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 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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  • 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.

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  • White kitchen with floor-to-ceiling chalkboard wall

    Jazz up a kitchen wall with chalkboard paint. Kids will love it for the doodling possibilities it offers – and you’ll love it for writing down handy reminders. Never again will you forget that pint of milk or those bin bags! Cool geometric tiling creates a beautiful frame for the window.

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  • 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.

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    Little Greene

  • 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

    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


  • Kitchen corner with wine rack

    Make your wine rack into a cool feature by leaving it firmly on show in an open-plan area. Topped with a neat white counter, this one also has a handy space for favourite pieces. A mixture of pictures, purple cupboard doors and mid-century furniture (not to mention the rhinoceros head) make this corner far from ordinary.

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  • Earth-toned kitchen with hexagon flooring

    Let the floor be the focus when decorating your kitchen scheme. Statement tiled flooring provides a lively counterpoint to the dark cabinetry with complementary accents of ebony and terracotta introduced by bar stools and accessories.

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    Best Tile
    Wall paint

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    John Lewis

  • 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.

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    Walls and Floors
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    Just Handles

  • 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!

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    The Conran Shop

  • Grey kitchen with storage units and quirky curios

    Not everything has to be simply functional. When thinking about storage, plan your cabinets and fittings to incorporate your favourite items and things you want on display. This kitchen cabinet is individually designed and gives the whole kitchen a bespoke feel.

    Wall light mounted in shelving
    Rockett St George

  • 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.

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    Rudge & Co

  • Classic kitchen with wooden cabinetry and marble worktop

    Don’t be afraid to change the rooms round. The owners agree that their best design decision was to extract the old kitchen from its position in a former coal hole under the pavement and reposition it in the dining room. The marble counter and splashback adds a modern feel in here.

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    Emma Bridgewater

  • Modern grey kitchen with classic cabinetry and wooden table

    Mix modern, light paintwork with industrial tinges for a modern look. This stripped back wooden table is perfect for roughing up the sleekness of the grey walls and cabinets, and add iron-framed chairs and other mix’n’match accessories to keep things interesting.

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  • Neutral dining room with handing pendant lights

    The focal point to this dining room is the farmhouse table, which was upcycled by the owner’s grandmother. The rustic wooden floor, along with the fold-up chairs, create an informal atmosphere, while the cushions along the window seat add comfort and warmth.

    Pendant lights


  • 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.

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  • 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

  • Modern kitchen extension with Christmas garland decoration

    Add a festive touch to your kitchen with a Christmas garland. The kitchen might not be the most obvious room in the house to decorate, but when we will all spend so much of our time here during the holidays, it make sense to add a bit of festive cheer. In this impressive open-plan space a lovely pine cone and orange fir garland adds a splash of colour and a hit of fragrance, while a second swag has been used to decorate the seating area beyond.

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    John Lewis

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