40 Inspiring Modern Kitchen Design Ideas & Pictures

Modern Kitchen Ideas

Although the word modern is defined as recent or present, in my opinion, it includes multiple definitions in terms of being easy to use, utterly functional, plain in appearance, and relaxing in colors. On the other hand, modern kitchen design ideas are some old-looking design ideas that can be modernized if you are in good hands.

What if old-looking driftwood high beams would be added to your kitchen remodeling? How about antique finish cabinets in a modern kitchen design idea?

Therefore modern kitchen definition is like an umbrella and covers all of the contemporary, transitional, minimalist, zen, feng shui, coastal, mid-century, and retro kitchen designs. 

Gray White Cabinet Brown Hardwood Flat Front Quartz Counterr Miter Edge Glass Sheet Backsplash

Photo Credit | Charleston Building and Development


Two-tone modern design room by having white glossy cabinets and distressed gray wood base cabinets. The waterfall edge island top is made of quartz engineered stone, the same as the countertop. Stainless steel skirted sink and stainless steel barstool legs go well with all stainless steel appliances, stainless steel long handle hardware, stainless steel faucet, and even stainless steel glazed hand blown pendant. 

Flat Panel Cabinetry Quartz Counters Cream Ceramic Tiles

Photo Credit | Lustig Custom Cabinets


Sleek white cabinets in a white modern kitchen design ideas. Plain-looking white island top and white countertop are both lovable. 

Light Wood Floor Shaker Cabinets Multicolored Marble Backsplash Quartz Counters

Photo Credit | Lustig Custom Cabinets


Natural look for white modern kitchen design ideas. This room has a fusion of industrial and craftsman interior design ideas. The iron-legged bar stools and iron-framed chandeliers are the industrial part of the design. White cabinets with crown molding, custom-made range hood, large island with white quartz tops, subway backsplash, hickory flooring are the artisan part of the design. Satisfying immensely! 

Dark Espresso Hardwood White Subway Backsplash Shaker Cabinet Thick Edge Quartz Counters Floating Shelves

Photo Credit | Lustig Custom Cabinets


White kitchen design by having the room furniture: Floating shelves, thick quartz countertops, contrasting hardwood flooring with white cabinets, and electric sleek-looking stove.

Ligt Wood Floor Stone Slab Ful Height Backsplash Quartz Countertop Waterfall Edge Cabinet

Photo Credit | Lustig Custom Cabinets


Two-tone modern with sleek-looking quartz slabs. White quartz is the main element used on the countertop, full high backsplash, and waterfall edge island top. Distressed maple cabinets and dark polished island cabinets provide contrast with white. Black hardware, black-framed over island pendants, and black-legged counter height chairs are used to be darkening and give the bolt effect to the design. 

Medium Tone Wood Floor Subway Style Ceramic Backsplash Quartz Counters Shaker Cabinet

Photo Credit | Lustig Custom Cabinets


The white kitchen has soft tone lighting: Kitchen recessed lights, under the cabinet lights, vase-shaped hand blown kitchen glass pendant supply the soft ambiance all around the kitchen especially over the quartz countertops and quartz island top.

Light Wood Floor Stone Slab Full Height Quartz Backsplash Countertop Flat Panel White Cabinet

Photo Credit | Urban Project Management


The kitchen designed with natural elements and contemporary designs: Waterfall edge quartz island top with perforated glass raised breakfast bar is the masterpiece of this white kitchen. Hand-blown white bulbs over island pendants are a fine selection. Soft lighting is supported by having glass door cabinets with light in them and under cabinet lighting. Slate full high backsplash and quartz slab full high backsplash are both giving the sophisticated flow in the space. 

Blue Island Cabinet Quartz Countertop Medium Tone Hardwood Subway Backsplash

Photo Credit | Urban Project Management


White shaker cabinets and navy blue island base cabinets with shaker doors combination and marble look island top and gray quartz countertops combinations are both the symbol of a different approach in the remodeling.

Light Gray Cabinet Quartz Counters Subway Tiles Brown Hardwood Floor Waterfall Edge

Photo Credit | TeassWarren Architects


Off-white and gray cabinets for modern kitchen ideas. The open layout has a warm feeling with a white countertop. Color selection deserves applause. 

