Minimalist kitchen designs are usually trending no matter what. The biggest benefit of this kind of design is that you don’t have to break the bank to have your tightly-spaced kitchen kill it in aesthetics. In other words, you can get more out of doing very little.
To get the hang of this design trend, you need to constantly experiment with subtle color and texture variations. Freelance photographer and art director Sara Medina advise that if we use too many materials, textures and surfaces of varying colors, it will all seem too confusing.
If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry as we’ve listed a handful of some of the trendiest minimalist kitchen design ideas that are good enough to last you for the rest of 2020.
Pick Statement-Making Natural Materials
Kitchens with minimalist designs usually include natural materials such as marble that provide unique textures and colors. If you take the example of Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
White Lacquer Kitchen
About 18 floors up, designer Timothy Whealon has crafted a room that offers plenty of light, air, as well as panoramic views of New York City. In this room, there is a kitchen with custom-built lacquer cabinetry that is ideal for those who desire a clean, modern look. The calacatta marble that is seen in the countertop and backsplash elevates the kitchen’s appeal. The print is done by Ellsworth Kelly, the refrigerator by Sub-Zero, and the range by Viking.
Having minimalist kitchen cabinets is a great way to have your kitchen make a statement especially when there’s no distracting clutter in the way. The best way to create interest is in contrast. For instance, the black uppers move back into the wall and are supported by the wood lowers. And with only a handy pot-filler, nicely pressed against the wall, you can get ornamentation under control.
If you’re opting for a monochromatic color palette, you should know that it’s not always about black and white. For instance, Catherine Kwong Design‘s restraint kitchen brings more interest and depth with its matte charcoal color.
The Notting Hill townhouse‘s modern minimalist kitchen by London designer Colin Radcliffe lays the foundation for a clean, space with its marble tiles. The design may be mostly modern, but not the 1970s barstools and a 1950s FontanaArte chandelier. It also comes with custom made cabinetry along with refrigerators from Liebherr.
To say that a minimalist kitchen lacks character is very off-putting and highly inaccurate. As a matter of fact, it’s more challenging to put any limitations in design, and yet when one does it, it pays off in the end. A testament to this is Amber Interiors‘ incredible kitchen where inset shelves for pottery and art, and also a concealed hood vent adorned in white translates to light, charming space.
Ralph Lauren’s Kitchen
This kitchen by Ralph Lauren favors modern over convention, with the cooktop and ovens by Wolf, stainless steel and white lacquer cabinetry, and a custom-built vent hood. The Bertoia barstools are done by Knoll, and the kitchen island is covered in Celador.
Pare Down Cooking Space
When you’re shaving down your cooking space, you’re not exactly forgoing function or style. It’s about getting lots of concealed storage, where there’s nothing on the countertops. We believe in having a modest and clean space surrounded by only the most budgeted essentials. To give you an idea of what we’re talking about, check this simple, yet vibrantly imposing kitchen by Luca Lanzetta Group. To see what kind of countertop edge fits your modern minimalist kitchen, visit Caesarstone.
Kitchen with a Built-in Dining Table
This minimalist kitchen by interior designer Carrie Long is a thing of beauty and convenience. The stainless steel appliances, white quartz countertops, and shaker-based cabinetry offer a sleek finish with a modern feel to it. What elevates the theme, even more, is the built-in minimalist kitchen table that’s meant for both formal and casual mealtimes.
This Brooklyn townhouse‘s kitchen is the only thing that’s not drenched in any pattern or color other than the purple rug. The backsplash tile is from Waterworks, the material for the kitchen counters is made of Calacatta Gold marble, the light fixture is from Apparatus, the stools are by ABC Carpet & Home in the range is by Capital.
A Blend of Minimalist And Maximalist
They say less is more and this couldn’t be any truer than with James Judge’s unbelievably stunning cooking space. It is possible for one to acquire this pair down kitchen by incorporating natural textures, dramatic patterns, and moody colors. The backsplash is what brings maximum and minimalism into perfect harmony. The large pantry cabinet to the left of the range is what keeps the striking black tiles from becoming aesthetically overwhelming. It negates the use of the upper cabinets located on the far left side of the wall, preventing the space from becoming cluttered. The natural wood accents strengthen the minimalist feel and the material does away with the visual weight of the dark kitchen features.