The modern kitchens are one of the best alternatives that you have today. A life full of chores and the little time you have in the house, many times they do not allow you to spend much time in it and dedicate the time it deserves. Technological innovations give us the opportunity to do everything we do not reach, and in this way we can dedicate ourselves to other tasks and activities.
The kitchen must be functional, simple, practical and organized but without leaving aside a beautiful design, a space that transmits the warmth of home that we found in those kitchens of past eras.
If you have not yet decided on the most appropriate decoration style for your kitchen, we will show you some surprising designs of modern kitchen decoration, which will serve as inspiration in the renovation of one of the spaces of the home that is being modernized and updating in recent times. Let’s see now modern kitchens and some ideas to decorate them.
The design of your kitchen is one of the most important decisions you must make when decorating your home. The reason is simple: you can not change the style of your kitchen so easily because the appliances require installation and also a plumbing service. Right now, the usual thing is to create a modern kitchen, straight lines, high gloss, stainless steel. If you are not very risky, we recommend that you value white, which is the least fashionable color.
Modern white and gray kitchen : The white color is one of the main colors in the decoration, especially if you enjoy a small kitchen. This color will help you achieve a very powerful visual effect, and that is that a small kitchen seems much bigger.
The white color, in addition to providing a much wider space, helps to increase the reception of light and brings a sense of cleanliness, being these, together with the amplitude, the keys for the choice of this type of kitchen.
The kitchens in white continue to be the reference to take into account when decorating this space. But beware, the excess of white color can become something cold. Ideally, combine the color white with other bright colors to provide some vitality, as we leave you below and you can see in the gallery of white kitchens if you continue reading.
Modern white kitchen and wood : the white color can be combined with all possible colors, since it has the virtue of enhancing the colors it has around it.
If your thing is to be bold, you can use a color something alive or strong (in furniture or appliances) or, if you are more classic, you can use it with neutral colors breaking the boring that can be used to use a single white color and providing class and style to the kitchen, as in the following case, using the wood of neutral color.
White, gray, wood and black kitchen: In addition to combining well with all colors, white combines very well with all materials. Wood, granite, vinyl,… are materials that can make perfect combinations with white.
The white kitchens is also appropriate for any decorative style of your home. If you opt for a rustic style the wooden furniture painted in white, combined with flowers or wrought iron accessories. If you are looking for a Nordic look you can use the white color in lacquered furniture with straight lines. For a more retro style you can combine the white pickled wood in combination with the glass material and pictures placed in the walls, retro style tiles… as we see in the following image.
Modern minimalist kitchen vitage : for one more modern or minimalist interiors you can decant for lacquered furniture that has a glossy or matt finish. You can combine this color with aluminum accessories or steel finishes, obtaining a modern result.
The walls can also be of this white color, whether you have a smooth wall or with tiles. In the ceilings this color is also successful, although it should be avoided in the floors. For these it is best to use white but with gray touches or sand colors.
As many of you know and will have noticed, colors have an effect on us. Now we will see the ideal colors for the kitchen. As you know, in this area of the house we must find a color that transmits calmness, to favor creativity and enhance sociability in this environment. Let’s see what colors are indicated for that purpose.
Modern kitchen dark gray and dark wood : If you choose to use a range of cool colors such as blue, purple or green, the sensation that will transmit to the kitchen will be clean, efficient and, above all, serious. These colors give the feeling of professionalism in the kitchen.
Modern yellow kitchen: on the contrary, warm colors such as orange, red or yellow create much more welcoming spaces. With these shades of colors you are going to make your kitchen transmit joy, life and, above all, warmth. With these colors you gain a lot in proximity, however you lose in security.
Modern kitchen in black and different shades of green: The best option is to combine the colors to achieve a neutral and more successful result. If you combine the colors of the kitchens you will get the same effect that we have spoken with the two types of colors that we have spoken before (cold and warm colors), a contrast that can be very, very interesting. But with this, we are not saying that you start to combine colors “crazy”, the ideal would be to use them as we show you below.
