5 Sleek & Inspiring Contemporary Kitchen Design Ideas

With their minimalist cabinetry, neutral color palettes, and metallic accents, these contemporary kitchens have a subtle elegance that will never go out of style. They blend aspects of modern design with other styles, including traditional and industrial, for a look that’s current and sleek, but not sterile. Each of these 5 kitchens from our archives is a lesson in restraint. Scroll through to see contemporary kitchen design ideas that blend style and function for a space that is cutting-edge yet inviting.

Crisp White Cabinetry and Countertops
A beautiful kitchen in a sleek building has glamorous shiny countertops of white crystallized glass.

Stainless-Steel Accents
Domed pendant lights by Artemide hang above a Caesarstone-topped island in a Toronto’s kitchen.

Bright and White
The kitchen has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a panoramic water view.

Warm Wood Elements
We updated the kitchen of a classic country home with Bulthaup cabinetry and stools, a Viking range and hood, and a simple backsplash of white Waterworks tile.

Touches of Industrial Style
This crisp kitchen features Bulthaup cabinetry and a cooktop and hood by Gaggenau.

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