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9 Fantastic Ways To Add Character To Your Contemporary Kitchen

Here at Kreativ Kitchens, we’re dedicated to celebrating the sleek aesthetic and impressive functionality that contemporary German kitchens have to offer. Their beautiful, clean finish and clever practical features perfectly complement modern living. However, we appreciate that not everyone shares our love of simplicity. You might be worried that a contemporary kitchen style will look a little cold and characterless. But whether you’re a self-confessed minimalist or have more eclectic tastes, you’ll find there are plenty of ways to personalise your space. We’ve shared some of our favourite design ideas below.


Add A Pop Of Colour

Introducing a vibrant pop of colour to your kitchen is a great way to brighten up your space and add a touch of character. Colour is synonymous with emotions and mood, and thus, opting to add a vivid accent hue to your kitchen will really lift your design. If you’re looking for a more subtle effect, consider keeping the colour below the eye line, on base cabinets or on an island. Alternatively, a bold splashback, eye-catching accessories, or a colourful alcove can make a wonderfully playful and confident addition to your kitchen.


Go All Out With A Feature Wall

Another solution to adding colour to your kitchen is to create a dazzling feature wall. A striking geometric print paper or clever colour blocking wall art can add texture and movement as well as vibrancy. Undeniably a bold look, it doesn’t get much more characterful than a dramatic feature wall.


Keep Some Of Your Storage Open

For us minimalists, it can be tempting to scurry everything away out of sight. However, including some open storage within your design can bring an effortless touch of style and character to your space. Offering you the potential to display ingredients, crockery, artwork or your favourite ornaments, beautifully adorned open shelves will add interest and personality to your kitchen. Forgoing some overhead cabinetry in favour of sleek shelving is also a wonderful way to open up your room and establish a more spacious feel.


Introduce An Alcove

Shelves aren’t the only option when it comes to open storage. An attractive cut out alcove cleverly breaks up the clean lines constructed by our seamless cabinetry, creating a more informal look. We built a charming bespoke alcove into our Harrogate client’s kitchen island, perfect for storing their colourful cookbooks and vibrant cake tins. This laidback contemporary interior sets a homely and inviting mood.

Modern Blue Handleless Kitchen


Style Your Space

Just because your kitchen is predominantly a practical space, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add any decorative details. In the kitchen below, a dramatic black vase and on-trend serving boards bring a highly sophisticated and luxurious edge to our client’s interior. These simple touches elevate this design from the attractive to the chic.

Kitchen Bar Stools


Create Warmth & Character With Wood

There’s no better way to bring beautiful warmth and character to a modern kitchen than with a gorgeous touch of natural wood. While the light oak breakfast bar and bar stools below add a charming Scandinavian vibe to this clean contemporary kitchen, a darker wood finish can help establish a rich, more organic quality.


Accentuate Traditional Features

Many homeowners believe their interior décor should reflect the age of their property, i.e., a traditional home must have a traditional kitchen. However, this is a bit of a misconception. While your kitchen should complement its settings, it doesn’t have to be completely in-keeping. We’ve cleverly referenced the dramatic beams in the kitchen below with a smoked wood veneer finish. Paralleling the characterful beams with dark colours and wood textures beautifully emphasises their presence, creating a truly distinctive interior.


Choose Stylish Bar Stools

Whether you select a stunning colour, a luxurious fabric or an eye-catching design, stylish bar stools offer a great opportunity to add a splash of personality to your kitchen. Throwing a bold contrasting colour or soft texture into the mix can cleverly accentuate the more minimal properties of your kitchen design.

Modern Warendorf White Kitchen


Add Life & Vitality With A Houseplant

Verdant, natural and full of life, a lush green houseplant will immediately brighten up your room, adding energy and vitality to your space. Their organic leafy texture offers a welcome departure from the strict lines and angular forms of a contemporary kitchen. There’s simply no setting they won’t look great in!

Modern Kitchen With Dark Finish


Whether you’re simply looking to zhuzh up your space a little or you’re keen to create an inviting and homely space, there are endless opportunities to elevate your contemporary kitchen into something truly personal and unique. Here at Kreativ Kitchens, we work closely with all our clients to create interiors that capture their individual style and personality. If you’d like to discuss the ideas you have for your space, you can get in touch with our team by calling 0113 269 2784 or emailing [email protected].

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