Dark Wood Shaker Cabinet Quartz Thick Edge Countertop Ceramic Backsplash Hardwood Floor

Photo Credit | Bella Casa Kitchen and Bath


Modern room kitchen with mocha cabinets and gorgeous thick quartz countertop and thick island top. Elongated arabesque tiles are like wallpaper, covering the whole wall. Stainless steel appliances, stainless steel hardware, stainless steel faucet, and stainless steel pendants complete the color code and puzzle.

Soapstone Counters Ceramic Subway Tile Shaker Cabinetry Light Limestone Floor

Photo Credit | Bella Casa Kitchen and Bath


Inspired by farmhouse kitchen design, this modern kitchen holds all the essential elements: Floating shelves, white cabinets, three-dimensional subway backsplash, and honed granite countertops. 

Light Wood Floor Flat Panel Cabinet Grey Quartz Counters Blue Ceramic Backsplash

Photo Credit | Mangan Group Architects


White kitchen with gray quartz countertop and gray quartz island top. Gray melange matchstick backsplash is the bridge between white cabinets and gray countertops. The transition is completed by having pendants, hardware, appliances, and faucets. I love the idea of having a separate sink in the space. It is always very functional and gives more space for food preparation.

Bar Stools Pendant Lights Black Window Frame Thick Countertop Hardwood Flooring Motif Pillow

Photo Credit | Zawadski Homes Inc


Interior design ideas in an open layout plan with black accents. The windows and deck door have black aluminum trims, counter height bar stools have black iron legs, a pendant light is a black iron which all have the best contrast with the white cabinet, white breakfast nook, and white dining seats in this contemporary kitchen. Neat and clean lines for effective design!

Thick Edge Quartzite Countertop Flat Panel Cabinet Full High Stone Slab Backsplash Light Hardwood

Photo Credit | Alexander Design Group, Inc


Interior design ideas with gorgeous natural quartzite… Hit backsplash, countertop, and island top with waterfall edge with one stone. Two-tone cabinets are part of the treasure: Whitewall cabinets and espresso base cabinets are the messenger in between appliances and quartzite.

Beige Floor Glossy White Cabinet Backsplash Countertop Bar Stools

Photo Credit | CJM Communities


Kitchen windows are framed with white glossy wall cabinets. The island has a burnt bamboo base and white island top. A high ceiling with recessed light is part of the bunch of stick kitchen pendants. They are both integrated and good-looking. Glossy long-format porcelain tiles bridge in between white countertops and burnt bamboo cabinets.

Medium Tone Wood Floors Flat Panel Black Cabinet Quartz Counters Room Space Modern Sink

Photo Credit | Alexander Design Group, Inc


In this kitchen, a three-tone color code is followed with meticulous details: Black cabinets, white countertops, and oak flooring are the essentials. Barstools, golden trimmed chandelier, golden faucets, and bar stools are supplementary design elements. The open layout is infused into the design concept.

Modern Light Fixture Thick Island Table Counter Hardwood Floors Flat Panel Glass Front Cabinet

Photo Credit | Alexander Design Group, Inc


Farmhouse kitchen follows the three-tone color code: Black cabinets, cream countertops, and hickory flooring and hickory high beams are the best without any hesitation.

Stainless Steel Hood Quartzite Island Counters Wood Table Designer Space Full Stone Covered Wall

Photo Credit | Alexander Design Group, Inc


Simple sleek lines and simple materials make this modern kitchen very lovable: White and mocha cabinets bond to quartzite. Stone slab in the full high backsplash, countertop, and part of the island top. The other part of the island top is the butcher block countertop which takes all the attention. 

Thick Waterfall Edge Island Modern Furniture Appliances Kitchen Lighting Dark Flooring Gray Cabinet

Photo Credit | Kennedy Cole Interior Design


Handle-free glossy charcoal cabinets, white countertops, and waterfall edge island top are named modern kitchens. Fumed color hand-blown over island pendants tunes with all elements. 

Shaker Cabinet Brown Hardwood Flooring Pendant Lights Hood Quartz Counters Thick Island

Photo Credit | Kennedy Cole Interior Design


The two-tone cabinets, with full high backsplash, and blue island base competes with each other to show the best-looking elements.

Cream Cabinet Beige Quartzite Counters Porcelain Backsplash Designer Light Furniture Hood

Photo Credit | Freestyle Interiors


Who says that craftsman kitchen design won’t go to interior design was wrong. If your designer has keen eyes, modern touch is not a problem. Dove wing color cabinets, marble look engineered stones, patterned Moroccan tile backsplash, and birch hardwood flooring help for creativity.

