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.

  • Pastel touches and light colours for small kitchens

    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
    Magnet

    Similar fruit bowlOliver Bonas

  • Open-plan modern kitchen with gardern terrace

    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.

    Tiles
    European Heritage

    Cabinetry paint
    Farrow & Ball
     

  • Heritage blue kitchen with encaustic tile splashback

    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.


    Paint

    Farrow & Ball

    Tiles
    European Heritage

  • Modern white kitchen with coastal colour

    Modern white kitchen with coastal colour

    Simple cream Shaker style cabinets and wooden worktops give this small kitchen a relaxed country look. Vintage finds including an old mug rack, enamel pendant lights and glazed blue wall tiles adds a charming coastal twist.

    Similar pendant light
    Tinsmiths

    Similar tiles
    Fired Earth

  • Kitchen with deep wood tones and white units

    Kitchen with deep wood tones and white units

    Check out these industrial-style leather stools, which are perfect for breakfast bars. The walnut worktops add such warmth and character to the room. Balance dark wood with lighter elements, such as white units and metallic objects, to prevent it from being too overpowering.

    Stools
    Rockett St George

    Worktops
    Worktop Express

  • Modern country kitchen with floral wallpaper

    Modern country kitchen with floral wallpaper

    Add a busy backdrop to simple, white-painted furniture and wooden floors such as this glorious bold vintage-style hydrangea print. It works best in a plain room painted with neutral colours, as seen here, so that the colours really stand out but aren’t too overpowering. Get a distressed wooden mug rack or shelf to add character to the room.

    Wallpaper
    Cath Kidston

    Dresser
    Neptune

  • Modern kitchen diner with industrial accessories

    Modern kitchen diner with industrial accessories

    This medium sized kitchen has been made modern, light and sociable with a peninsula breakfast bar. White metro tiles are fresh and practical while neutral walls with bespoke open shelves made from palettes customise the space with a quirky and raw edge. Naked bulb pendant lights and metal bar stools keep the industrial theme flowing and colourful typographic wall stickers and painted shelf brackets add an element of fun.


    Bar stools

    Cult Furniture

    Pendant lights
    Rose & Grey

  • Streamlined wooden kitchen with outdoor dining area

    Streamlined wooden kitchen with outdoor dining area

    Keep your kitchen look clean with fuss-free, streamlined cabinetry such as these wooden cupboard doors and quartz surfaces, all of which seem to recede into the stone-coloured walls. As a result, the view of the garden beyond becomes a real feature of the space, adding colour and vibrancy that draws you out – physically, in summer – to the dining area beyond.

    Kitchen cabinets
    Robert Timmons Furniture

    Range cooker
    Rangemaster

  • Utilitarian grey kitchen with butler sink

    Utilitarian grey kitchen with butler sink

    Understated kitchen cabinets, matched with a classic white butler sink, create a clean and modern look. Functionality is key here, the clue is in the stainless steel accents and easy-access open shelving. Minimal, industrial, utilitarian – this stylish contemporary kitchen is any or all of these!

    Kitchen cabinets
    MC Stone Kitchens

  • Retro-style cream kitchen with wooden worktops

    Retro-style cream kitchen with wooden worktops

    Choose kitchen fittings that respect the heritage of your house; this smooth cream-and-warm-wood design may not be authentic 1940s, but its colour scheme and natural materials offer a nod to the style of the time. Lighter elements, such as pale cabinetry and metallic lighting and seating, balance the rich tones of the leather and walnut.

    Leather stools
    Rockett St George

    Similar pendant lights
    Ikea

  • Lilac kitchen with copper accents

    Lilac kitchen with copper accents

    Modern kitchen design takes a different turn with this lilac design, which looks smart and fresh within a white-and-wood space. The trick is to keep accessories to a minimum to prevent a fussy feel; here, floor-length voile curtains keep the look light, while statement copper pendant lights add weight and set off the cool purple tones perfectly.

