When it comes to the kitchen, perfection is always elusive; or so it seems

The best kitchens are ones that make the most of the space on offer while creating a balance between form and functionality. Of course, at the heart of all this is the style of the kitchen – the one thing that binds together all the individual elements and gives the kitchen its unique appeal. There are styles that feel polished and urbane and then those that turn the kitchen into a relaxing and cozy space where the entire family can come together and interact with ease. A ‘feel-good’ kitchen is one that feels like a transition zone between the interior and the world outside!
Gorgeous white beach style kitchen with ample natural light and connectivity with outdoors [From: GCHomes]
The best feel-good kitchens are illuminated beautifully at all times and they also have a hint of natural goodness thrown into the mix. While you can turn a kitchen with any chosen style into one with a ‘feel-good’ appeal, the three best styles that we have on display today are definitely the trendiest and easiest to create. From the ever-popular beach style to the unrestricted exuberance of shabby chic, these styles look simply stunning indeed. Delve in and discover the best –
Breezy Modern Beach Style
There are few styles that are eternally as popular as the beach style and be it in the bedroom, living room or kitchen, you simply cannot go wrong with it. Of course, there are the mundane beach style space and those that really take it to a whole new level with their breezy, cheerful appeal. The beach style with a ‘feel-good’ touch involves plenty of white, a dash of blue and even pops of other bright colors depending on seasonal trends. Wood and brick wall sections also can make their presence felt and add that ‘it’ factor. But the most important aspect of it all is the right ventilation and a laid-back approach to design.

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Brick walls make a rare appearance in the beach style kitchen with a hint of white and blueCombing blue, white and gray in the beach style kitchen and dining space with ease [From: ilya stolyarov]Kitchen here seems like a natural extension of the living areaModern beach style kitchen with lovely views and a bit of traditional appeal thrown inNatural wood tones and finishes make the kitchen feel much more relaxingWhite and blue beach style kitchen with smart design and a casual, relaxing backdrop [From: geranium]A touch of blue makes a big visual difference in the white kitchen with ample light [From: Tecola Camille Interiors]Beach style combined with a hint of Scandinavian goodness this season [From: Twist Tours Photography]Vivaciousness of Shabby Chic Kitchens
Next on the list are shabby chic kitchens and these definitely feel a lot more ‘impulsive and casual’ than the classic beach style kitchens. Here, you can throw in pretty much anything and everything as long as it fits into the overall theme. Do not shy away from using colorful décor and accents, but make sure that the backdrop is as neutral as possible. In the shabby chic kitchen, an eclectic collection of kitchenware also goes a long way in giving it an off-the-cuff vibe. A central breakfast zone and a matching dining area can complete a cool social zone that brings people together with ease.

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Colorful workstation for the small shabby chic style kitchenModern shabby chic kitchens feel both inviting and unique with a personality of their ownShabby chic kitchen of New York home with a bit of vintage charm [From: Gotham Interiors]Small shabby chic kitchen makes most of the limited space on offer [From: Maike Wagner]This stylish shabby chic kitchen is full of color and personality!You have to admire the way black anchors this smart shabby-chic kitchen [From: Caroline Sharpnack]All-white shabby chic kitchen with plenty of natural greeneryBrilliant shabby chic kitchen reflects the personality of the owner beautifullyNatural Charm of Tropical Kitchens
This might not be a natural choice, but tropical style in the kitchen is a hot trend that is a must-try. Tropical style kitchens are a bit more colorful than most other spaces, but they can still feel modern and understated when needed. A gorgeous backdrop with wallpaper that embraces lush-green leafy pattern is all you need to turn that boring old kitchen in white into one that is far more exciting and inviting. Pick and choose the tropical accents you wish to introduce and get started with the transformation!

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Double-height kitchen with a vaulted ceilingElegant and simple tropical style kitchen with a gorgeous green backdrop [From: Structures Building Company]Fun use of green tropical style wallpaper in the white kitchenGreen-tiled backsplash for the smart tropical style kitchen in white and wood [From: HomeClick]More modern and less colorful take on the Tropical style kitchen [From: blakstad Ibiza]Yellow walls and pops of red give this open, tropical kitchen a cheerful vibeBrilliant use of Edison bulb lighting in the modern tropical style kitchen [From: DESIGN 4 CORNERS]Contemporary take on the classic tropical style kitchen with urbane finishes
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