Modern-style kitchens will appeal to lovers of minimalism, since simplicity is a feature of this room design option. They try not to overload the interior with things, and the emphasis is on straight lines, geometric shapes, monochrome or bright details. Modern style is multifaceted and has no clear framework. At the same time, it has a number of distinctive features among the variety of kitchen styles.
Features of kitchen design in a modern style
Kitchen design in a modern style is considered convenient and practical. This is due to the thoughtful storage of things. Kitchen utensils are hidden in cabinets, which creates the effect of open space, which is especially important for small rooms.
Another feature of the interior of kitchens in a modern style is minimalist furniture. The abundance of details is not welcome. At the same time, not only the shape of the furniture is important, but also its functionality (for example, you can put a transforming table in the kitchen). The main rule is to use modern items up to high-tech, which are not associated with any historical eras.
The color scheme of the kitchen interior can be muted. More often complex (for example, gray-blue) and low-saturated colors are used, as well as white and black. Bright accents are also possible. Contrasting color combinations are allowed.
Each element in a modern style is combined with all other components of the interior. Therefore, it is better to think over the decoration of the room in advance. Eclecticism is acceptable: something from the Scandinavian style or constructivism can be added to the design. The materials for finishing the kitchen are different. Most often they use marble, porcelain stoneware, polished board, glass panels. Smooth and rough textures are suitable for decorating the room.
For finishing the floor in the kitchen, ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles are preferred. It is better to use materials with a matte surface. On wet glossy tiles, you can slip. Linoleum is also chosen for finishing. The advantage of this material is that its surface is not as cold as porcelain stoneware or tiles. Another design solution for the kitchen is a concrete or self-leveling floor.
Do not give up on flooring with a pattern. With its help, accents are placed in the room. The main thing is that the drawing is not large and does not stand out from the general style. You can experiment with the method of laying floor tiles.
Stucco molding is not welcome in the modern style. Therefore, when finishing the ceiling, such a decorative element should be abandoned. The easiest option is painting. Glossy and matte stretch ceilings fit into the design of a modern kitchen.
Cork panels, ceramic tiles (locally), plaster, wood paneling are used for wall decor. Many designers prefer imitation brickwork. If the budget is limited, then the walls can be painted or wallpapered.
As in the case of a classic kitchen, finishes can be combined. For example, you can traditionally tile an apron, and paint the rest of the space. In this case, it is better to choose washable paints.
There are many color options for walls. Most often, calm natural shades are used in modern style — marsh, sand, light gray, dark blue, beige-brown. An interesting solution is the creation of an accent wall. It can be distinguished by a contrasting shade.
Lighting plays a special role in modern style. Light sources help create the effect of open space and correct the geometry of the room. The ceiling can be made visually higher with the help of sconces, the light from which is directed upwards. If the kitchen is narrow, then the lighting should be placed along a wall.
Ceiling and pendant lights are mounted in the kitchen. Chandeliers are located not only in the center of the ceiling, but also above various areas of the room. They can also be placed above the dining table, this will make the interior more comfortable. You can safely choose chandeliers made in the form of simple geometric shapes (for example, a sphere or a cylinder).
Spot lighting is placed on the ceiling and above the working surface of the kitchen. In addition to recessed fixtures, LED strip is used.
Selection of furniture and appliances
In modern style, the functionality and conciseness of objects are valued, so you need to be especially careful when choosing furniture. A good solution for a small room is to put only a kitchen set and a dining group. If there is a lot of space, then you can add a bar counter in the form of a kitchen island.
Choose a dining table of any shape with a top made of wood or glass. Chairs and stools should be made in the same style.
With the help of furniture in the kitchen, you can create a relaxation area. To do this, use corner or straight sofas. Pay special attention to the facades of the kitchen set. Do not give up the wooden kitchen. The main rule is the minimalistic appearance of the headset without carved elements on the facades.
Built-in appliances are suitable for the kitchen. It also creates the effect of open space. Designers are advised to include gloss in the interior, decorated in a modern style. Therefore, the surface of household appliances can be made of stainless steel.
Minimalist kitchens — nothing more
The best projects in modern style are minimalist, in this there is a resemblance to modernity. The emphasis is not only on the appearance of the kitchen, but also on its functionality. You need to think carefully about storage so that things do not remain in sight. Frying pans and pots can be hidden in drawers. It is better to leave a minimum number of items on the surface of the desktop — it will be more convenient to cook. Shelves should not be cluttered with a lot of things.
Most often, the room is decorated with 2–3 colors, but white interiors are also popular. They appear spacious and bright. In addition, white color is combined with any shades.