What Makes A Modern Kitchen?
1. Flat Panel Doors
Flat slab doors are a signature design element in modern kitchens. This is in contrast to shaker style doors, which have square designs cut into the faces.
2. Euro Frameless Full-Overlay Cabinet Construction
3. Simple Hardware
C-channel hardware, tubular pulls and flat linera pulls are the most common styles for modern kitchen design.
4. Lack of Ornamentation
Modern kitchens lack texture and pattern. You will see splashes of color, but it is most always a single color like bright red, green or blue — and only one accent color is chosen.
5. Use of Natural Materials
Modern designers love to throw a little horizontal wood grain or marble veining into their work.
6. Simple Geometric-Shaped Accent Pieces
Accent pieces — including lights, tables, chairs and stools — should stay consistent and simple. An eclectic kitchen might have all sorts of different accent pieces that are individually selected.
7. Emphasis on Horizontal Lines
Modern kitchens contain long, wide lines and cabinets stacked in orderly rows. Contemporary kitchens will often feature fatter, vertical cupboards, whereas modern kitchen drawers tend to be more rectangular. In traditional kitchens, cupboards often have vertical wood grain.
8. Industrial Elements
Natural, untreated concrete walls, epoxy-painted concrete floors and exposed ducts can be part of a modern kitchen.