10 Modern Cabinet Ideas That'll Freshen up Your Kitchen

By:Sienna Fantozzi - August 27, 2018

If you've got a modern kitchen, modern cabinets are an obvious choice — but the two don't have to go hand in hand. Sleek, streamlined cabinets can make a farmhouse, coastal, or traditional kitchen feel a bit more fresh. You can go as glam (high-gloss for days), minimalist, or color-crazy as you want—or you can throw it back to mid-century. Whatever your aesthetic, you'll find inspo on this list.

1 Back In Black

The only thing sexier than a modern kitchen is an a black modern kitchen. Skip contrasting hardware and go black on black for a more streamlined look.

2 Mid-Century Amazingness
These sleek wood cabinets contrasted with white countertops are what mid-century modern dreams are made of. A warmer wood tone helps the space feel brighter and more inviting.

3 Into The Gloss

Is there anything more modern than lacquer? Glossy white cabinets need a matching lacquer parsons table.

4 Ain't No Cabinet High Enough
Ceiling-height cabinets without any visible wall space create a more streamlined feel. Choose a soft, calming color so it doesn't overwhelm your room.
5. Marble and Wood

We're obsessed with this texture play. Combine a marble island with light wood cabinets — it's a little bit glam, a little bit rustic, and a perfectly modern mashup.

6. Dark & Stormy
If dark and sexy is your jam, but black feels too daunting for your kitchen, try navy blue. Forgo hardware so your cabinets look more simple and streamlined.

7. White Out
Proof that white kitchens don't have to be overtly feminine. Keep your cabinets minimal, without any heavy or fussy hardware, for a cool, relaxed feel.

8. Green With Envy
Keep everything white and sparse, then add in a pop of color with your lower cabinets. We're envying these jewel-toned green ones hard.

9. Mix It Up
Using more than one decor style in your kitchen is fair game. Modern white cabinets with brass hardware can help a coastal or country-style space feel more contemporary.

10. Modern, With An Edge
Heavy, dark hardware helps ground sleek white cabinets and gives the modern look an industrial edge. It's a perfect accent to dark-grouted subway tile.