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5 Contemporary Kitchen Ideas
If your kitchen feels tired, drab, or dated, and you’re ready for a refresh, consider a modern kitchen design. This sleek, sophisticated look is timeless in its minimalism and is versatile for all home types. To help you get inspired, our cabinet refacing company is sharing 5 contemporary kitchen ideas.
Choose a Monochromatic Color Palette
Instead of trying to coordinate a wall color, cabinet color, backsplash, and floor color, choose a monochromatic look where you have one color that is dominant throughout the space. While white is the most common option, you can also consider shades of gray throughout the space for a sophisticated look. For a warmer, but still modern look, consider shades of cream, taupe, or brown. To break up the monotony of one color, choose a contrasting color in one area, such as a bold, single-color backsplash or a black kitchen island.
Choose Minimal Ornamentation
Contemporary design is about function and highlighting the necessary elements of the space. Thus, most contemporary kitchens have minimal ornamentation – no wall art or counter clutter, simple backsplashes, streamlined hardware, and clean light fixtures. When it comes to decorating a modern kitchen, less is definitely more. Instead, create a focal point using an accent color as mentioned above.
Add Industrial Features
For a truly contemporary, ultra-sleek kitchen, incorporate industrial or steel elements into the kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and sinks are popular elements but consider adding metal stools around your kitchen island, a steel hood vent over your stove, or a stainless steel backsplash, too. Other industrial elements can include a concrete slab countertop or Edison-bulb pendant lighting. This will create a cool, clean look for your kitchen.
Incorporating Natural Materials
If you’d rather warm up a contemporary kitchen, add natural materials and textures to the space. Use butcher block countertops, glass light fixtures, or bamboo flooring that still offer the clean, streamlined look you prefer but offers a softer appeal. This is especially important in an all-white kitchen that may look to sterile or in spaces where lots of black or steel is used.
Choose Flat Cabinet Doors
While shaker cabinets with the framing around the door are the most popular style overall in cabinetry, flat cabinets are the preferred option in contemporary design. This is because they provide a smooth, streamlined look that adds sophistication to the kitchen. Choose a matte finish over high-gloss for a more crisp, elevated look.
To elevate the look of your cabinets, choose contemporary hardware, too. Cylindrical or linear pulls and handles in steel, black, or brushed nickel stand out beautifully against all types of cabinetry and accentuate the contemporary design theme.
Get a Quote for Cabinet Refacing
Instead of getting rid of your old cabinets and replacing them, consider cabinet refacing. We’ll replace the cabinet drawer faces and doors with new, handcrafted doors and drawers in the style of your preference while covering the existing frames and boxes in new panels of natural wood. We can transform dated, drab cabinets into beautifully modern elements at a fraction of the cost of a full replacement. To learn more about cabinet refacing, call us at 919–809–6161 or fill out the form below to get started.