38 Beautiful Open Floating Kitchen Shelves Ideas

Floating Kitchen Shelves Ideas For Homeowners:

It is time to declutter your kitchen!  I am not talking about minimizing the kitchenware and utensils but optimizing. What if your kitchen is functional, roomy, and at the same time well decorated? If you are ready to take the challenge, take down your old clumsy wall cabinets and put them on floating kitchen shelves ideas.

Kitchen floating shelves are the tricky part of kitchen remodeling. Before backsplash installation, wall painting, and electrical installation the shelves need to be inserted. Then after the wall shelves start to collect the dust, please do not mind dusting very often. Every rose has a thorn. 

Enjoy the pictures of beautiful floating kitchen shelves ideas.

White Shaker Cabinetry Marble Counters Subway Tiles Farmsink Light Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Sage Kitchens


Reclaimed wood rustic kitchen style with floating shelves on the side of the window. Vintage and modern are infusions. Dark grout white subway tiles are used to accommodate open shelving. Touch ceiling kitchen cabinets with glass doors provide extra storage and look aesthetically pleasing. Kitchen shelving is on-demand now among homeowners. Floating shelf storage tips…

White Honed Marble Counters Backsplash Cabinetry Farmhouse Sink Shelf Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | William Quarles Photography


White coastal kitchen with a wood panel floating shelves, white corner shelves, and half bullnose edge thick island top. The kitchen chandelier is a gift from Oceanusf or the floating shelf. Open kitchen shelving next to the upper cabinets give extra decor and a functional display area to the room. Open shelving is a new concept for a dazzling makeover of the wall.

White Shaker Cabinetry Subway Tiles Marble Counters Light Hardwood Floor

Photo Credit | White Wood Kitchens


Traditional kitchen with wall-mounted corner floating shelves. The designer hits the two birds with one stone by using open shelving: Artistic decoration and open space feeling in the kitchen floating shelf. New decorative design involves wall shelving instead of boxy cabinets these days. Corner shelves are very useful when it comes to house decor along with upper cabinets.

Flat Panel Brown Cabintry Grey Quartz Counters Hardwood Flooring White Backsplash

Photo Credit | Sticks + Stones Design Group Inc


Mirror image in a contemporary kitchen design by using cappuccino floating shelves. Cappuccino wall cabinets with the crown over the range hood are part of the rich taste surrounded by open shelving. I can not stop being jealous of the wine rack floating shelf. Here are the wood shelves attached upper cabinets have under-cabinet lightings to display photos.

Shaker Cabinetry Brown Hardwood Subway Backsplash Quartz Counters

Photo Credit | Cardel Homes


Two-tone cabinets traditional kitchen design with floating shelves. Brown and white go well with stainless steel floating shelf. Functional and ergonomic kitchen with wall shelf! Solid wood open shelving kitchen has clean tips reclaimed by hanging custom-made hood.

Medium Tone Hardwood Flooring Light Wood Cabinetry Black Honed Granite

Photo Credit | HDR Remodeling Inc


A kitchen with a mirror image can be easily adopted by having floating shelves. Here, floating cube shelves seem very decorative and space saver. Honed black granite countertop and oak cabinets are very earthy. These wall shelves floating like a part of the wall cabinets.

Remodel Eclectic Kitchen White Quartz Counters Subway Tiles Light Hadrwood Green Base Cabinetry

Photo Credit | Cabinet Concepts by Design


The kitchen design with black cabinets, white countertops, black grout white subway tiles, white ceramic farmhouse sink, and maple floating shelves. Warm and welcoming. Some of these open shelving is made of reclaimed wood as a DIY project.

Interior Design Flat Panel White Cabinetry Quartz Tops Backsplash Tiles Dark Porcelain Flooring

Photo Credit | Design Shop Interiors


Transitional kitchen with glossy finish white cabinets and open shelves. Black iron brackets under the open shelf and black kitchen pendants blend well with gray large format ceramic tiles and white subway tiles. The kitchen storage space is free from the old-style cabinets to create a modern look for floating shelves.

Brown Floor Blue Cabinets White Backsplash Quartz Counters Farmhouse Sink Pendant Lightings

Photo Credit | Rockwood Cabinetry


Modern kitchen with blue-gray cabinets, white countertops, wood shelves, wood panel backsplash, and open shelves. Over island kitchen chandeliers are lantern style and look like upside-down cake stand lid or milk bottles. Color balance is noticeable even with floating shelves.

