Minimalist kitchens are my favorite; I love the minimalist style . For many families, the kitchen is a focal point of the home. Not only do parents spend hours each week cooking, but the kids head to the kitchen bar for after school snacks; or even to do their homework.
Yet the kitchens featured in this article not only manage to incorporate the appliances and seating necessary for a kitchen, but they also ensure that each space is imbued with its own sense of style. Take a look and find inspiration for your next project.
Minimalist kitchens all dressed in white
The color white will be a recurring theme in cert, starting with this first kitchen. White is an easy way to convey minimalism. It immediately gives an impression of cleanliness and simplicity.
Minimalist style kitchens in black and white are also common. The contrast of shades adding a contemporary touch.
Minimalist kitchens combine white and …
Of course, where minimalism is present, the combination of white and wood cannot be far behind. Here, a white kitchen showcases a deep red wood dining table.
A white subway tile backsplash is very trendy. For more examples of great white on white designs.
Color can also be very present
The following example is even more colorful with deep sage green cabinets and a mustard yellow refrigerator. After all, the minimalist design of a kitchen is not about color, but about clean lines and organization without clutter.
A minimalist kitchen doesn’t have to be completely devoid of color. In this simple design, pops of color like natural wood, yellow and red manage to show through.
Furniture and objects in minimalist kitchens
In this pretty kitchen, minimalist shelves allow you to store kitchen items like cups and bowls, but also make them easily accessible when needed.
The furniture used in a kitchen also plays a vital role in its overall style. Here, the black and minimalist kitchen stools pair perfectly with the simple hanging lighting for a modern, unified look.
Maximize available space
A good minimalist kitchen design maximizes the available space, as this simple, wooden kitchen shows.
In another example of a white and wood kitchen, this space is a bit larger in area, but by default is kept simple.
Another minimalist design technique is the use of levels. Here, the kitchen is raised above the living space and the shelves continue the staircase effect.
A minimalist kitchen can also bring out unique accessories, like the unique kitchen stools in that space.
Moving on to darker options, this minimalist copper and black kitchen is almost futuristic in its style.
Some ideas in passing …
Houseplants are a welcome addition to white-on-white kitchen design, adding both color and texture.
In marble kitchens like this one, cool, smooth surfaces and minimalist decor scream luxury.
In another colorful example, a bright yellow backsplash creates contrast and cheer against the minimalist black kitchen design.
Then here’s another example of a working yellow accent kitchen that uses white as a neutral contrast rather than black.
Among black and white kitchens, this one is particularly sparse in its design.
Compared to the white design, the unique large pendant lamp in the dining room becomes a centerpiece in this open house.
Some furniture ideas for a minimalist kitchen
The minimalist geometric kitchen island in this design is extremely unique.
The white and wood cabinetry in this kitchen almost creates a dip stain effect.
This white and wood kitchen also features an island and stainless steel appliances.
Some, but not all, Scandinavian-style kitchens also feature elements of minimalism like this one.
For a minimalist artistic kitchen design, it would be hard to beat this white design with bright red and green accents.
Open cabinets force this type of kitchen to stay clean while a contrasting red shelf brings in a bit of light.
The color blue
Blue is one of the most versatile shades it is possible to work with as it works well with multiple different hues, including neutrals. Add a touch of color to make the space more intimate. Blue also adds texture where you want it. We recommend applying it to an accent chair or stools.
Marble is the perfect solution for those who want a white kitchen but with texture. The idea is to keep the crisp look of white as the main kitchen color while having marble veins that add a subtle hint of color.
The kitchen island
Investing in a large kitchen island is perfect for adding a little dimension and originality to your decor. You can choose to keep your kitchen island the same color as the rest of your decor, or you can use a bright hue to brighten up the space.
A minimalist decoration is ideal to highlight certain elements of your kitchen. But for this you also need to choose the right lighting. In your kitchen, prefer good lighting and choose a complex fixture that brings the space to life.
Painting your kitchen walls a dark shade is a good idea if you want to add a touch of character. I advise you to use these dark shades directly in the space with darker, richer walls. Consider using shades of navy, red, or even black for the ultimate contrast.
The vintage-style decoration seems timeless. Add vintage accents so that your decor doesn’t go out of style. No need to overdo it. These elements are only there to complement your main decoration.
Metals are great for a kitchen, especially when you’re doing minimalist decorating. Use the metal for a little intricate touch. Play with nuances. In particular pink shades with rose gold to bring a little feminine touch. Or shades of silver or bronze.
Minimalist kitchens don’t have to be very large
Some small, minimalist-style kitchens are clean and simple by requirements, as this colorful but small space can attest.
And even smaller is this narrow, minimalist kitchen that is arguably located somewhere near a city center.
Small pot pourri of minimalist kitchens to finish
The exposed wooden beams in this kitchen give it a somewhat rustic feel, given its otherwise minimalist style.
A minimalist design does not exclude luxury, as in the case of a meal kitchen, as here.
When a kitchen is open to any visitor, simple colors such as white and wood; as well as cabinets that conceal clutter, may be the best choice.
The minimalist kitchen storage under the island in this design is smart and practical.
Then this dark kitchen seems to contrast with the rest of the house. Turning from black to white quite abruptly. The result is chic, if a bit confusing.
Use blond wood as a complementary shade that brightens up the space. The lighter the wood, the softer your decoration will be. Wood will also allow you to add texture to your kitchen.
Elegant and glam
Want to keep your decor as minimalist as possible but add a bit of glamor? So feel free to add darker elements to your decor.
Add a small table
Sometimes minimalist kitchens can feel a bit empty. That being said, add a small table to the area with a few chairs or a breakfast area. This will add that family atmosphere to your decoration.