Kitchen rugs don't have to be boring. If you're wondering just how to jazz up those kitchen floors, we've got you covered. Here, you'll find 32 inspiring rug choices for the kitchen, which range from runners to small mats to larger area rugs.
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Contrast Your Colors
Add some contrast to your kitchen with a red rug like this one, which complements this space's laid back look.
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Go Big or Go Home
While we often spot runners or small mats in the kitchen, don't be afraid to incorporate more of an area rug sized piece into your space. Here, a vintage inspired rug looks lovely below a wooden island.
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Try a Coastal Touch
For a coastal look, introduce a jute runner into the kitchen. Whether your home is located steps away from the beach or you just wish that were the case, the combination of white and jute will immediately evoke seaside vibes.
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Bring on the Blue and White
Everyone loves blue and white. If you're looking to introduce some color into your kitchen, this crowd pleasing combo is a no fail pick.Continue to 5 of 32 below.
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Look to Your Cabinet Tones
Deep wooden cabinets carry over to the rusty hues on this kitchen rug, which truly serves as a work of art within the sparse space.
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Or Keep It Simple
A long white runner is right at home in this airy kitchen. If you have young children running around, you may wish to opt for a darker shade, though, as spills are almost inevitable.
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Why not pick a moody rug? This deep blue piece sure is full of personality and depth.
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Keep the Little Details Top of Mind
This soft gray rug features a blue border that matches the paint color on the nearby island to a T. It's all in the details.Continue to 9 of 32 below.
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Make It Modern
If your kitchen is modern in style, you'll want to make sure that the rug you select supports this aesthetic. Here, a red and white printed rug is minimalist and pretty.
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Bring on the jute—a thick, woven piece like this one is sure to withstand heavy foot traffic, which is essential in the kitchen.
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Try a Happy Block Print
Block print is beautiful on clothing, linens, and yes, rugs. A blue and white design adds serenity to this colorful kitchen.
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Bring on the Fun
This kitchen is relatively simple—that is, until you look down on the floor. A rainbow chevron patterned rug steals the show and proves that a kitchen never has to be too serious.Continue to 13 of 32 below.
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Play With Shapes
Black and white checkered floors are pretty cool on their own, but this geometric print adds even more interest to this kitchen floor. Who says you can't enjoy multiple fun shapes?
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Celebrate the season with a festive rug. This red and white checkered number could actually work in the space all year long—in spring and summer, simply work in some strawberry-themed accents, and in the fall, switch to apples.
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The more rugs, the merrier. Placing rugs on either side of the island is the name of the game in this kitchen—and these two pieces are actually not totally identical, yet they work together wonderfully.
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Add a Pop of Pink
Think pink! If you love the color pink, embrace it all throughout the home. Here, we spy pink cabinets, a pink door, pink flowers, and yes, a pink rug, of course.Continue to 17 of 32 below.
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Rock the Rainbow
Feeling bold? Go ahead and pick up a rainbow colored rug like this one. It's sure to brighten you up and give you a jolt of energy every time you see it—whether or not your morning coffee has kicked in.
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Match Your Backsplash
An off-white and peach runner seamlessly ties into the tile in this kitchen's backsplash. Peaches and pinks are always festive in a cooking space.
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A terra cotta color rug with red and blue detailing mimics the pattern on this kitchen's tile backsplash while adding a touch of playfulness to the space.
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Mix It Up
Don't be afraid to mix patterns in the kitchen. Just because your space features a detailed wallpaper or backsplash doesn't mean you can't opt for a rug with its own, unique print, too.Continue to 21 of 32 below.
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If you have a round dining table, jazz it up by placing a slightly larger round rug underneath. This woven one is sure to be nice and comforting underfoot.
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Pastels aren't just for kids' rooms. Here, they look beautiful in the kitchen and add lots of energy to the space. Top things off with a pastel colored Turkish-inspired rug like the one shown here.
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Admire the Island
Bring on the blue. If you're not sure what color rug to opt for in the kitchen, simply look to your island or cabinets for inspiration—so easy.
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Craving color in the kitchen? Go ahead and add a bold rug for an easy fix. This red pattern is nice and warm and also will easily camouflage stains—always a winning quality, particularly in a prep space like this.Continue to 25 of 32 below.
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Make It Fuzzy
Give your feet a real treat with a plush Moroccan-inspired rug like this one. It helps to fuse together the cooking area and adjacent dining nook, too.
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Embrace a Classic Pattern
A Greek-inspired key pattern is always eye-catching and sophisticated looking. This rug adds instant style to an otherwise simple kitchen.
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What could be sweeter than a dotted pattern? This rug looks right at home in this charming, neutral kitchen.
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Tone It Down
If your kitchen is full of decor, you may prefer to keep your rug more subdued. As always, jute is a timeless, durable pick.Continue to 29 of 32 below.
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A soft gray rug complements the cabinets in this kitchen wonderful. There's truly a rug choice for every design style.
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Make It Minimal
If you don't wish to draw attention away from a fun floor tile pattern, you may wish to opt for a kitchen rug in a solid color. White is an obvious choice here, given that it's one of the dominant hues used in this kitchen—just be mindful to pick a washable piece.
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Go for Those Stripes
Say yes to stripes! This classic pattern will never go out of style and can shine in all types of kitchens. While this room leans more contemporary, the design adds a touch of traditional style.
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Don't Be Too Simple
Simple white rugs don't have to be boring! This one features stylish tassels as well as a subtle geometric design.