Modern kitchen experiment with colors and textures

Modern modular kitchen designs are all about minimizing clutter in favor of sleek lines and designs. Modern kitchen designs also put a lot of emphasis on texture, which has often been overlooked in traditional kitchen designs. Kitchen colors and textures are the keys to elevate the visual appeal of your kitchen. And as we all know, aesthetics compliment functionality when it comes to spaces like the kitchen. The basic principle of kitchen design for small space, or any kitchen at all, is to find contrast and balance. Once you have done that, you can allow your quirks to take over a little.

Contrast and balance

This is key to kitchen designing, and hence, deserves a little more emphasis.


For contrast, the key rule is very simple: combine neutral with contrast. For example, white cabinets with dark counters or navy cabinets with white counters. You can also use the same color for your walls and cabinets and then choose a countertop with a pop color or texture. You can even choose two different colors for upper and lower cabinets. You can create contrast with cabinets, countertops, appliances, and even lightning.


Balance is a somewhat different ball game. The two common rules are 70/30 (for two colors) and 70/20/10(for three colors). The main, dominant color of the room is assigned the 70%, and the pop-out colors are used for the rest. When using three colors, assign a bolder color for the 10%. As a rule of thumb, start with cabinet colors. Cabinet colors carry the highest visual weight. Balance the color of the rest of the kitchen accordingly. Keep in mind things like lighting, appliances, bar stools, etc. when choosing the color palette for your kitchen.


If you are not careful, even a modern, sleek kitchen will look flat because of the absence of texture. Texture adds depth and dimension to your kitchen and is the game changer if you are going with a monochromatic palette.

Mix it up

Using a combination of materials like wood, stone, glass, metal can elevate the look of your kitchen. Your kitchen will gain a lift facilitated by its surfaces. You can easily choose a different material for your floor, countertops, backsplash, and they will make your kitchen texture-rich.


Patterns are a surefire way of adding texture without going into a lot of hassle (like choosing different materials). Using smaller tiles, tiles with more grout space, and lines are all ways of adding texture through patterns. You can also choose multicolored patterns for a different range of texture.


Lighting fixtures, cabinets, sinks are all spaces to add texture through detailing. The finishing on all the items can be modified with a little detailing. Detailing adds a touch of customization as well, and you should exploit the opportunity to add personal touches to your kitchen space.

Texture and color are important for every room. Make sure your kitchen does not miss out on the magic of it.