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.

  • Kitchen with sleek modern cupboards

    Keep a kitchen streamlined for a modern look. The slate grey cupboards in this space stand out against the bright white ceiling and flagstone floor tiles. The lack of handles and pulls adds to the sleek, modern effect, as does the hidden extractor fan.

    Flagstone floor
    Flagstones Direct

    Slate grey cupboards

  • Open-plan kitchen area with Love neon light

    Make a statement with a neon decorative light. This kitchen was redesigned to open up the space, so part of the wall has been knocked through so that it opens on to the living space. The remaining wall is a great space to display an eyecatching neon light.

    Love sign
    Names in Light

    Kitchen units
    British Standard

  • Modern white kitchen with metro tiles

    Choose classic white cabinetry teamed with metro tiles for a fresh modern look in the kitchen. Skylights in this kitchen area allow plenty of light into this space. Attractive glassware is displayed in wall units with glazed doors and the sleek extractor fan adds a contemporary touch.

    Kitchen units
    British Standard

    Similar tiles
    Walls and Floors

  • Neutral kitchen with urban industrial touches

    Plan a bright and open kitchen space that is filled with light. Neutral kitchen cabinets have been chosen for this kitchen, which includes an island unit with a wooden worktop for extra food prep space and storage, plus a stylish pendant above. Skylights and glazed bi-fold doors allow plenty of natural light into the room.

    Academy black pendant light
    House of Lights

    Kitchen units
    British Standard

  • Modern white kitchen with marble-top peninsula and bi-fold patio doors

    No room for an island unit in your kitchen? Go for a space-saving peninsula instead. They’re a great way to maximise worktop and storage space, without blocking any thoroughfares. This is especially important if your kitchen is the main access route to your garden. Double-glazed, bi-fold doors will bring the outside in during warmer months, conserving heat in winter.

    Fitted kitchen

    Similar bi-fold doors

  • Urban white kitchen with exposed brickwork and modern glazed doors

    Go for an open, light-filled kitchen with contrasting white painted units and a black tiled floor. While the kitchen units may have a classic Shaker style, the exposed brick wall, oak worktops and bi-fold doors bring a contemporary, industrial edge to the room.

    British Standard

    Similar bar stoolCox & Cox

  • Small white kitchen with retro blue fridge

    Make a compact kitchen feel light and spacious with classic white panelled units and brick tiles for the splashback. A rustic beech worktop and traditional butler-style sink add character to the simple units, while the pastel blue retro fridge and accessories add fresh colour.

    Similar kitchen

    Smeg at John Lewis

  • Scandinavian-style kitchen breakfast room

    Design a kitchen/breakfast room that is both stylish and practical with a mix of sleek modern units and freestanding furniture. This pared back table and bench is large enough for family gatherings and entertaining, while the pendant light and patterned rug add a Scandinavian feel.

    Kitchen units

    Dining table
    Barber and Osgerby at Twentytwentyone

    Scandinavian Design Center

  • Monochrome kitchen diner with bench seat

    Create a stylish kitchen with plenty of seating by adding a fitted bench as part of the design. Although there is limited space in this modern kitchen/breakfast room, the combination of a bench and just a few dining chairs works perfectly. Contemporary black wall and pendant lighting complete this monochrome scheme.

    Dining table

    Maisons du Monde

    Caravaggio lighting
    Holloways of Ludlow

  • Chic monchrome bar area

    Create a stylish space to entertain guests in your kitchen or basement with a chic bar area. In this large basement room that includes a living space, an area has been used to create a stylish bar, with a monochrome palette works that works perfectly for both day and evening get-togethers.

    Similar bar stools
    The Sofa and Chair Company

  • Contemporary kitchen with marble breakfast bar

    Choose a mix of natural materials for a fresh and contemporary kitchen. Dark stained oak bespoke cabinetry has been combined with beautiful white Carrera marble for the splashback, worktop and breakfast bar. An oak and powder-coated steel bar stool completes the look.

    Solid oak cabinetry
    Aldworth James & Bond


    Bar stool

  • Modern white kitchen-diner with aqua blue chairs

    Create a stylish dining space in a small area of your kitchen by choosing a compact round dining table and chairs that will fit neatly into a corner of the room. A smart rug will help to define the dining zone. For a bright and breezy look go for white furniture with a fresh soft furnishing fabric such as the aqua blue on these French-style chairs.

    Bar stools

    Jonathan Adler

    Similar round dining table

  • Bright modern kitchen with hanging chair

    Choose simple white cabinetry and combine with beautiful marble worktops to create a luxe kitchen feel. This light and spacious kitchen has walls mercifully free of wall cabinets, while metro tiles reflect light around the room. Aqua bar stools and a hanging chair add a relaxed touch.

    Similar hanging chair

    Metro tiles
    Walls and Floors

    Kitchen units

  • Gorgeous open kitchen with darkwood floor and white cabinets

    Keep a kitchen bright and open by going for white walls and cabinetry. This space is completely free of wall units, creating a fresh and spacious feel emphasised by the run of French windows and open ceiling.

    Kitchen units

  • Stunning modern kitchen with darkwood cabinetry and herringbone flooring

    Use a fabulous oak parquet floor to define the look in a modern kitchen. A mix of tones and grains creates a linear pattern that sets off darkwood fitted units, marble island and black dining suite for a kitchen with a difference.

    Kitchen cabinetry
    Aldworth James and Bond

    Similar flooring
    The Reclaimed Flooring Co

  • Modern family kitchen with pastel accents

    Add pastel accessories to instantly update a white kitchen. This pale kitchen, with its white cabinets, dark worktops and stainless steel fittings is given a subtle boost with mint-green wall tiles and cute candy-coloured crockery and ornaments.

    Similar kitchenHowdens

    Similar tiles
    Walls & Floors

    Coloured Kilner jars

    Philip Morris Direct

  • Light modern kitchen with polished wood floor

    To bring some life into a minimalist kitchen, opt for a coloured work surface – such as this deep purple (or should we call it aubergine?) choice. Handleless doors mean the cabinets retain their sleek, clean lines. The streamlined finish is furthered by keeping kitchen equipment out of view. Brighten up the look with a row of coloured tiles and keep the floor simple in polished wood.


    Similar kitchen accessories
    Orla Kiely

  • Pastel touches and light colours for small kitchens

    In small kitchens, opt for cream, or similarly light and neutral coloured drawers and cupboards. The odd glass-fronted cabinet breaks up a bank of plain fascias, while wooden plank work surfaces can add depth.

    Similar kitchen

    Similar fruit bowlOliver Bonas

  • Open-plan modern kitchen with gardern terrace

    Sociable would be the best description of this smart family kitchen. With a designated dining area and breakfast bar island unit, there’s space for everyone. Dark, angular units create a calm effect when coupled with ice-white worktops, encaustic tiles in a greyscale palette and eclectic white furniture, like these one-of-a-kind artistic bar stools. The full-height windows opening out onto a garden create space, visually or in actuality, whatever the season.

    European Heritage

    Cabinetry paint
    Farrow & Ball

  • Heritage blue kitchen with encaustic tile splashback

    Heritage blue offers a regal tone in a kitchen, and is also a warmer (yet still timeless) alternative to white, black or grey cabinetry. Encaustic tiles offer an interesting focal point, while acid yellow accents – in this case, the kettle – offer a vibrant boost.


    Farrow & Ball

    European Heritage

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