WHAT DOES A CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN DESIGN REALLY CONSIST OF?
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A contemporary kitchen is very similar to a modern kitchen. However, unlike a modern kitchen which has specific elements that recur over time, it is simply a reflection of the “in the now” styles and trends. It is also much more playful in form and color than a modern kitchen.
Our team at Kitchen and Bath 4U are experts on creating a contemporary kitchen. Our design experts know that a this style of kitchen incorporates traditional elements for a modern but cozy and functional feel.
This style kitchen strives to minimize clutter and visually create a high functioning space with streamlined surfaces. The style often follows the 60-30-10 rule for its color scheme. 60% of the kitchen is a dominant color, 30% is a secondary color, and 10% is accent.
Contemporary appliances are a staple element in a contemporary kitchen. Often, a go to is stainless steel or white. Additionally, because a contemporary style requires minimized clutter, designers will often choose to stow away the appliances in cabinets.
Contemporary spaces often implement dark, warm colors for flooring choices in order to balance out the colder, more streamlined cabinetry and appliances. Cherry and maple wood are commonly used throughout contemporary kitchens for flooring.
Cabinetry in this style offers an unlimited selection of choices and finishes. Often, this style consists of black cabinetry with white marble or granite surfaces. Concrete countertops are a popular choice for homeowners looking to go with this style kitchen, colorful backsplashes are also a popular element. Adding brushed silver knobs to cabinetry also makes a space more contemporary.
Because these style kitchens are so streamlined, homeowners and designers alike must utilize accessories to personalize their space. Lighting is a common way designers make contemporary spaces unique. Dramatic lighting such as pendant lights are a common feature in contemporary spaces. Contemporary touches such as chrome or stainless steel barstools are also popular for homeowners to add to their kitchen spaces.
All in all, contemporary kitchen spaces are not for everyone. However, if you are a fan of refinished materials mixed in with new, modern, and sleek elements, consider a contemporary space. Give our experts at Kitchen and Bath 4U a call at (239) 390-1009 or visit our schedule a consultation page to find out more about what options are available to you for a contemporary kitchen renovation!