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.

  • White kitchen with vibrant yellow shelves

    White kitchen with vibrant yellow shelves

    This compact kitchen is has been painted white to bring a spacious feel to a small space. Bright yellow open shelves are perfect for displaying an array of pretty and colourful kitchenware above the petite sink. Choose cabinetry in a matching shade to add to the vibrant and retro character. A black worktop makes a striking contast and picks out the unusual dark tile grout on the splashback.

    Yellow shelves and cupboard
    Ikea

  • White kitchen with metro tiles and open shelves

    White kitchen with metro tiles and open shelves

    Bright yellow accessories liven up this pale kitchen, creating a warm and welcoming feel. White open shelves stand out against cool grey walls and keep the small space open and airy. The metro tiles with grey grout under the shelving are smart and defining, which gives the compact room a quirky cafe-style character.

    Tiles
    Topps Tiles

    Shelves
    Ikea

  • White kitchen with feature blind and yellow accents

    White kitchen with feature blind and yellow accents

    White walls, units and accessories help keep a compact kitchen light and airy. To give a country scheme a contemporary update, team real wood worktops with splashback tiles and chrome fittings. A delicate sheer blind hangs over the window for a floaty, feminine feel.

    Tiles
    Topps Tiles

  • Modern green kitchen with country touches

    Pale green modern kitchen with country touches

    Update a modern kitchen and give it a subtle rustic atmosphere by opting for a light green shade of paint on the walls. It will soften the look of the whole room. Don’t worry about adding a country-style table if you have contemporary units – most kitchens benefit from a traditional wood table and chairs as they always add warmth.

    Paint
    Farrow & Ball

    Similar wood kitchen units
    B&Q

  • Modern kitchen with wooden cabinetry and yellow stools

    Modern kitchen with wooden cabinetry and yellow stools

    This 1980s-inspired kitchen features an eye-catching yellow-and-black palette, along with lots of glass and strong graphic lines, which combine beautifully for a truly striking finish. Small square cupboards above the sink provide practical food storage, while enhancing the graphic feel of the kitchen. The cabinetry, made from ply, contrasts with the matt-painted surfaces.

    Kitchen units
    Hamilton King

    Floor tiles
    Stone & Ceramic Warehouse

    Mixer tap
    Tap Store

  • Modern kitchen extension with timber and metal finish

    Modern kitchen extension with timber and metal finish

    This kitchen-diner has been doubled in size due to a stylish and contemporary box extension. Horizontal panelled-timber walls teamed with grey steel window frames and extra large windows create a super modern structure perfect for urban living. Similar internal and external materials allow a seamless flow out to the landscaped patio garden.

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    Primrose

    Similar stone paving
    B&Q

  • Classic white kitchen with mirrored wall tiles

    Classic white kitchen with mirrored wall tiles

    This classic white kitchen is given a touch of glamour thanks to a run of mirrored kitchen tiles and an oversized, low-hung pendant light. Light bounces off the reflective splashback and white cabinetry to increase the sense of space and a traditional teak wood circular table makes a perfect fit and warms the overall palette.

    Pendant light
    Mr Light

    Similar wall tiles
    Walls and Floors

  • Retro breakfast bar with yellow stools

    Retro breakfast bar with yellow stools

    An otherwise unused space makes a clever and pracitcal breakfast bar in this small kitchen. A reclaimed wood bar with a decorative trim fits the space perfectly and blends in with the supporting wall. Bright metal bar stools in happy yellow look so fresh against the white palette while blue accessories add a harmonising and fun retro vibe.

    Bar stools
    Milan Direct

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  • Super-smart modern kitchen with part-glazed roof

    Super-smart modern kitchen with part-glazed roof

    This bright and spacious kitchen was originally a third smaller before a windowed wall was removed at the back and an attractive glass-box extension was added. The glazed wall is a prime site for a dining table and chairs. The units are a smart mix of stripped and white painted ply – all handless for a streamlined feel. Pendant lamps and bar stools share a bright and zingy acid yellow.

    Kitchen units
    Hamilton King

    Table
    Another Country

    Eames chairs
    Twentytwentyone

  • Smart kitchen-diner in toning neutrals with acid yellow touches

    Smart kitchen-diner in toning neutrals with acid yellow touches

    A 1980s-inspired yellow-and-black palette, along with lots of glass and strong graphic lines, combine for a truly striking finish in this modern kitchen. Cabinets are made in robust ply and the grain contrasts with the matt-painted surfaces. Above the sink there’s a series of small pop-open cupboards, ideal for organising food and ingredients.

    Kitchen units
    Hamilton King

    Floor tiles
    Stone & Ceramic Warehouse

  • Handleless kitchen with smart open bookshelf

    Handleless kitchen with smart open bookshelf

    To reap the benefits of extra space created elsewhere, everything in this smart kitchen is hidden behind doors – apart from a long bookshelf cleverly carved out of the wall. Handless cabinetry in warm wood and white keeps the feel modern and streamlined, while a splashback of muted tiles runs above the worktops, adding a touch of pattern.

