This is the type of kitchen that (I think) naturally lends itself to a hood. I love the sharp angles and clean lines of the hood here.
Hoods don't have to be stainless, either. I like the way this white hood blends in with the wall above.
The curve of this hood has a cool Art Deco vibe. It's definitely different from what you see in most kitchens.
This is another great example of incorporating shelving into the hood. I also like the way the stainless hood adds a touch of modern to this traditional kitchen, without seeming out of place.
Hoods are a natural solution for venting island stovetops. Here, pot racks make the hood seem like a natural part of the ceiling-scape - it doesn't stand out. Plus - functional!
But even if the hood does stand alone over the island, it's practical and it can look great.
This kitchen runs a little more traditional than my taste, but I like the way the hood works with the cabinets, rather than forcing something overly modern into the mix.
Ditto for this space - the white hood works nicely with the rest of the room.
This space, too. Even though this is WAY more traditional than my own taste, I can definitely appreciate its lodgey look. Although I have to admit, taxidermy in the kitchen kind of freaks me out.
I really love the way this hood works with the backsplash. It's so shimmery and pretty, especially with the white and the windows.
This super boxy hood is fantastic with the peninsula and dark wood - I love the whole look.