Last Updated on September 18, 2021 by April
Decorating a modern farmhouse kitchen can be very easy due to the minimalist nature of the modern style. If you want a stunning kitchen that is aesthetically pleasing without the need for a ton of decorative items, this design style is worth considering.
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What is a modern farmhouse kitchen?
Modern farmhouse style combines the benefits of a relaxed farmhouse style with the elegant and minimalist elements of modern style. It allows you to use those sought-after modern features like metal hardware, stainless steel appliances, and granite/quartz/marble countertops without sacrificing comfort.
Recently, the modern farmhouse kitchen has become a very popular design style. Many people are drawn to its warmth and traditional roots while modernizing it with modern conveniences. The idea of modern farmhouse design began in France in the 1960s but only really started growing in popularity in recent years as cultural styles have begun to shift and more people want to keep certain things in their homes that provide comfort and nostalgia.
Around the world, there are many different versions of modern farmhouse kitchens but they all have some common features such as open floor plans, exposed beams, brick or stucco walls, decorative tiles, and classic colors like white, black, or gray. Exposed wood beams give a rustic look while providing important structural support for the space. Exposed brick walls can be modernized by painting them or adding a faux finish. Open floor plans are becoming increasingly popular in modern farmhouse designs because the kitchen is considered to be an informal, social area.
Characteristics of modern farmhouse kitchens:
– modern amenities while keeping true to traditional look and feel
– open floor plans with large island countertops
– warm colors like exposed wood beams, brick, stucco, and white cabinets
– shallow upper cabinet space for displaying collections; use open shelves if possible
There are many different ways to approach modernizing your own farmhouse-style kitchen. Use these ideas as inspiration but remember that not all things work for every person’s personal style or tastes. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to modern farmhouse kitchens. Some people like modern amenities like under cabinet lighting and modern appliances while others prefer a more rustic look with a wood-burning stove or just an electric range. Be creative, there are no rules when it comes to design!
Keep these things in mind when you approach modernizing your own farmhouse style kitchen:
– Open floor plan with modern amenities and modern conveniences like under cabinet lighting, modern appliances, and gadgets.
– Exposed beams and stucco walls can be modernized with faux finishes or painting
– Use modern colors like grays, whites, blacks, and sometimes pastels for countertops and walls. Classic colors are also an option; light blue is a popular choice in modern farmhouse designs.
– Open shelves make rooms feel bigger and allow for more storage space. Keep open shelving clutter-free for a modern look.
– Remember that modern farmhouse design is all about keeping the traditional roots while modernizing them to meet the needs of today’s culture. When designing your modern farmhouse kitchen, be sure that you can picture yourself cooking in it and using the modern amenities you put into it. You will be spending a lot of time in this room!
– Be creative and have fun with your modern farmhouse kitchen design. There are no rules when it comes to modernizing traditional designs. It is all about what makes you comfortable, so don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your personal taste!
What is the difference between farmhouse and cottage style?
Farmhouse designs focus more on organization, laid-back appeal, and practicality. In cottage-style homes, you are more likely to find more embellished and handcrafted furniture. Generally, most people agree that the cottage style has a more romantic feel compared to the farmhouse.
What are modern farmhouse colors?
Although there are not any official modern farmhouse colors, some colors tend to be used much more often than others. Colors like white, black, and wood tones help create the clean modern aesthetic with a hint of rustic that modern farmhouses are well known for.
Crisp Black and White
Photo Credit: Clark and Co Homes
If you have ever seen the show Fixer Upper (of course you have) then you know a modern farmhouse is not complete without shiplap. Joanna Gaines puts the stuff on pretty much everything! The designer of this kitchen knew this fact well, evident by the fully covered ship lap walls and backsplash.
Modern aspects of this kitchen include the bright white quartz countertops, brass metal hardware, and flat paneled lower cabinets. Farmhouse and rustic elements are incorporated through wood and metal bar stools, crisscrossed details on the kitchen island, shiplap walls, and wood floating shelves.
Black, White, and Gray
Photo Credit: Rejuvination
This contemporary farmhouse kitchen manages to find the perfect blend of neutral yet contrasting colors. Gold hardware, a marble backsplash, and a gold sink adds a modern touch. The wood kitchen island countertop, desaturated green/gray cabinets, oversized farmhouse sink, and black paneled window frames give this space a laid back feel.
Modern Lines With Rustic Accents
Photo Credit: Schoolhouse
Rather than a all blended in approach, this kitchen splits the farmhouse and modern style between the sink area against the wall and the kitchen island. A white marble countertop and white cabinets helps the room feel bright, and airy. If you have a small kitchen and are looking to decorate with a modern farmhouse style, white is the way to go.
