Looking for modern kitchen ideas that are also elegant and bring personality to your space? We’ve got you covered with five contemporary kitchen designs or components that fit the bill! These ideas not only provide a simple, clean style, but they also create a sophisticated look and add a touch of luxury.
#1: Black and White Palette
Black and white kitchens are a classic design choice, they are far from going out of style. This high-contrast look is in demand in modern kitchens, with the look of white cabinets being elevated when set against black granite countertops. Likewise, black cabinets are captivating when paired with contemporary white marble counters.
#2: Gray Cabinets
Many homeowners who want an elegant, modern kitchen that’s neutral (but not white) are opting for gray. Since gray works extremely well with both warm and cool tones, it has become the new go-to neutral. Gray cabinets paired with an elegant backdrop and countertop, as shown in the photo above, create a light, open space.
#3: Center Island
We’re huge fans of kitchen islands around here, as they add much-needed function, storage and modern style. Whether you use your island as an eat-in breakfast spot, to prep meals, as an extra cooktop or some combination of those functions, it will create a lovely focal point that makes your kitchen warm and welcoming.
#4: Farmhouse Sinks
Farmhouse sinks, also known as apron sinks, are a timeless addition that add beauty to any modern kitchen. We can’t ignore just how practical they are, either. Deep enough to easily fit large pots and serving trays, they make cleanup extra quick and easy!
#5: Sensor-Activated Faucets
If you don’t already have a sensor-activated or hands-free faucet, you don’t know what you’re missing out on! Switch out your current faucet for one with this simple modern technology and it will make life in the kitchen so much easier.
If you no longer want your young (or older!) children touching the faucet with fingers that have paint, chocolate and who knows what else on them, or you want to be able to wash your hands after working with food without contaminating the faucet, a hands-free faucet will be your new best friend. While you’re at it, change out your hand-pump soap bottle for a hands-free soap dispenser, too!