Minimalism is a hugely attractive décor trend that is all the rage at the moment.

Don’t be fooled into opting for this particular aesthetic due to an urge to keep things simple, however – minimalism can be deceptively difficult to achieve!

A Minimalist Kitchen Offers a Beautiful Look

When it’s done well though, the elegant lines and sparse furnishings used in a minimalist kitchen can offer a truly beautiful look.

It really adds a sense of art to the look of your kitchen that cannot be compared to any other school of design.

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What are the Best Minimalist Kitchen Ideas?

It’s always best to continue the feel of peaceful simplicity throughout your home when opting for any level of minimalism.

This ensures that any potential clutter is easy to store away, and the materials you’ve chosen are straightforward to clean.

Keep Clutter Away

It is really important in a minimalist kitchen; otherwise, the integrity of the aesthetic will be lost.

This goes doubly for your kitchen, as it’s impossible to cook without creating dirt, grease and stains, so surfaces that are easy to clean are vital here.

Space Saving Solutions

Clever space saving solutions, such as corner cupboards, can also help you to retain all of your implements and appliances too, without having anything untidy or unattractive on show.

Read on for a few more tips from Kitchen Warehouse on how to create the perfect minimalist kitchen.

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Use Simple Designs

Minimalism usually works best when basic, unfussy shapes and smooth lines combine.

Try not to choose furnishings that are overly detailed or elaborate, though one or two pieces like this can look great against a really subtle backdrop.

Forego panelling details on cabinets, and opt for pin straight kitchen doors and worktops that finish flush with the edges of units to create bold square silhouettes.

Try Using Symmetry

Try using symmetry. For example, placing a single island right in the middle of the space and surrounding it on all sides with a horseshoe of wall units makes for a picture perfect floor plan.

Another great idea is to opt for doors, as tactile, unbroken lines will look really striking and work superbly within this particular school of design.

What About the Finish?

When it comes to the finish, both matt kitchens and gloss kitchens stand up well in the world of minimalism.

Matt surfaces offer a smooth, simple, rich touch that draws the eye to the shape of an item rather than the smaller details, while gloss works well with thoughtful lighting design – reflecting the glow from your fittings, complementing their arrangement and making the space appear larger and brighter without extra fussy details.

Consider the amount of natural light you have – especially if your kitchen is a compact space.

Light minimalist kitchen look

Choose Patterns and Colours Wisely

Sharp lines will always work best in minimalist design, so opting for monochrome tiling with stark white grout in between is always an attractive choice.

Exposed brick behind monochrome or metallic fixtures and fittings is also extremely popular.

The industrial design trend shows no signs of slowing down and ties in perfectly with minimalism.

Finishing Touches

Triangles, hexagons and other geometric shapes in mattes or metallics offer intriguing finishing touches when it comes to super simple wall art (though walls should be kept bare to as much as possible) or flagstones.

The best idea is to stick to two colours religiously throughout the room and try to ensure they do not contrast too dramatically.

Bold Blocks of Colour

If you really want a splash of something slightly louder, try using a bold block of colour on just one wall of the room, or on just one unit or surface.

This will offer a sense of warmth and fun to the space without detracting from the general feeling of blissful simplicity.

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Include Practical Features and Accessories

In minimalist spaces, functional design is key – and this functionality spreads far beyond looks.

Use slow-closing doors to maintain a sense of elegance in mobility and prevent any stressful clattering.

Ingenious Storage Choices

Opt for ingenious storage choices and kitchen accessories that are there to be used, not just to be looked at.

Choose kettles and utensils that look like simple, striking works of art.

Keep them on display as ornaments as well as useful practical items.

Racks, Hooks and Shelving

Racks, hooks and shelving can be adorned with wonderfully symmetrical arrangements and patterns of pans, jars and cookbooks.

A single wax-leafed plant or soft coloured succulent here and there always offers a sweet, organic addition to the space.

What About a Breakfast Bar?

Remove clutter still further and opt for a breakfast bar instead of a table, with elegant tall stools or chairs in unfussy, super simple designs.

They will look fantastic painted in a matt colour or left with a pale, unvarnished wood finish such as pine or maple.

What are the Trends for Crockery?

When it comes to crockery, the major current trends tend to fall into two categories: smooth, organic and tactile (think pebbles on a beach) or sharp and angular.

Square plates and slate have long been connected with the minimalist look, but broad, shallow bowls in natural colours and Japanese-style handleless kiln-fired ceramic cups also offer a sense of simple beauty that will really finish off the space.

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One of the most important things to remember about minimalism is that everything is exposed. Every ill-fitting joint, break in the grain and accidental scuff mark will really draw the eye and look a million times worse when the overall aim is simplicity, so it’s vital to take your time and ensure that you prepare as well as you can.

Choose High-Quality Materials

Choosing high-quality materials will also make everything that little bit better. Be picky and be prepared to redo things if they don’t come out just right, as this is what makes the difference between a mere nod towards minimalism and achieving the real deal.

Open shelving, stainless steel, and modern cabinetry can all be vital components of a minimalist kitchen – but the effect is lessened if the right materials aren’t used.

Minimalist Kitchen Design

Minimalist kitchen design is never about how much money you spend or the budget you have.

It is about unleashing the interior designer within you!

You need to consider each individual element of your new kitchen’s interior design – not just on its own merit, but also how everything will come together to contribute to the overall effect.

A minimal kitchen sees the warm tones, kitchen island and backsplash tile come together.

The minimal kitchen interior designer blends sink fittings, kitchen appliances, ceiling beams, and natural materials with seamless precision.

Final Thoughts

If we were trying to sum up our key messages and advice about how to turn your minimalist kitchen ideas into a reality, we’d say that the secret to success is a blend of modern style and minimalist style.

It is about making the most of the space you have. More specifically, it is about turning your kitchen into a minimalist space. A minimalist interior needs to be focused on clean lines and creating organized spaces.

Visual clutter must be removed but as we have said above, it’s about more than that.

Minimalist kitchen ideas succeed when you realise that hidden storage, open shelving, and sculptural pendant lights are all of equal importance.

Get in Touch

For a little more inspiration on your quest for perfect minimalist kitchen design, why not visit the Kitchen Warehouse showroom in Ripon – or call our friendly team to see what advice we may be able to offer you?

The number to call is 01765 640 000, or you can contact us via You can also browse through the beautiful kitchen designs in our gallery to see how we’ve done things in the past.

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