Another great feature of this kitchen is its casual island. A wood countertop, off black cabinets, and wood bar stools create the perfect messy prep area. Spills and messes will likely go unnoticed so if you like to get messy in the kitchen, consider this style.
Clean White Modern Farmhouse
Photo Credit: Jenna Sue Design Co
Lovers of white kitchens will fall in love with this aesthetic. This white kitchen is bright, open, and inviting to look at due to the wood accents. So if you are nervous about your white kitchen looking to clinical, make sure to work in some wood elements to warm it up.
This can come in the form of wooden floors (or mock wood floors like LVP and wood tile), wood cabinets, chopping boards, or wood floating shelves. Not only will decorating with these rustic features add warmth, it will help define spaces within your kitchen. One common mistake when decorating or designing a white kitchen is adding too much white without relief.
Photo Credit: NY Times
Combining a pop of color with white shiplap does wonders for adding character to your kitchen. This kitchen uses a unique shade of green cabinetry to give the space a personal touch. Wooden accents warm up the space further as well as give an earthy feel. If you are the type who likes to bring the outdoors in, you’ll love this aesthetic in your modern farmhouse kitchen.
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Blue cabinets have been all the rage lately, and for good reason. Pairing blue cabinets with white and brass adds a sense of luxury and classiness to any kitchen space. The red rug really brings this kitchen together by complementing the blue color.
White With Black Accents
Photo Credit: The House of Silver Lining
Simple white and black kitchens look phenomenal year round. If you like to change up your kitchen decor often, keeping your base colors neutral will make life so much easier. Here is a kitchen that will look amazing whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter. I especially love these white and black kitchens when decorated for Christmas.
Neutral With Beige and Gray
Photo Credit: House of Harper
This kitchen will wow those who love more eclectic styles. In addition to modern industrial elements, this kitchen also has a bit of a cottage feel to it. You will feel at home every time you enter this kitchen due to its cobble stone backsplash and cozy wood and concrete materials.
A Hint of Old World
Photo Credit: Meadow Blu
You can create a pop effect in a kitchen with lots of wood by adding glossy white stone. Take note of the way the backsplash and countertops in this kitchen really catch your eye. Farmhouse kitchen decor like the woven baskets blend in perfectly under the kitchen island, keeping the space looking clean and practical.
A Touch of Coastal
Photo Credit: Old Seagrove Homes
Ever wanted some of that coastal charm in your home? The wood shiplap backsplash on the far wall combines both rustic and coastal feels for those looking for both. Black paneled windows and bright white countertops pair beautifully with floating shelves to bring some modern appeal to this kitchen.
High A-Line Ceilings
Photo Credit: McGee and Co
Those blessed with an A line ceiling in their kitchen will adore these stunning wood beams. They warm up an otherwise plain and white ceiling and keep the space cozy.
Oversized White Kitchen
Photo Credit: Tary Nemerson
While this white farmhouse kitchen works wonderfully in such a large space, the design also lends itself well to small kitchen areas. By keeping the wall cabinets of your kitchen white, the area feels so much larger.
Urban Modern Farmhouse
Photo Credit: Plus Rooms
Getting ready to start your own urban jungle? This kitchen screams modern farmhouse urban jungle. White subway tiles with black grout make for an easy to clean kitchen. Hanging Edison bulbs add a modern and hip flare to the space as well.
Clean and Green
Photo Credit: Fire Clay Tile
Desaturated green gives this kitchen character without being too in your face. If you are remodeling a kitchen and searching for the perfect cabinet color, green can make a kitchen feel much more expensive.
Luxurious Modern Farmhouse
Photo Credit: Kelsey Leigh Design Co
Step up the luxe feel of your kitchen by decorating with brass hardware and a marble backsplash. Marble isn’t the most low-maintenance option, so if you are not up to the task, try a marble look alike quartz stone.
Upscale Marble Backsplash
Photo Credit: Dura Supreme
Bright blue may be too in your face for some, but if you still want color, consider a desaturated dark blue kitchen cabinet. This minimalist design adds interest by breaking up the blue with wood accents. Be sure to balance your accents so the kitchen is symmetrical and easy on the eyes.
Wooden accents beautifully frame this all white kitchen and its best features. A mix of gold and silver accents in the right places add some interest without standing out too much.
Modern farmhouse kitchens are loved by many for good reason; the style highlights all the things you want in a kitchen. These designs are minimalist, cozy, clean, and easy on the eyes. What’s not to love?
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