U-shaped Kitchen: +80 Awesome Designs to Inspire You

The U-shaped kitchen, which got its name because it presents its cabinets and structure with a shape that resembles the letter U, has drawn the attention of people who want to renovate this room. This is because this kitchen model has the advantage of allowing the optimization of space, the integration of environments, in addition to being adaptable to any style or budget.

That’s why, in this article, we’ve put together several inspiring tips and projects to help you plan an amazing decor in your U-shaped kitchen.

Decorating Tips for Your U-shaped Kitchen

Decorating a U-shaped kitchen requires defining some characteristics, such as the color palette, lighting, decor style, and the kitchen model that will be adopted. With that in mind, in the next topics we’ll delve into these subjects and show you how these elements can help you transform your kitchen.

Choose a color palette

Defining the color palette is one of the first steps to decorate your kitchen in U. This choice must be made following the style of decoration you want to adopt, after all, the choice of colors also influences this aspect of the environment. However, in general, people prefer to use light or neutral colors to decorate this room, in order to create a timeless decor.

But you can also use the most varied color combinations in your kitchen. In this case, a tip is to associate the most striking colors with neutral colors, to create a comfortable and modern environment. Check out the projects below and get inspired!

Image 1: Invest in neutral colors, porcelain tile flooring and cabinets with straight lines.

Modern U-shaped kitchen with porcelain tile.

Image 2: But if you want a modern look, you can invest in dark or wooden cabinets.

Modern decor with a hanging pendant and gray cabinet with wood finish.

Image 3: These wooden cabinets leave a rustic and modern look.

U-shaped kitchen with wood cabinets and cooktop.

Image 4: However, you can also opt for colored coverings, such as the black and white floor and the green wall.

Modern decor with black and white geometric floor and green wall.

Image 5: This pink U-shaped kitchen is modern and uncluttered.

Modern U-shaped kitchen with pink cabinet.

Image 6: However, you can also choose a blue decoration.

Modern decor with blue cabinets and marble countertops.

Image 7: In this example, the green cabinets made the decor more contemporary.

Modern decor with green cabinets and shelf with LED spot.

Image 8: You can also choose geometric tiles to color the environment.

Modern decor with green cabinet and colorful geometric tile.

Image 9: A U-shaped kitchen with blue cabinets and marble countertops can look beautiful too!

Blue U-shaped kitchen and silestone countertop.

Image 10: But if you prefer modern decor, you can invest in wooden cabinets, niches and geometric lining.

Modern decor with wooden cabinet and hydraulic tile.

Invest in lighting

Lighting can transform the look of any kitchen. Likewise, when decorating your U-shaped kitchen, remember to add points of indirect light, above the countertop and on shelves, for example, in addition to investing in ceiling light fixtures to ensure a well-lit environment. So invest in LED strips, ceiling lights, LED spots and hanging pendants to create a beautiful and comfortable environment.

Image 11: You can use pendants suspended just above the workbench.

Simple decoration with white cabinet and suspended pendant.

Image 12: The U-shaped kitchen with worktop is even more beautiful when using pendants as decorative elements.

Modern decor with white cabinet, sticker and hanging pendant.

Image 13: This modern chandelier located above the glass table matches the contemporary decor of this room.

Gray modern decor with stainless steel cabinet, glass table and hydraulic tile.

Image 14: In addition to hanging pendants, you can invest in upper cabinets illuminated with ribbons and LED spots.

Minimalist decor with white cabinet and led tape.

Image 15: It is worth investing in luminaires with a differentiated design, such as the pendants in this image.

Modern decor with porcelain tile finish and suspended pendant.

Image 16: A modern light fixture located above your countertop can transform this room.

U-shaped kitchen with white metro tile.

Image 17: Remember to add LED spots in the niches of your U-shaped kitchen.

Modern decor with beige cabinet and granite countertops.

Image 18: Pendant pendants with a more rustic design blend very well with the Scandinavian decor.

Clean decor with white cabinet, wooden countertop and modern light fixture.

Image 19: The shelf illuminated with LED strip and light spots contribute to the modern look of this room.

Modern U-shaped kitchen with led tape.

Image 20: Already in this decoration, the simple pendants add to the modern environment.

Modern decor with wooden countertops and modern light fixture.

Choose a decor style

Defining a decor style will help you choose the right elements, such as color palette, appliances, coverings and accessories, to create the decor of your dreams. You can adopt from the simplest decor, to modern, rustic, Tumblr or luxurious, all of which depend on the way you are going to compose the environment. Check out the examples below.

Image 21: Your U-shaped kitchen can have a clean and modern decor.

Clean decor with white cabinets.

Image 22: But you can also use strong colors and metallic accessories to compose a contemporary decor.

