Off-white worktops balance the dark wood-effect cupboard fronts, while the row of copper pendant lights make a striking feature.
Striking kitchen diner
Monochrome is so well suited to a kitchen-diner, adding designer style to simple white units. Give the look a twist by papering the back wall with a bold floral pattern and fixing a clear acrylic splashback over it to keep it clean and dry.
A chrome black and white scheme looks sleek and modern. Add character with red accents.
Kitchen storage shelves
Open shelves leading on from the worktop, in the same wood, create a practical yet stylish storage solution. These have been built bespoke so every knock and cranny of space is used.
Pink and white kitchen
The fluorescent pink seating gives this otherwise understated kitchen character. Other desirable finishing touches include a built-in TV and easy-to-clean granite worktop.
Contemporary white and silver kitchen
The centrepiece in this kitchen is a large island unit with an informal eating area at one end, which is defined by a quirky pendant light. Antique Chinese tiles decorate the impressive light well that draws light into the basement below. White units with indented handles are coordinated with sleek metal appliances and bar stools to create a fresh, contemporary feel.
Small retro kitchen
This kitchen peninsula has been cleverly used to create an additional work surface and a breakfast bar. The pairing of red and grey gives this kitchen a retro feel.
A cook who loves vibrant colour will feel right at home in this vivid kitchen. A bright, striped blind, colourful storage and red shelving add some character but don't compromise the room's modern, functional design.
A double oven, microwave and coffee maker are built in together in a practical, easy-access stack on the far end of this kitchen. Roomy cupboards above offer extra storage for oven trays and roasting dishes. Glossy red worktops match the cabinets perfectly and give this room a modern vibrant look.
Sleek teak kitchen
Horizontally grained teak units add warmth and sophistication to this stunning modern kitchen. A large island adds much useful storage and provides a welcoming breakfast bar. Hi-glass balck worktops and splashbacks gives the room a seamless, designer finish.
Create a sleek kitchen-diner by matching your dining table to the units- this will create a smart contemporary effect with a continuous feel that will marry the kitchen and dining area together with ease.
The white tiles and stainless-steel cladding give this kitchen a contemporary look. The African bench and wooden cookware tone down the modern element.
Cooking equipment is kept to hand in this pale blue kitchen. A striking glass splashback protects the wall while creating a smart backdrop for the sleek white furniture. Under the wall cabinets, a clever hanging rail offers practical storage for cookbooks and chopping boards.
Combine a neutral kitchen-diner with ultra-sleek furniture to create a truly modern open-plan space. Stainless-steel appliances and funky stools will add to the effect, as will a statement black chair.
Knocking down walls to create more space brings light to this super-modern kitchen diner. A black island unit with bar stools is the hub of the kitchen and is perfect for breakfasts. Glossy black granite worktops contrast dramatically with the white walls, while block shelving provides extra storage.
Here, an all-white kitchen has been given interest by painting the overhead steel beam in a zingy lime colour. The pale-blue splashback is made with spray-painted glass and is a popular and practical choice for modern kitchens.
An all-white scheme is ideal for a kitchen-diner as colour can be added with accessories if liked, making the scheme simple and inexpensive to change. Here, a zesty green splashback adds colour to the kitchen, while white cushions and lampshade, along with transparent dining chairs, give the dining area a simple yet sophisticated look.
To make the most of limited kitchen-diner space, choose a round dining table, and hang a pendant light above it to define the dining area. Extra storage (in the form of open shelves) offers a chance to display decorative glassware.
Urban-style white tiles and colour co-ordinated kitchen appliances on open shelves give this kitchen a professional feel. The kitchen island has been transformed into a breakfast bar by adding adjustable stools.
A breakfast bar is the perfect way to transform a kitchen into a family and entertainment space. An all-white palette allows light to flood into this kitchen, keeping it modern and fresh.
Traditional white kitchen
This modern kitchen extension has been given a traditional feel with the use of wooden beams and a leaded window. The black and white units marry beautifully with the steel appliances for a sleek look.
Modern breakfast bar
Limited space? Why not create a breakfast bar under your kitchen window? Here, modern black bar stools are placed next to a sleek and curvy surface to create a sophisticated area to enjoy breakfast or read the paper.
Blue splashback kitchen
Add a shot of vibrant colour in a white kitchen with a glass splashback. This indigo shade gives the light and airy space, along with the hi-gloss material, a contemporary feel.
White kitchen with island
Curved worktops soften the glass white units in this kitchen. The peninsula defines the kitchen and breakfast area as well as providing valuable added storage and worktop space.
Sleek cupboards and chunky marble worktops are offset with splashes of zingy colour to create a relaxed space. The picnic-style table is an original feature and adds to the family feel.
Family kitchen with skylight
Sleek and modern with a durable granite worktop, the island is perfect for cooking while entertaining, and maximises storage. The cherry-wood units add a traditional touch, while the designer bar stools keep things modern. Contrasting floor coverings have been laid in a curve to echo the shape of the island and keep the kitchen area separate.
Off-set the warmth of walnut furniture and maintain a fresh look by choosing wall cabinets in a soft shade of cream. Then choose granite worktops and matching upstands to give a continuous feel.
Playful kitchen-dining room
The mix of pattern and colour makes this sunny kitchen-diner stand out. The owl wall rug is an original focal point and adds personality, while the contrasting fabrics on the chairs help to inject some playful colour into the traditional white room.
The vogue for glossy kitchens is still very popular and gives a throughly modern, sleek look to a room. By mixing wine red and black with white, this kitchen has managed to achieve a modern look with out feeling too cool and stark- the red warms up the black and the white keeps the room feeling light and airy.