Geometric forms, straight lines, and flat surfaces define modern kitchen cabinet design. This sleek style is a good fit for homeowners who love the look of minimalist architecture and furniture and want their home to feel open and forward-looking. The cabinets in a modern kitchen are often paired with sleek cabinet hardware that’s flush with the cabinet door or drawer front for an uncluttered aesthetic.
If the thought of classic white or neutral-toned cabinets feels a bit bland to you, mix things up with some bold color. Calming greens, cheerful oranges, yellows, and deep blues all work with modern design. A dark hue can be particularly striking when paired with a glossy finish, as in this kitchen designed by Arterberry Cooke, where baby blue cabinets pair with a walnut butcher block island and black and white patterned backsplash.
Display cabinets with metal grate doors offer an alternative to traditional glass enclosures, and can be a happy medium between closed and open storage. They can also add a contemporary edge to a kitchen that might otherwise have felt too rustic, like this one by Emil Dervish.
When refacing your kitchen, skip the crown molding and inset panel doors for a clean modern aesthetic. For an additional dose of visual interest, add a bold color to the upper cabinets for a standout feature. In this kitchen, designer Lucy Sear-Barlow painted a block of cabinets in Teresa’s Blue by Farrow & Ball with matching black hardware for a cohesive look. modern kitchen cabinet design