These days, there are literally thousands of options and ideas to choose from when it comes to creating a modern kitchen. The only problem being that this can make it difficult to know where to start. From high gloss finishes to chrome accessories to the latest handleless doors, there really is endless scope for improvement.

As far as the experts are concerned however, there are certain contemporary kitchen décor trends for 2016 that should not be overlooked. So if you’ve decided to give your own kitchen a makeover, taking inspiration from these current kitchen design trends could be helpful:

Walled Cabinets

Walled CabinetsFirst of all, the modern kitchen is all about sleek line, elegance and seamlessness. Once of the best ways of creating this effect is to install wall cabinets that almost seem to disappear into the wall itself. Think understated and elegant replacement kitchen fronts that create a flawless finish.

Clean and Uncluttered

Contemporary kitchens also tend to be havens of tidiness and orderliness, with absolutely nothing out of place. Everything has its place and as much as possible is kept hidden from view at all times. Walls are left clean and clear, worktops uncluttered and nothing but large, functional items left visible. Intelligent storage solutions are a must for achieving this look.

Mixed Materials

Mixed materialsThe careful blending of metallic elements with natural wood (or wood effect) fixture has always been a popular approach to kitchen design. It’s also well and truly on-trend as of 2016, with an extraordinary variety of polished and matte-metallic accessories and appliances available to perfectly complement darker woods.

Open Shelves

To complement existing kitchen cabinets with the strategic addition of floating shelves is to add both modernity and fabulous practicality to the space. That being said, it’s important to be mindful of what actually finds its way onto the shelves, in order to prevent clutter and crowding.

Colourful Cabinets

There’s nothing to say that the modern kitchen has to be in any way sterile or stuffy. Quite to the contrary in fact, as bringing a bright and bold splash of colour into consideration can make an incredible difference. Complemented with coloured splashbacks, accessories, light fixtures and so on to complete the look.


Glass doorsLast but not least, glass has always played a role in creating an ultra-modern look in the kitchen – the same proving just as true today. From shelves to doors to cabinets to all manner of complementary features, you largely cannot go wrong when it comes to creating a modern look and feel with high-quality glass.