35 Exciting Modern Kitchen Color Combinations

When it comes to incorporating color into modern kitchen color decor, most designers select neutral cabinetry and add color with paint and accessories. But you don’t have to. By selecting colorful, vibrant cabinets, you can create a dazzling, memorable space that’s anything but cookie-cutter. So, take a moment to think outside the box. There is a myriad of ways to add brilliant, shocking color to your modern kitchen color decor.

If you’ve been looking for ways to infuse life and color into your kitchen, look at these awe-inducing pictures for inspiration. These modern spaces all have on thing in common: color. So, if you’ve always wanted to use color but don’t know quite how, these trendy kitchen designs will help you design the bright and bold kitchen of your dreams.

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If you’re afraid to use too much color, try adding a few pieces. The bright orange chair and orange cooking utensils in this designer kitchen add just the right amount of color.

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Sleek and modern, these powder-blue cabinets serve as the sole source of color for this elegant kitchen.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

Image: The Kitchen Dahab

A colorful back splash adds just the right amount of color to this cold, steely kitchen, proving that it doesn’t take a lot of color to add warmth to a space.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

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Reserved for daring home designers, these bubblegum pink cabinets lend this sophisticated kitchen a touch of whimsy.

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Image: Alvhem Makleri

Selecting a monotone color scheme, like this one, makes a kitchen feel large, open and airy, which is a requirement for small spaces.

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Image: BS2H

Vivid, lime-green cabinets create a stunning aesthetic for this modern kitchen. The bold lower cabinets are offset by white uppers.

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Using various shades of the same color adds depth and distinction to your kitchen decor. The designer of this space uses lavender on the walls and a darker shade of the color on the cabinets.

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Plum cabinets add deep, rich color to this luxurious kitchen while the white walls and accessories prevent the color from becoming overwhelming.

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Vivid blood-orange doors add a little spice and interest to these custom stainless-steel cabinets. The color is further enhanced by the bold dining chairs.

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Bright and sunny, this yellow kitchen features vibrant, modern cabinets and gray granite counters.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

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By using contrasting colors, the designer of this deluxe kitchen has created a classic aesthetic for this space.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

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Lime cabinets add a touch of delicious color to this otherwise bland gray kitchen. Cleverly used, the color makes this space fun.

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Gorgeous with ornately carved cabinetry, this lavish kitchen has gold accents, which pull forth the golden color of the cabinetry and set the color scheme for this room.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

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Ultra-modern, this unique kitchen boasts two stripes of color — coral and lavender — that wrap around the entire space.

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Ambient and task lighting bring out the yellow tones of this cabinetry, which is further enhanced with yellow paint and accessories.

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Hot and spicy, this kitchen features bold, red cabinets and stainless-steel finishes. The modern, chrome dining room table beautifully complements the scheme of the cabinetry.

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Sleek black cabinets create the tone for this contemporary kitchen. Trimmed with pristine white, these cabinets make a bold statement in this space.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

Image: ZG Group

Dynamic, electric-blue cabinets turn this small kitchen into the most memorable space in this home.

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Although this room is decorated with neutral colors, they work together to create a stunning color scheme.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

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The black back splash and checkered rug add just a touch of color to this lovely kitchen. The color is repeated on the accent walls and bar stools.

You can add color to your kitchen in a variety of ways. From colorful cabinetry and furnishings to accessories and accent pieces, there are endless items that you can incorporate into your decor that will give you that pop of color you’ve been looking for.

Bonus addition for those that got this far down – Here are 15 extra contemporary dining rooms.

Just remember to follow the designer rule of three whenever you use bold color. Be sure to incorporate the color at least three times throughout the room to create balance and cohesiveness. If you follow this one rule, you can beautifully introduce any color you desire into your space.

No matter the size of your space, contemporary designs are a very popular choice for many people. And it’s not hard to see why. With the right touches, any room can shine. Contemporary rooms, often featuring simple color schemes and no nonsense furniture, can be a cost effective choice for many homes. Here are 15 contemporary dining rooms you won’t want to miss out on.

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Designer: Juin Ho Inc.

Notice how, when looking at this dining room, your eyes are drawn immediately to the chandelier over the table. Lighting is a very important element of any room but especially in a contemporary space, where the type of light fixture and the amount of light in the room can definitely contribute to the mood you’re trying to set. Here we have a lot of dynamic color contrasts- which is very prevalent in many contemporary designs- with a heavy contrast on the dynamics between the whites, blacks, and grays throughout this room.

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Designer: janelockhart.com

Notice the wall decor- it definitely brings to mind post modern art styles. Simple furniture is definitely a huge component of many contemporary spaces. You won’t find elaborate carvings but you will find sturdy, clean lined furniture. Notice the striped chairs and how they play off well with the brown walls.

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Designer: archdesignfirm.com

Neutral colors are a staple of contemporary design and here they especially shine. Lots of grays and whites play off of each other, while creating an aesthetically appealing space.

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Designer: Desiron

Refurbished wood furniture and tiling creates an interesting contrast while appealing to the eyes. Browns are often prevalent in contemporary designs. Notice the striped wood and how, from the cabinets to the Mormon cabinet, they blend in well with the rest of the dining room and kitchen.

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Designer: Forma Design,Inc.

The art deco chandelier definitely sets the scene for this contemporary dining room. Notice how we have an interesting contrast between one orange wall and the others, painted with a softer eggshell shade.

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Designer: Jarul

With a wooden back wall and subdued, contrasting shades, this contemporary dining room is definitely stunning and simple to boot.

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Designer:3dzone

As in many of these examples, lightning can definitely play a huge part in the tone and theme you’re trying to establish in your room. Notice the wood paneled walls and a glass table, giving this room a unique element.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

Designer:Jarul

Even in a smaller space, contemporary designs can work quite well. Notice the glass dining table and comfortable white chairs. Mahogany is a popular cabinet choice for many contemporary dining rooms and kitchens.

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Designer:Chao

Here we’ve got another excellent example of an intriguing chandelier design, along with a maple table and cabinets.

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Designer:Huelsta

Birch is another very popular wood choice when it comes to designing a contemporary dining room. Notice how it has a pleasant contrast with the black dining room chairs.

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Designer:Kimball Starr

This beautiful dining room, from its frosted sphere chandelier and mahogany table, is a stunning example of a contemporary dining room. Here, eclectic dining room chairs manage to give this room a creative spirit while blending in well with the rest of this dining room’s color scheme. Sometimes, when it comes to adding color to a room, less is more.

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Designer:Pangaea

Again, we have a very stunning dining room and it’s all thanks to a very subdued color scheme and a heavy use of birch furniture.

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Designer:Huelsta

Even limited color schemes can shine, especially when you’re working with a strong contrast between them. Black and white is a popular choice in many modern and contemporary designs. Notice how the one deviation from this color scheme is a refurbished maple table, which works very well with the subdued theme throughout this dining room.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

Designer: Janelockhart.com

Notice here how as opposed to a monochromatic color scheme, this room branches out with lots of darker purples, browns and blues. This room is elegant without being too bawdy.

Modern Kitchen Color Decor

Designer:Huelsta

Well placed spots of color can work very well in contemporary rooms. Notice the saffron back wall and the rug, which work very well with the otherwise black and white color scheme.

Contemporary rooms, with the right touches, can work for you. Whether you’ve got space to spare or an urban apartment, good lighting, a mindful color scheme, and subtle uses of furniture wood, you can create a stunning, contemporary space.

Make sure you also check out our latest Mediterranean Kitchen Design post for a different but also inspiring design.