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Modern Kitchen Design

Written By petite karinne on Saturday, April 2, 2011 | 2:54 PM


The dark wood finish is beautifully balanced with light reflective surfaces in this modern kitchen design. Very chic, low-backed stools take their rightful position at the eating end of the long island.


The natural light pours into this very contemporary kitchen. White, a color often associated with contemporary design, is used throughout the space creating a very light and airy atmosphere. Two layers of horizontal upper cabinets and large, deep drawers provide an abundance of storage. The orange-red color pops against the white shell.


Storage will never be an issue with the large cabinets in this modern kitchen. The island provides even more storage and workspace along with a table-type extension for an eating area. An interesting feature of this design is that the toe-kick has been eliminated from some of the wall cabinets giving them a floating feeling.


Something you are going to see more and more often in modern design is wood cabinetry presented with the grain running horizontally as opposed to the traditional vertical direction. The cabinets in this contemporary kitchen design picture have a mottled finish with dark brown and grey tones. The grey tones are further enhanced through the use of stainless appliances.


Here is an interesting color combination - pale yellow cabinets with a dark chocolate brown for the countertop material. The frosted glass doors break up what would otherwise be a bland expanse of upper cupboards. The area above the glass doors is a great niche for displaying special items and highlighting them with the recessed lights above.


Is this modern kitchen from the 60's, or the new millennium? The clean lines, smooth surfaces and simplistic quality are what create the modern feel in this design. The only giveaways to the real period of the design are the stainless steel appliances, the new rangehood and the microwave oven.


This is a cutting edge kitchen design. The space is practically void of color with the exception of some fresh fruit in a stainless steel bowl and a small assortment of cooking accessories.


A hot design in cool colors. If time travel was possible, you might be looking at a kitchen from 20 years in the future. An abundance of horizontal lines create a sense of movement within this space.

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