Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island

Livening up a kitchen relies heavily on choosing the right accents. The cabinets are the main focus of a kitchen, taking up most of the space, so things can become too uniform at times if the right accents aren’t introduced.

These accents can include the countertops, backsplash, lighting, walls and of course, decor. Some kitchens go for a truly uniform look, keeping most of these accents similar to the cabinets so that other statements are necessary to bring the space some depth.

One of the best places to do this is with the kitchen bar or island. You can bring in a different color, texture or pattern to create movement in the space and give it some extra character. Here are 10 great examples of how to take advantage of this often overlooked space.

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comA wood accent on the bar brings warmth to this clean, streamlined space. The glossy finish over it gives it the luxurious touch that suits the vibe of the kitchen.
Source: Luxe

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThis example of a wood accent on the kitchen bar has a more rustic, relaxed flair.
Source: SF Girl by Bay

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says glamour like a gold accent, livening up this sleek kitchen.
Source: Architectural Digest

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comDark, rustic wood contrasts beautifully with the white cabinets to give this kitchen its own unique look.
Source: Sarah Richardson

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comHere is yet another great example of wood showing the incredible versatility and amazing effect it has in a kitchen.
Source: Coco Kelly

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comA chic pattern on the island and cabinets gives this kitchen a unique flair that’s all its own.
Source: Architectural Digest

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThis counter is covered in a totally unique material: leather belts. It gives the space a one-of-a-kind feature and a masculine appeal.
Source: SF Girl by Bay

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comReclaimed wood looks fantastic in this rustic chic kitchen, juxtaposing the smooth cabinets with a natural texture.
Source: Country Living

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comThis kitchen bar is simply painted in black, but the contrast really works in this black and white kitchen and doesn’t need anything else to give it a little punch.
Source: Apartment Therapy

Accent Ideas for Your Kitchen Bar and Island | HomeandEventStyling.comA metallic accent brings a bit of glam to this industrial space for a surprising twist.
Source: The Design Chaser

That open space below your counter or on your island is the perfect canvas for bringing some new character to your kitchen.

Warm regards,
Megan