Today, traditional painted cabinets have been given a modern makeover with contemporary handles, worktop surfaces, appliances and flooring.For a modern take on the Shaker-style kitchen, pair painted cabinet doors with contemporary knobs and handles such assleek brass bars or square glass knobs. Choosing sleek worktop surfaces like marble or granite and fresh flooring such as poured concrete will also go a long way in creating a sleek, contemporary look.Abright feature wall, kitchen island, bar stools and pendant lightingwill add a sense of drama to a kitchen and provide a strong visual impact, helping give neutrals a new lease of life. For a kitchen that commands attention,colour up your kitchen shelves and cabinetry with these gorgeous kitchen colour ideas.

See more modern kitchen ideas

Lovely Lavender

Lovely Lavender

Purple painted cabinetry are complemented by purple curtains and upholstered dining chairs. Get the look: The kitchen cabinetry was made by a local carpenter. The table was bought from an antique shop and resprayed. The Alto dining chairs are upholstered in Amlapura Damson F2119/02. The overhead copper pendant lights are from Holloways of Ludlow.

Blue & Brass

Blue & Brass

This dark blue shade really stand out and the colour is timeless. The vintage pendants subtly echo the aqua shades of the collectable ceramics, while the brass drawer pulls offer a warm contrast to the dramatic shade. Get the look: The kitchen is by Woodwork Traditional Handmade Furniture, painted in Railings estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball.

Country Classic

Country Classic

The kitchen is deliberately created with a toned-down palette to make the most of details such as original tiles. Get the look: For a country-style kitchen like this, try Laura Ashley’s Harwood kitchen. The Dove Grey tumbled limestone from Floors of Stone is similar to this flooring.

Touch Of Glam

Touch Of Glam

Dark cabinetry links with metal-framed glazing at the other end of the open-plan space, while a Sputnik chandelier adds glamour. A glam Sixties-style fitting isn’t your usual off-the-peg choice for a kitchen. Get the look: This is the Starburst chandelier by Graham and Green. The bespoke cabinetry by Richard Emerson is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Off-Black estate eggshell. This is a Rangemaster cooker. The Weathered Oak stools are from Cox & Cox.

Modern Country

Modern Country

This spacious kitchen-diner infuses glamorous brass touches with country-style wooden stools, cabinetry and a range cooker. Get the look: For similar cabinetry, check out Humphrey Munson. The units are painted in Pavilion Gray estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball. These are Workstead pendants from Trouva.

Statement Pendant

Statement Pendant

The Marcel Wanders Skygarden pendant mirrors the ornate cornicing in this spacious bespoke kitchen. Get the look: For similar cabinetry, try British Standard by Plain English. The handles are from Rowen & Wren. This is the Skygarden pendant by Marcel Wanders for Flos at The Conran Shop. The stucco rose was created by Miles and Wilde. The Industrial wall lights are from Old School Electric.

Clever Storage

Clever Storage

The splashback incorporates clever storage for cookery books and crockery. Get the look: The bespoke cabinetry is by Sculleries of Stockbridge. The marble worktops are from Stirling Stone. The wall lamps are from House Doctor.

Industrial Vibe

Industrial Vibe

The exposed brick wall and canary yellow bar stools give a kick of modernity to a classic Shaker style look. The solid expansion of charcoal grey cabinets look sleek and solid, while the bar stools break up the dark colour scheme and help define the dining space. Get the look: This is a Devol kitchen. The stools are from Vintage Industrial Metal. The pendant is from Industville. The Palm Prints are from French Connection Home.

Modern Country

Modern Country

This kitchen has a three-metre island topped with seamless Arabesque marble. Thepale blue and black painted cabinets work well with the marble surfaces and vintage chairs. Get the look: The cabinetry, worktops and brassware are all by deVOL. The pendant was found in an antiques shop in Exeter. The stools are from Old Albion in Bridport. Find prints of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Escape Artist (Green and Red) at Counter Editions.

Green With Envy

Green With Envy

A modern kitchen pendant and hard-wearing durable quartz worktops and splash backs are the perfect backdrop for thedaring punch of vibrant green. Get the look:Quartz worktop in Turbine Grey, from£500 per sq m from Caesarstone.

Modern Classic

Modern Classic

Painted window frames add definition to this modern classic kitchen. Spotlights in the ceiling provide functional lighting, while the over-island pendants create a sense of height and depth. Elegance comes thanks to the subtle mix of polished wood, stone and concrete. The dark blue cupboards give a sophisticated tone in this kitchen, which is also a warmer (yet still timeless) alternative to white, black or grey cabinetry. Get the look: This is deVOL cabinetry. The Perrin & Rowe brassware is also from deVOL l. The larch work surface is by Brandler London and the Quartz worktop by Simply Stone. The pendant lights are from The French House. The wall light (with Edison bulb) was sourced on Amazon.

Modern Classic

Modern Classic

Painted window frames add definition to this modern classic kitchen. Spotlights in the ceiling provide functional lighting, while the over-island pendants create a sense of height and depth. Elegance comes thanks to the subtle mix of polished wood, stone and concrete. The dark blue cupboards give a sophisticated tone in this kitchen, which is also a warmer (yet still timeless) alternative to white, black or grey cabinetry. Get the look: This is deVOL cabinetry. The Perrin & Rowe brassware is also from deVOL l. The larch work surface is by Brandler London and the Quartz worktop by Simply Stone. The pendant lights are from The French House. The wall light (with Edison bulb) was sourced on Amazon.

Fade To Grey

Fade To Grey

Whisper-blue walls set the tone for the kitchen, where bespoke joinery is offset by brass handles. This kitchen has a calm yet refreshing feel thanks to the soft grey cabinets and matching walls. Get the look: Find similar cabinetry at Harvey Jones. The walls are painted in Dimpse estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. These are Conroy wall lights by Jamb.The bespoke kitchen includes deeper-than-average work surfaces, with tops made from Carrara marble.ca

Sliding Doors

Sliding Doors

A sliding door maximises space and makes this storage area even more practical. Get the look: John Lewis has a range of Kilner and screw-top storage jars.

Next Level

Next Level

The bespoke units, including an impressive central island, were crafted by a local cabinet maker, then topped with leather-finished marble. Get the look: These are Brick 228 stools by Gervasoni. The light is by Lindsey Adelman.