Modern Kitchen Islands

Sleek surfaces, dramatic contrasts and bursts of color make modern kitchen islands both fashion-forward and fun.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Modern kitchen islands could give your kitchen remodel the perfect look.

Sleek surfaces, clean-lined cabinets, brushed-metal (or hidden) drawer pulls—these are some of the tell-tale signs of a modern kitchen island. But don't let these contemporary design elements limit your imagination.


Explore These Beautiful Kitchen Island Design Options for Ideas

One of the easiest ways to add modern flair to the kitchen island: choose a signature color (think tangerine orange or lipstick red) to distinguish the space.

Whether or not that color is repeated in another kitchen design element is up to you—there's no rule that says an island's counter (or color) needs to match its counterparts on the perimeter of the kitchen.

Employing a monochromatic palette, such as a white-on-white, all-black or warm wood, is another way to add contemporary character to the kitchen island. If a monochromatic style feels too dramatic for your space, there are plenty of high-contrast ways to incorporate modern touches. Think polished wood or stainless steel used as an accent on the base of the island or in place of trim.


We Recommend...

Building a Customized Kitchen Island

Building a Customized Kitchen Island

Every kitchen can use some more counter space. Adding an island can help solve that problem.

Kitchen Island Extras

Kitchen Island Extras

Think function first and choose the appropriate kitchen island appliances.

(video 02:36)
How to Paint a Kitchen Island

How to Paint a Kitchen Island

Bring customized style to your kitchen by painting the island a color that complements the room.

From our Sister Sites:

Advertisement

HGTV Kitchen & Bath Newsletter

See the latest trends in kitchen and bathroom design, with ideas and how-tos for everything from easy weekend updates to planning your dream kitchen or bath.