Galley kitchens have been a hot trend this year. If you’re unfamiliar with this style, it resembles kitchens in ships with one cook on board. According to Dura Supreme Cabinetry, traditional galley kitchens are narrow-like hallways lined with cabinets on either side. One side has spacious countertops for prepping, and the other is for cooking. Folks who enjoy a small, homey kitchen with intimate cooking space appreciate galley kitchens. This style may not be for everyone, especially if you have a big family, but those with a smaller home can benefit from a galley layout.
While the layout can be difficult to style since there are limitations on how much room there is, utilizing components such as texture, color, and patterns can make the hallway kitchen feel vast. The Fill claims traditional galley kitchens keep a tighter, enclosed look, but to stray from the norm, opt to create an open space, install windows for natural light, or use classical style flooring. Instead of two walls filled with cabinets, knock down a wall and install an island; of course, this idea depends on your preference of whether you’d want the extra storage space. Keep reading to see the 20 ways you can include galley kitchen embellishments into your next remodel.
1. Black and wood galley kitchen
The black cabinetry creates a sleek look, while the white oak wood countertops matching the wood flooring add a warm feel to this galley kitchen. Installing a large window prevents the narrow space from looking gloomy even with light fixtures; instead, natural light filters illuminate the room.
2. White and stainless galley kitchen
More extensive than your average-size galley kitchen, this space has many details, including the all-stainless steel countertops and appliances, the gray subway tile backsplash, and terra cotta flooring. The different materials add texture to the white cabinets, and the smaller underhead lights highlight specific areas.
3. Modern galley kitchen
Take advantage of your high ceilings with tall wood cabinets to make your galley kitchen feel more cavernous. The cabinet-lined wall stretches to the sliding door, adding height to the walls without overwhelming the rest of the space. In addition, the island on the opposite side opens up the kitchen, creating a modern look.
4. Simply white galley kitchen
A bright white kitchen is always a classic look that could never do wrong. This white galley kitchen has gray accents on the countertops, backsplash, and walls that give the space a soft look. The wood flooring and cutting boards add contrast to the neutral colors and lead a clean path to the dining table.
5. Dark wood galley kitchen
This two-toned galley kitchen perfectly balances bright and dark colors. The dark wood cabinets create a moody feel to the all-white space, along with the black marble countertops. The LED lighting combined with the white tile and white upper half makes the kitchen appear larger than it is.
6. Blue galley kitchen
This blue galley kitchen with palm leaf wallpaper and a patterned floor breaks up the space, but it can be overwhelming. First, the palm leaf wallpaper would work better in place of the gold backsplash. Then the patterned floor would be a great accent piece.
7. Retro galley kitchen
A simple color palette can be mundane, but designing it to fit a particular interior style, such as this white and gray retro galley kitchen, will change the entire appearance. The gray outlining on the white cabinets add texture, and the multi-hued tile gives the space a vintage feel, making the kitchen look retro overall.
8. Patterned tile galley kitchen
Another way to spruce up a white kitchen is by adding a patterned tile floor. This black and white tile draws the eye immediately to the floor and expands the space, creating the ideal Scandanavian-style kitchen. Instead of boring white walls, the shiplap in this galley kitchen adds texture all around the room.
9. Moody galley kitchen
If you’re not a morning person, then a gray monochromatic galley kitchen could be the face of your new kitchen. The silky gray cabinetry and black countertops make this kitchen look gloomy yet cozy. Minimal lighting is needed for the look to work, so only having a window to let light in is a great option.
10. Rustic galley kitchen
A galley kitchen doesn’t have to be completely closed in; adding a door that leads to the backyard is a unique way to elongate the room. The creative backsplash of different colored tiles adds personality to the space and matches the granite countertops. The large window above the sink and side door makes this kitchen light and airy.
11. Tuscan-style galley kitchen
Sometimes too much clutter can be overwhelming, but this kitchen has a spot for everything, displaying every plate, pot, and cup in an organized way. The wood cabinetry and shelving unit brings a Tuscan-style look to the rest of the space, along with the green walls, black breakfast nook, and hanging chandelier.
12. Royal galley kitchen
This galley kitchen is elegant, with royal blue cabinetry, brass details, and marble countertops. It’s smaller than traditional galley kitchens, but the open space next to the oven makes the kitchen feel broad. Utilizing glass cabinet doors adds character to the kitchen, giving a sneak peek at what’s behind it.
13. Smooth wood finish galley kitchen
The smooth polished wood cabinets with clean white countertops make this galley kitchen shine with the help of LED ceiling lights. If your kitchen doesn’t receive natural lighting, then LED lights can help brighten the space without making it look yellow. In addition, the various blue-hued backsplash tiles add life through color to the kitchen.
14. White, gray, and green galley kitchen
We’ve mentioned how a white kitchen is a staple in most homes, and a great way to make it different is by adding a pop of color or installing texture materials. This galley kitchen has a white interior with gray countertops but stands out with the seafoam green tiles.
15. Industrial-style galley kitchen
We love an industrial-themed kitchen; the butcher’s block paired with black cabinets makes the space look sophisticated. While the subway tile and green accent wall add charm and light, balancing the dark tones. Instead of keeping a monotonous subway tile wall, the black shelves add contrast.
16. Bright yellow galley kitchen
Yellow is known to make you feel happy and energetic. This galley kitchen focuses on yellow cabinetry with stainless steel countertops and appliances. The color works well because only one color is being used.
17. Boho galley kitchen
While the gray-blue-colored cabinets are the room’s main focus, the wooden shelves, black sconces, a brown rug, and small plants make the kitchen feel cozier. The small touches are clean and organized instead of having too many to where it can look cramped.
18. Farmhouse galley kitchen
A boldly painted wall can add interest to a kitchen, but if you enjoy a classic white space, incorporating texture with shiplap can transform the look. The border of the skylights and massive window match back to the brass details on the cabinets, light fixtures, and faucet, enhancing the appearance of the space.
19. Cottage galley kitchen
This galley kitchen has shabby chic cabinetry with granite-style countertops encompassing a cottage kitchen, especially the bin-style hardware. The wood table with a white wicker chair creates a homey feeling. The black hanging light fixtures are effective in this design because they add a sense of delicacy to the room.
20. Wallpaper in a galley kitchen
Most of the galley kitchens we’ve shown have had colorful tile, cabinets, and walls, but a fun patterned wallpaper adds a funky twist. This orange floral wallpaper is whimsical and pairs beautifully with the marble countertops and backsplash. In addition, the orange background peeking through the glass cabinets fit to match the wallpaper.