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Inspiration for the Minimalist Kitchen: 12 Designs and Ideas

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December 18, 2022
Kallista Design

Choosing a minimalist aesthetic for your kitchen may feel intimidating at first. After all, you use the room multiple times a day, and many of the appliances and gadgets you have collected over the years are designed to make your life easier.

All that clutter, however, can add stress and stagnancy to your room.  

What Is Minimalism in Kitchen Design?  

A minimalist aesthetic is designed to clear clutter from your space. Using minimalistic design principles can make frequently occupied rooms much more functional. When you clear the space of everything except what you use on a daily basis, it saves you from having to clear a spot or dig through a cabinet for everything you need. The minimalist style is also considered to be soothing and peaceful.

The muted colors and open, uncluttered space of a minimalist kitchen design can help you achieve the culinary oasis you crave. And less doesn’t have to be boring—a minimal kitchen can still showcase unique personalities and preferences. Whether you love a warm and cozy cabin-like kitchen or a modern monochrome style, you can create the space of your dreams.  

Here are some of the best minimalist kitchen ideas from KALLISTA.

Add Depth With Texture

gold kitchen faucet on a black marble countertop with white specks and a textured white wallpaper
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Love the minimalist concept, but still want the room to stand out? Textured tile and polished distressed kitchen sinks can add personalization without visual overwhelm. The shine and patterns of a marble or quartz countertop also add a tactile element, giving the room multiple focal points while maintaining clean lines.  

Japanese Minimalist Kitchen Inspiration

gold gooseneck kitchen faucet atop a grey countertop and white, modern cabinets with recessed shelves and lighting
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Japanese-inspired design and minimalism often go together. Consider paper screens and light wood accents to brighten the room. Add white cabinets and a luxury unlacquered brass kitchen faucet to really make your kitchen gleam.  

Modern in approach with clean, classic lines and exceptional performance and functionality, the KALLISTA One Collection offers a wide range of contemporary kitchen designs to elevate and define any setting. Its minimalist styling makes One a versatile choice, whether for new construction or as a singular upgrade.  

Minimalist Boho Kitchen  

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Incorporating the Boho look into your minimalist kitchen invites your guests in with an earthy welcome. This look can be achieved by adding dreamy flowers and plants, as well as cushy bar chairs and the light wood of our Multiere® stainless steel kitchen sink with deluxe accessories.  

The KALLISTA Juxtapose Collection by renowned designer Mick De Giulio, is a sophisticated take on performance kitchen design, presenting a stylish faucet collection expertly crafted to delight both novice and kitchen connoisseur. Modern in approach with a palette of inspired singular and mixed metal PVD finish combinations, Juxtapose by Mick De Giulio features slim profiles and chic details combined with the latest spray technology for the ultimate functionality, performance, and reliability.

White Brick for a Minimalist Industrial Kitchen Design

black and white kitchen with black wall-mounted pot filler faucet
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Painted brick and an industrial stovetop range can add an edge to your minimalist aesthetic. Blending Industrial style to your less-is-more kitchen gives the whole room an urbane and cosmopolitan personality.  

Black & White Modern Minimalist Kitchen  

black and white kitchen with a high-arc pull-down faucet in a matte black finish with gold accents
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While decorations should be sparse in a minimalist environment, you can include thoughtful statement pieces, such as abstract artwork or a bold wood cutting board displayed on the counter. Utilize matte black fixtures with a touch of gold or brass accents for additional elegance. Use a stark black-and-white color scheme for your surfaces to truly make an impact.

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Inviting & Uncluttered: Minimalist Scandinavian Kitchen Design  

white kitchen with black countertops, black bridge faucet, and black cabinet handles
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Scandinavian interior design is focused on creating a clutter-free environment. Opt for simple, quality cupboards and countertops in white or light colors. Make the space welcoming with soft barstools and a charming vase of flowers for a clean and homey aesthetic.

Small Space Minimalist Kitchen Design Idea

white kitchen with wood cabinets
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It can be a struggle to keep a galley kitchen free of clutter. Maxing out the space with storage cabinets can help you keep the countertops unhindered and functional. Light natural wood and a luxury nickel kitchen faucet can help to open the space. Make sure to coordinate nickel hardware and appliances as well for a cohesive result.

Marble Countertops With White Cabinets

kitchen with black marble countertop, white cabinets, and chrome faucet with gooseneck spout and bridge lever handles
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Brighten up the look with a reflective faucet and a brushed stainless steel sink. Simple décor, like seasonal flowers in a vase, adds just the right pop of color to the room without losing relaxed elegance.

Luxurious Minimalism

modern kitchen with black cabinets, white countertops, white walls, and a chrome gooseneck faucet
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For a luxe impact, add some indulgent fixtures to your minimalistic design scheme. Shiny chandeliers, ornate cabinets, and luxury kitchen hardware are the perfect additions to an upscale kitchen. Consider a minimalist kitchen table with a distressed finish for added visual interest.  

Minimalist Kitchen Island

white kitchen with gray wood cabinets and high-arc chrome pull-down faucet
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Luxury chrome kitchen faucets and sinks add functionality and thoughtful design to your kitchen island. If your kitchen is primarily white, opting for a dark island can be a great contrast. White will also stand out if your kitchen contains mostly dark colors.  

Monochrome Minimalist Kitchen Essentials  

white kitchen with high-arc atte black faucet
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If you want your kitchen to be bright, go with white surfaces to make natural and artificial light bounce throughout the room. Add monochromatic colors like black and gray for chic appeal, and keep the countertops completely bare for the ultimate minimal look.

Exposed Shelving for a Minimalist Kitchen

white kitchen with gold faucets and black countertops
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With open shelving in a minimalist home, the key is to not overload the shelves. A dark color behind the shelving, like this rich wood, adds a clean contrast to pure white dishes. Make sure to be precise when it comes to the placement of the dishes to make the shelves look functional and uncluttered. Gold and brass hardware can bring out the warmth of the wood.  

What’s Next for Your Minimalist Kitchen?

When designing your minimalist kitchen, make sure it works for you. Keep sleek appliances you use daily on the counter for ease of use. Minimalist design is supposed to convenience your life, not the opposite.

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