Small white kitchen with beige details: Of the colors you choose, one should be the main one that serves as the base of the kitchen. Another will be destined to a secondary situation, being the perfect complement to the main color, and the third will be the most striking color, only used in small strokes in the smallest elements of the kitchen.
Therefore, the first two colors must be almost similar or belong to the same branch of colors, using them for the color of the main elements of the kitchen such as countertops, appliances, furniture storage… The last striking color will be the range Opposite colors that we have used as primary and secondary, and we will use it in small tables, watches, small appliances,… One of the great advantages of this type of distribution is that when you want to change the style of the kitchen, you will only have to change the most striking elements of the kitchen by another striking color different from the one you had.
Regarding lighting and space, it is important if you have a small kitchen or dark is that you apply light colors in the kitchen as pastel shades, lavender, pale pink or ocher that have a white base to convey clarity and increase the sense of spaciousness. A clear example:
On the contrary, large kitchens may opt for darker colors. You can combine the striking tones in different planes to create a feeling of depth more than interesting.
Modern kitchen with central island: If you have enough space in your kitchen to place islands, you are in luck, as the cooking islands become a very practical element in the same at the same time that they transform the space into a much more modern thanks to the contemporary touches that the islands transmit.
To make the right decision with the kitchen island and take advantage of the full potential, ideally, you should follow the advice given below:
The island must have enough space to be able to circulate around it with total comfort and spaciousness. The ideal distance between the island and the rest of furniture or furniture is 1 meter, more or less. For this reason, kitchen islands are complements for large kitchens.
The kitchen island market offers a wide variety of models with different types of functionalities. Remember that your kitchen must be divided into 3 zones (cleaning, storage and cooking).
If at the end you choose a kitchen island, try that one of these 3 zones is inside the island. In addition, the ideal height to eat in it is usually between 90 cm, more or less, and if you are going to use it as a bar to make an American kitchen the perfect height would be, more or less, 110 cm. In the market there are islands with adjustable feet that is very important to exchange functions.
There are kitchen islands with storage space cabinets in which, in addition, you can put your legs. An ideal place to turn this island into a place for family reunion or friends. If you are going to choose the kitchen island for cooking or for cooking, you should remember that you have to choose an extractor hood for an island kitchen.
The lighting plays an important role in this type of modern kitchen with island. This work area must be completely clear and receive enough light to be fully illuminated, trying to avoid areas with some shade. Ideally, light should be direct.
The kitchens with more resistant islands are those that are made of stainless steel, laminated or aluminum. You must avoid wood, unless you are willing to give oil every two times.
Now we go with the modern Italian kitchens. The kitchens of traditional Italian style are the best known cuisines in the whole world. These tend to project a familiar and, above all, welcoming atmosphere that will invite guests to cook and prepare the recipes of the grandmother, those of a lifetime. Then we leave you Italian cuisine designs with traditional style.
Modern Italian wood kitchen: as you can see, wood is an element that appears a lot in the designs of Italian kitchens, providing a rustic style to the kitchen. It is normal that modern Italian cuisine is usually large, and reflects the passion and love that Italians devote to pasta and cooking in general, which is why their recipes are so popular all over the world.
Modern Italian wood kitchen and matching stools : this is the kitchen model we see in the photo above. The Amelie design is by the famous RaffaelloPravato made for the famous firm Scavolini. Here different materials appear, always of very good quality, such as the solid wood in the frames of the sunsets, the granite in the countertops and vitrified stoneware for the masonry.
Modern Italian dark wood kitchen with two table levels : This style of cooking combines the technological elements to help make the culinary recipes and, at the same time, easy to maintain. Being very resistant to shocks, burns, and other typical problems that may arise in the kitchen. This is a kitchen with a very traditional look that has innovative technological elements, as we see in the photo.
Modern Italian kitchen retro style with furniture in pastel green : Wood again appears as the main element of Italian cuisine, however in this case the finish is lacquered with an aquamarine tone.
