Mid-Century Modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes the developments in modern design and architecture in the mid-20th century. It’s gaining popularity because everything retro is so trendy these days and because it’s cozy. Today I’ve prepared some modern mid-century eye candy for you – these are cool kitchens. When you talk about mid-century modern kitchens, you will find that there is extensive use of warm wood and possibly some bold colors. Tile backsplashes, geometric patterns, and textiles – these things will help you create such a kitchen. And of course, mid-century modern furniture and lamps will be the basis of your space. Get inspired!
Colors and materials
You can try any color scheme you want – all of them will suit this style, from neutral to bold colors, with the exception of moody tones, which are not traditionally used in this style. Don’t be afraid of bold color blocking – green, red, orange, yellow paired with white or blotchy cabinets. Two-tone cabinets are very popular in mid-century modern kitchens. Opting for a white upper will make your kitchen look lighter. Plywood and wood are the main materials for a modern mid-century kitchen. You should work them in as often as you’d like. Tiling on the backsplash is a great idea, although you can add more light with a window backsplash too. Metallic accents are also welcome to add that shiny chic to the room – brass and gold with fittings, handles and other items.
Mid-century modern kitchens are about both top and bottom cabinets. However, you can also skip the top ones and choose open shelves instead. A large kitchen island is a must, and you can add a raised countertop or additional dining space too. Experiment with countertops and colors to achieve a contrasting and bold look that you like. If you’re going to a dining zone, prefer a round table and some stylish chairs or stools. Metal, wood, or upholstery – leather is a great idea for a mid-century modern kitchen.
No room can do without decor! The first thing to consider are lamps – proper lighting will help you create a desired style in the room. Pendant lights in the shape of spheres, sunbursts and geometric are just the thing to highlight your cabinets and kitchen islands. Go for boho rugs, potted cacti, succulents, and plants to give your mid-century modern kitchen a slight boho feel. Check out the bold ideas below and get inspired!