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Photo Credit | Kitchen Distributors


Gorgeous T-shaped kitchen island with seating and water wall edge of quartz stone match well with sleek look handle-free glossy gray cabinets. Led linear pendant lights are complimentary for these modern kitchens.

Brown Flat Front Cabinet Metallic Backsplash Floating Shelves Appliances Hardwood Flooring

Photo Credit | Foz Design


Interior design ideas with the open shelf and, two-tone countertops and matching tones of countertops. Wall sconce lighting fixtures are so beautiful. Butcher Block countertops are thick and rich-looking.

Light Hardwood Flooring Marble Counters Island Sleek Furniture Pendant Lightings

Photo Credit | Kitchen Distributors


Farmhouse and Craftsman-inspired open layout for modern kitchens: Black and walnut cabinets, white countertops, walnut butcher block island top, and walnut high beams are from the part of farmhouse kitchen design and panty converted into glass door cabinets, range hood and high ceiling are from the craftsman design.

Designer Sleek Table Space Island Room Kitchen Pop Of Color

Photo Credit | NDC Homes, Inc


Ebony black and mocha cabinets are embellished with marble look quartz tops. The scenic view is visible over the full high backsplash: with the mountains, clear sky, and fertile valley. I really would like to learn the name of the stone which is used as a full high backsplash. Definitely interior design by having the best modern kitchen ideas: Waterfall edge island top, full high backsplash, and open layout kitchen.

Interior Design Room Furniture Kitchen Island Floor To Ceiling Grey Porcelain Flooring

Photo Credit | NDC Homes, Inc


Kitchen designed with two-tone cabinets and white quartz countertops: Distressed brown-gray cabinets and distressed large format porcelain tiles contrast well with white cabinets and white quartz countertops. Part of Hearst digital page to help users imported onto this page similar to Hearst digital media with similar content at piano.io

Designer Space Appliances Room Design Ceramic Tiles Quartz Counters Black White Cabinets

Photo Credit | G.A. White Homes


Two-tone cabinets with three-dimensional white square backsplash and marble look white countertops. The modern kitchen element is the Glassdoor white wall cabinets with black trims and black french doors. Smart design to upgrade the idea of the two-tone cabinet. 

Floating Shelves Brown Flooring Black Gray Quartz Counters Waterfall Edge Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | G.A. White Homes


Modern kitchen with several entertainments: TV over the sink, floating wall shelves and under-shelf lighting, luxury fume velvet counter height bar stools, and raised breakfast bar with waterfall edge island top. Color selection is also very unique and unisex. Party and imported onto room furniture is third party and imported modern white.

Waterfall Edge Island Quartz Countertop Grey Cabinet Light Hardwood Flooring Full High Backsplash

Photo Credit | G.A. White Homes


Simple, neat, smart, and modern kitchen: Such harmony in between the distressed gray cabinets and marble look engineered stone! The less material shows the minimalistic approach in kitchen furniture.

Large Format Concrete Floors Marble Counters Brown Cabinet

Photo Credit | Allen Construction


Artisan kitchen remodeling by following the modern kitchen idea rules: Two-tone countertops, waterfall edge island top, cherry cabinets, and ceiling with cherry wood panels are finely selected. Coastal house kitchens always have more kitchen windows and excess doors in an open layout design. This is also part of the modern kitchen ideas. 

Grey Cabinet Black Counters Beige Flooring Hood Stainless Steel Appliances White Backsplash

Photo Credit | Sun West Custom Homes LLC


Double island modern kitchen with raised breakfast bars in an open layout. Soft brown and beige cabinets happily have black countertops with white veins. 

Beige Ceramic Floor Tiles Dark Wood Flat Panel Cabinet Pendant Lightings

Photo Credit | Sun West Custom Homes LLC


The solo show of the honed travertine stone in a modern kitchen: From head to toe, full high backsplash, countertop and island top, large format porcelain tiles are all travertine which goes well with brown cabinets and appliances. The most sophisticated contrast is caught.

