Contemporary kitchens are the essence of an elegant and minimalist order. Characterized by dark or black wood furniture, fresh white shelves and smooth stainless steel appliances, the contemporary kitchen is functional and sometimes artistic.
When designing your contemporary kitchen, consider pairing dark cabinets with white marble or granite stone counter tops. Stainless steel surfaces also work well in this kitchen design. Minimize clutter on the counter, instead choose to store excess tools and accessories in storage areas. Consider finishing your space with brushed silver handles and buttons.
A contemporary kitchen island often imitates the design of countertops and furniture. However, consider covering one side of the island with pub-style seating using chromed or other metal stools.