The term “modern kitchen” has been used for decades. Early on it meant a kitchen with running water. The next phase of a modern kitchen meant an electric stove that could be turned on and off without starting a fire. Now we come to expect those things plus a microwave and dishwasher in every kitchen. So just what does it mean when someone says they have a modern style kitchen?
That’s not an easy question to answer because modern design means many things to many people. We know that any kitchen today includes all the current technology one comes to expect in a kitchen. So the descriptor before the word modern describes the feel of the space. In today’s blog we’re going to look at some of the more popular modern style kitchens.
A coastal style kitchen most often refers to a kitchen with soft, light colors reminiscent of the sea and sun. Cabinets tend to be white or light wood tones in either a very modern clean style or distressed as if the sea has aged the finish. Common wall and decoration colors include blues, pinks, and sea foam greens. Whether your home is near water or not, a coastal modern kitchen is perfect if you’re looking for a soothing and relaxing space.
Few kitchen designs are further in appearance from the coastal style than an industrial modern kitchen. Brick, chrome, and stainless steel dominate this look. The term industrial modern became popular during the building boom late in the last century when many old factories were converted into loft apartments. Developers left exposed brick, added ventilation that hung from the ceiling, and used lots of metal. If you’re starting an industrial modern kitchen remodel, consider metal backsplashes and countertops, flat front cabinets, and clean lines.
If you have views of our beautiful mountains and want to bring them inside, a modern mountain kitchen is for you. Similar to the coastal style kitchen, you want to bring the feeling of the outside into your kitchen. Consider stone accents or backsplashes, rich wood-grained cabinets, and granite countertops to complete your look.
The best modern kitchen style is one that suits you. When you’re ready to get started on a modern kitchen remodel, call Ovation Design-Build. We have the staff and experience to bring your design vision to life, no matter what inspires you. Call 503-635-3456 to schedule your no obligation appointment today.