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15 Contemporary Kitchen Designs That Will Rock Your Cooking World

The kitchen is not exactly a room where you would want to opt for old instead of new in the case of the interior design. The kitchen is the room that needs to be constantly updated. As technicians work hard to improve all the appliances needed in the kitchen and they always come up with something better, whenever you have to decide which style you should choose for the décor, the best answer is often “contemporary”.

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A long and spacious contemporary kitchen with a stylish dining area

A contemporary kitchen doesn’t necessarily have all the latest models of appliances and fixtures but it keeps everything relatively up to date. A contemporary kitchen is everyone’s dream. But there are also a few other characteristics that define this type of design. For example, contemporary kitchens always focus on functionality first. The goal is usually to have everything you need without making the kitchen feel cluttered or small.

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Open plan contemporary kitchen featuring dark wooden flooring and white furniture
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Sleek white contemporary kitchen opened onto the living area
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A stylish black and white kitchen with natural wood accents

For that, a few changes of design were needed. It’s why contemporary kitchen furniture is minimalist and has very simple shapes, basic designs and clean lines. Anything that isn’t necessary should not be included in the design. Built-in features are very appreciated as they are a great way of saving space while maintaining the simplicity of the overall décor.

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A dark contemporary kitchen with white inserts and wooden floor and ceiling
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Bright and airy contemporary kitchen with L-shaped furniture and integrated work space
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A white and grey contemporary kitchen featuring eye-catching light fixtures
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A long kitchen with wooden flooring, white furniture and access to a terrace
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An all-white contemporary kitchen featuring small subtle light fixtures throughout
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Open contemporary kitchen with dark grey walls and light blue accent furniture
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Very crisp and clean kitchen featuring blue accent details and rich wooden flooring

In most contemporary kitchens the accent falls on simplicity and this means that the colors used are also simple, often neutral. The kitchen needs to be a very clean and airy space where you have freedom of movement and where you can easily find everything you need. Most often, the colors used are white and black, sometimes with natural wood shades and finishes. It’s also very common for contemporary kitchens to have an accent color, a vibrant shade that breaks the monotony.

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A functionally organized contemporary kitchen with integrated breakfast nook
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A simple but sophisticated kitchen with glossy furniture and an eye-catching pendant lamp
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Minimalist kitchen with lots of built-in storage and a neutral color palette
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Very bright and very simple contemporary kitchen with beautiful flooring

There’s not a rule when it comes to whether or not contemporary kitchens are part of an open floor plan or not. Both options have advantages worth to be taken into consideration. But it’s easier to see all these details when you analyze actual examples. So let’s take a look at 15 wonderful kitchens featuring contemporary interior designs and decors and see what best defines them.