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30 Modern Kitchen Designs & Ideas

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November 26, 2022
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Kallista Design

The kitchen is often referred to as the “hub of the home,” and it’s easy to see why. If you’ve ever hosted a casual get-together, everyone will end up conversing in the kitchen by the evening’s end. The kitchen is also a popular room for game nights and working from home.

With so much of our lives happening in the kitchen, it makes sense to focus on creating a versatile mood that easily transitions from warm comfort to lively entertainment. Explore these modern kitchen ideas for some inspiration.

Modern Kitchen Design With Natural Light

image of a long kitchen island with wood cabinets white countertop, and gold sink faucet. a large full scale window overlooks a mountainside
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Enjoy more sunlight with this luxury modern kitchen design featuring large windows. This kitchen perfectly transitions from afternoon to evening gatherings.

Sleek Black & White

black and white modern kitchen
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You can’t go wrong with this two-tone approach in a modern home.

Modern Kitchen Lighting

black and white kitchen with silver shining chandelier
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The modern kitchen design uses different lighting fixtures to create dimension, depth, and texture. Mix chandeliers, pendant, and recessed lights for the perfect combination of function and style.

Round Dining Table

blue and white modern kitchen
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One of the easiest modern small kitchen ideas is choosing a round dining table. This shape naturally draws your eyes to the center of the space. Plus, it encourages engaging conversation and sharing during mealtimes.  

Store It Up

white and gold modern kitchen
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One simple modern kitchen idea is adding storage above your sink. Wooden shelves add warmth to this white kitchen, complementing the luxury kitchen hardware in brass.

Glass Cabinetry

white and gold luxury kitchen
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Glass-front cabinets offer visual interest with convenience, putting cookware and dishes in your line of vision.

Professional Accessories

modern kitchen faucet in chrome finish
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Home chefs and entertainers deserve the best tools. Consider appointing your workstation with a luxury kitchen sink complete with a cutting board and strainer.  

Lighted Cabinets

lighted kitchen cabinets
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This luxury modern kitchen design uses light strips to add depth and functionality to the space.

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Ultimate Food Prep Convenience

gray kitchen with a modern wall-mount pot filler in a stainless steel finish
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Modern kitchen design focuses on form and functionality, and a stylish pot filer checks off both. A pot filler makes cooking stews, pasta, and stocks more of a joy than a chore, since there is no need to carry a heavy water-filled pot from the sink to the stove.

Make Your Sink Fully Functional

modern kitchen design with chrome high-arc faucet, white countertop, and gray wood cabinets
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Coordinate a soap dispenser and water filter faucet with a pull-out primary faucet for ultimate functionality. Streamlined, high-arc faucets in Polished Chrome add cool, cosmopolitan style to any kitchen.

Timeless Style

gold gooseneck kitchen faucet with a bridge connecting two handles with a sidesprayer on the left
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Modern farmhouse kitchen ideas keep sleek lines while adding a dash of vintage appeal. This brass bridge faucet paired with an apron sink adds just enough classic charm while maintaining a modern look.

Black Fixtures & Marble Surfaces

bar with island and alcove, countertops and backsplash are black nero marquina marble with white streaks
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Luxury kitchen faucets in Matte Black and Nero Marquina marble countertops are an ideal pairing for an upscale kitchen.

Luxury Modern Kitchen Idea

white and wood large kitchen leading into living room area with two couches
Credit: @zacgudakov

This kitchen blends seamlessly into the den, creating an atmosphere perfect for hosting and fully functional for daily living.

Modern Small Kitchen Ideas

monochrome kitchen with white walls, black chairs, and silver appliances
Credit: @sidekix

Create a cohesive look in a loft by blending the kitchen with the living room. This modern kitchen design uses luxury kitchen fixtures to create functional stations for everyday living.

Narrow Kitchen, Optimal Function

modern. narrow galley kitchen leading to the backdoor
Credit: @jsnbrsc

Instead of working around a galley-style kitchen, expand on its functionality by installing longer countertops and overhead storage.

Keep Appliances Flush

narrow kitchen with wood cabinets, white countertops, and stainless steel stove and fridge
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Even small galley-style kitchens become much more functional when your appliances and fixtures are integrated into your countertops. This approach creates clean lines, which are key to maintaining a modern aesthetic.

Modern Kitchen Island Design

white and wood kitchen design
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A kitchen island can completely transform how you use your kitchen—you get additional counter space, more storage, a casual eating area, and possibly room for an appliance or small utility sink.

Stylish Lighting

white kitchen with four chairs at the countertop and three pendant lights hanging from the ceiling
Credit: @sidekix

Pendant lights add functional and sophisticated light to a kitchen island. You can easily give your kitchen a new look and feel by outfitting them with Edison bulbs.

Utilize Nooks & Crannies

kitchenette located under a stairwell
Credit: @designcollectivewest

Add functionality to your kitchen with a small corner workstation. Not only does this free up your main sink for washing dishes, but you get extra space for food prep and storage.

Light & Bright

white modern kitchen with 6 gray chairs at the countertop
Credit: @zacgudakov

White kitchens are effortlessly modern, simply elegant, and brighten up walls, floors, and countertops.    

Beautiful Contrast

black and white kitchen with a wood panel on the cabinetry

A black and white modern kitchen design is a tried-and-true solution. Consider patterned floors or a wood accent to add texture to a minimalistic room.

Black & Gold

close up of a pull-down faucet with buttons for spray functions. the faucet is matte black with a gold bridge
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It takes balance, but a black and white kitchen with gold fixtures is sophisticated, cosmopolitan, and adds a sense of luxury few other modern kitchen designs can pull off.

Modern White & Gray Kitchen Design

modern white kitchen
Credit: @zacgudakov

A gray and white kitchen provides the perfect compromise for those that want more color than an all-white design but aren’t sold on the boldness of black. This monochrome interior uses splashes of gray on white for a distinguished look.  

Pops of Blue

modern white kitchen with blue cabinets
Credit: @sidekix

There are few things livelier than a colorful kitchen. Painting the exterior of your cabinets is one of the easiest modern kitchen cabinet ideas.  

Dark Tones for a Grounding Effect

white kitchen with dark gray cabinets
Credit: @collovhome

Dark grays, blues, and green accents can offer a comforting foundation to an otherwise bright and welcoming kitchen.  

Modern Range Hood

white kitchen with stainless steel range hood above black stovetop
Credit: @zacgudakov

Modern range hoods are more stylish than they used to be, and the exposed look adds just enough of an industrial look to add interest to your modern kitchen design.

Seamless Hood Covering

white kitchen with gray wood cabinets
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Some designers opt for a decorative hood, while others do away with it altogether. However, a third option is making the hood covering blend with the rest of your kitchen walls.

Warm Wood Backsplash

white kitchen with gold fixtures and hardware with a dark wood backsplash
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The right backsplash can bring that instant “wow” factor to your kitchen. This beautiful wood backsplash brings warmth and sophistication against the marble and white motif.  

Bold Black Backsplash

white kitchen with black tile backsplash
Credit: @naomish

The geometric pattern of this black tile adds plenty of interest while enhancing the rest of the elements in this modern white kitchen.

Overhang Island Design

modern kitchen with four tall chairs at the countertop
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This island countertop features a deep overhang for bar seating, providing the perfect place for appetizers, drinks, and entertainment.

Create Your Dream Modern Kitchen

The key to modern design is that less is more. If you need more help achieving your kitchen design goals, explore modern kitchen fixtures from KALLISTA or visit a showroom near you.

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