    Kitchen units
    Hamilton King

    Tiles
    Surface Tiles

  • Compact cream and taupe kitchen

    Compact cream and taupe kitchen

    A small family kitchen has been given country charm with shaker units and plenty of wall hung cabinets to utalise space. The cream colourway reflects the light while smart taupe wall tiles and wooden work-tops warm the room. Blue enamel accessories add soft pops of colour while blowsy bloom dishcloths pretty things up.

    Similar tea towels
    Emma Bridgewater

    Similar kitchen unitsB&Q

  • Cream galley kitchen with full-height sash window

    Cream galley kitchen with full-height sash window

    Neutral cabinetry and pale wall colours keep this narrow kitchen spacious and streamlined. The central full-height window offers great views out and an abundance of light into the small room. The simple scheme makes a pleasing backdrop for an eclectic collection of well loved chopping boards and vintage canisters, which add colour and retro charm.

    Wire basket
    Homes Direct 365

    Storage tins
    John Lewis

  • Modern kitchen with white cabinetry and breakfast bar | Kitchen design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Beautiful Kitchens | Housetohome

    Modern kitchen with white cabinetry and breakfast bar

    White matt-lacquer handleless units with a chamfered edge, and bookmatched oak horizontal-grain veneer cupboards give this contemporary space a designer feel. Think about where guests will sit while you cook and where you would like to eat. Short-stay seating, such as breakfast bars, need to be situated away from the work zone so no one gets in the way, but close enough so conversation flows easily, as shown here.

    Kitchen and splashback
    Roundhouse

  • Modern kitchen with white cabinetry and colourful accessories | Kitchen design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Style at Home | Housetohome

    Modern kitchen with white cabinetry and colourful accessories

    Monochrome doesn’t have to be serious, this fun kitchen-diner area has been brightened up with lots of vibrant accessories. The Batik design tiles for the splashback work perfectly with the tropical theme. Stylish, hardwearing and with lots of variations on offer, granite remains a popular choice for kitchen worksurfaces.
    Units
    Tiles 

  • Modern L-shaped kitchen with white cabinetry | Kitchen design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Style at Home | Housetohome

    Modern L-shaped kitchen with white cabinetry

    A classic L-shaped kitchen is simple, practical and adaptable. Bold and sleek, a monochrome kitchen never fails to make a statement. A white-grey Batik-design tiled splashback is a perfect fit for the scheme and zingy purple, lime and cobalt blue have been introduced with accessories. 

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    John Lewis
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  • White modern kitchen with blue glass splashback | Kitchen design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Beautiful Kitchens | Housetohome

    White modern kitchen with blue glass splashback

    White matt-lacquered units keep this formerly dark room light and modern. A run of horizontal grain oak-veneer wall cupboards breaks up the look, while adding warmth, texture and interest. Give your kitchen extra dimension by using a coloured glass splashback. Glass is highly reflective and will bounce light around the room, enhancing the sense of space, and it can be as low-key or as striking as you like.

    Kitchen and splashback
    Roundhouse

  • Modern kitchen diner with grey island | Kitchen design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Beautiful Kitchens | Housetohome

    Modern kitchen diner with grey island

    This large bright kitchen has stylish zones for dining, cooking and socialising. In the foreground an extra large open-ended island is a practical anchor for family live providing a social base for casual dining, food preparation or hotdesking. Under the glass orangaries a large teak, Nordic style dining table has plenty of room for guests. White walls teamed with warm wood and rich colour evokes amodern scandinavian feel while nickle half moon handles adds an industrial twist.

    Table
    Lombok

    Kitchen island
    Lewis Alderson & Co.

  • Modern kitchen with painted shaker units | Kitchen design ideas | PHOTO GALLERY | Beautiful Kitchens | Housetohome

    Modern kitchen with painted shaker units

    Smooth white granite worktops pick out smart metro tiles and white walls allowing the kitchens stylish colour combination of white, brown and grey to steal the show. Scandi style bar stools add a retro twist and make the island a practical part for family living.

    Stools
    Made.com

    Cabinetry
    Lewis Alderson & Co.

  • Curved Kitchen with aqua cabinets | kitchen decorating | Beautiful Kitchens | Housetohome.co.uk

    Curved kitchen with cool aqua cabinets

    An awkward floor-plan has been utilised with the use of curved kitchen cabinetry to create a smooth and consistent flow between two areas. Cool aqua units combined with sliding frosted glass keep the room fresh and airy while warm wood flooring and cubby holes adds a modern Skandi style contrast. A light reflecting grey and silver fleck worktop completes the smooth retro look. 

    Cabinets
    Tim Moss

    Paint
    Farrow & Ball

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