The days of strictly functional kitchen hood designs are over. The kitchen has always been nearly everyone’s favorite room and the heart of the home. Today’s kitchens pour on a lot of styles, and the range hood, once a plain, unremarkable eyesore, is now either a grand statement that draws the eye or a subtly integrated extension of the cabinetry.
What Kitchen Hoods Do
Kitchen hoods are not just decorative. They are high-performance machines that keep the air fresh in your home with or without outside ventilation. With non-ducted hoods, the motor sucks steam, odors, smoke, and grease into the filter and expels clean air. Look for one with a quiet, powerful fan and a grease trap that’s easy to clean.
In addition to its main function of cleaning the air and expelling it through a kitchen vent or recirculating through a charcoal filter, range hoods reduce the heat in the kitchen and provide a handy light source exactly where you need it, over your kitchen cooktop and oven.
Enhance Your Kitchen Decor
Many wall mount range hood units are fairly featureless. Some are decorative on their own and fit right into your decor without a facade. Or you might have your kitchen contractor build a facade to complement your decor. That’s where things get really interesting. Here are some of the coolest range hood ideas to make your kitchen the warm and wonderful oasis your home deserves.
Kitchen Hood Ideas
How should your kitchen hood look? That depends on your style and taste. Your dream kitchen maybe a high-tech wonder full of sleek stainless steel appliances or a throwback to a country kitchen with red brick and warm woods. There’s a kitchen range hood to fit every vision. Here are just a few kitchen design ideas to take your space from functional to a personable showcase for your culinary talents.
Rustic Brick Backsplash
Charming and warm, the rustic brick style creates a cozy atmosphere in the heart of the home. This kind of kitchen design is very inviting, and brick backsplash brings a comfortable elegance to the overall appearance of the kitchen that is sure to be admired.
This custom hood style can stand out with beautiful brick detailing behind it. The facade complements the kitchen and still makes a remarkable statement.
The ventilation hood used in this case is a built-in range hood that fits inside the facade. Robam’s A831 is designed to be used as a built-in range hood. It’s a perfect choice, with or without a gorgeous facade!
Two-Tone Matching Range Hood
The two-tone design uses two neutral colors to make a beautiful and bold statement in the kitchen. Contrasting colors establish a visually exciting appearance while looking clean and coordinated. Light and medium colors together give any kitchen a simple, yet gorgeous look. This kitchen idea uses a simple subway tile with a strip of tiny mosaic glass tiles in the same color to add movement and contrast, without disrupting the monochromatic scheme. Note that the color scheme is carried over to the kitchen island stools and dining chairs for a coordinated look throughout.
The range hood can match with the cabinetry or be covered up by it, and accented by a contrasting tile backsplash. The range hood could also oppose the color of the cabinetry, creating not only an eye-catching pop of color in the room but also a conversation starter.
Warm Wood Under-Cabinet Range Hood
Kitchens featuring warm wood features throughout are very inviting and give a cozy, intimate feel to the home. Browns, neutrals, and granite have always been a go-to for alluring kitchen interior design. If your steel range hood sticks out from the overall warmth of the kitchen, there are plenty of things you can do (some yourself) to make the entire room flow.
If you’re the home improvement, DIY type interested in kitchen remodeling, you could add a personal, unique touch to your kitchen and build a cover for the range hood with wood planks. Painting the range hood in a warm color to match or coordinate with the cabinetry is another easy DIY option to make the range hood more appealing. Extended cabinets can also create a beautiful disguise for the range hood.
High Tech Marvel Stainless Steel Range Hood, Chimney Style
High tech kitchen designs are on the rise in popularity, and there are many next-generation appliances that come with. Contemporary stainless steel and precise straight lines can give your kitchen a modern and industrial look.
In most high tech kitchens, the range hood serves as a focal point. The stainless steel range hood accents the simple, yet interesting design of the room. Combined with advanced kitchen appliances, some you can control from a smart device when you are not even there creates an intriguing and highly functional space in your home.
Minimalist Modern Hidden Range Hood
The minimalist modern kitchen design is sleek and sophisticated. Countertops and open space go undecorated and uncluttered, emitting a very clean, simplistic appearance without coming off as boring. Guests in your home will admire the polished and modern appeal of your kitchen space.
The range hood can be disguised by extended cabinetry, creating a flow throughout the kitchen without a bulky range hood right in the middle. The minimalist style usually only consists of a couple of paint colors, so the range hood, if not covered, should be painted a color that coordinates with the rest of the room. A stainless steel hood would work well with this kitchen design.
American Country Classic – Recess Your Range Hood Under a Mantel
There is nothing more welcoming than a traditional country kitchen. The design is intended to give you the feeling of being home, warm, and comfortable. A place where family and friends gather and memories are made. Characteristics of the design are a variety of textiles and textures, with neutral colors that evoke the essential features of the countryside.
The range hood in a classic country kitchen is typically covered by a large, detailed facade with crown molding that matches the cabinetry. Many will have shelving or mantels on top for decor and country style knick knacks.
Stainless Steel Sleek Modern Kitchen
Sleek modern kitchen designs feature elegant color schemes and smooth cabinetry. Contemporary flat surfaces give this style a distinctive, bold appeal. Typically, this design has minimal colors, and bold accents, which create an interesting and unique style for the heart of your home.
