15 Modern Kitchens, Hot Kitchen Design Trends and Decor Ideas

white kitchen cabinets for china and green decorative accessories

White kitchen cabinets for china and green decorative accessories that add life to kitchen decor

15 modern kitchens photographs are selected to demonstrate the hottest contemporary, country and classic kitchen design trends and decor ideas that include hardware and cabinets, countertops, kitchen lights, decorating colors, storage solutions and kitchen accessories.

Modern kitchen design trends and decor ideas give great inspirations whether for updating your hardware and wall paint, or gutting your entire space. Modern kitchen design trends and decor ideas help select kitchen cabinets designs and colors, wall paint and kitchen accessories for renovating your kitchen, interior re-decorating or home staging.

There is a million kitchen products, new designs, color shades and styles to chose from, and you want your kitchen design and decor look fresh and stylish. Regardless if it is contemporary, country or traditional kitchen interior, modern kitchen design needs to be functional, comfortable and welcoming.

Traditional kitchen design with wood cabinets, eye catching black hood and modern kitchen lights are kitchen design trends that create unique and beautiful interiors

To make your choices a little easier, look at different contemporary, country and traditional kitchen designs in this gallery to see the latest tile designs, kitchen islands and cabinets styles, countertops, storage spaces, modern kitchen lights and kitchen decor ideas.

Intent on making your kitchen a place to linger, not just to cook, can be purposefully aimed for airiness and light. Pale gray blue kitchen cabinets or off white cupboards complement a stainless steel tile backsplash and deep open counters. Use warm metals like gold and antiqued brass  to bring eye-catching accents into modern kitchen design. Traditional kitchen cabinets with glass doors are an attractive way to house your china collection.

White kitchen cabinets and island design with shelves

Make a bold statement with a patterned backsplash design or add a beautiful hood above the stove. Bamboo lower cabinets can add rustic contrast to the white uppers. A window seat in the kitchen or soft dining furniture in a breakfast nook give a cosy spot to hang out.

Modern kitchen ideas

Top 8 contemporary kitchen design trends, modern kitchen interiors

A timeless, elegant pattern that is becoming more and more popular. A creamy marble backsplash and white CaesarStone countertops are classy choices that will feel fresh for many years. Modern kitchen wallpapers and timeless, elegant tiles designs are a popular combination also.

Blue wall paint, white kitchen cabinets, storage shelves on rollers and soft bench that adds more comfort to modern kitchen decorating

Pops of teal inject life into a neutral or dramatic black-n-white kitchen decorating palette. Kitchen tiles are excellent for adding a modern-vintage flavor with a tiled wall. Tile designs, accentuated with darker grout, give the kitchen a bistro vibe.

Modern kitchen design trends, redesigning kitchen interiors

Modern kitchen color trends

Use a light, airy approach in a small spaces, making small kitchen design and decor appear larger. Update the existing kitchen cabinets with a coat of light paint and add new hardware. New quartz countertops  in light or neutral colors are a way to add contemporary functional look to modern kitchen interiors.

White kitchen cabinets for china and green decorative accessories that add life to kitchen decor

Instead of upper cabinets you can add open shelves or combine an open shelf with smaller upper kitchen cabinets. A ceiling height backsplash creates a dramatic effect, visually stretching the kitchen size. Kitchen islands and peninsula designs are important elements that make modern kitchen design functional and comfortable.

Kitchen decorating and design trends

10 modern kitchen design trends

Open kitchen island design and its light color mak small kitchens appear more spacious, interesting and attractive, while providing handy surfaces for food preparation, dining and entertaining.

Small kitchen island design with open shelf add handy surface for cooking while keeping kitchen interior look spacious and functional

Photographs from kitchen manufacturers and Virginia Macdonald, Janis Nicolay,  Stacey Brandford, Kim Christie, Angus Fergusson, Michael Graydon.

  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 25.08.2012