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5 Kitchen Theme Ideas

Kitchens allow for limitless options for interior decorating. These rooms are the centerpiece of any home, and can be transformed into basically any style. From sleek and modern to quaint and country, you can choose from hundreds of different designs. If you’re looking to turn your kitchen into something unique, read this blog post for a few theme ideas!

Contemporary

Contemporary Kitchen
Contemporary Kitchen

Modern or contemporary-style kitchens are all about being clean and sleek. Stainless-steel appliances and fixtures exemplify this style. Every element must be simple and orderly – the flooring is plain, cabinets are flat, and countertops have straight, square edges. Window treatments and light fixtures are also bare and minimalist. Décor is sparse to avoid cluttering; we recommend adding a few eye-catching pieces throughout, such as a flower bouquet, artwork, or large windows. Homeowners with contemporary kitchens tend to use grayscale colors over warm, earthy tones, and often pair light and dark colors together to create depth and draw you in.

Tip: For an added touch, install open shelving to neatly display cooking tools and dinnerware.

Cottage Kitchen

Cottage Kitchen
Cottage Kitchen

If you love the quaint, cozy feeling of kitchens you see in fairytale books, a cottage style is right for you! Wood is a key material because of its natural, earthy tones. These kitchens have painted or weathered wood cabinets and board paneling for the walls or ceiling. Butcher block countertops take the place of traditional granite, and open shelves are used to display cooking ware, ingredients, or country-themed decorations. To achieve a casual, rustic atmosphere, use a wooden cart or table and pull up some wooden barstools for seating.

Tip: Try adding a pop of color to reflect the hues of nature, such as sunshine yellow, sky blue, fresh apricot, or grassy green.

Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen
Coastal Kitchen

You don’t have to live near the sea to have a coastal kitchen! This style is great for those who want to bring the ocean to them. When you are designing a coastal kitchen, think light and airy. Open windows are a must to filter in natural light, while many lighting fixtures make it look even brighter. Cabinets and countertops can be either white or gray, depending on how bright or dark you want your kitchen to be. These kitchens have a calming color scheme of varying blue hues mixed with creams, whites, and golds. Mismatched metals add appeal, so feel free to pair stainless steel appliances with gold or champagne faucets and lighting fixtures.

Tip: Using a whicker material for seating and reclaimed wood for countertops, tables, or islands adds that perfect nautical touch.

Paris Bistro

Paris Bistro Kitchen
Paris Bistro Kitchen

Get the flavor of France without ever leaving your home with a Paris bistro theme! Paris has a famous dining culture that has made its way into kitchens all over the world. To achieve this café style, install some window awnings and simple tile flooring. French restaurants usually have zinc countertops, so make that your material of choice. Décor is important – get some casual, rattan bistro chairs, French advertisement posters, and chalkboards to display today’s menu.

Tip: Paris bistros typically have intimate lighting. Install fixtures that give off a soft glow to make guests feel warm and welcome. Chandeliers, sconces, and table lamps are perfect to avoid harsh, glaring light.

Modern Farmhouse

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Modern farmhouse kitchens perfectly mix old and new with both rustic and modern décor. Using reclaimed wood is a must – barn doors, antique décor, and farmhouse sinks will easily complete the look of your kitchen. Pendent lighting and chandeliers are great for low lighting and ambiance, while colors like red or turquoise can accent the room. These kitchens focus on the details and allow much room for creativity for everything from the appliances to the countertops. If you want a darker kitchen, use chocolate brown wood for cabinets and tables, black appliances, and light gray countertops and backsplashes. If you want a lighter kitchen, opt for white cabinets, gray backsplashes, and stainless steel appliances.

Tip: Add wood beams to the ceiling to make your kitchen look like a revamped barn house!

Conclusion

Kitchens come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. You have the freedom to transform this room into anything from a seaside getaway to a classy French café. If you’re looking to do some renovations, call on Chesapeake Kitchen Design. Our team is dedicated to building the kitchen of your dreams!

Top 5 Modern Kitchen Designs

Are you inspired to remodel your kitchen this year? There are so many designs and layouts, especially for modern and contemporary kitchens. From granite countertops to marble islands, the options for kitchen designs are endless. For this week’s post, we decided to put together a list of the top five modern kitchen designs that are sleek and stylish for any kitchen.

Timeless Dark Wood

Dark wood cabinets with an eye-catching beige backsplash can accent your kitchen for a traditional, yet modern twist. Adding stainless steel appliances and granite countertops are a must! We also suggest a dark wooden floor to match with color of the cabinets for a uniform and flawless kitchen layout.

Minimalist Marble

Consider a light colored marble backsplash for your kitchen space. By keeping things open and bright, your marble can be the center of attention. If you have an island, try white marble with stainless steel accent lights that hang for a modern touch. To maintain that minimalist vibe in your kitchen, install white cabinets with metal handles so that your marble can have everyone’s focus.

Scandinavian Farmhouse

A large, minimalistic L-shaped island can be a great match to light wood and brown flooring.  Add an ovular wooden sink to your island to keep up with the farmhouse look. Opt for recessed-panel cabinets, stainless steel countertops, and stainless steel appliances that are perfect modern accents to any kitchen. If you need ideas for cabinet colors, we suggest gray cabinets with a gray backsplash to accent the light wood floor.

Functionality & Style

 

Functionality in your kitchen is key when you use it all the time. For this look, we recommend light wood and brown flooring, a single-bowl sink and flat-panel cabinets that are also light wood to keep colors consistent throughout the kitchen. A white ceramic backsplash with stainless steel appliances can also be a perfect complement to this functional style and look. Fora practical layout, install slide-out cabinets to maximize storage space in your kitchen.

Modern New York Concrete

Give your kitchen an open space with a large modern single-wall concrete floor, a double-bowl sink, and dark gray cabinets. For your countertops, we suggest installing solid surface countertops with brown backsplash and stainless steel appliances to maintain a modern vibe throughout the entire kitchen. To brighten up your space, stainless steel lighting would be a great choice to complement the dark gray tones.

Conclusion

Modern home designs are great options for opening up space in your kitchen. Whether you decide to go minimalistic or still want to keep traditional aspects of your kitchen, each of our top picks can be incorporated to achieve a unique and stylish modern look. Comment down below your favorite design!