The design choices in this kitchen are all classic examples of contemporary. The rounded chair backs, shiny surfaces, distinct color choices, stacked tile backslash, and dominant rectangular theme all make this space contemporary. Image courtesy of John Lum Architecture
This contemporary kitchen remodel by Case Design/Remodeling of San Jose is the perfect example of how colorless contemporary can be light and bright. Stark white, muted green, and a warm finish on wooden surfaces give this kitchen plenty of life.A single focal point. Instead of a lot of embellishment, accessories, artwork, and décor, contemporary designs tend to draw attention to just one or two major elements in the room. This is often through which a contemporary room sneaks a little color into the design.
The lime green accent wall and mosaic tile backsplash are the aesthetic centerpieces of this Case Design/Remodeling contemporary kitchen. Sleek surfaces, a mix of natural materials, and the casement windows all add to the contemporary feel. Beautiful backsplashes are common design elements in contemporary kitchens.A blend of sharp edges and round corners. Another design element that makes a room overtly contemporary is its synthesis of straight lines and soft edges.
This kitchen by Increation http://www.houzz.com/photos/1183960/Great-Jubilee-Wharf-Contemporary-Home-contemporary-kitchen-london is a beautiful blend of angles and curves. Rounded cabinet edges contrast the sharp corners of the island. Geometric shapes such as the pillar and raised countertop often find a place in contemporary spaces. The curved edge of the lowered ceiling becomes the perfect accent.Shiny surfaces. A sleek aesthetic is a major element behind the look of contemporary, and a blend of materials and finishes is usually used to achieve this look.
A glass backsplash combines with unadorned high-gloss surfaces and metallic accents to give this contemporary kitchen a sleek, ultra-clean look. Image courtesy of Jennie Hunt
The shape of appliances can also contribute to a contemporary kitchen design. The flush stovetop and matching hood don’t draw the eye away from other design features in this kitchen by Studio M Design
This contemporary Case Design kitchen uses natural light and plenty of large windows to increase the spaciousness of the room while adding geometric shapes and angles to the design.Hidden Storage. Cutting edge storage designs keep with current trends and support the clean, clutter-free look of a contemporary kitchen.
You won’t find a trash can or paper towel dispenser within view in a contemporary kitchen. Pull-out storage and smart designs keep kitchens streamlined. This contemporary trash console is hip to the times with removable bins for garbage, recycling, and compost, plus a storage shelf for cleaning supplies. Image courtesy of Divine Kitchens, LLC
While this kitchen is dominated by bright colors, accessories, and multiple focal points, it is still overwhelmingly contemporary. Image courtesy of Divine Kitchens, LLC http://www.houzz.com/photos/66894/Divine-Kitchens-LLC-contemporary-kitchen-other-metros.Share your own unique contemporary kitchen design ideas with other Case Design readers below.