    Pendant lights
    Holloways of Ludlow

    Curtains
    Designers Guild

  • Modern white kitchen with industrial touches

    Modern white kitchen with industrial touches

    Classic white metro tiles with grey grouting emphasises a strong geometric theme in this modern kitchen. Echoed by statement floor tiles, the finished look injects plenty of style and personality into a small room. The copper tones of the bespoke shelving and unit handles, which are made from reclaimed plumbing pipes, add colour. These unique talking points tie in with the copper sink and hanging herb planter, for a cohesive finish.

    Wall and floor tiles
    British Ceramic Tile

    Sink and mixer tap
    Olif

  • Industrial kitchen with geometric flooring and copper accessories

    Industrial kitchen with geometric flooring and copper accessories

    Use floor tiles to bring colour, pattern and personality to a white kitchen. This industrial-style kitchen features geometric floor tiles, bespoke units and metallic accessories and utensils. This unusual mix of styles and pieces gives the kitchen oodles of personality.

    Units
    Gallery collection at Symphony

    Wall and floor tiles
    British Ceramic Tile

    Underfloor heating
    WarmUp

  • Modern white kitchen with grey French doors

    Modern white kitchen with grey French doors

    Why stick to one style when you can have several? This room combines a minimal Scandi look with elegant French doors and a few eclectic British accessories. By keeping to a simple colour palette, the whole room still has a cohesive look.

    Floor tilesMarrakech Design


    Radio
    Roberts Radio

  • Modern grey and white kitchen with open crockery shelf

    Modern grey and white kitchen with open crockery shelf

    Bring a touch of Scandi style to your kitchen with a sleek grey and white scheme. Contemporary handle-free units contrast with a traditional butler’s sink and marble worksurfaces add a note of elegance. A practical long wall shelf helps to keep the look open and bright while adding handy extra storage space.

    Similar bread bin
    Love Tiki

    Similar folding plate rackArtisanti

  • Spacious kitchen-diner with island unit and pendant lighting

    Spacious kitchen-diner with island unit and pendant lighting

    Fit stylish floor-to-ceiling Crittal doors to provide a feeling of grandeur and stature within an open-plan space. The kitchen zone encompasses contemporary country cabinetry, including a stunning six-metre-long marble-topped island and breakfast bar with plenty of space to receive guests. The white quartz worktop looks super fresh against the navy blue units.

    Similar bench
    Bring It On Home

    Stools
    Swoon Editions

    Similar pendants
    Ocean Lighting

  • Modern blue and white open plan kitchen

    Modern blue and white open plan kitchen

    Navy blue cabinetry gives this Shaker, open-plan kitchen a super stylish and refined look. Natural finishes such as parquet flooring and smooth wooden stools lend a warm lived-in feel while a crisp white backdrop keeps the room light, fresh and airy. Grey industrial-look pendant lights help to section off the spacious area into specific zones.

    Stools
    Swoon Editions

    Similar pendant lightsCox and Cox

  • White modern kitchen with super-sized fridge-freezer

    White modern kitchen with super-sized fridge-freezer

    Create a light-filled kitchen space warmed by tactile wood and leather. This family room offers a breakfast bar perfectly poised between appliances and food preparation area so that serving food – and eating it – is as easy as pie. Cabinetry offers a mix of drawers and cupboards in all shapes and sizes for flexible storage.


    Similar bar stools

    Maisons du Monde

    Similar fridge-freezer
    Appliances Direct

  • Bright white open-plan kitchen with pretty dining area

    Bright white open-plan kitchen with pretty dining area

    Decorate the periphery of a room in brilliant white and then introduce warmth with a pale stripped wood or laminate floor. The unfitted furniture in this elegant open-plan kitchen is in honeyed wood, introducing a softer rustic touch to the cool and chic surroundings.

    Similar dining suite
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    Chandelier
    Ocean Lighting

  • Brilliant white kitchen with floating units

    Brilliant white kitchen with floating units

    Careful planning ensures that the units beneath the hob in this bright-white space are centred and aesthetically pleasing. The fact that this section of the kitchen appears to float uses visual trickery to create the impression of even more space. Warm wooden accents offset the otherwise ice-white finish.

    Hob and induction hood
    Curry’s

    Quartz worktops
    Asper Marble & Granite

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