When it comes to renovating your kitchen, it's well-advised to invest in good-looking, well-made bones that will stand the test of time, style-wise. Most important? Your kitchen cabinets. Modern-style cabinets are functional and streamlined enough to go with every type of kitchen aesthetic, and chances are, they'll still look good several years down the road. Here are 10 of our favorite modern kitchen cabinet ideas to inspire you.
1. Color-Block Cabinets
Color-blocked kitchen cabinets add midcentury appeal to the cook space and lend a feeling of unexpected playfulness, too. Opt for all-white splashed with a few yellow- and pink-colored cupboards, as seen in this kitchen by Belgium-based designer Dries Otten, or go for bigger swaths of color instead.
2. Green Cabinets
3. Stainless Steel Cabinets
For a super cool, almost industrial look, consider stainless steel kitchen cabinets. Though stainless is shiny and sleek, it's also highly practical, used often in commercial kitchens because it's easy to clean. Optional: Pair with dark cabinetry and walls, as seen in this New York City cook space designed by Chango & Co.
4. Two-Tone Cabinets
Can't choose between colors? No problem: Two-tone kitchen cabinets happen to be very of-the-moment as demonstrated by this situ designed by Emily Henderson. Paint the bottom set in a darker tone than the upper cabinets, rather than the other way around; it'll make the room look airier and more open.
5. Streamlined Wood Cabinets
6. Minimal-Hardware Cabinets
7. Floor-to-Ceiling Cabinets
If you have the space, add a sleek dimension to the kitchen — and tons of extra storage space — with an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling cabinets. The finished look is clean and extra modern, especially when paired with streamlined hardware and flat cabinet fronts like this rustic cook space by Emily Henderson.