Modern kitchen pictures

Modern kitchens use clever design and sleek styles to create an impressive space to cook, eat and entertain. Browse our pick of the best modern kitchen schemes and find your perfect look from 100s of photos. We also have lots of inspiration for country kitchens and traditional kitchens. And if you really can’t decide, we have 100s of kitchen ideas covering all styles and trends for to you browse through.

Neutral kitchen with sculptural bar stools

Neutral kitchen with sculptural bar stools

Pale greys are a great way to create a contemporary look in your kitchen. Grey is super versatile and will look great with most other neutrals, such as the white units here, and the natural stone flooring. Sculptural bar stools and a trio of pendants in various designs finish the scheme perfectly.

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Buy now: Philippe Starck Masters bar stools by Kartell, £251 each, Nest

Neutral kitchen with French doors onto garden

Neutral kitchen with French doors onto garden

Position your dining table so that it benefits from doors that open out on to the garden. There’s no better way to make your room feel bigger than with windows. The neutral floor tiles cleverly tone with the pale-coloured stone outside, creating an endless-looking stretch of space.

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Buy now: faux-leather bar stool, £39, Amazon
Buy now: Metro cream wall tiles, £10.99 per sq m, Tile Mountain

Open-plan white kitchen with hits of lime

Open-plan white kitchen with hits of lime

Think carefully about what you want from a kitchen so that the space works just the way you want it to. White units keep the space bright and their high-gloss finish is easy to wipe clean. However, dark worktops will do a good job of hiding marks and food stains. The layout of this room has two clear spaces and even includes direct access to the garden. In short, it ticks everything on many people’s wish lists.

Similar kitchen units
Ikea
Similar worktops
Wickes

Blue kitchen-diner with innovative breakfast bar

Blue kitchen-diner with innovative breakfast bar

An open-plan kitchen-diner doesn’t have to be one huge open space. Here, there’s a natural division between the two rooms, but an open doorway creates a sociable feel that means the chef won’t feel cut off.  The breakfast bar helps to connect the two spaces, as seats on the dining-room side make use of a kitchen counter.

Flooring
B&Q
Similar paint
Little Greene

Large-kitchen-diner-extension-on-1930s-house

Large kitchen-diner extension on 1930s house

If you’re planning an extension, choose a structure that will complement your house. This extension has been specifically designed to tie in with the 1930s look of the building, while providing a large space for a kitchen, plus dining and living areas. French doors all around allow lots of light to flow into the room and easy access to the garden.

Kitchen cabinets
Marcus Paul Kitchens

Open-plan-kitchen-with-aqua-island

Open-plan kitchen with aqua island

Take inspiration from a favourite artwork when planning a kitchen scheme. Aqua tones in the painting to the left can be found throughout this kitchen, but especially on the huge kitchen island. This scheme looks great, but it’s practical, too, with numerous draws for storage and a boiling water tap for easy food prep.

Island unit
Marcus Paul Kitchens
Boiling water tap
Quooker

 

Monochrome kitchen with wine glass chandelier

Monochrome kitchen with wine glass chandelier

White kitchens are super popular and, with hi-gloss fittings, handleless units and metro tiles, this one ticks off a lot of the top kitchen trends right now. The addition of a black splashback and worktops enliven the space, along with the red bentwood chairs. The wine glass chandelier is an absolute winner for sending some sparkle around the room and providing a great focal point.

Kitchen units
Wickes
Similar chandelier
Litecraft

Neutral kitchen with Moroccan-style splashback tiles

Neutral kitchen with Moroccan-style splashback

Turn a neutral kitchen from practical to eye-catching with exotic tiling in a Moroccan design. This patchwork of pared-back greys provides an impactful splashback that will keep the walls clean and tidy while offering a great focal point. Stainless-steel appliances and bar handles keep the look sleek and well balanced.

Similar tiles
Fired Earth
Similar range cooker
John Lewis

Blue kitchen with shiny gold splashback

Blue kitchen with shiny gold splashback

Stand out with a shimmering gold splashback that will sparkle beautifully as you prepare your food. Metallics go with a wide variety of colours and will look just as great in a neutral scheme, as they will with a colourful wall, such as the beautiful deep blue here. Gold handles on the units have been chosen to complement the tiles.

Similar tiles
Walls and Floors
Similar handles
Just Handles

Modern kitchen with children's dining area

Modern kitchen with children’s dining area

Create a separate dining area in your kitchen for the small people in your life to enjoy. This one benefits from an ideal position next to the patio doors, which open directly out onto the garden, extending the ‘play area’. Meanwhile, the adults can easily keep a watchful eye. A rug helps to zone the space and modern chairs liven things up to the point that this look could be adopted for any age group – the furniture would just need to be a bit bigger!

Similar children’s chairs
The Conran Shop

Classic kitchen with painted island and stone flooring

Classic kitchen with painted island and stone flooring

Pick a few colours to continue throughout the house to pull the decor together. This kitchen has accents of dark blue, and antique brass is a recurring theme. The kitchen island’s deep tones, add a nice contrast in the light kitchen, and match touches in the blinds and curtains. If you’re using natural marble flooring, look at the tones first, and incorporate them into your room’s colour palette.

Similar lamp
Industville
Brass taps
Rudge & Co

Modern cream kitchen with wood flooring

Modern cream kitchen with wood flooring

Reflect light in an open-plan kitchen-diner with fresh white units. Here the white cabinetry has been combined with a wooden worktop, shimmering white mosaic tiles and stylish extractor fan. A corner of the kitchen is used as a dining area, with a neat circular table that’s perfect for the compact space.

Similar kitchen
Homebase

Similar dining table
Made

Industrial style white Christmas kitchen

Industrial style white Christmas kitchen

Add a festive touch to a contemporary industrial-style kitchen. Crystal bulb pendant lights illuminate the room, while a large star decoration, seasonal treats and flowers, and white and gold crackers add festive cheer. The hob is situated on the island unit allowing the chef to cook in the heart of the kitchen on Christmas day.

Bar stools
Rockett St George

Pendant lights
Lee Broom at John Lewis

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