Brown Hardwood Flooring White Marble Counters Subway Tile Cabinetry Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | Jeri Koegel Photography


Transitional kitchen with marble looks like thick countertops, dark mahogany hardwood flooring, white subway tile, open wooden shelves, and lighthouse style over island kitchen pendants. A fine combination of the kitchen design elements to create room for floating shelves!

Light Grey Green Cabinetry White Quartz Backsplash Tiles Pendant Light

Photo Credit | Solitude Homes


Transitional kitchen with two-tone green cabinets, floating shelves, and white countertops. Orbital look kitchen pendant is like a masterpiece. Wood open kitchen shelving is a very good idea to display photos and solid decorative tips.

Shaker Gray Cabinetry Subway Tile Medium Tone Hardwood Quartz Tops Butcher Block Island Countertop

Photo Credit | Four Brothers Design + Build


Floating shelves installed kitchen with gray cabinets and gorgeous butcher block island top. White quartz countertop, subway backsplash are essential. The black UFO style over the island pendants, iron leg breakfast stools, and iron bracket open shelves complete the details.  The great inspirations of the industrial kitchen design are inserted into modern farmhouse design. 

Medium Tone Hardwood Blue Cabinetry Green Ceramic Tiles Wood Counters

Photo Credit | Finch London


Eclectic kitchen design furnished with three-tier corner floating shelves, hanging pot pipes, hanging utensil pipes, green custom-made backsplash, butcher block countertops, and white farmhouse sink, blue marine cabinets with round teak drawer pulls bring the rich taste of design.  

Blue Cabintry Mosaic Tile Backsplash Quartz Counters Modern Pendant Light

Photo Credit | Sealy Design Inc


The traditional kitchen is embellished with a blue mosaic backsplash as a background and white floating shelves. Decoration and space balance is emphasized immensely. This kitchen wall has two floating shelves instead of bulky wall cabinets.

Contemporary Design Shaker Cabinetry Quartz Counters Mosaic Backsplash Brown Floors

Photo Credit | Tanya Collins Design Inc


Two-tone cabinets with open kitchen shelves designed with mini honeycomb wall mounted open shelving, two-tier floating shelves, white quartz countertops, and waterfall edge kitchen island top. Under the shelf, kitchen lighting is definitely required for relaxation

Gray Cabintry quartz Counters Backsplash Farmhouse Sink Brown Engineered Wood Floor

Photo Credit | Angela Rasmussen


Modern farmhouse kitchen with gray base cabinets, white wall cabinets, floating shelves, white countertops, white subway tiles, and side-by-side open shelves. The contrast is strong enough in between the flooring and other kitchen elements. Cheerful open kitchen shelving design.

Tuscan Terra Cotta Tile Beige Cabinetry Stone Slab Marble Backsplash Counter

Photo Credit | Paul Brant Williger Architect


Modern farmhouse kitchen with two-tone cabinets and two-tone countertops. Marble full high backsplash is like a wall art and stainless steel extra-long floating shelves exhibit the beautiful kitchenware. High beams on the ceiling and travertine flooring keep the historical effects in this kitchen. There is no doubt that this kitchen has a lovely history of open shelving.

Quartzite Counters Stone Slab Backsplash Open Shelving Medium Tone Hardwood Shaker Cabinetry

Photo Credit | Kitchen Distributors


Immensely detail-oriented craftsman kitchen design: Three-tier cappuccino floating shelves and three-tier open shelves island is pairing. The island top is made of two different materials which bring contrast with dark cabinets and light cherry hardwood flooring. Butcher block and travertine backsplash combo need keen eyes to go with. The same travertine is used as a full high backsplash.  Over island opaque pendants and lightbox for recessed lighting connected to the high beams. Hats of design with wall shelves!

Grey Cabinetry Quartz Counters Metallic Backsplash Brown Ceramic Tile Flooring

Photo Credit | Choice Designs


Extraordinary kitchen design in gray cabinets with floating storage space. Mini matchstick backsplash is used vertically behind the stove to emphasize the eternal flow feeling. The horizontal setup of glass matchstick backsplash on both sides looks very decorative and sticks together with the open shelves. The Gray Pantone palette is picked perfectly to show all the details in this kitchen’s floating shelves. Two thumbs up to open shelving ideas. 

