Some people like the clean lines of contemporary and modern kitchen designs but are reluctant to use it in their own homes because it feels too sterile and cold. That doesn’t have to be the case at all. There are many ways to embrace a contemporary look while weaving in plenty of warmth and comfort. Here are just a few:
There are endless textures, materials and colors available in contemporary backsplash designs! Your tile choices can express your personal style, make your kitchen design pop, and add a layer of warmth if you wish it.
(Liberty Mosaic by Ann Sacks, Metallic Bevels Bar by Pratt and Larson Tile, Dune by Modular Arts, Metal Mosaic by Classic Tile)
Fixtures, hoods and vents are so much more that functional. It’s an opportunity to weave in warm metals like bronze or copper, or even to showcase a sculptural work of art like the Vuelo faucet by Brizo that is designed after the swan.
(Horizon Hood by Zephyr, Accolade Downdraft Vent by JennAir, Kitchen Mixer Faucet by UCore, Vuelo Faucet by Brizo)
Modern and contemporary designs offer high tech options in spades. In today’s world, we find a solid comfort and reliability in our technology. Yet if you find comfort in the old-school, you can often have both, like the Flex Duo Induction Range by Samsung that offers a blue “virtual” flame.
(Thermador Pro Harmony Oven, Samsung French Door Refrigerator, Samsung Flex Duo Range, Monogram French Door Oven)
Curves and Color
The clean lines of contemporary designs don’t have to be sharp. The sweeping curve of the island in this custom contemporary cabinetry unit by Pedini is mirrored in the sleek oval shape of the chimney hood over the cooktop. The overall design effect is minimalist yet sensual.
The monochromatic palette is just one option. No need to think of contemporary design in terms of black and white. This contemporary cabinet designer offers a wide range of colors. Clients can choose from a variety of wood looks, to bright red to soft grays and blues among many others.
If you’d like to explore more ideas for bringing warmth to contemporary kitchens, see our pinterest board.