Modern Kitchens

The red and yellow walls make this contemporary kitchen a warm and welcoming room. A window on one side and an arched entryway on the other make this galley kitchen feel wider than it is.

Open shelving for cookbooks, keepsakes and kitchenware helps this kitchen transition smoothly into the living and dining room. Light wood cabinets and white ceilings keep the dark walls from overshadowing the space.

Glossy black cabinets with glass fronts, glass-block half walls and black countertops with plenty of sparkle add up to contemporary glamour, accented by displayed crystal bowls.

Cherry wood cabinets from Leicht K├╝chen paired with butcher block and Venetian gold granite countertops establish a warm contemporary look in gold and beige hues. The unique focal point: a cooktop backplash made of gold and silver leaf and painted, curved art glass on a stainless steel back.

A large skylight, natural-wood cabinets, white countertops and a combination of paneled and white appliances keep this kitchen light and airy. Staggering the height of the cabinets adds interest.

Stainless steel works as a neutral, especially in this contemporary kitchen with stainless steel cabinets, hardware and appliances. Blue bahia granite countertops pick up the blue interior of the glass-door wall cabinets. Brazilian cherry wood floors warm up the metal’s cool edge.