Minimalist Kitchen Design

Minimalist Kitchen Design

MINIMALIST KITCHEN DESIGN – When people hear or read about minimalist design it often conjures up imagines of rooms that are stark white and with almost no furnishings.  This vision then in turn leads to the impression that a minimal design has to be clinical or even soulless for it to be effective.  I can tell you that there could be nothing further from the truth and in fact minimalist design comes in a plethora of concepts, from the sharp contrasts of black and white, right through to all the colors of the rainbow.

For people who do prefer the minimal approach to living you will often find they simply like things to be organized without having to wade through clutter.  For me the minimalist style of living is far more functional and the minimalist approach is one way to create space that is light, airy and comfortable to live in.

Here I’ve decided to look at the Minimalist Kitchen Design and below are a number of photographs where designers have carefully incorporated everything you would need in the kitchen while retaining the look and feel of a clean, open plan and uncluttered functional area of the home.

 

Clean Black and White lines makes for a simplistic kitchen design.

Clean Black and White lines makes for a simplistic kitchen design.

 

The contrast of white flooring with dark wood and stainless steel makes this kitchen feel clean and tidy.

White flooring and dark wood provide the perfect combination to a clean look.

 

Minimalist designs don't have to be just black and white. The red is perfect against the black flooring producing a definite contrast to the kitchen design.

Not boring! Red and Black provides for a striking kitchen design.

 

The futuristic minimal design provides this kitchen with the cutting edge look.

Futuristic minimalist kitchen design – cutting edge appeal.

 

Stark Black and White producing the ultimate clean and minimal look with this kitchen design.

Stark Black and White producing the ultimate clean and minimal look.

 

Soft tone of the natural wood adds character to this kitchen design.

Soft tone of the natural wood adds character to this kitchen design.

 

Another great example of how well Red and White works with minimal kitchen designs.

Perfectly blended Red & White for the perfect minimal kitchen design.

 

Softer tones and natural colors make this minimal kitchen design truly beautiful.

Clever use of natural soft colors really gives this kitchen wider appeal.

 

Wonderful use of soft natural colors and an unusual layout give this minimalist kitchen the wow factor.

Unusual layout for the Kitchen Island and soft colors provides the wow factor.

 

Deep Red Wood provides for a stunning contract in this minimal kitchen design.

Deep Red Wood provides for a stunning contract in this minimal kitchen design.

 

Stainless steel and stark white produces the ultimate minimal effect in this kitchen design.

Stainless steel and stark white produces the ultimate minimal effect.

 

Stainless steel and Peach tone makes for a warm minimalist kitchen.

Stainless steel and Peach tone makes for a warm minimalist kitchen.

 

Dark wood, with black and white set the stage for clean lines and uncluttered look in this minimalist kitchen design.

Dark wood, with black and white set the stage for clean lines and uncluttered look.

 

Black & White contrast with sweeping curves provides a soft minimal effect.

Black & White contrast with sweeping curves provides a soft minimal effect.

 

Just white with sublime curves softens the white in this stunning minimal kitchen.

Just white with sublime curves softens the white in this stunning minimal kitchen.

 

Stainless steel surface provide definite contrast to the dark wood in this minimalist kitchen design.

Stainless steel surface provide definite contrast to the dark wood.

 

With clean white units and chocolate floor this minimalist kitchen design is warm and inviting.

With clean white units and chocolate floor this minimalist kitchen design is warm and inviting.

 

While the ‘Minimalist’ look may not be your thing in principle there are, like most things in life, variations of a theme and not all minimalist designs have to be simply black and white.  The fine examples above show a contrast of how kitchen designers can produce a minimalist kitchen while still retaining a look of warmth that is inviting to use.

Hope you enjoyed my small selection of Minimalist Kitchen Designs.

 


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  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.marshall.37 Joseph Marshall

    What on earth are you supposed to do with all that floor space? Merely swab it down? In thinking through my own reluctance about a minimalist kitchen, it boils down to too much unproductive, wasted space. This pokes through particularly in these kitchens. A kitchen is a work space where time and distance mean two things: accumulated delay of the work, and accumulated fatigue from having to do so much foot travel. In a kitchen you can’t even sit down and enjoy the space aesthetically, and this is the only reason to have it, if, by chance, money for heating and cooling is no object.

    • hometipster

      Hi Joseph
      I have to say that I love to see space in a home. I’m one of those people who find small space and clutter very uncomfortable and many others, like myself, prefer the Minimalist Style due to this fact.

      All modern kitchens are designed with the ‘Work Triangle’ consideration in order to minimize the amount of travelling needed when working in the kitchen. The examples above are ‘Showroom’ photos and they mostly tend to err on the large side, where in fact very few homes provide this amount of space.

      Thanks for the comment, you certainly provided some excellent observations.

      Graham
      Ed

  • http://www.facebook.com/donna.wozny.7 Donna Wozny

    Hi Graham,
    Are these kitchens really in peoples’ homes or are they ideas? Most of them were too stark or officy-looking, but I did really like the deep burgandy kitchen for its color and design and the peachy-white kitchen because it just felt good when I looked at it. I laughed when I saw the futuristic kitchen, seems waaaay out there to me, however I found the black and white sweeping curve kitchen appealing even though it also has a “business” attitude about it. Very clever ideas and in the right home they would be stunning!
    Thanks for giving my mind a stretch, Dee

    • hometipster

      Hi Dee
      No, these are showroom examples, which is why the spaces look enormous. Personally I’d be happy with quite a few of these as I love to see open spaces.

      I like most of designs and I thought the ‘Futuristic’ was pretty cool – like most things it’ll move more towards reality as technology moves at a rapid pace.

      You hit the nails on the head when you said “Clever ideas” as this is the whole point of these types of articles… just to give people an idea on styles and concepts.

      Thanks Dee
      Graham
      Ed

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandi.rund Sandi Huisman Rund

    What is the flooring that looks like a solid surface, shown in several of these fabulous kitchens?

    • http://hometipster.com/members/admin/ Hometipster

      Most of the flooring is Ceramic or Porcelain Tiling.

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