Modern decor with yellow and black cabinet.

Image 23: For a more discreet look, you can use marble countertops and mirrored and black cabinets.

Simple decoration with black cabinet and porcelain.

Image 24: However, if you prefer a simple decoration, you can use white cabinets, wooden countertops and hydraulic tile.

Clean decor with white cabinet and wooden countertop.

Image 25: For minimalist decor, it’s worth investing in cabinets with straight lines.

Clean decor with white cabinet and wooden cabinet.

Image 26: In the small U-shaped kitchen, the simple decoration with light colors gives spaciousness and comfort to the space.

Simple decor with white cabinet and wooden countertop.

Image 27: Another example of a small U-shaped kitchen with simple decoration.

Simple decor with white cabinet and silestone countertop.

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Image 28: But you can also adopt simple and clean decor in spacious rooms.

Simple decor with white cabinet and granite countertops.

Image 29: The black and white decor makes the room look modern.

Modern decor with black and white cabinet.

Image 30: However, you can also adopt only black cabinets to compose your modern decor.

Modern decor with black cabinet, white countertop and LED spots.

Image 31: And for a classic decor, you can invest in gray cabinets with this vintage design, in addition to the porcelain floor, which adds a touch of luxury to the space.

Classic decor with gray cabinet and marble countertop.

Image 32: However, if you prefer a Tumblr look, you can invest in mint green cabinets, for example, in addition to the wooden bench and plant pots.

Tumblr decor with mint green cabinet and wooden countertop.

Image 33: But you can also adopt simple style by investing in classic cabinets and beige decor.

Classic decor with gray cabinet and white marble countertop.

Image 34: And if you are looking for a rustic decoration for your small U-shaped kitchen, you can invest in wooden cabinets.

Rustic decor with wooden cabinet and silestone countertop.

Image 35: Use white decor to create a classic and timeless look.

Clean decor with white cabinet, marble countertops and modern chandelier.

U-shaped kitchen models

The main feature of the U-shaped kitchen is its square or rectangular shape. However, the design of this type of environment varies depending on the size of the space, the arrangement of furniture and the style of decoration adopted. With that in mind, in the next topics we will introduce you to the main U-shaped kitchen models that you can adopt in your home or apartment.

U-shaped kitchen

The U-shaped kitchen can be adopted in any environment, whether it is large or limited in space. The advantage of this type of kitchen is the possibility of creating a personalized, practical and functional decoration, according to your needs for the room and your ideal decoration.

Image 36: The white U-plan kitchen creates a spacious, cozy and delicate space.

White U-shaped kitchen.

Image 37: Use the combination of wooden cabinets and white cabinets.

U-shaped kitchen with wooden cabinet and brick tile.

Image 38: Another example of how the combination of wood and white can create a pleasant and simple space.

Simple U-shaped kitchen.

Image 39: But you can also use this combination to create a U-shaped kitchen with a modern decor.

Minimalist U-shaped kitchen.

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Image 40: And if you prefer a simple decoration, you can invest in white cabinets and marble countertops.

White U-shaped kitchen with white metro tile.

Image 41: Your U-shaped kitchen can take on a modern look if you opt for cabinets with straight lines, wooden countertops and centered chandelier.

White minimalist U-shaped kitchen.

Image 42: Another example of a kitchen with modern cabinets, granite countertops and cooktop.

White U-shaped kitchen with marble countertops.

Image 43: However, you can also adopt beige and mirror cabinets in your U-plan kitchen.

Small U-shaped kitchen with beige cabinet.

Image 44: Also, remember to add niches and shelves to your project, to make room for room organization and decoration.

U-shaped kitchen with hydraulic tile and white cabinet.

Image 45: You can still adopt top cabinets only with niches and a grayscale decor.

Modern U-planned kitchen with niches and shelves.

Image 46: Your U-shaped kitchen can also be given a modern look by using straight-line cabinets with a wood or white finish.

Minimalist U-shaped kitchen.

Image 47: But you can also invest in dark cabinets, wooden shelves and marble countertops.

Modern U-planned kitchen with black cabinets.

Image 48: Stainless steel luminaires, modern design hood and geometric tiles can transform your planned kitchen into a U.

Modern U-plan kitchen with suspended pendant and cooktop.

Image 49: Invest in contrasting colors such as blue and white to decorate this room.

Blue U-shaped kitchen with wooden cabinets.

Image 50: But you can also adopt the classic white decor, as in the example below.

White U-shaped kitchen with LED spots.

U-shaped kitchen with bench

The U-shaped kitchen with worktop can also be implemented in different environments, being widely used in modern residential projects or with little available space. In addition, although it is generally used as a fulcrum for meals, you will find many projects where the countertop is also used for the installation of appliances such as the stove and cooktop.

