How to Design a Modern, Minimal Kitchen

The sleek, minimalist design of a modern kitchen relies on clear lines, neutral basic colors and clean surfaces to keep the atmosphere calm. The style serves as a calm and collected backdrop for what you want to put on top – a bold pattern on drawer fronts, a splash of color in a backsplash, matt or shiny metals in lights or trains. It’s a place where the mornings feel less hectic. When you return there, you can sigh at the end of the day.

The trick with this style is to carefully plan your furniture and storage for a neat, neutral look, and then focus your imagination on easy ways to bring it to life. Live by the saying “A place for everything and everything in its place” – your kitchen is deliberately and neatly kept and remains tidy inside and out, so that no disorder disturbs your design (and your life). .

IKEA offers everything you need to get started – including specially designed, customizable storage options to optimize everything. Follow us for product suggestions and tips.

A modern look is defined by rationalizing everything – symmetry of horizontal and vertical lines, simple and slim materials as well as integrated devices and lighting. Start with a case color that isn’t too busy, but has character.

“You don’t just have to use white cabinets and fronts to achieve a minimalist look in your kitchen,” said Viola Mushkudiani, senior interior design leader at IKEA. For example, she adds, there is a trend towards matt surfaces and muted, warm or organic colors.

Dark gray

Dark gray is a classic, slim neutrality that hides more wear than white or beige. And if you choose an option with a push-to-open function, the cupboards are particularly easy to step into the background.

green grey

Staying neutral doesn’t mean avoiding color. ON muted green makes a fantastic base if you need a little pep for your empty slate.

Light white

Light white has a timeless feeling. Choose high-gloss cabinets that make a statement without showing too much – and that are easy to wipe off.


A classic neutrality that also plays with a little drama, black gives a kitchen a certain moody sophistication.

Maintain the serenity of your base with minimal alignment (these slim cabinets, etc.) by incorporating storage space that prevents things from being busy or overloaded. Here it is advantageous to add internal components that meet your requirements and work well together.

“Extendable kitchen taps and cupboard organizers transform chaotic drawers and hard-to-reach corners into things of beauty and efficiency,” says Mushkudiani. “From garbage sorting to organizing cookware, these unsung heroes make your daily cooking routine sing.”


Extendable wastebasket

If you recycle regularly (that’s a good thing!), It can accumulate. So keep your kitchen tidy and organized by stow away in a closet until the day of collection.

Spice organizers

Spice storage becomes very messy. ON Drawer insert Keeps the glasses tamed in neat rows, away from your packed upper shelves or precious counters.

Knife tray made of wood

Maybe you don’t want a magnetic memory. It’s good; on Knife rest This allows you to store your knives in the cutlery drawer and at the same time prevent them from being pushed around.

Protect (and organize) your plates

Store your plates huddled in one holder serves several purposes. They avoid bumps and tears, are easy to transport to and from the table and can be adjusted to different sizes.

After assembling the canvas, warm up your kitchen with personal details. If you focus on design details that really matter, you can achieve an elegant and happy look – the kind of design ethos that has made IKEA products a staple in the home.

Brave backsplash

ON Backsplash serves many uses in the kitchen, and why not make an explanation? Resistant to heat, water, grease and dirt, it keeps the wall behind a kitchen worktop or cooktop clean and is easy to wipe off. You can even get a uniform look using the same color or pattern as your countertops.

A graphic drawer (or a few!)

IKEA used the Swedish design collective 10 groups to design different patterns for cabinet fronts, such as: Black and white stripes;; Just add one or more neutral cabinets to arouse more visual interest.

Metallic trains

Punchy pulls are the ideal, inexpensive and effective addition to a kitchen. Try a clean, modern design that doesn’t compromise minimal aesthetics.

Geometric pendant

ON Metal pendant lamp Artistic patterns are thrown onto cabinets and walls with crystalline lines. A round light bulb would look great here, but you can experiment with different shapes and colors to improve the look.

There is no need to complicate a minimal kitchen look. Whether you need help visualizing what is possible or looking for a partner to make your dream kitchen come true, IKEA Kitchen Services will be happy to help you. Make an appointment to get started.


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