Find out what types of materials and design concepts are used in the modern style kitchen. Easy to read, simple to follow!
Clean, simple, uncluttered design with attention to detail...keep those terms in the forefront of your project planning, as in the bamboo look tile and warm color palette shown above.
Kitchens that possess a modern, contemporary feel have some elements in common. Let's look at a few examples first and then discuss those common elements.
Textures are what I instantly notice about this sleek Contemporary Kitchen. The flooring and backsplash covering the wall (minus upper cabinets) create the back drop for the chocolate brown island and white contrasting top/stools.
No clutter...minimal colors...linear shapes...this is Contemporary Style.
You can enjoy a Coastal Style home and incorporate the sleek look of Contemporary, too, as we see in the unique Kitchen above.
Textured cabinetry makes the uppers almost disappear and creates a really interesting mix with the lower cabinets, island and counter tops.Notice the simple styling of the stained boards placed across the window.
There is a linear look to the Kitchen that exemplifies Contemporary Design.
I love the contrast of the dramatic, dark wall color as it sets off the white cabinets and granite counter top on the island in this Kitchen with Contemporary styling.
The light/dark play continues in the accents, and the frosted cabinet fronts of the uppers adds just a touch of softness to the look.
Overall, when you walk into a contemporary kitchen, you notice that it has a limited number of textural elements, and those elements are not shadowed under any clutter or ‘stuff’ (that’s my professional term for the misc items that fill our counters, walls and table tops).
There is also limited amount of decorative trim and ornamentation, if any, used in the space.
Man-made materials such as stainless steel, laminate, frosted glass, chrome, concrete and linoleum. That said, however, natural materials are also quite comfortable in the contemporary kitchen, including granite, wood, slate and stone.
These elements are often used as follows:
The key idea to modern kitchen design is how these elements are used in the space. Here are some examples:
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