I adore the out and proud approach to kitchen display. Open storage is a wonderful way to add a decorative element to your kitchen, a good excuse to upgrade your culinary accessories and allows you to stamp your personality on this room. And as this gorgeous selection of kitchen schemes shows, it’s a look that can suit classic, modern, retro or rustic spaces.
A butcher’s block on wheels, glass-fronted units, open shelving and knobs to hang things above the sink combine for a warmly eclectic look in this kitchen.
Open shelving boosts the retro feel of this fun design.
Cookery books add colour and are just where they’re needed in this smart scheme.
How’s this for a unique look? Jade accessories have been selected to match the cabinetry.
Stainless-steel racks and knife storage harmonise with the modern range and dark wall paint in this kitchen.
This is clever: keep the rest of the kitchen white and add pops of colour with bright accessories on floating shelves – here a dashing selection of mugs does the trick.
Open display can be eminently sophisticated. The space under the stairs has been utilised with shelves holding vintage tea caddies and antique crockery.
Nothing says country kitchen like an Aga. Shelves in the alcoves either side enhance the charming effect.
Beautiful copper pans are dramatic against glossy black splashback tiles.
An open dresser is a timeless addition, with spotted and stripped crockery making for an appealing display.
A plate rack is practical and pretty in a pale grey Shaker-style scheme.