Photo: Emily Hart. Design: Kelsey Leigh Design Co
Timber is a beautiful material for your modern kitchen ideas, but if you start your scheme with a wood floor, you might feel like you can't include it in the rest of your space.
Actually, mixing wood tones can create a sophisticated, nuanced scheme with lots of warmth and character.
Photo: JL STUDIO
Poured concrete floors are a popular look for a kitchen with a luxe yet industrial style.
However, they're notoriously difficult to install, compared to alternatives like tiles.
Photo: RailiCA Design
An oversized design will not only add interest to your home, but pendants in unique shapes or materials will enrich the design scheme of your interiors.
Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, use this opportunity to showcase eye-catching elements.
Photo: Colombo and Serboli Architecture
A hugely versatile color for the kitchen, terracotta combined with complementary shades, such as dusky pink or cerulean blue, creates a tonal look with a backdrop of muted white and cream tones.
Photo: Megan Taylor
Russell Whitehead and Jordan Cluroe of London-based 2LG Studio(opens in new tab) used vibrant colors to divide their kitchen into different zones – knowing what colors go with green, they used it in their dining space, then added blue for work, and pink for cooking.
Photo: Michael Rygaard
The modern kitchen is built using light oil-treated oak timber and stainless steel with a Pietra di Fossena marble countertop, and the stunning finger jointed timber drawers shine a spotlight on the craftsmanship.
It's the contrast which stops this from seeming either too rustic, or too much like industrial interior design.
Photo: Jack Lovel
This home in Melbourne, Australia by Bryant Alsop(opens in new tab) embraces a palette of hardy materials, such as the brick and concrete used for the kitchen island ideas.
Tierras terracotta tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina were used for the splashback, a modern kitchen idea that gives the space a graphic accent.
Photo: Ledbury Studio
Open plan kitchen extensions are a popular choice, allowing you to inject some real air and light into the space.
This modern kitchen is positioned opposite an open lounge area, so the kitchen cabinets have been designed to resemble standalone pieces of furniture that blend into the interior scheme.
Photo: Blakes London and 82mm photography
Paonazzo marble sourced directly from the quarry in Italy is the star of this modern kitchen idea by Blakes London.
The deeply veined marble kitchen island is set against a subtle backdrop of simple white cabinetry, allowing it to take center stage - the most wonderful of white kitchen ideas.