Essential Ingredients for a Contemporary Kitchen Design

When it comes to designing your contemporary kitchen, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to achieve the true modern look that will stay in style for years to come.

Think of your dream kitchen as crisp, clean, warm and inviting. Today’s kitchens are all about efficiency, organisation, and functionality. With this in mind, we’ve run through some of the essentials to a vast majority of modern kitchen interior design.

Integrated Colour Scheme

Choose a combination of pale block colours that are punctuated with bold colours. For example, cream cabinets accented with dark walls, or dark handles. You could also contrast the colours by having one wall of cupboards in cream, and the opposite wall in a dark grey or beige.


It is key to always the perfect lighting to match the space, so soft lighting such as recessed spotlighting will create a warm and inviting space, perfect for any dining space. Brighter lights are much more effective in any areas for food prep.

Fittings and Accessories

Choosing a complementary colour for any fittings and accessories can be challenging. Brushed chrome is a great option, these could include cupboard and drawer handles, faucets, hooks and hangers and chairs. They can also be found in lots of different finishes and colours.

Tones and Hues

If you are going to choose wood for your contemporary kitchen design, go for softwood tones to make the space as light and airy as possible. Wood is a long-lasting and hard-wearing option and can be used as part of a mix and match too.

Stainless Steel

Contrary to popular belief, of looking cold and sterile, new stainless steel appliances are designed with home use in mind. They are easy to maintain, are aesthetically pleasing and do not affect the flavour of foods. They also boast a long life span.

A Place for Everything

Contemporary kitchen designs are free of clutter and, as such, there are spaces and cupboards for everything, from recipe books to special occasion dishes.

Natural Light

If you have windows, consider creating a mini-solarium, with a variety of plants. This is a great way to grow fresh herbs, and even vegetables such as tomatoes, lettuce or beans.

Built-in Ranges

These help to create more space and are especially beneficial if your kitchen is small. Some people actually purchase more than one range, particularly if they entertain a lot, or have large families.

Centre Islands

These can be stationary or moveable. This is the perfect place for the sink, and the top can have a built-in space for a cutting board. If you are just not sure of what design or features would look good in your home, our associates can help. We will discuss your needs, budget and ideas to come up with a unique design that you are sure to love.

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