The color used is the most appropriate for American vintage kitchens, but it is usually seen a lot today in this type of kitchen. These have been the most common Italian kitchen designs, now we leave you with a photo gallery with the designs of modern Italian kitchens.
The distribution of the small kitchens is very important because depending on how you distribute appliances and furniture get gain space. The color most used in modern small kitchens is white, because of its visual effect of looking like a larger space, we also enhance the light and the feeling of cleanliness.
Modern small retro kitchen with partitions: If the kitchen is not too small we can put a bar or island to open the kitchen to the living room and dining room without partitions, in this way we will get wider spaces. In many studios and lofts, American bars are widely used as separators.
Small modern kitchen with island and high furniture: Storage space is very important in a small kitchen, cupboards and tall furniture are very important because we can keep many things in them.
Minimalist modern small kitchen: The latest fashion in household appliances and elements of modern small kitchens is the use of stainless steel appliances and furniture. The metallic color is usually associated with hygiene and cleanliness, which is why fashion is so strong.
In the next gallery you can see more examples of small modern kitchens, with all the ideas so that you can decorate your kitchen.
What advantages do modern kitchens have?
Currently, there are many different models of modern kitchens. Its popularity has meant that users who wish to have one have a wide variety of colors, models, features and different functionalities to choose from. But, in general, what are the characteristics that make modern kitchens so desirable?
In the first place and, as it can not be otherwise, it is its innovative design that attracts the attention of potential buyers. Currently, the kitchen has ceased to be a separate space away from the eyes of visitors and is increasingly integrated with the rest of the house, so you have to impress people who see it as much as the rest of the decor. Therefore, the kitchen not only has to comply with the functions associated with it, but must also present a style consistent with the rest of the house.
Thus, this type of modern kitchens, with their careful design, their shiny surfaces and their global conception aimed both at being functional and pleasing to the eye, constitute a great option when it comes to conceiving the overall decoration of your home.
Modern kitchens also take into account their function as an entertainment space. Following what we have mentioned in the previous lines, the kitchens are no longer spaces dedicated solely to perform functions related to food, but also are places of sociability. Therefore, modern kitchens are also characterized by the presence of functional countertops and islands with stools and chairs that allow you to cook, eat and store different objects in a unified way. In this way, the attention that these types of designs lend to the function of the kitchen as a space for socialization has conquered the heart of many people, who have chosen this type of kitchen to incorporate into their home.
The surfaces of modern kitchens are usually resistant and, especially, very easy to clean. With life as fast as we are now, we are very grateful that one of the dirtiest areas of the house can be cleaned quickly and easily. Therefore, the materials that modern kitchens are usually made of are characterized by being able to be easily cleaned and be much more resistant to stains, bumps and humidity than others that feature kitchens of more traditional design, such as wood, for example. In this way, modern kitchens not only present a design more in line with current trends, but also adapt to our hectic way of life more easily than other types of models.
The modern style also gives the opportunity to have kitchens with integrated furniture and combined, which makes them perfect for small houses where you have to take advantage of every last crack possible. Modern kitchens are enormously versatile and adaptable, which makes them ideal options for those houses where lack of space is a major problem. The islands that usually substitute conventional tables in the designs of modern kitchens not only increase their storage capacity, but also add a new place to place appliances that sometimes do not fit in the usual design, such as an oven or a dishwasher.
Likewise, the great variety of existing models adapt to the different spaces, being possible to add or remove elements according to the needs of the space without the design suffering, something that does not happen with more traditional styles, which accuse a lot of the lack of some main aspects. Finally, modern kitchens are enormously versatile and efficient, being able to provide you, depending on your preferences, from a mobile island that you can set aside to gain space if you wish to incorporate touch appliances, through the possibilities they present from a point of view ecological and thrifty that other types of models can not give you.
Therefore, its complete adaptation to the needs linked to modern life have made this type of kitchen become the preferred option for a growing number of people, especially for the youngest.