What is a Contemporary Kitchen?
A contemporary kitchen is very similar to a modern kitchen. However, unlike a modern kitchen which has specific elements that recur over time, a contemporary kitchen is simply a reflection of the “in the now” styles and trends. They also tend to be much more playful in form and color than a modern kitchen would be.
Why chose this style over others?
This style of kitchen strives to minimize clutter and visually create a high functioning space with streamlined surfaces. A present-day kitchen 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.
Modern appliances are a staple element in a contemporary kitchen. Often, a go to is stainless steel or white. Additionally, because the style requires minimized clutter, designers will often choose to stow away the appliances in cabinets.
This style often implements 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.
Modern kitchen cabinetry 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 create a contemporary kitchen, as well as colorful backsplashes. By adding brushed silver knobs to the cabinetry it will also help push the style even further.
Because these kitchens are so streamlined, homeowners and designers alike must utilize accessories to personalize their space. Lighting is a common way designers make modern spaces unique. Dramatic lighting such as pendant lights are a common feature. Modern touches such as chrome or stainless steel barstools are also popular for homeowners to add to their kitchen spaces.
Think this style fits you?
All in all, this style of kitchen spaces is not for everyone, However, if you are a fan of refinished materials mixed in with new, modern, and sleek elements, consider a contemporary space. Our team at Kitchen and Bath 4U are experts on creating a contemporary kitchen. Our design experts know that a contemporary kitchen incorporates traditional elements for a modern but cozy and functional feel. 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 kitchen renovation!