From sleek cabinetry to sophisticated color schemes, contemporary kitchens blend modern design with a minimalistic aesthetic to create a distinctive look that transcends trends. Think flat front cabinetry, sleek fixtures, stone features, wood accents, and stylish tile. If you are hungry to learn more, our favorite contemporary kitchens will inspire you to chef up your own unique cooking space.
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Contemporary Danish Kitchen With Furniture-Inspired Cabinetry
There are many contemporary features in this Danish Kitchen by Nicolaj Bo that make the cooking space feel warm and inviting. First, there is the slate blue cabinetry with a sophisticated matte finish that makes the room feel cozy. There is also a wood hexagon tile backsplash that transforms a white wall into an exciting feature. If you are looking for an affordable way to personalize any area in your home, consider flowers. Here a vase full of fresh cut blooms enlivens things with living color.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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Contemporary Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets
This gorgeous contemporary kitchen by Lucy Interior Design features dark wood cabinetry that resembles living room furniture and a spectacular 3D backsplash. Unique pendant lighting not typically found in cooking spaces adds to the kitchen's luxurious feeling.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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Pops of Color and Pattern in a Contemporary KitchenContinue to 4 of 25 below.
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Slab Door Cabinets are a Hallmark of Contemporary Kitchens
Slab doors as shown on the two-toned cabinets in this cooking space by Idea Space are a hallmark of the contemporary style. The marble-patterned quartz countertop and matching backsplash add both timeless beauty and practical function. Cool-toned kitchens can feel a little chilly. Here walnut shelves add a splash of warmth.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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White and Blue Contemporary Kitchen
In this daring kitchen by interior designer, M.J. Lanphier, bold, graphic floor tile and two-toned, stained wood cabinetry blend function with style.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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Contemporary White Kitchen With Waterfall Kitchen Island
A white kitchen by Soda Pop Design feels thoroughly contemporary thanks to sleek cabinets and a quartz waterfall kitchen island. Gray tiles, a marble oven backsplash, and dark wood cabinetry break up the mostly white space with interesting texture and pattern.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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Geometric Tile BacksplashContinue to 8 of 25 below.
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Pair Natural Wood Accents With Sleek Glossy FeaturesContinue to 9 of 25 below.
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How to Use Shiplap in a Contemporary Kitchen
Who says bead board or shiplap is only for modern farmhouse kitchens? Here painted wood paneling feels ultra contemporary. We also appreciate the blue arched ceiling in the hallway, which connects the small cooking space to the rest of this apartment designed by Colombo and Serboli Architects.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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Flexible Contemporary Kitchen With Blue Rubber Floors
Lovely, birch-faced-plywood cabinets, blue rubber flooring, and stainless steel appliances are the essential contemporary ingredients in this family-friendly kitchen by The Paper House Project. All of the cabinets are movable, which add loads of flexible function to the cooking space.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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New York City Contemporary KitchenContinue to 12 of 25 below.
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Decorative Accents Make the Kitchen
Interior designer M.J. Lanphier created a kitchen that blended with the rest of the main living area in this open concept apartment by adding decorative pieces like the black sculpture and table lamp. The marble front on the kitchen island enhances the elegant vibe.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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Cover a Wall With Colorful TileContinue to 14 of 25 below.
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Cozy, Modern White Kitchen
Contemporary kitchens that feel more like living areas than cooking spaces are a welcoming decorating trend. This chic example by Alys Design combines a cozy dining space with custom cabinetry. Behind the pristine white doors are large appliances and a sizable pantry.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Quirky and Colorful Contemporary Kitchen
If sleek, lacquered cabinetry is not your thing, take in this contemporary kitchen by Vidal Design Collaborative. The colorful cabinets and warm wood fronts give the cooking space a mid-century-inspired appeal.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Kitchen Cabinetry That Resembles Living Room Furniture
Kitchens are often the focal point of open concept spaces. But if you want your cooking space to blend in, consider slab front cabinetry in a warm wood tone. The cabinets in this kitchen by Vidal Design Collective matches the living room furniture.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Personalize a Kitchen With Color and Pattern
Bold patterns and exciting colors can enliven any kitchen. Here interior designer Annie Grierson gave a traditional cooking space a huge contemporary lift by combining contrasting patterns with bright hues.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Insanely Chic Contemporary Kitchen
A lovely kitchen by White Arrow Interiors mixes clean lines with luxurious materials and soft colors to great a space that is both stylish and secretly functional. For instance, the powder blue cabinetry conceals refrigerator drawers. Then there is the marble waterfall-edged countertop, which is tricked out with a chic and practical brass toe kick.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Taking the Chill Off a Sleek White KitchenContinue to 20 of 25 below.
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Turn a Backsplash into a Feature WallContinue to 21 of 25 below.
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Family-Friendly Contemporary Kitchen
The best family-friendly kitchens, like this contemporary example by Rachel Madden Interiors, blend durable materials with inviting features. Quartz countertops and natural wood tones give the cooking space a crisp and natural vibe. We also appreciate how the white upper cabinets seemingly disappear into the white tile backsplash. The visual trick enhances the room's relaxed and uncluttered good looks.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Cozy Up a Contemporary Kitchen With Warm Wood FeaturesContinue to 23 of 25 below.
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Make a Tiny Contemporary Kitchen Feel Bigger
White walls, tall ceilings, and glossy cabinetry make the tiny kitchen in this small home by interior design firm Suba feel much larger. The marble countertops and matching backsplash lend polish to the place.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Blue and Black Contemporary Kitchen
Black and blue are the primary colors in an urban kitchen by Black Lacquer Design. The marble countertops seeps with a dramatic pattern. Another exciting feature is the modern, glass door refrigerator, which puts its contents on display.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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