10 Modern Cabinet Ideas That'll Freshen Up Your Kitchen

Are we cool enough to pull these off?

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If you've got a modern kitchen, modern cabinets are an obvious choice — but the two don't have to go hand in hand. Sleek, streamlined cabinets can make a farmhouse, coastal, or traditional kitchen feel a bit more fresh. You can go as glam (high-gloss for days), minimalist, or color-crazy as you want—or you can throw it back to mid-century. Whatever your aesthetic, you'll find inspo on this list.

1 Back In Black
Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt

The only thing sexier than a modern kitchen is an a black modern kitchen. Skip contrasting hardware and go black on black for a more streamlined look.

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2 Mid-Century Amazingness
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These sleek wood cabinets contrasted with white countertops are what mid-century modern dreams are made of. A warmer wood tone helps the space feel brighter and more inviting.

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3 Into The Gloss
Courtesy of Sugar & Cloth

Is there anything more modern than lacquer? Glossy white cabinets need a matching lacquer parsons table.

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4 Ain't No Cabinet High Enough
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Ceiling-height cabinets without any visible wall space create a more streamlined feel. Choose a soft, calming color so it doesn't overwhelm your room.

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5 When Marble Met Wood
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We're obsessed with this texture play. Combine a marble island with light wood cabinets — it's a little bit glam, a little bit rustic, and a perfectly modern mashup.

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6 Dark & Stormy
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If dark and sexy is your jam, but black feels too daunting for your kitchen, try navy blue. Forgo hardware so your cabinets look more simple and streamlined.

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7 White Out
Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt

Proof that white kitchens don't have to be overtly feminine. Keep your cabinets minimal, without any heavy or fussy hardware, for a cool, relaxed feel.

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8 Green With Envy
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Keep everything white and sparse, then add in a pop of color with your lower cabinets. We're envying these jewel-toned green ones hard.

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9 Mix It Up
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Using more than one decor style in your kitchen is fair game. Modern white cabinets with brass hardware can help a coastal or country-style space feel more contemporary.

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10 Modern, With An Edge
Courtesy of Lark & Linen

Heavy, dark hardware helps ground sleek white cabinets and gives the modern look an industrial edge. It's a perfect accent to dark-grouted subway tile.

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