40 Minimalist Kitchen Ideas for Your 2018 Remodel

For so many families, the kitchen is a focal point of the home. Not only do parents spend hours each week cooking, children sidle up to the kitchen bar for after-school snacks or even to do homework. The importance of the kitchen in everyday activities means that it can feel uncomfortable to simplify the space so that it meets with minimalist aesthetics. After all, where is the warmth of a stark which countertop or a monochromatic kitchen island? Still, the kitchens featured in this post manage to not only incorporate the necessary appliances and seating that is required of a kitchen, they also ensure that each space is imbued with its own sense of style. Take a look and find some inspiration for your next simplification project.

 

 


Visualizer: Filip Sapojnicov  

 

The color white will be a theme throughout this post, starting with this first kitchen. White is an easy way to convey minimalism as it immediately feels clean and simple.


Designer: Piotr Matuszek & Gosia Czarny   

In an open floor plan like this one, a white minimalist kitchen design overflows into the rest of the public space, which also uses white on white as a unifying style.

Visualizer: Filip Sapojnicov   

Minimalist black and white kitchens are another common sight, with the contrast in shades adding a contemporary feel.

Designer: Zitturi   

Of course, where minimalism is at play, the combination of white and wood cannot be far behind. Here, a white kitchen sets off a deep red wood dining table to great effect.

Visualizer: Robby Brymer   

A white subway tile backsplash is very on trend. For more examples of stunning white on white designs, be sure to check out 30 Modern White Kitchens That Exemplify Refinement.

Visualizer: Alex Dorokin 

 

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A minimalist kitchen does not have to be complete devoid of color. In this simple design, bits of color in the way of natural wood, yellow, and red manage to shine through.

Visualizer: Ilkin Gurbanov   

This next example is even more colorful with deep sage green cabinetry and a mustard yellow refrigerator. Minimalist kitchen design, after all, is not about color but about clean lines and clutter-free organization.

Visualizer: Orange Graphics   

In this lovely kitchen, minimalist shelving keeps kitchen necessities liked mugs and bowls tucked away neatly but also easy to reach when they are needed.

Designer: Zunica   

The furniture that’s used in a kitchen also plays a critical role in its overall style. Here, black minimalist kitchen stools match nicely with the simple pendant lighting for a modern, unified look.

Visualizer: Phil Ryan   

A good minimalist kitchen design maximizes the space available, as evidenced in this simple, wood kitchen.

Visualizer: P&M Studio   

In another example of stylish white and wood kitchens, this space has a bit more square footage but still defaults to simplicity.

Visualizer: Patricia Bagienski   

The use of levels is another minimalist design technique. Here, the kitchen is elevated above the living area and shelving continues the stair step effect.

Visualizer: Ivanna Pavlus & Anna Neiman   

A minimalist kitchen can also make unique accessories stand out, as with the unique kitchen stools in this space.

Visualizer: Orange Graphics   

Moving into some darker options, this copper and black minimalist kitchen is almost futuristic in its style.

Visualizer: Marina Selivanova   

But a white minimalist kitchen with high shelves and black appliances can have its own futuristic appeal, too.

Designer: Yael Perry   

Indoor plants are a welcome addition to white on white kitchen design, adding both color and texture.

Visualizer: M3 Architecture   

In marble kitchens like this one, the cool, smooth surfaces and minimalist decor scream luxury.

Visualizer: Plasterlina   

In another colorful example, a bright yellow backsplash creates contrast and joy against the black minimalist kitchen design.

Architect: Zoom Architecture   

Another example of yellow accent kitchens that work is this, which uses white as its neutral contrast rather than black.

Visualizer: Inuti   

Among black and white kitchens, this one is particularly sparse in its design.

Visualizer: Modom Studio   

Against the white design, the large, unique dining pendant light becomes a centerpiece in this open home.

Architect: Project A01 Architects   

The geometric minimalist kitchen island in this design is extremely unique.

Visualizer: Anastasia Andryushchenko    

White and wood cabinetry in this kitchen create almost a dip dyed effect.

Visualizer: 3D World Renderings   

This white and wood kitchen also features an island and stainless steel appliances.

Visualizer: Dark Room Studio   

Some, but not all, Scandinavian style kitchens also have elements of minimalism like this one.

Designer: Arent & Pyke   

For an artistic minimalist kitchen design, it would be hard to do better than this white design with bright red and green accents.

Visualizer: Artyom Bezfamilniy   

Open cabinets force minimalist kitchens to stay clean while a red contrast shelving unit brings in a bit of brightness.

Visualizer: Marcin Kasperski   

Some small minimalist kitchens are clean and simple by requirements, as this colorful but small space can attest.

Architect: 3XA   

And going even smaller is this narrow minimalist kitchen that no doubt sits somewhere close to a city center.

Visualizer: Kuoo Architects   

An all white design is how this narrow minimalist kitchen keeps from getting too cramped

Designer: Pura Arquitectura   

The exposed wood beams in this kitchen give it a bit of a rustic feel, considering its otherwise minimalist style.

Designer: Batavia   

A window to the outside can also be quite helpful when designing for a small kitchen like this one.

Visualizer: Brainfactory   

Minimalist design does not have to preclude luxuries like an eat-in kitchen, as seen here.

Designer: Helen Baranova    Visualizer: Vitaliy Bozhenov   

When a kitchen is open to any visitor, simple colors like white and wood, plus cabinets that hide clutter, can be the best choice.

Source: Paul M   

This minimalist kitchen with island is actually quite large, demonstrating that minimalist does not have to equal tiny.

Visualizer: Insight Studio   

Creative minimalist kitchen storage underneath the island in this design is clever and practical.

Visualizer: SOD Architects   

In another black on black design option, open minimalist shelving forces homeowners to pare down.

Visualizer: Mitaka Dimov   

This dark kitchen appears to contrast with the rest of the house, going from black to white rather abruptly. The result is chic if a bit jarring.

Visualizer: Igor Sirotov   

Lighting underneath the cabinetry and inside the shelving gives this dark minimalist kitchen a rather ethereal feel.

Visualizer: Polyviz Studio   

And here, a final example of just how stunning minimalist black kitchens can be, particularly when they make use of natural wood elements as well.

 

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