Part 4: Modern Kitchen Style
While planning on giving your kitchen a makeover, you have no shortage of options when it comes to trends. But what style is right for you? Do you prefer Contemporary, Traditional or Transitional stylings? Like choosing the right house, furniture and appliances, choosing the perfect kitchen style requires serious thought. Deciding will not only help you to narrow down your design options, but also save time and money focusing on the right pieces. In this 5-part blog we are breaking down everything you need to know about YOUR kitchen style. Here's Part 4--Modern Kitchen.
The word “modern” comes from the Latin word modernus which means, “of or relating to present and recent time; not ancient or remote”. People often think that modern style encompasses whatever is currently popular, but this is incorrect. Modern style finds its roots in the first world war. It featured geometric forms, little or no ornamentation or adornments, and flat surfaces.
Today, we consider modern kitchen design a bit broader than it began as it’s been intertwined with midcentury modern design which originated in the Nordic counties in the 20th century. Features of midcentury modern include bold angles and curves to design the landscape.
To create a modern look, consider man-made materials like molded plastics, ceramics or laminate. Choose a monochromatic color scheme with bold pops of color for your accessories and cookware. Stick to clean lines with geometric shapes like sleek granite countertops and a subway tile backsplash.
A key element to any modern kitchen is the cabinets. Modern kitchen cabinets are defined by their simple design. They typically have flat surfaces with no hardware. A modern cabinet door might be replaced by frosted glass or a laminate or wood veneer.
The goal of the modern kitchen is to remain timeless and simple. Modern kitchens typically are free of clutter, enabling your space to appear bigger and cleaner.
For the modern kitchen look for:
- White or neutral color scheme
- Bright primary pops of color
- Abstract art
- Geometric accessories
- Clear surfaces
- Man-made materials
Expert tips on creating a modern kitchen:
- Stick to man-made materials [sleek plastic chairs + concrete walls]
- Combine neutral walls with bold pops of color [white painted walls + red cookware]
- Incorporate flat surfaces with geometric shapes [flat panel lacquered kitchen cabinets + hexagonal chandelier]
If you value cleanliness and minimalism, modern kitchen style is perfect for you. Its simple design and muted color scheme create an uncluttered, peaceful space for anyone to enjoy.
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