Multicolored Mosaic Tiles Grey Shaker Cabinet Quartz Counters Beige Porcelain Flooring

Photo Credit | PBS Contractors


Modern white kitchen by having soft colors and beautiful glass mosaic backsplash. The backsplash is a full high backsplash; it means covering the whole wall. Gray and white have a waltz and this fills all kitchen space irresistibly. 

Porcelain Gray Floors Shaker Cabinetry Matchstick Wall Tiles Viscount Granite Countertop

Photo Credit | PBS Contractors


Off-white cabinets and ancient brown cabinets carry the quartz countertops and artisan cut quartz subway backsplash. A mirror image in the kitchen has been created by centering the stove. Sides have kitchen windows with gray roman shades and an off-white wall cabinetry.

Brown Hardwood Flooring Two Islands Espresso Cabinet Quartz Counters Full High Stone Slab

Photo Credit | Andrea Canedo Design


This ultramodern kitchen has a futuristic idea. The feeling of being inside a spaceship is starting from the kitchen pendants and surrounded all around the double islands. The island in between the base cabinets and dark base island pops up automatically.

Grey Tiles Glossy White Wall Gray Kitchen Cabinet Quartz Counters Porcelain Flooring

Photo Credit | Hatano Studio, LLC


Two-tone cabinets, two-tone countertops direct to modern kitchen ideas which are the most impressive kitchen space. It is not easy to apply, you all need a professional designer to collect each element particularly for the kitchen.

Flat Panel Modern Cabinet Stone Tile Backsplash Hardwood Flooring White Quartz Tops

Photo Credit | Empire Kitchen & Bath


The trio of taupe, brown, and white in any home decoration and design project turns out like a masterpiece. The only challenge is finding the matching design elements for the assigned color. The color code and essentials are perfectly picked in this modern kitchen. 

Black Hood Light Hardwood Porcelain Tiles Counters

Photo Credit | gamble + design


Lovely three-dimensional tile covers the island base. White square tiles and round inserts are the main elements in this design.

4Hardwood Flooring Brown Cabinetry Quartz Counter Tops Floating Corner Shelves Pendant Lights

Photo Credit | Windermere Real Estate


Modern open layout kitchen designed with floating corner shelves. Waterfall edge kitchen island top and thick countertops are part of the modern elements. Two separate sinks will make your food preparation and cleaning easy. Ergonomic and functional design.

Natural Linen Cabinet Color Light Wood Flooring Silver Backsplash Quartz Counters

Photo Credit | G.A. White Homes


Two-tone cabinets, modern kitchen design with quartz…. countertop and island top and stainless steel hammered square full high backsplash. Lightbox is a bonus with two kitchen chandeliers. The ambiance is very soft and welcoming. 

Interior Design Ideas For Modern Kitchens

This is also a very hard question but some basics will be helpful to organize these elements.  Modern kitchen design ideas can be divided into three sections one is the material-based modern kitchen elements, the other one is design-based modern kitchen elements and the last one is the layout of kitchen designs. 

What Are The Modern Kitchen Elements?

Stones: Countertops, island tops, and backsplash can be picked as natural or manmade stones. Either different stones or the same stone can be used in the remodeling project. 

Ceramic backsplash: It can be used as a backsplash, flooring, and island base. 

Wood: Mostly used in cabinets, butcher block countertops, flooring, or wood panels for ceiling or shelves.

Design based kitchen elements: 

Waterfall edge kitchen island tops, open shelves island base, floating shelves, double islands, glossy cabinet doors, thick countertops, sleek look cabinetry, less hardware, over the island pendants, kitchen chandeliers, under the shelf or under the cabinet lighting, glossy large format porcelain tiles, two-tone kitchen ideas, two-tone countertop ideas, two-tone cabinets, and two-tone countertops ideas and mostly appliances all need to be considered. 

The layout of Kitchen Design: 

Open layout space design,  mirror image in kitchen layout, large windows, framed windows, kitchen pantry converted into a cabinet, high ceilings, high beams can be counted. Two separate sink layouts are also important to emphasize the modern touch. 

Color Selection For Modern Kitchen Design Ideas

The trend of color selection in a modern kitchen is very natural and basic colors. Shades of any gray, white, black, and brown or their combination and also natural look wood color is a remarkable addition. Furniture interior design and room interior design help the space designer.

Crossing my fingers that my ideas will help you to complete your kitchen remodeling project in a modern way and I really enjoyed picking the pictures for you, hope they reflect a reciprocal love for you.