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.Kitchen in modern style

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.