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.

  • Scandi style open-plan kitchen-diner

    High-street finds and antique-market buys create a relaxed, mix-matched look in this modern open-plan kitchen. A simple colour scheme helps to knit the pieces together.  A large oak dining table zoned by textured rug is the centre of attention making this a practical space for family gathering. Include a sofa to continue the open-plan family living look.

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    Buy now: Skogsta dining table, £350, Ikea

  • Open plan kitchen-diner with blue island and cabinetry

    A row of floor-to-ceiling windows and a large skylight work together in this kitchen-diner to create a bright and airy space. Teal cabinetry and upholstery add a pop of contemporary colour. The row of three glass pendant lampshades complete the modern look.

  • Urban kitchen with white tiles and exposed bulb lights

    The space works really well, with the sink overlooking the garden and plenty of storage space. Black grouting and exposed bulbs coupled with neon signs give this scheme an urban, contemporary edge, while vintage elements give the kitchen a mismatched look.

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    Buy now: Similar tiles, Topps Tiles
    Buy now: Retro DAB radio, Bush at Argos

  • White kitchen with diagonally positioned metro tiles

    Laying basic metro tiles in a herringbone pattern creates an interesting look in this modern white kitchen. The kitchen units are from Ikea, but bespoke doors give it a luxury look. It just goes to show that a chic kitchen needn’t cost the earth.

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    Buy now: Formica and birch plywood cabinet doors, from £90 for a drawer front, Matt Antrobus
    Buy now: Metod base cabinet frame, from £21, Ikea

  • Modern kitchen with custom-built storage wall

    If you’re planning a new kitchen, think about the lines you are creating with kitchen units and storage. This floor-to-ceiling unit fill one entire wall, offering a huge amount of storage, without encroaching too much on the space. In fact, the open shelving offers a great way to add colour to your room by putting favourite trinkets and cookware on display.

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    Buy now: Memphis white hexagon tiles, £22.99 per sq m, Tile Mountain

  • Modern white handleless kitchen with black walls

    The bare bones of this kitchen are really very modern classic, but creative touches totally transform it. Black paint doesn’t take up much of the wall space, but the little bit you see really does look amazing. Where a kitchen is relatively narrow, a long island is a great idea. The seating area here acts as a second dining table.

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    Buy now: Integra Fusion cabinetry in white, £306 for a base unit, Magnet

  • Neutral wood kitchen with black worktops and lime-green accents

    Dark worktops are a practical choice, as food stains will be invisible. They also add a bit of drama to standard wood units. In any neutral scheme, a hit of colour works wonders and that’s just what the lime-green blind and other accessories do here.

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    Buy now: similar wall plaque, Etsy
    Buy now: similar blind, Hillarys

  • Modern kitchen with relaxed and colourful seating area

    Take full advantage of a spacious kitchen by including an informal seating area. You don’t need to have huge armchairs to make it comfortable. These easily moveable but super comfortable chairs are a great choice. Accessorise with bright cushions for an injection of colour.

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    Buy now: Poang armchairs, Ikea

  • Modern grey kitchen with well planned storage

    Good storage does depend on how much space you have. Thorough planning is the key, though, no matter the size of your floor area. Here, the kitchen offers cupboard space, a shelf for trinkets, plus a wine rack and extra work surface. We think that’s everything covered.

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    Buy now: Vasco Alu-Zen vertical radiator, Radiating Style
    Buy now: Puffin tea towel, Martha and Hepsie

  • Glossy white kitchen with shimmering mosaic tiles

    Give a glossy white kitchen a lift with a shimmering splashback. These mosaic tiles look fabulous and they’re much easier to fit than you might imagine. With tiles that measure 30cm x 30cm, there’s no need to worry about positioning the tiny mosaics yourself.

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    Buy now: Random Mix mosaics, £18.99 per tile, Topps Tiles
    Buy now: Studio White gloss units, Magnet

  • Wood kitchen with horizontal striped wallpaper

    Kitchen feeling a bit bland? Then why not add a wallpaper feature wall, such as this striped horizontal design? The pattern here features different-sized stripes for a non-uniform look that keeps the scheme relaxed. To tie the look together, choose one of the colours of your paper for textiles and accessories, such as the lime-green blind in this scheme.

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    Buy now: Barcode wallpaper, Harlequin at Fashion Wallpaper

  • White kitchen with pretty mint-green accents

    Green and white make a fresh-feeling colour combination. Add plenty of potted plants and pretty mint-green accents to a white kitchen for a simple but stylish way to update your space.

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    Buy now: similar mixer, Debenhams
    Buy now: similar pineapple print, Art.co.uk

  • Grey and white kitchen with geometric patterned floor

    White walls and tiles combine really well with dark grey painted units to give this kitchen a timeless look. A geometric patterned floor adds a hit of pattern, while adhering to the colour scheme.

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    Buy now: Contour Shadow hexagon floor tiles, £44.95 per sq m, Walls And Floors
    Buy now: Cupboard doors painted in Down Pipe Estate Eggshell, £55 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball

  • Open-plan kitchen-diner extension with painted blue units

    Kitchen units don’t have to be white – blue looks sleek and totally modern in this stylish scheme. We love how the range cooker matches, too. A run of units along one wall makes the most of the open-plan space, which feels airy and light, thanks to the glazed roof and garden doors.

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    Buy now: vintage wall light, No1 Lewes
    Buy now: Douglas fir flooring, from £100 per sq m, Dinesen

  • Fully integrated kitchen with glossy white worktops

    Go super sleek with a fully integrated kitchen that’s been perfectly designed for modern living. We especially love how seamlessly the wine fridge has been incorporated. In terms of colour scheme, glossy white keeps things bright, while the matt grey finish on the other side provides contrast.

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    Buy now: bespoke kitchen, Holloways of Ludlow
    Buy now: cabinets painted in Railings Estate Eggshell, £55 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball

  • White kitchen with huge skylight

    Planning a kitchen extension? Then consider glazing options carefully. Your space will feel much bigger and brighter with large skylights like these. Not only do they let the light stream in, they offer an open feel that stops the room from feeling hemmed in. Floor-to-ceiling units in a modern handleless design create a super-sleek scheme.

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    Get the look: kitchen, Hacker

  • Grey kitchen with eclectic mix of pieces

    Fill your kitchen with creature comforts. A kitchen doesn’t have to be free from soft furnishings and fun touches. Eclectic pieces abound in this modern scheme, from the ‘J’ cushion and cowhide rug to the silver stag head on the wall. Armchairs give the space a relaxed vibe that’s not all about hard surfaces.

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    Buy now: similar paint, Farrow & Ball
    Buy now: similar cushion, Red Bubble

  • Purple kitchen with black splashback tiles

    Choose black tiles if you want to inject a little drama into your kitchen scheme. Soften the look with a soft berry shade and you’ve got yourself a kitchen that will definitely stand out from the crowd. Cute accessories, such as the ‘Home sweet home’ sign and polka-dot kettle create a homely feel.

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    Buy now:
    similar tiles, Topps Tiles
    Buy now: similar paint, Crown

  • Neutral kitchen with wall-mounted storage

    Want to improve your kitchen, but want to do it on a budget? Try small changes, such as new door handles and worktops, as these seemingly small things can have a big impact. Instead of wall-mounted cabinets, open shelving and a hook bar have been used, to create a lighter feel.

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    Buy now: door handles and similar shelving, both B&Q

  • 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

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