Less is More in Contemporary Kitchen Design

Less is More in Contemporary Kitchen Design

If you desire a sleek, refined style in your Denver remodel, a contemporary kitchen design with custom cabinets may be the perfect option. Contemporary style incorporates clean lines, natural materials, and neutral colors. Although this may seem overly simple at first glance, contemporary kitchen design offers a fresh, modern look minus the fuss.

Simplicity of Shape

Shape plays an important role in contemporary design.  Typically, a kitchen has many natural 90-degree angles. Using the same square-shape pattern repeatedly brings consistency to the room.  Custom cabinets or semi-custom cabinets with slab doors in frameless construction are the primary choice for modern kitchens. You can get them in a variety of materials and finishes, like exotic woods, textured laminates, and glossy acrylics. For additional storage without compromising on a sleek aesthetic, you can add floating wall shelves to display dishware and other accessories. Keep in mind that contemporary design does not fear unused space; lack of material can actually be a powerful design choice. In this instance, less is more!

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Natural & Neutral Elements

Many contemporary kitchens offer a blend of natural and neutral elements. Stone and glass combined with rich wood tones complement one another while retaining their own unique qualities. Contemporary design often focuses on neutral tones to maintain a sense of space and flow that is seamless. Choose a few select colorful accessories to offset the neutrality and add a splash of creativity, uniqueness, and personal style to the space.

Modern Kitchen Design Featuring Cabinets

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Complementing Accessories

You may have a painted accent wall or a statement furniture piece in your kitchen. To maintain a cohesive contemporary style, it’s best to keep large or ornate accessories to a minimum. For instance, a large piece of artwork can be an impactful feature, however it should not compete with other details in the kitchen.  A carefully planned accent piece or two will greatly enhance the space without compromising on simplicity.

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