Using wallpaper in the kitchen might sound daring, yet it’s an easy way to add just a hint of character or to go for a unique look. You can opt for a feature wall or cover your entire wall space with your favorite design for a bold effect.

Whether you go for a colorful floral wallpaper, striped design, traditional wallpaper, or a bold pattern, the right wallpaper will set your kitchen design apart.

Make sure to take a look at my selection of the best kitchen wallpaper ideas below if you are looking to give your interior design a quick and fun update

A wallpaper accent wall in combination with tiled walls

This beautiful kitchen with stainless steel cabinets is finished with a tile backsplash that goes up to the ceiling to protect the wall with the kitchen module. The other kitchen walls, however, are covered with tiles halfway and finished with a colorful floral accent wall highlighting the white crown molding below the ceiling.

  • A wallpaper accent wall in combination with tiled walls
  • A wallpaper accent wall in combination with tiled walls
  • A wallpaper accent wall in combination with tiled walls

via Entrance Makleri

A floral wallpaper design and black marble countertops

This is one of these kitchen wallpaper ideas that adds a certain nostalgic charm to a modern kitchen design. Since this kitchen doesn’t have any upper cabinets, the wall above the cabinetry is like a blank canvas that is filled with a floral kitchen wallpaper that perfectly complements the minimal white kitchen cabinetry and the modern black marble kitchen island.

  • A floral wallpaper design and black marble countertops
  • A floral wallpaper design and black marble countertops
  • A floral wallpaper design and black marble countertops

via Borastapeter

A subtle floral wallpaper instead of paint above the kitchen cabinets

This bright and elegant eat-in kitchen with crisp white cabinets and subtle wood open shelving above the counter is finished off with a subtle wallpaper design to create a romantic style that is sophisticated at the same time.

The warm tones in the table, chairs, and accessories spread throughout the room balance the look out perfectly.

  • A subtle floral wallpaper instead of paint above the kitchen cabinets
  • A subtle floral wallpaper instead of paint above the kitchen cabinets
  • A subtle floral wallpaper instead of paint above the kitchen cabinets

via Sandberg Wallpaper

An elegant yet modern kitchen wallpaper in a larger space

The dark teal shaker cabinets and white marble countertops in this classic kitchen space are enhanced with an elegant wallpaper pattern that is toned-back yet super elegant. The texture and color palette in the wallpaper accentuates the beautiful white historic windows and the white trim below the tall ceilings.

The gold faucet, brass hardware, and a small section of green tiles on the wall next to the sink make the design even more interesting and characterful.

  • An elegant yet modern kitchen wallpaper in a larger space
  • An elegant yet modern kitchen wallpaper in a larger space
  • An elegant yet modern kitchen wallpaper in a larger space
  • An elegant yet modern kitchen wallpaper in a larger space
  • An elegant yet modern kitchen wallpaper in a larger space
  • An elegant yet modern kitchen wallpaper in a larger space

via DeVol kitchens

A warm and moody look in front of a large window

This is one of the kitchen wallpaper ideas that add so much warmth to this cozy breakfast nook by the window. I love the way the single art print and the black wall lamp stand out against this brown wallpaper and it completely transforms the look of this space.

A warm and moody look in front of a large window

via Borastapeter

A dining section is visually separated by the use of wallpaper

The beautiful large-scale patterns on this wallpaper have such an impressive effect in this space. The wallpaper visually separates the bistro table from the kitchen, which is white and minimal and the wallpaper stops where the balcony door starts.

  • A dining section is visually separated by the use of wallpaper
  • A dining section is visually separated by the use of wallpaper
  • A dining section is visually separated by the use of wallpaper

via Alvhem

A dark oak kitchen paired with a subtle beige wallpaper

The surrounding walls in this spacious kitchen with dark stained oak cabinets are complemented with a beige pattern wallpaper that fits perfectly in the warm color palette of the space. The black details in the pendant lights, the black hood, and the black faucet stand out against this beige backdrop in such an elegant way.

  • A dark oak kitchen paired with a subtle beige wallpaper
  • A dark oak kitchen paired with a subtle beige wallpaper

via Sandberg Wallpaper

A farmhouse breakfast nook with a green floral pattern and shiplap on the walls

The breakfast nook in this farmhouse-style kitchen has a shiplap wall covering on the bottom, finished off with open shelving that is perfect for displaying kitchen accessories. The top half of the wall is treated with a beautiful green wallpaper design that makes the kitchen design even more classy.

  • A sage green farmhouse kitchen with an off-white shiplap backsplash and green wallpaper
  • A sage green farmhouse kitchen with an off-white shiplap backsplash and green wallpaper
  • 19 kitchen wallpaper ideas for modern interiors

via Historiska Hem

An accent wall in a neutral color kitchen

Wallpaper can be an easy go-to for adding character to a neutral space. The white tiles combined with the grey cabinets and the gold details in this kitchen create a pretty modest style for this space, yet by adding a statement wallpaper on the small wall around the window, the kitchen gets a unique look.

