Modern Kitchen Cabinets

Clean lines, sleek hardware, and clever pops of color make for standout modern kitchen cabinets. Look to these stylish contemporary cabinets made with mixed materials for your kitchen remodel.

Drama Lesson

Fearless red cabinetry with understated silver pulls amp up the style in this streamlined modern kitchen. The sleek flat-panel cabinets make a striking statement against a stainless-steel backsplash. A large doorless cabinet near the oven accommodates the homeowners' favorite pieces of art.

Seamless Blend

Simple design and modern hardware infuse these minimal flat-front cabinets with a luxurious feel. The sleek glossy black finish contrasts with clean white walls and stainless-steel finishes -- from the backsplash to the cabinetry handles installed horizontally and the dramatic light fixtures about the island.

Create a modern kitchen with clean lines and minimalist decor. The look isn't cold, it's simple and beautiful.

Top Ideas for a Modern Kitchen

Cabinetry with clean lines isn't the only marker of a contemporary kitchen. See how to complete your look with our top ideas for modern kitchen finishes.

Storage Haven

Behind the cool and calm look of these limed quartersawn oak cabinets waits plenty of functionality. The rows of horizontal drawers offer plenty of customized storage. Above them sit sandblasted-glass cabinet doors that slide upwards to reveal essential cooking ingredients.

Clean Lines

Installing wall ovens side by side provides easy access and maintains the horizontal aesthetic of these modern cabinets. The white slab-style cabinets settle into the neutral wall color for a minimal look that is anything but basic.

Not-So-Basic Browns

To visually expand this humble but high-fashion kitchen, appliances and cabinets alike are clad in lacquered zebrawood. The panels feature a rustic wood grain that plays off the textures of the room's metal-and-glass backsplash and funky cowhide stools, but the glossy finish keeps the look modern.

Urban Accents

Ebony cabinets pop against a shiny white subway tile backsplash, while bright glass knobs incorporate this modern kitchen's bold red-and-black color scheme. A few glass-front doors break up the dark Shaker-style cabinets above the sink, while silver pulls accent bottom cabinet drawers.

Revved-Up Red

Red cabinets and an efficient U-shape plan make this kitchen look smart and work hard. The glossy contemporary cabinets, marked with a focal point of frosted-glass storage, were an inexpensive purchase from IKEA that stand out against a stainless-steel backsplash and concrete countertops.

Elegant Efficiency

Custom European cabinetry helps fit an entire kitchen's worth of function into one 12-foot stretch of wall. A column of contemporary cabinetry houses a spacious appliance garage as well as refrigerator and freezer drawers. Specially engineered hinged hardware allows the metal doors to open wider than standard cabinets.

Frosty Finishes

Keep your kitchen open and airy with frosted-glass fronts on upper cabinets. Here, brushed stainless steel frames the glass, which reflects sunlight. The lower yellow cabinets pick up the golden hues in the sparkling blue, yellow, and brown mosaic tile backsplash.

Linear Luxury

Deep drawers, instead of base cabinets, create a crisp horizontal look that continues in the flip-up black cabinets above. The unadorned steel-framed storage and sleek hardware enhance a contemporary aesthetic.

Modern Comfort

European-style, flat-panel cabinets and elongated hardware set the tone in this contemporary kitchen. Light oak base cabinets balance cool aluminum upper cabinets, while floor-to-ceiling cabinetry along one wall amplifies storage.

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Easy Hardware Installation

Give modern cabinetry a final touch of style with new hardware. Watch as we share our tried-and-true tips for installing cabinet pulls and knobs.

Stylish Steel

Crafted from stainless-steel slats, these streamlined butler's pantry cabinets blend in with modern appliances and frame a beautiful marble backsplash and countertop. 

Shimmering Metallics

Opposites attract, as proven by this upscale kitchen that balances warm wood base cabinets with shiny glass-front upper cabinets. Glam touches (like the chrome island legs and intricate backsplash) soften the lines of the modern cabinetry, while white surfaces offset the dark-stained doors. 

Cherry on Top

Traditional finishes, like cherry cabinets, are presented in a contemporary way thanks to frosted-glass panels and shiny steel hardware. The warm wood cabinets keep slick black granite surfaces and commercial-grade appliances from feeling too industrial.

Neutral and Timeless

To keep the cabinets in this contemporary kitchen simple, the drawers, door handles, and knobs are all painted wood. Upper cabinets with ridged-glass doors flanking the range make the space seem larger, thanks to their lighter visual weight.

Mix and Match

Casual pistachio-colored laminate cabinetry joins a column of mirrored glass cabinets for an elegant touch. An upper cabinet flips open to reveal wine glasses while the flashy metallic panels smartly disguise a beverage refrigerator. 

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