Top 5 Kitchen Items For The Perfect Contemporary Kitchen

Apr 27, 2021 | Design Knowledge, Design Trends, Kitchen Knowledge

Every year, contemporary kitchens consistently rise in popularity. So much so that a contemporary kitchen is 2021’s most sought-after design style. It’s like Frank Lloyde Wright said, “simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art.” What designs are the most minimalistic in appearance? That’s right…c o n t e m p o r a r y  designs!

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To create your dream contemporary kitchen you will want to include these 5 items:

Color Palette

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The best part about choosing a contemporary kitchen design is that it doesn’t follow any specific rules about colors. Whether you still want that all white kitchen or pops of color throughout your design, both options will create the perfect contemporary design. So, you can have as much fun as you want with colors or just stick to the neutrals when designing your dream contemporary kitchen. Here are some of our favorite contemporary kitchen color schemes:

  • Add warmth and light with wood tones
  • Bold black or daring dark blue mixed with marble
  • Glossy white with matte black accents 
  • Go green with touches of gold

Slab Cabinetry Doors

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In order to claim your kitchen as contemporary, your kitchen design or remodel must have slab cabinet doors. Slab doors cover the entire frame. They may seem dull in appearance, but on the contrary they are far from that. Slab doors with the right hardware and finish will make a huge contemporary statement in your kitchen. Some favorite contemporary cabinetry finishes include: wood veneers, glossy neutrals or bold colors, and textures.

A Focal Point

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A contemporary design is not complete without a focal point, and in the kitchen that is usually the backsplash or an accent wall. Whether it is created from tile or wallpaper, bold, bright colors or neutral textures or patterns, every great contemporary kitchen needs a focal point. There is no right color or texture as long as it brings harmony to the surrounding elements in a sleek and stunning way.

Integrated/Built In Appliances

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True contemporary kitchen appliances are extremely important to the overall layout and style. They are typically hidden behind cabinetry doors or integrated within the cabinetry to create that clean, minimalistic look. Built in appliances usually include, but are not limited to: ovens, refrigerators, wine coolers, microwave, and coffee machines.

Windows, Windows, & More Windows

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Windows are a very important part of achieving that contemporary kitchen. Lighten up your kitchen design or remodel by adding a wall of windows. Not only does it create that clean and light design you want, but it also gives your space a great view of the outdoors.

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It’s easy to see why contemporary kitchens are so popular. Contemporary designs give you the creative freedom to incorporate your own personal style, while staying true to an ageless design. Frank Lloyd Wright said it best, “space is the breath of art”. Whether you decide to add a few contemporary items or embrace a complete contemporary kitchen, your kitchen design or remodel will be an absolutely stunning piece of art!