Modern kitchens are spacious in design, practical, clean and simple with understated sleek lines and minimal details. A modern kitchen is not necessarily a boring kitchen. Its appeal and uniqueness comes from its subtleness and use of interesting materials. Below are some other tips to take into consideration when designing a modern kitchen.

Style Elements

For a clean and spacious look, the modern kitchen design generally avoids excess detailing. Small spaces can be made to feel and appear bigger if there is less visual clutter. Choose kitchen cabinets and handles that have fairly flat surfaces and minimal accents.


Most materials in modern kitchen designs are man-made, including:

•  Stainless steel
•  Stone or Concrete look kitchen benchtops
•  Glass Splashbacks
•  Flat Polyurethane or Laminate doors

It is not uncommon to see natural elements such as timber veneer and natural stone  incorporated in the Modern Kitchen design to bring warmth back into the room.

Colour Schemes

Modern kitchens tend to favour simple colour schemes such as black, white, and grey, giving the kitchen a very modern and sharp look and feel. Although it is not unusual to see some modern kitchens use unique combinations of colour or exotic timbers to create a visual impact  that displays the homeowner’s personal taste.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.