Image 51: Invest in the wooden countertop to create a simple, rustic look.

U-shaped kitchen with wooden countertops and white cabinets.

Image 52: You can use the bench to install the cooktop and the hood.

U-shaped kitchen with white countertop and cooktop.

Image 53: And remember to light up the countertop area, as in this example which has a Scandinavian decoration.

U-shaped kitchen with wooden worktop and Scandinavian decor.

Image 54: Your U-shaped kitchen with a cement countertop can be simply and warmly decorated using white cabinets and gray linings.

U-shaped kitchen with granite countertops and white cabinets.

Image 55: However, you can also adopt a clean and modern decor in this room.

U-shaped kitchen with wooden countertop and white cabinets.

Image 56: Another example of a U-shaped kitchen with a worktop that has a cooktop and simple decor.

U-shaped kitchen with white wood worktop and mint green cabinets.

Image 57: But you can also use the bench just as a support table for decorating and for carrying out meals.

U-shaped kitchen with wooden countertops and gray cabinets and niches.

Image 58: You can still have a U-shaped kitchen with a countertop and modern decor in neutral tones.

U-shaped kitchen with countertop and hood.

Image 59: It is also important to invest in coverings, such as this white brick tile, which contributes to a cozy look.

U-shaped kitchen with marble countertop and white metro tile.

Image 60: You can also use the bench as a support for a mini wine cellar.

U-shaped kitchen with small and simple countertop.

Image 61: In addition, you can even invest in black and white decor to create a classic look in your U-shaped kitchen with countertop.

U-shaped kitchen with marble countertops and black and white cabinets.

Image 62: And for a kitchen with modern and clean decor, you can invest in white cabinets and a rustic wooden countertop.

U-shaped kitchen with rustic wood worktop and minimalist cabinets.

Image 63: You can still opt for a U-shaped kitchen with black granite countertops and cooktop.

U-shaped kitchen with granite countertops and black cabinets.

Image 64: In addition, you can also invest in a modern decor with an industrial touch, as in the project below.

U-shaped kitchen with granite countertops and burnt cement wall.

Image 65: But you can also adopt a U-shaped kitchen with porcelain tile worktop, which is also used on the room walls.

U-shaped kitchen with porcelain tile worktop and modern decor.

Small U-shaped kitchen

Ideal for smaller rooms, the main advantage of the small U-shaped kitchen is the optimization of space. Therefore, it is important to invest in planned furniture and decoration details. Using light-colored elements can help you create a feeling of spaciousness, but you can also add colorful elements, such as cabinets and paintings, as long as everything is done with balance.

Image 66: Use white to decorate your small U-shaped kitchen.

Small white U-shaped kitchen.

Image 67: You can also invest in white brick tiles to spice up your plain white decor.

Small white U-shaped kitchen with cooktop.

Image 68: In addition, you can use cabinets with straight lines and decorated cladding to modernize your small U-shaped kitchen.

Small U-shaped kitchen with modern decor and decorated floor.

Image 69: The decorated tiles and the hydraulic tiles used in this space also contributed to modernize the environment.

Small U-shaped kitchen with wooden cabinets, hydraulic tile and decorated floor.

Image 70: A small U-shaped kitchen is cozier with simple decor.

Small white U-shaped kitchen with cooktop.

Image 71: And remember to invest in lighting and flooring in the room.

Small white U-shaped kitchen with marble worktop.

Image 72: However, you can also use modern decor, including dark cabinets, in this space.

Small U-shaped kitchen with modern decor and black cabinets.

Image 73: In addition, you can still opt for a rustic decor, using cabinets with a wood finish.

Small U-shaped kitchen with wooden cabinets and modern decor.

Image 74: Another example of a small U-shaped kitchen with a wood finish.

Small U-shaped kitchen with wood cabinet and granite countertops.

Image 75: However, you can also adopt the Scandinavian decor, with light tones, like in this room.

Small U-shaped kitchen with Scandinavian decor.

Image 76: Light colored cabinets, like the green used in the project below, can also be used in your small U-shaped kitchen.

Small U-shaped kitchen with green cabinets and wooden countertops.

Image 77: You can still install a retractable bench in this room with little space.

Small U-shaped kitchen with retractable table and decorated wallpaper.

Image 78: Use custom cabinets to take full advantage of all available spaces.

Small U-shaped kitchen planned and simple.

Image 79: And for a simple and delicate look, invest in colorful cabinets, wooden countertops and decorative objects.

Small U-shaped kitchen with green cabinets and wooden countertops.

Image 80: You can also use a simple gray decor in your kitchen.

Small U-shaped kitchen with gray cabinets.

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