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Design Spotlight: Contemporary Kitchens

Posted on: January 10, 2011


The hallmarks of contemporary kitchen design are simplicity, minimalism and striking contrasts – linear, geometric themes, asymmetrical balance and vibrantly colored kitchen cabinets and molding are all common to the style. You have an enormous amount of creative freedom when creating a contemporary kitchen, and the design lends itself perfectly to both wide open spaces and smaller, galley-style kitchens. Contemporary kitchens feel fast and trendy, incorporating materials such as stainless steel, plastic, acrylic, concrete and glass into the mix.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Like all contemporary kitchen design elements, contemporary kitchen cabinets should be angular, geometric and richly colored. If you need help deciding exactly what you want, you can draw inspiration for your contemporary kitchen cabinets from cubist artists such as Miro and Picasso.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Whatever color you choose for your contemporary kitchen cabinets, make sure you create a stark contrast with another element in your kitchen.

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinetry

Contemporary Kitchen Countertops

Keeping with the angular, geometric theme, contemporary kitchen countertops should be squared off and can be made with a wide variety of materials, including stainless steel, laminate, wood and glass.

Contemporary Kitchen Countertops

Be sure to add a unique sink to your contemporary kitchen countertops. Many contemporary kitchen sinks are designed to be works of art as much as functional areas of the kitchen, so let your creativity shine!

Contemporary Kitchen Accessories

Even though the key element of contemporary kitchen design is minimalism, that doesn’t mean you can’t spice up your design with a few choice accents! In contrast to the hard, angular lines prominently displayed in the other elements of your contemporary kitchen, your accessories should emphasize fluidity and natural movement. Remember – bright, solid colors, along with chrome and glass, are your friends!

Contemporary kitchens are increasingly popular thanks to their emphasis on vibrant contrasting colors and simple, highly organized design. To see more examples of contemporary kitchens, visit the Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens showroom in Rockville, Maryland. And if you want to design a contemporary kitchen in your home, contact our expert designers today!

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