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20 Modern and contemporary kitchen ideas

When designing a modern or contemporary home it’s only natural for all the rooms to share at least the same style, if not the same major features. It’s relatively easy to decorate a modern living room and even a bedroom, but when it comes to kitchens it’s not as easy as it seems. Here are 20 modern and contemporary ideas that might inspire you when decorating your new kitchen.

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These two styles are mainly characterized by the simplicity of the designs. Most contemporary furniture has a minimalist appearance and if the detailing is absolutely necessary then keep in mind it must be subtle and chic. For the kitchen it’s usually a good idea to go with compact designs. Try to incorporate your furniture into the walls by choosing built-in units or if that’s not possible try to find furniture sets that share the same design and that could be used to cover an entire wall for example.

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Another key element in modern and contemporary fitted kitchens is the kitchen island or the bar. This can be used as a working space or as a dining area for example. It’s also a very functional piece because it offers a lot of storage space and, as we all know, there’s never enough storage space in the kitchen.

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As for the colours, white is usually very popular because it’s very simple and it lights up the room. However, bare in mind it’s not a very practical colour in the kitchen as it’s very easy to get dirty and any scratches would be immediately visible. You can also opt for neutral tones like beige, light brown, light green or even yellow.

These are colours that create a warm atmosphere. Of course, modern and contemporary designs are also known for their striking factor and vibrant combinations of colours. You can also go with bright tones of green, orange, red and combinations of colours.

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Make sure the decorations fit properly into the décor. Usually a common choice is simple pendants or built-in lighting fixtures. Since a modern kitchen would be incomplete without large windows or floor-to-ceiling glass walls, the natural light usually takes care of your needs during the day.

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Wooden floors and tiles are also very popular. Go with natural colours or, if you choose tiles, go with large areas in colours like grey or natural stone. The floor should usually match the walls, thus creating a uniformity throughout the room in this sense.

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Posted in Kitchen on October 24, 2011

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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