Modern kitchens are the peak of sleek and sophisticated kitchen design. Kitchens with a modern design are blank slates, which is why they are such a selling factor for homes. Depending on your personal style, it’s simple to take your kitchen from modern to transitional and back again just by changing accents or hardware.


Flat Cabinetry Panels

Dark, Moody & Modern Kitchen

The trademark of modern kitchen cabinetry is an absence of decorative features. To keep kitchens modern but still give a farmhouse vibe, a pop of colour or a rustic material may be used, but in order for cabinetry to be modern, it almost always has to have a flush slab.


Sleek And Simple Hardware In Bold Finishes

In keeping with the minimalist motif of modern kitchens, hardware either blends in completely with the cabinetry, or stands out with bold colours in stark designs with hard edges. Ornamental hardware is usually a no-go when it comes to modern kitchens, and pairing more ornate hardware with flat cabinetry can make the kitchen look a little bit disjointed. You will likely find C-channel hardware and tubular or flat linear pulls integrated into the cabinet. Many modern cabinets also have hardware that extends the full length of the cabinetry.




A Hint of Industrial

ModernKitchen with wood accents


Industrial elements pair beautifully with a modern kitchen aesthetic. Materials like cement, steel, and PVC piping are elements we see regularly in modern kitchens, and this can be present in light fixtures, ceiling finishes, floors, or hardware. Industrial isn’t always necessary with modern kitchens, but ornate fixtures will look out of place in this kind of space. A great trick is to only look at fixtures where the light encasement itself is the standout feature without much going on around it.


Minimalist Accents

The furniture in a modern kitchen is a staple feature. Typically, modern furniture is all about the materials, with shapes being sharp and clean. As you can see in the images above, the perfect modern furniture allows for the rest of the space to shine. That doesn’t mean that it has to be boring though. Minimalist designs in bold colours are a huge trend for 2022, and if you’re looking to spice up your modern kitchen, bright décor like the image below could be the perfect solution.



Upgrading to a modern kitchen can do wonders for the value of your home. If you’re itching to modernize your kitchen, contact us here. We’ve spent the last 30 years taking kitchens to the next level with modern custom cabinetry. Click here to view some of our recent work.