Stone Slab Marble Backsplash Counters Farmhouse Sink Shaker Cainetry Light Hardwood

Photo Credit | Designs by Craig Veenker


Double island kitchen with gorgeous marble countertops and marble full high backsplash. Floating shelves emphasize the mirror image in the kitchen. The central element is the stove and black customized range hood. Orbital look over island kitchen pendants seems like the art piece from MOMA. Wall shelves floating in this house to display elegant decor.

Brown Hardwood Flooring White Quartz Counters Flat Panel Cabinetry Backsplash Tiles

Photo Credit | Angela Rasmussen


European-style open kitchen design with three-dimensional white ceramic backsplash and floating shelves. Skylight in the kitchen in the lightbox and distressed hardwood flooring is all complimentary for this white kitchen design. A vintage white range hood fits perfectly with this kitchen decoration. 

Quartersawn Oak Taupe Cabinetry White Quartz Counters Grey Backsplash Porcelain Floor Tiles

Photo Credit | Medallion Cabinetry


Eclectic kitchen design contains storage space, rustic, and traditional kitchen elements. Floating shelves, distressed natural wood color cabinets, and wood flooring, gray subway tiles, antique white breakfast nook with glass top round table are amazingly in balance.

Quartz Counters White Shaker Cabinetry Dark Hardwood Flooring Subway Wall Tiles

Photo Credit | Hello Kitchen


The wonderful color combination in a white neutral kitchen. Wood flooring, floating shelves, and high beam on the ceiling are meticulously picked. Saving space and having a corner sink is the best idea to show this orchestra with three instruments. The kitchen wall is covered fully with subway tiles and wall shelves.

Concrete Grey Counters Taupe Green Glass Subway Tiles Flat Panel Cabinetry Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Rick & Cindy Black Architects


Welcome back to the new retro kitchen design: U-shaped open space layout kitchen with glass door wall cabinets and floating shelves. Mirror image kitchen design makes an excellent illusion for larger space desire. 

White Shaker Cabinetry Stainless Steel Farmhouse Sink Green Backsplash Tiles Quartz Counters Light Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Shelton Design//Build


Go green! Playing with the kitchen design elements, you can create your own forest in the kitchen. Oak hardwood flooring, white cabinets, oak floating shelves, and forest green honeycomb backsplash is a great example for an eclectic kitchen.

Shaker White Cabinetry Red Brick Floor Quartz Counters Subway Backsplash

Photo Credit | Covenant Kitchens & Baths, Inc


White traditional kitchen with neutral color brick floor and matching open shelves. The kitchen ceiling consists of a custom-made dark wood panel and organically bonds to the color palette. 

Black Subway Backsplash White Quartz Counters Blue Modern Cabinetry Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | Design Shop Interiors


Retro is back in kitchen design! Retro kitchen design elements are the classical basics in kitchen remodeling: Tempered glass floating shelves, glossy reflecting dark subway tiles, under-counter refrigerator, and golden faucets kindle the summer party. The thick countertop is also part of a retro-style kitchen. Coffee bar concept open kitchen shelving hang the glass shelves to create an open pantry style.

Inspiration Modern Brown Floor Kitchen Grey Cabinetry White Counters Backsplash

Photo Credit | ADŌR Homes


Modern Industrial Retro ceiling-mounted three-tier shelves in an eclectic kitchen: Chevron design backsplash, neutral two-tone cabinets, and distressed hardwood flooring are very stylish. 

Flat Panel Espresso Cabinetry Large Format Backsplash Tiles White Quartz

Photo Credit | InsideStyle Home and Design


European-style wall shelves kitchen design with mirror image. The stove and range hood is centered, sides are embellished with floating shelves on the large format porcelain tile full high backsplash. Large-format porcelain tiles are also used for flooring. Stainless steel extra long cabinet pulls and stainless steel appliances show the beauty of the white plain countertop and island top. 

Wood Countertops Medium Tone Cabinetry Multicolor Ceramic Backsplash Grey Porcelain Flooring Tiles

Photo Credit | Sunstone Interiors


Feng Shui Kitchen Design: Very earthy, clean, and neat design. Corner windows are hidden by having the attention to the corner farmhouse sink. Patterned full high backsplash, butcher block countertops, butcher block open kitchen shelves, white cabinets, and natural color hardwood flooring live happily ever! 

White Ceramic Backsplash Shaker Cabinetry Honed Black Granite Counters Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Andreas Letkovsky Architecture


Mirror image kitchen design is provided by the floating shelves in a craftsmanship kitchen design. Whitewall cabinets and distressed wood base cabinets are separated with honed granite backsplash. The recess lights and hand-blown clear pendant lights transfer soft ambiance.

