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Examples of Contemporary Kitchen and Modern Kitchen Design
Designing your Contemporary Kitchen or Modern Kitchen

Designing your Contemporary Kitchen or Modern Kitchen

If you are looking for Contemporary Kitchen Designs or Modern Kitchen Designs, you have come to the right page.  Our Kitchen Designer will put all of your ideas into easily revised CAD drawings, so you can see for yourself what your contemporary kitchen or modern kitchen will look like.   You'll be able to review and make changes to your cabinet project, and know exactly what to expect.    Review all of the Cabinet Services we offer, to make the process just as enjoyable as your new kitchen will be. 

Contemporary Kitchens and Modern Kitchens

Contemporary Kitchens and Modern Kitchens

Contemporary kitchens are described as modern, minimalist and geometric. Modern kitchen styles change from year to year. Most recent modern kitchen design include sleek, straight and clean lines. Less is more, such as less accessories, hidden appliances, and minimal details. Common materials include stainless steel, marble, granite, and frosted glass. Basic geometric shapes and bold, bright colors such as reds, blues, and yellow or black and white are prevalent. 

Examples of contemporary kitchens include horizontal lines, asymmetry and a lack of molding and other ornamentation. Contemporary style kitchen materials often are man-made rather than natural. Contemporary kitchen design uses stainless steel, laminate, frosted glass inserts, concrete, linoleum, chrome and lacquer.

The contemporary kitchen and the modern kitchen encompasses styles from the 1940s to the present, with Europe-especially Italy, Germany and Scandinavia-leading the way.

Here are some examples:

Contemporary Kitchen with Glass Island Countertop


Glowing purple pendants, a mosaic glass tile backsplash, a glass canopy on the range hood and a glass bar top give this kitchen high style and continuity.

Contemporary Kitchen with Stainless Steel Cabinet Doors

Stainless steel slab cabinet doors paired with long stainless steel handles create a contemporary linear flow in this rectangular kitchen. A copper strip at the top of the wall cabinets adds a contrasting metallic accent.

Japanese Style Contemporary Kitchen

The elevated, curved counter separates the kitchen from the sitting area and serves as a buffet and snack bar.


Contemporary Small Condo Kitchen

Replacing a full wall with a bar-height counter opened up this small condo kitchen. Dark wood square-door cabinets with curved chrome pulls, taupe subway tile, funky bar stools and curvy track lighting make this a warm contemporary space.

Contemporary Burgundy-stained Cherry Wood Cabinets

Burgundy-stained cherry wood cabinets ground this kitchen, while the architectural vault pulls the eye upward. Contemporary materials-stainless steel, glass and gray Formica-pair with granite countertops to create a casual, elegant space.

Contemporary Open Kitchen

Soaring ceilings accentuate the openness of this kitchen while pendant track lighting and a stainless steel canopy hood with a tall duct cover draw attention upward. Blue translucent glass panel cabinet doors subtly complement the room's earthy palette.

Contemporary Asian Kitchen

Deep chocolate brown cabinets with crown molding add a traditional touch to this contemporary kitchen design. Glass cabinetry inserts and a glass bartop help keep the room light and fresh.