So you are drawn to the cool colors, simplicity, and clean lines found in a Modern kitchen, yet you desire warmth and definition. Many homeowners love the cool vibes that a modern kitchen gives off, but they still want this space to feel inviting and be a cozy gathering space for the family and guests. So, what do you do? You create the ultimate Modern oasis that features the warm kitchen style that your heart craves. To help you accomplish the look, we are going to show you just how to do it:
When you think of a modern kitchen, you do not see a lot of adornments or overly decorative features; however, the color scheme can vary. From cool-toned grays, tans, creams, beiges, and blacks, there are a plethora of color schemes you can choose. You can even mix and blend hues as you wish to create optimal warmth.
Start with Shapes
The key to creating a Modern kitchen with warmth is to start by building a foundation of shapes that speaks to the Modern style. Then you can begin to add features such as materials and colors that will add some warmth to the space. Perhaps, the easiest way to create a Modern kitchen is in your choice of cabinetry. Keep the cabinets simple with clean lines. The cabinets should have a slab door, which means that it will lack trims, frills, and even knobs. Whether you opt for glossy white, a matte grey or a wood laminate, you should keep the cabinet palette simple.
In most Modern kitchens, the island has a waterfall edge. The flooring material is barely there or nonexistent; therefore, you should choose a tile that does not feature heavy patterns or colors. Oversized porcelain or ceramic tiles will work and so will wood.
Warm up Harsh Lines
Now it is time to add warmth to those cool lines. You can do this by introducing wood, which instantly adds character to a space. While you can make use of different types of wood grain, be sure not to select something that looks too rustic. You can introduce wood through your cabinetry choice while keeping the lines simple without frills in true Modern fashion.
Consider using color to add more warmth to the space. This can be done through a tile backsplash, your choice of chairs for the island or even painting the lower cabinets in a warm-toned hue. The possibilities are endless!