The range hood in this style of the kitchen can stand alone as a modern focal point or can be hidden behind fluent, continuous cabinets. An easy DIY solution for a range hood in a sleek modern kitchen is to cover it in high heat paint, in a bold color that coordinates with the color scheme of your kitchen.
Striking White Texture and Flair
An all-white kitchen is a classic look. It brings brightness into the room and looks clean. Using different materials and textures in the same shade of white really brings dimension and personality into the room and makes it far from boring. It is a look that is not hard to achieve, so you can do-it-yourself to create a soft, warm kitchen.
The range hood in the kitchen can easily be painted white to match everything else. White kitchen cabinets or a stylish white facade could also camouflage the range hood. Whitewashed brick or other textured accents surrounding it make a striking statement in an all-white kitchen.
French Country Kitchen Range Hood
French country is a beautiful kitchen style that is bright, with rich colors and granite countertops. Light or neutral cabinetry accented with lovely browns, reds, olive, gold, etc. creates a charismatic and graceful energy to your home.
The range hood can be painted in a color that coordinates with the theme of the room. Facades and hood covers are also popular in French country kitchens, some with mantels so you can add decorative pieces to give the look a personal touch.
Bold Contrast Range Hood
Using light and dark contrasting colors makes a bold statement and brings a real wow factor to your kitchen. They don’t have to be traditional colors, either. Adding a unique color commands attention and gives the space character and style.
Painting the range hood in one of your theme colors, and adding a contrasting backsplash behind it, turns a plain hood into a beautiful work of art. An eye-catching cover to disguise the hood is also a compelling way to create a striking look.
Retro Diner Range Hood
Black and white contrasting tilework gives this retro diner design a distinctive look. Adding bright colored accessories gives the room a nostalgic and fun appeal, and will have your guests talking about how one-of-a-kind and cool your kitchen is.
Stainless steel is appropriate for the range hood perfectly fits this style of kitchen design.The vintage decor brings the entire look together. Complement the look with kitschy decorations and a formica dinette set.
Tile Mosaic Under-Cabinet Range Hood
Tile mosaic is a beautifully artistic way to decorate a kitchen. There are plenty of options when it comes to tile color, shape, pattern, and design so you can really make it your own. This style gives the room comfort and elegance.
The artistic tilework creates a unique focal point that’s a work of art!
Stainless Steel Statement Range Hood
Stainless steel is trendy and traditional material often used in kitchen designs. Whether you have many pieces or just one large statement piece, stainless steel gives your kitchen a modern, contemporary look.
If you’re going for upscale contemporary, you clearly want your range hood to be stainless steel. It stands out from the colors of the countertops, cabinetry, and furniture in the room. Matching appliances are always a plus, too. Stainless steel is fresh, modern, never a bad idea in the kitchen.
Shabby Chic Kitchen Decor
Distressed vintage decor, pastels, and faded color schemes are all characteristics of a shabby chic kitchen. Chandeliers, china, and farmhouse-style furniture are must-haves to complete the look and make the room feel homey and have a comfortably adorable presence.
The range hood is usually covered in this style of kitchen design. A facade with shelving or a mantel is perfect, to add interesting vintage pieces and decor. The cover should be painted in a soft color that has a faded appearance to give it an aged look. If you are comfortable working with metal, a DIY option for this style is to create a sheet metal cover for the hood, in a color that matches the theme. Copper is a great choice for a shabby chic kitchen.
English Country Fireplace Mantle
A fireplace mantle in the kitchen is a great way to hide a range hood and bring character to your kitchen. With plenty of space to decorate with vases, dishes, and art to express your style, you can make the space uniquely personal. Hanging a large painting or photo creates a distinctive focal point in the room.
This kind of design totally covers the range hood and lends an air of old-world grandeur to a large kitchen. Large columns on both sides and a long mantle shelf makes a sophisticated statement and will catch the attention of everyone who visits your home.
DIY Ideas For Kitchen Hoods
Feeling inspired? You can create some of these looks on your own with a little paint and ingenuity. Here are a few quick tips:
1. Add some architectural details
Fancy corbels are easy to find and easy to install, and they add a lot of character to any edifice. Mount a shelf on top, and you have an impressive fireplace mantel look in minutes. You can also find turned table legs and decorative wainscoting to add interest and detail similar to the English and French country examples above. With a little ingenuity, you can blend in other appliances, such as your dishwasher, to match your decor as well.
2. Build a box
In a rustic kitchen, a simple three-sided box frame covered in shiplap or stacked stone veneer would make a lovely focal point.
Make a rounded chimney or box frame, and cover it by bending hammered copper or stainless steel for an artistic look.
4. Add a faux finish
Paint an ugly hood, add a stencil or a piece of decorative metal artwork, or cover the whole thing with contact paper made for appliances.
5. Strip it down
If you have a painted stainless steel hood, strip off the paint and polish the steel to a high shine for a brand new look.
No matter what style you choose, your kitchen should be comfortable and attractive to the person who spends the most time in it: you. Your kitchen range hood is highly functional, but it doesn’t have to stick out like a sore thumb.
At Robam, we make the high-tech, award-winning kitchen hoods and appliances you need. All it takes is a creative idea, a willing contractor, or some DIY inspiration to fit our function into your style.