Modern Kitchen Design Ideas At Your Fingertips

What makes a kitchen modern? Clean lines, minimalist detail and neutral colors. See 17 gorgeous examples.

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Elements of Style

These kitchen personify modern design, with fresh takes on color, materials and architectural detail.

Colors Drawn From Nature

 

Metal Can Be Warm

Stainless steel lends a modern, industrial look to this stylish kitchen designed by Andreea Avram Rusu. Orange leather barstools add pops of color and coordinate well with the opposite multi-color stone accent wall. Simple white cabinetry adds to the sleek, modern feel of this space.

Softened White

 

Wood + Stainless

 

Galley Style

The galley, or corridor, kitchen has two straight runs on either side. Typically the sink is on one side and the range is on the other. The drawback to this design is traffic flow. A simple, one-wall design can be transformed into a galley shape with the addition of an island opposite the wall of cabinets. Islands help replace needed storage that is lost in an open kitchen design with limited wall cabinets. The sleek design of this kitchen helps optimize the space.

Double Ovens and a Large Island

 

Double Vent Hood

 

Rich Wood Tones

 

Simple Hardware, Updated Lighting

 

Dine-In Kitchen

 

A Fresh Take on Mint Green

 

Cabinets in Two Colors

 

Modern Doesn't Mean Cold

 

Adorable Wall Oven

 

Glass-Tile Backsplash

 

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