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24 Sleek Modern Kitchen Ideas You’ll Get Obsessed in 2020

By Ristra May 15, 2020

These modern kitchen ideas offer a soft elegance that will never go out of style with their minimalist cabinets, metallic accents, and neutral color palettes. They combine aspects of modern design with other styles, including industrial and traditional, for a sleek and contemporary appearance, but not lifeless. A splash of color – whether it’s in a piece of furniture, in a basket of fresh fruit, or in a vase filled with flower arrangements – ensures that these modern kitchen ideas still look inviting and warm, as a vibrant piece of artwork or decoration, architectural lighting fixtures, or large windows that let in sunlight, all work perfectly together. See each of the following modern kitchen ideas that combine style and function for a new-fashioned but captivating cooking space.

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Befriend Big Leaf Plant

Befriend Big Leaf Plant - Modern Kitchen Ideas

You can’t imagine how putting a pot of plants in your kitchen can be an unexpected touch that really makes your cooking area memorable. This one is probably the most standard that you often see, but it’s still an excellent option! Get a large plant and place it next to your cabinet. An instant refreshment for your kitchen!

Incorporate Black & White in the Space

Incorporate Black & White in the Space - Modern Kitchen Ideas

From this round-up of modern kitchen ideas, there are many beautiful kitchen design inspirations. Here is just one example of how elegant a black and white kitchen can be. The white island becomes a focal point with amazing lighting. This room is also equipped with amazing floors and sleek lines. A black touch on the backsplash is the ideal complement to the avant-garde style.

Place a Blue Cabinetry

Place a Blue Cabinetry - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Go for an elegant look in this modern kitchen that is submerged in sunlight by pairing tiles inspired by the seaside loft and a cabinet that is rich in blue. For a kick of an attractive personality, add a golden brass feature.

Hang Captivating Pendant Light Over the Island

Hang Captivating Pendant Light Over the Island - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Pendant lights can be useful as task lighting. One or several pendant lights hanging above the island can give you as much light as you need without disturbing your work area. The food preparation process is optimal in addition to getting a warm modern aesthetic.

Keep Everything Dark & Streamlined

Keep Everything Dark & Streamlined - Modern Kitchen Ideas

When it comes to cooking utensils, there isn’t really much that you will really need. To keep your kitchen always modern and streamlined, you don’t need to overwhelm your space with a variety of appliances or hardware. Invest in some high-quality items and throw out stuff that you have never used.

Fill In the Room With a Sense of Delightful Simplicity

Fill In the Room With a Sense of Delightful Simplicity - Modern Kitchen Ideas

A messy kitchen invites clutter because clutter only blends in with mess. But when your kitchen is clean, neat, and simple, everything that is out of place will stick out. Take care of your cooking area by storing utensils that you really need, and be sure to get furniture with simple features.

Use Geometric Backsplash

Use Geometric Backsplash - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Consider a bolder, modern version of a contemporary kitchen. Blue walls that are set on geometric patterns create a fascinating visual influence.

Attain Gold Hardware

Attain Gold Hardware - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Gold cannot be more perfect except in this modern kitchen. You cannot stay away from the beautiful, transitional pieces of gold accents.

Pick Gray Cabinetry

Pick Gray Cabinetry - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Simplicity is everything, but sometimes keeping things at the minimum level can be boring. Use a gray tone to warm the atmosphere up, as shown above.

Work Comfortably in Double Duty Island

Work Comfortably in Double Duty Island - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Whether you are looking for extra seating, additional storage, or a large room to prepare food, a double duty island can be useful to help bring these three elements into one comfortable space. This can be a perfect addition to your modern kitchen area.

Choose Matte Black Furniture

Choose Matte Black Furniture - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Black furniture is totally glam, and here is the proof of that statement. The space above uses black generally in large furniture such as kitchen islands and cabinets. In most instances, it is clear that black works very well besides white in large quantities and natural light, and this kitchen also agrees with these general concepts.

Opt for Metal Backsplash

Opt for Metal Backsplash - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Metal backsplash tiles are a stylish way to enhance your kitchen. Just three words are enough to define the appearance of backsplash metal: striking, slick, and extraordinarily ultramodern.

Stay Monochrome

Stay Monochrome - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Being monochrome is a flexible choice that homeowners can choose. Especially, if they want a contemporary style without feeling the need to adapt it to the changing trends from time to time. The monochrome color palette, like black and white in this modern kitchen, works well throughout the seasons. Coupled with the pleasant touch of chalk murals on the black accent door panel, this cooking area looks contemporary. Still, it locks the excitement of not leaving the room.