Loft Apartment Interior Design Green Cabinetry Wood Counters Subway Tile Grey Porcelain Flooring

Photo Credit | Compass and Rose


Modern farmhouse kitchen design with butcher block floating shelves and butcher block countertops. Dark cabinets and marble look white large format porcelain tiles follow the contrasting color code. 

Plat Panel Medium Tones Cabintry Granite Counters Stone Slab Backsplash Light Hardwood

Photo Credit | iStage Homes


Open space kitchen layout with four-tier floating shelves, granite countertops, and light cherry cabinets. The kitchen lightbox and excess daylight warm your hearts. When the kitchen and living room are combined with the open shelf, it creates a very beautiful view.

White Carrara Marble Counters Shaker Cabinetry Subway Tile Light Hardwood

Photo Credit | Tanya Collins Design Inc


Craftsman kitchen design with golden hardware, golden trimmed milky glass pendant, golden faucets, and light gray cabinets with thick crowns. The elegance comes with black grout subway tiles, kitchen open shelving, white thick marble-look engineered stone countertops

Gray Marble Tiles Granite Counters Blue Island Cabinet Fatmhouse Sink Pendant Light

Photo Credit | Providence Design


Two-tone countertops rustic kitchen design with two-tone cabinets.Distressed decorative shelves floating to catch the eyes at first sight. Marble subway tiles are classic and quartz countertops are trendy. Everything is well balanced. 

Contemporary Flat Panel Cabinetry Soapstone Black Granite Counters Ceramic Tiles Large Format Floors

Photo Credit | UltraCraft Cabinetry


Transitional kitchen design with two-tone cabinets and white floating shelf. The designer replaced the cumbersome corner cabinet with corner floating kitchen shelves ideas in this tuxedo kitchen. Very smart design.

Porcelain Backsplash Tiles Marble Counters Brown Hardwood Flooring Cabinet

Photo Credit | Kitchen Distributors


White transitional kitchen with finely selected design elements: Cambria countertop and waterfall edge Cambria island top rock in this kitchen. Dark mahogany hardwood flooring coordinates well with white cabinets, white subway backsplash, and white floating kitchen shelves ideas. Fantastic kitchen design!

Medium Tone Cabinetry Quartzite Counters Ceramic Wall Tiles Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Four Brothers Design + Build


Transitional kitchen design with soft brown and white. Each contrasting pair is laid out meticulously: White vertical subway tile and brown floating kitchen shelves ideas. Brown cabinets and white countertops, white waterfall edge island top, wood shelves, and brown wood floor. Eye candy design!

Floating Shelves And Open Shelves Installations

Three are a few parameters to be taken care of. The main reason is safety:

The thickness of the open shelves: Pick your desire first. If your shelf serves to carry kitchenware there should be thick enough to carry all the heavy things, else decorative shelves would be thinner. 

Length of the open shelves: The extra-long shelves need more support, The short shelves are easy to install.

The second reason is the kitchen lighting:

Undershelf lighting would be generally installed before backsplash unless the motion-activated lighting is not picked.

Over-shelf lighting should be installed before backsplash and wall painting as well. 

The third reason is durability:

Corner shelf installation desires more detailed work.

What Kitchen Design Is Good For Open Shelving?

Open shelving furnishes with any kitchen style. You can go for mostly Farmhouse, Retro, Eclectic, Contemporary, Transitional, Modern, Feng Shui, Craftsman, Coastal Designs. 

You can also add wall-mounted floating shelves on the side of the kitchen windows or on the side of the stove and hoods. This is also called mirror image in the kitchen and these days it is being viral.  

Materials For Floating Shelf

Material selection is up to your imagination. Please consult with your designer. 

The trendy materials are wood, tempered glass,  metal, and bamboo. 

Floating Kitchen Shelves Ideas

Honed granite countertops, glass subway backsplash wooden floating shelves, and pale green cabinets happily dance. Cabinet bases have contrast with cabinet doors and open shelving. Golden hardware goes well with the shelf pipes and white countertops complete the puzzles. Floating shelves can be used bathroom and bedroom also to use as storage.

Kitchen shelving or open shelving has an Instagram tour with Ikea furniture. Corner shelves, open shelves between the upper cabinets can be seen from the living room. A wall shelf is an option for kitchen storage ideas.

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