There’s a crisp chill in the air. And with the ever-changing winter color palette this time of year brings, I can’t help but feel inspired when it comes to kitchen design. You don’t have to limit your home’s seasonal style to just decorations. I love when the essence of a season embodies an entire space!

This year, with the third Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge, we experienced kitchen designs that beautifully capture this special time of year. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to create your new dream space, or you want to liven up your existing surroundings with standout season-inspired designs, look no further. Here are my top five Thermador Kitchen Design Challenge spaces that are both unique and timely.


Alicia Nicholas (Cambridge Signature Homes), The Woodlands, TX

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This perfect palette of espresso and cream is reminiscent of the richness of autumn’s warm flavors.


Ashley Tisius & Chris Cunningham (Jane Page Design Group & Cunningham Development), Houston, TX

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A cool alternative to all-white, monochromatic grey makes headlines during the winter season.


Bryan Eastman (Stokesman Luxury Homes), Atlanta, GA

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This winter white kitchen glistens like fresh fallen snow, while deep chocolate floors add a feeling of warmth to the room.


Eric Parlin (Tharp Cabinet Company), Timnath, CO


Though a statement-maker year-round, this charming maple space feels particularly suited for the autumn season.


Ilivette Hidalgo-Nilsson (Terracotta Design Build), Atlanta, GA

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The pop of plum in this festive fall-like design beautifully offsets the magnificent array of mixed metals.


How do you like to showcase the seasons in your home design? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on our social pages:, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador!