NKBA Kitchen Trend: Contemporary Design Style

Featuring clean lines, high-gloss finishes and luxurious extras, contemporary style is a growing trend in kitchen design.
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December 01, 2015

Photo By: William Lesch

Photo By: William Lesch

Photo By: William Lesch

Photo By: Roger Turk

Photo By: Mike Kaskel

Photo By: Mike Kaskel

Photo By: Mike Kaskel

Photo By: Craig Thompson

Chic Contemporary

To create a light and airy look in this contemporary kitchen, materials were chosen for their luminosity and sparkle. Afrormosia wood cabinets offer texture and a natural luster, while the Ice Age granite backsplash behind the range blends a white background with gorgeous flecks of gray and taupe.

Simple Yet Striking Design

Afrormosia wood cabinets with horizontal graining lend a sleek yet warm look to this contemporary kitchen. Finishing the cabinets with simple, beautifully crafted satin nickel pulls adds a tasteful, architectural flair to the space.

Brilliant Finishes

Stainless steel and specialty glass accents shine, bringing a radiant energy to this sleek, contemporary kitchen.

Artistic Flair

A glossy backsplash with stainless steel accent tiles is the star of this contemporary-style kitchen. Natural teak veneered cabinets add warmth to the space.
From: Diane Foreman

Warm Contemporary

Contemporary doesn’t have to mean cold and uninviting. In this contemporary kitchen, wood cabinets with a horizontal grain add warmth to the space. A raised glass breakfast bar makes this a super functional space for a family.

Amazing Amenities

This super-functional butler’s pantry features a wine fridge, shelves for glasses, two ovens and plenty of storage. The sleek, wood cabinets keep the space feeling clean and contemporary rather than cluttered.

Style and Function

Large windows let lots of natural light flow into this warm contemporary kitchen. Between the raised glass breakfast bar and the casual dining area, there’s plenty of room for the family to gather.

Sleek and Streamlined

High-gloss cabinetry, LED lighting and a neutral color palette create a sleek, contemporary look in this kitchen. Book-matched slabs of exotic granite were used to create a seamless-looking waterfall top on the main island. The veneered, bowed floating hood was carefully engineered with a steel support structure.

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