Work With Mosaic Backsplash

Work With Mosaic Backsplash - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Kitchen backsplash is an option that is obviously very affordable and stylish to spruce up your kitchen. Available in a variety of colors and materials, backsplash comes to any look that is suitable for your kitchen style, especially the modern design you want to achieve. One of the most popular types is the mosaic backsplash. Its sleek and neat edges make it a decent décor that is worthy of considering in the kitchen.

Embrace Nature’s Elements

Embrace Nature’s Elements - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Calm and authentic, kitchens that are inspired by nature are not always about floral patterns and animal figures. The selection of the right material and texture can improve the natural scheme in the kitchen. Use materials that appear naturally wherever possible, such as wood on stools and kitchen islands, or natural rock on the countertop and backsplash. Wood can perfectly finish the room, while stone re-creates the traditional effect of working kitchens.

Channel the Openness With Open Shelving

Channel the Openness With Open Shelving - Modern Kitchen Ideas

There are many reasons why you should create an open shelf system for kitchens that looks more modern in 2020. First, open shelves increase your storage options. It creates a more relaxed and ultramodern space. Second, a kitchen with open shelves makes your kitchen more open. It lets in so much light through the window, which helps make the kitchen feel bigger. The latter – and the most suitable reason, especially for those of you who are lazy to clean up – open shelves offer the convenience of finding something or tidying things up. Everything always finds its way back to the place they were designed! It’s certainly easier to keep your cooking area organized.

Let Pastel Blue Refresh the Space

Let Pastel Blue Refresh the Space - Modern Kitchen Ideas

The soft and adorable blue base of the modern kitchen above proves that pastel colors can create an attractive appearance. This is such a happy and inviting place, and its large windows make it feel more fresh and airy.

Soak in Refreshing Black All Over the Space

Soak in Refreshing Black All Over the Space - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Black might be your favorite neutral color for the kitchen, as an utterly white kitchen can feel too cold for you. That’s why a touch of black in some parts of your kitchen can make a tremendous difference. The beautiful kitchen above is a good example. The black cabinets pair beautifully with the black stools.

Go for Shiny White

Go for Shiny White - Modern Kitchen Ideas

The white island with a white tile countertop in this modern kitchen is an excellent attention stealer. It looks amazing and classic. What’s more, a fresh and bright feeling is obtained from the white walls that surround the space, making the kitchen feel more spacious, supported by open plans of large windows that create a more interesting concept.

Overcome Limited Space With Smart Storage

Overcome Limited Space With Smart Storage - Modern Kitchen Ideas

This is a smart solution for a kitchen that lacks counter space: build a space next to the stove into two drawers like you do in the modern kitchen above. With a handle that makes it easy for you to pull out the secret storage, it’s not difficult to reach all the amenities you need to prepare food.

Let Natural Lighting In

Let Natural Lighting In - Modern Kitchen Ideas

The glass ceiling is a unique transparent design that will fill your kitchen with tons of natural light. Besides, it also reflects modernity. It adds luxury and elegance to your kitchen. To adjust it, you can pair it with an interior made from wood that is warm and bright.

Feel in the Spaciousness of White & Gray

Feel in the Spaciousness of White & Gray - Modern Kitchen Ideas

If you are bored with the overly stark white kitchen, this is the right time to think about gray. This modern kitchen proves that the combination of gray and white does not mean somber. By adding a medium shade of gray to the bottom of the white island, this kitchen is anything but plain and lifeless.

Create a Stylish Contrast

Create a Stylish Contrast - Modern Kitchen Ideas

There’s nothing like finding the right balance in your kitchen between dark and light, so why not add a contrast to the charming appeal? In this modern kitchen, you can see a cooking area with a contrast between dark and light, which proves that the combination of the two creates a working space that is anything but dim and dark. The light fixtures are carried by a matching marble backsplash and countertop. At the same time, the dark touch of the matte dark blue cabinet gives an incomparable elegance.

Add Warm Illumination to the Kitchen

Add Warm Illumination to the Kitchen - Modern Kitchen Ideas

Installing large windows to let natural light into the room is a smart way to create a warm and inviting kitchen, but what about homeowners who can’t install these windows into the room? The built-in lighting in your cabinet can be an excellent solution to overcome this problem. This decorating idea will instantly turn your kitchen into a welcoming space.

Ristra[Editor]
Besides being a part-time writer at day, she aims to be a lifelong learner at night.

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