Modern kitchens are characterized by clean lines, sleek surfaces, and minimalist details, and the look can range from sparse to bright and bold. Find your favorite modern design details among our photos of modern kitchens, which showcase fresh ways to use materials such as glass, stainless steel, and stone, and incorporate the modern aesthetic. This roundup of ideas and tips for makeovers and remodels covers a wide array of options for creating a modern kitchen. Learn how to mix surfaces and finishes and pick out a style of modern kitchen cabinets that will suit your tastes and styles. Take the edge off modern design with our ideas for warming up the contemporary aesthetic by using wood tones, fabric, and more. Create a new modern color palette for your kitchen to give it a new look. Start with our favorite spaces that feature every colorâfrom cool grays and whites to electric blues and sizzling orangesâand get inspired. Once you have an idea for a modern color palette, try out paint colors before you even pick up a paintbrush with My Color Finder.
More of Our Favorite Modern Kitchens
A Kitchen that Blends Contemporary & Traditional Designs
An open floor plan allows this petite kitchen to feel spacious.
A Contemporary Small-Kitchen Makeover
Clean lines and contemporary backsplash tile create a fresh look in this kitchen.
A Warm and Welcoming Contemporary Kitchen
The rich color palette in this kitchen allows for a modern and cozy look.
A Modern Blue Kitchen with Global Style
This modern kitchen features sleek elements offset by soft blue walls and a bold paisley backsplash.
A vintage-inspired kitchen features sleek chrome and modern accents, creating the perfect family gathering space.
Before & After Kitchen Renovations: Contemporary Kitchens
Ordinary kitchens are transformed into beautiful modern rooms.
Contemporary Galley Kitchen Makeover
A dingy galley kitchen goes bold with pattern and color to create a new modern space.
Contemporary Kitchen Ideas
Get inspired with these ideas to create a cool, contemporary kitchen in your home.
Kitchen and Bath Trend: Warm, Modern Style
Take a look at some of the new products available for your modern kitchen.
Kitchen Tour: Earth-Friendly Contemporary Kitchen
Eco-friendly materials mix with modern style to give these homeowners the kitchen of their dreams.
Warm Contemporary Kitchens
Contemporary kitchens don't need to be white—see how to take the chill out of your modern spaces.
Modern Galley Kitchen Makeover
Sleek cabinetry and finishes give this small kitchen big style.
A Midcentury Modern Makeover
Cozy wood cabinets warm up this kitchen and enhance the midcentury style.
One Kitchen, Two Budgets: Contemporary Style
Before you renovate, take a look at two contemporary kitchens on two different budgets.
Learn about modern style and how to capture the sleek look in your kitchen.