  • An wallpaper accent wall in a neutral color kitchen
  • An wallpaper accent wall in a neutral color kitchen
  • An wallpaper accent wall in a neutral color kitchen

via Alvhem

Wallpaper on the kitchen walls of an A-frame house

Wallpaper can have such a great effect in small spaces. This beautiful light grey kitchen is placed underneath an A-frame roof and the area above the white marble backsplash is covered entirely with wallpaper from which the wood beams and open shelving stands out in such a nice way.

Wallpaper on the kitchen walls of an A-frame house

via Sandberg Wallpaper

Wallpaper as a backdrop in the kitchen dining room area

To accentuate the beautiful dining section in this kitchen, one of the walls is treated with wallpaper that matches the color palette of the rest of the space. The open shelf is placed high up the walls so it doesn’t interfere with people walking and taking a seat.

  • Wallpaper as a backdrop in the kitchen dining room area
  • Wallpaper as a backdrop in the kitchen dining room area
  • Wallpaper as a backdrop in the kitchen dining room area
  • Wallpaper as a backdrop in the kitchen dining room area

Styled by Studio Cuvier for Alvhem

A house with two adjacent kitchens each with different wallpaper designs

This is easily one of the most original kitchen wallpaper ideas on the list, as the bright colors in this striped wallpaper pattern in off-white and burgundy function as a backsplash on top of the white marble countertops.

The interior designer included the kitchen wallpaper as a focal point against these dark blue kitchen cabinets. In my opinion, the blue and white contrasted with the red is what makes this kitchen truly unique.

This spacious house has a second kitchen next to it, which has pink cabinets and is finished off with a beautiful okra yellow wallpaper with floral patterns.

  • A house with two adjacent kitchens each with different wallpaper designs
  • A house with two adjacent kitchens each with different wallpaper designs
  • A house with two adjacent kitchens each with different wallpaper designs
  • A house with two adjacent kitchens each with different wallpaper designs
  • A house with two adjacent kitchens each with different wallpaper designs

via DeVol Kitchens

A kitchen wallpaper with green tones enhances a simple kitchen cabinet design

The simple white cabinets with dark stained countertops and a simple floating shelf on the wall are enhanced with an elegant kitchen wallpaper in green tones, from which the green plants stand out in such a lovely way.

This kitchen shows how you can give a space a beautiful upgrade, by adding the perfect wallpaper to your kitchen walls.

  • A kitchen wallpaper with green tones enhances a simple kitchen cabinet design
  • A kitchen wallpaper with green tones enhances a simple kitchen cabinet design

via Sandberg Wallpaper

A modern kitchen with dark wood cabinets and a beige floral wallpaper

This floral design is precisely the right pattern to give this modern wood kitchen a bit of a romantic and whimsical look, without being too much. The subtle kitchen wallpaper pairs nicely with the dark wood cabinets, creating a unique style in this modern space.

A modern kitchen with dark wood cabinets and a beige floral wallpaper

via Borastapeter

A bold and dark blue floral pattern transforms a white kitchen

The dining area in this kitchen with white walls is finished off with a bold blue and white floral pattern that completely transforms this room. This wallpaper has the perfect color and pattern that pairs nicely with the blue tone on the painted vintage dining table and chairs.

  • 19 kitchen wallpaper ideas for modern interiors
  • 19 kitchen wallpaper ideas for modern interiors

Photography by Anders Bergstedt via Entrance Makleri

A green wallpaper design accentuates dark green kitchen cabinets

This leaf pattern wallpaper in tones of green is the perfect complement for the dark green kitchen cabinets in this interior. The minimal appearance of the kitchen cabinets combined with the modern black light fixtures is balanced out perfectly by the kitchen wallpaper.

A green wallpaper design accentuates dark green kitchen cabinets

via Sandberg Wallpaper

A wallpaper accent wall next to the kitchen as a focal point

This is one of the most subtle kitchen wallpaper ideas on the list, as only a single wall next to the kitchen is covered with beautiful wallpaper. This bold floral design, however, defines the style of this shaker kitchen with light grey cabinets and adds a unique touch to the room.

A wallpaper accent wall next to the kitchen as a focal point

Styled by Linnéa H. Manaberi for Alvhem

A darker floral kitchen wallpaper for a moody look in a modern grey kitchen

A dark paint or wallpaper color can have a moody effect in a room, just like in this eat-in kitchen with a vintage table and chairs. The whole space gets rather modest daylight from the window, which is turned into a moody look by selecting a darker grey kitchen cabinet color and a dark floral wallpaper for the kitchen walls.

A darker floral kitchen wallpaper for a moody look in a modern grey kitchen

via Sandberg Wallpaper

A geometric wallpaper design in green tones to finish off a classic white kitchen

Country kitchens are an obvious choice for kitchen wallpaper. The green geometric design adds visual interest to the neutral palette in this all-white kitchen, which is brought back in the art print and the accessories to create a cohesive style in the space.

A geometric wallpaper design in green tones to finish off a classic white kitchen

via Borastapeter

Peel and stick wallpaper as a less permanent solution

Can’t wait to get started with one of your favorite kitchen wallpaper ideas but live in a rental or want something less permanent? Peel and stick wallpaper is a cost-effective way to create a unique look in both a classic and modern kitchen and it’s a relatively easy DIY project without the need for wallpaper paste for installing wallpaper. This is a great solution to try out a style if you are still a bit unsure.

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