Contemporary kitchens from Masterclass.
Contemporary means "of the moment" and these kitchens from Masterclass are certainly that. Sitting somewhere between modern and traditional styles contemporary kitchens borrow from both camps. Neutral colours and finishes that are clean and simple are complimented by elements that soften the clinical look that sometimes comes with ultra-modern styling. What we are trying to create is a sharp but lived in design. The warmth and texture in a contemporary kitchen is usually introduced via accessories, perhaps retro bar stools, wall coverings or art.
Some design tips for comtemporary kitchens.
How the overall composition of the room fits together is the crux of contemporary kitchen design. Striking the balance between shade and light, hard and soft, smooth and textured, new and old is the challenge.
Because this is quite tricky to do you might want to consider putting together a mood board. This will help you get a feel for the ambience of the kitchen that you are trying to create. It is quite nice to use sample fabric and other material rather than just images because texture is going to be important in your end result. You may need to have several goes before the "eureka moment" strikes but it is better to fail with some cardboard and odds and ends than with the kitchen for real.
At The Kitchen Link we can help you create your own contemporary kitchen.
Masterclass Kitchens have some great ranges that lend themselves well to contemporary designs. From simple slab doors through to textured, stained, solid wood and painted doors there is an eclectic mix just waiting to be discovered by you. We also source many different types of worktop, wall coverings, lighting and flooring together with a wide range of accessories. So if you are thinking about a contemporary kitchen for your home then contact us fro a free, no obligation consultation.
In the example on the right there are some good contrasts between materials and finishes, the glass mosaic tiles and the flock wallpaper for example or the quartz worktop and the upholstered bar stools.
Appliances can contribute greatly to the look of contemporary kitchens, especially extractors. This particular piece of hardware is the appliance that can most easily move away from the conventional. There are exhaust fans that look like chandeliers, lamps, cubes, pictures - anything but a kitchen appliance. They are an easy way to introduce the unexpected into your creation instead of the usual stainless steel canopy.
What could have been a stark white gloss kitchen is transformed by the introduction of a bar which looks like it could have been driftwood. The hewn edges and textures bring an organic dimension to a potentially sterile environment.
This is what contemporary kitchens are all about, an interesting combination of materials that on their own are quite different but when combined something happens that produces a unique and individual room.