock

a creative kitchen island made of a barrel and a tabletop is unusual and simple to make

a creative kitchen island made of a barrel and a tabletop is unusual and simple to make

a shabby chic dark stained and red kitchen island on casters plus a green wooden box for storage

a shabby chic dark stained and red kitchen island on casters plus a green wooden box for storage

a rich-stained vintage dresser makes a statement and contrasts the neutral and pastel kitchen while matching the style

a rich-stained vintage dresser makes a statement and contrasts the neutral and pastel kitchen while matching the style

a round kitchen island that features cabinets on it whole square and a sink it a very creative piece with much storage space

a round kitchen island that features cabinets on it whole square and a sink it a very creative piece with much storage space

a shabby dark stained wood kitchen island with a polished stone tabletop will give much space for cooking and even for eating

a shabby dark stained wood kitchen island with a polished stone tabletop will give much space for cooking and even for eating

Other Unique Kitchen Islands

Other materials usually used for building kitchen islands are metal, concrete and stone, and you may go for any of them or combine them all in one. If you take these materials, play with sculptural shapes or incorporate bold geometry, go extra sleek or include statement colors. There are so many ways to create a unique piece for your kitchen, get inspired!

a vintage industrial kitchen island of wood with a green base of crates that looks very eye-catchy

a vintage industrial kitchen island of wood with a green base of crates that looks very eye-catchy

a small and narrow kitchen island in dark stained wood with a living edge countertop looks really wow

a small and narrow kitchen island in dark stained wood with a living edge countertop looks really wow

a sleek black kitchen island seems a monolith and contrasts the white kitchen and makes and statement here

a sleek black kitchen island seems a monolith and contrasts the white kitchen and makes and statement here

a sculptural concrete kitchen island and dining table that is extended to the wall makes a statement

a sculptural concrete kitchen island and dining table that is extended to the wall makes a statement

a modern white kitchen and a black kitchen island, a marble backsplash and countertop to tie them up

a modern white kitchen and a black kitchen island, a marble backsplash and countertop to tie them up

a gorgeous metal and stone kitchen island in rich rust tones is a fantastic statement with both color and shape for a neutral kitchen

a gorgeous metal and stone kitchen island in rich rust tones is a fantastic statement with both color and shape for a neutral kitchen

a contrasting kitchen island of white stone and a plywood table is a bold additional to monochromatic kitchen

a contrasting kitchen island of white stone and a plywood table is a bold additional to monochromatic kitchen

a minimalist oversized kitchen island in white and black separates the kitchen from the rest of the house

a minimalist oversized kitchen island in white and black separates the kitchen from the rest of the house

a large vintage grey kitchen island with a white stonr countertop and an additional raised one for storage

a large vintage grey kitchen island with a white stonr countertop and an additional raised one for storage

an industrial meets contemporary kitchen island of concrete and redwood, with sinks and much open storage space

an industrial meets contemporary kitchen island of concrete and redwood, with sinks and much open storage space

a small metal and wood kitchen island with drawers and wine racks inside is a very space-effective piece

a small metal and wood kitchen island with drawers and wine racks inside is a very space-effective piece

a unique metal vintage wagon on wheels used as a kitchen island, a couple of stools and a pendant lamp

a unique metal vintage wagon on wheels used as a kitchen island, a couple of stools and a pendant lamp

an oversized contemporary kitchen island with a metal base and a butcherblock countertop can be used for cooking and eating there

an oversized contemporary kitchen island with a metal base and a butcherblock countertop can be used for cooking and eating there

a colorful mosaic kitchen island with a bright countertop and a beautiful patterned base looks very artistic

a colorful mosaic kitchen island with a bright countertop and a beautiful patterned base looks very artistic

a bright blue vintage kitchen island with a stone countertop, open and closed storage compartments

a bright blue vintage kitchen island with a stone countertop, open and closed storage compartments

a contemporary wood and metal kitchen island designed as a table to look more lightweight, with a sink and some holders

a contemporary wood and metal kitchen island designed as a table to look more lightweight, with a sink and some holders

a colorful Lego kitchen island and bright red stools make a statement in the neutral kitchen and spruce it up

a colorful Lego kitchen island and bright red stools make a statement in the neutral kitchen and spruce it up

a strange looking kitchen island of metal on casters and with a wooden tabletop contrasts the simple and modern plywood kitchen

a strange looking kitchen island of metal on casters and with a wooden tabletop contrasts the simple and modern plywood kitchen

a simple metal kitchen island with an open shelf contrasts the traditional white kitchen and a dark stained wooden dining set

a simple metal kitchen island with an open shelf contrasts the traditional white kitchen and a dark stained wooden dining set

a contrasting kitchen island of metal with a wooden tabletop and storage compartments looks unusual and adds an industrial feel

a contrasting kitchen island of metal with a wooden tabletop and storage compartments looks unusual and adds an industrial feel

an unusual kitchen island with a forged base and a sleek tabletop of plywood

an unusual kitchen island with a forged base and a sleek tabletop of plywood

an elegant thin vintage metal kitchen island with drawers and on casters plus a shelf and a white tabletop

an elegant thin vintage metal kitchen island with drawers and on casters plus a shelf and a white tabletop