Contemporary kitchen design isn’t just new, it’s really appealing. I found so many great contemporary style kitchen products that I won’t spend your time talking. Take a look. Take a long look- lots of kitchen design ideas here.
This contemporary style kitchen does a lot of things right. The most obvious are the custom cabinets by Canyon Creek. But there’s a lot of style in the stainless steel, sleek fixtures, an island-style eating area, granite countertops, tile, contrasting flooring, shiny appliances, and effective but subtle lighting. Steal these kitchen design ideas with the products I’ve hunted down for you below.
Stainless Steel Sinks
Stainless sinks are a staple of every contemporary kitchen, both for style and use. What’s a kitchen without a sink?
Wide and squared off Elkay stainless steel Designer Inspirations sink for plenty of space.
Or pick the Kohler Single Basin Self Rimming Sink for its depth.
A bolder choice in kitchen design: the Mystic Bar Sink by Elkay that looks just like running water.
To say nothing of the margarita glass Bar Sink by Elkay. Drink up.
Sleek Fixtures and Faucets
And what good’s a sink without a faucet? Pretty worthless. Don’t stop with the stainless steel yet.
Basic single hole Fima Kitchen Sink Faucet.
Pre-rinse kitchen faucet- perfect for those of us who are busy, and who isn’t?
Bendy, trendy stainless steel Ono kitchen faucet.
Handy luxury Hansgrohe Pot Filler.
Super deluxe kitchen faucet by Rohl, with all the side accessories- sidespray and cross handles.
For more, more outrageous faucets, see our post on spectacular spigots. When nothing but the boldest statements will do (for those of you who picked the margarita sink).
Mosaic Tile Backsplash
How about a glass mosaic backsplash to stop water damage and stop kitchen visitors in their tracks? Now that’s great kitchen design.
Pick a color for this Cerdomus tile and put it all over your kitchen.
Interceramic metallic tile comes in an array of colors, too, but the blue looks great with stainless steel. This tile adds nice texture without calling attention to itself.
Oh so gorgeous mosaic glass tile. Great from every angle.
Red mosaic glass looks very contemporary. The basic rule is to pick either a bold color or a bold pattern. Less is more.
Islands and Kitchen Carts
Even the best kitchen designs should bow to the work that needs to be done in a kitchen. This furniture is the perfect place to stir, stack, and chop. Put stools around the island so guests can help, or watch.
Wheel in this Bamboo kitchen cart with stainless steel top to solve any space problems.
Get a clean retro look with this white Concord kitchen island with stools.
This tall ebony kitchen island is all about sophistication.
Of course, you won’t need an island if you plan enough counter space. No two chunks of granite look exactly alike, but they all make great countertops. Solid minimalist cool.
Blue Renoir granite is my very favorite and looks especially good with dark wood.
You don’t get any more contemporary than Arctic cream granite.
Like black? Pair it with Blue Martinica. Like everything in this post, it plays nice with steel, too.
For a softer look, there’s always granite in Sahara Gold. Go, go granite.
The color variation in this Crossville tile is a great contrast to simple contemporary lines.
Or go for Daltile Timber wood-look tile in lighter tones.
If the rest of your kitchen design is simple enough, the way to make it really pop is luxury Italian tile flooring.
You’ll get clean lines, lots of steel, and, of course, functionality in these top pick contemporary kitchen appliances. Efficient major appliances are major lifesavers. For example, I don’t want any kitchen design that doesn’t come with a dishwasher.
A particularly stylish way to avoid handwashing dishes is this black with stainless steel dishwasher by Dacor.
This 19 Wash Programs Automatic Load Size Sensor Stainless Steel Dishwasher is another good model. You can tell by the long name with all the options in it. The short name is Miele Excella Series Dishwasher.
If you don’t need dual fuel, get a similar look from a different model with this stainless steel gas range by DCS.
This freestanding electric range by KitchenAid holds its own in contemporary style kitchens.
Get a little kitchen design magic with this Jenn Air floating glass built-in microwave.
Or this induction cooktop by Thermador.
Amazing, even. Custom panel refrigerator by Dacor.
Electrolux Professional Series Refrigerator. Simple but still striking.
Can you see in the dark? Well then, make the most of lighting in your kitchen design.
For a classic contemporary style kitchen, go simple with recessed lighting. Under cabinet lights are another fabulous invention for clean contemporary design. Hide the necessaries. Or play with the style with these quirky lamps.
More good things from this Contempo Island Light.
Dangly bits aren’t just for Victorian lighting when there’s this Fine Art Chandelier.
For a total focal point in your contemporary style kitchen, go with the Geometrix by Schonbek crystal chandelier.
Hard to top, right?