This kitchen style is like no other, for one it tends to follow trends. It also grabs elements from other styles and can also be considered modern. But regardless, a contemporary kitchen is always seen with high-end or "cutting-edge" appliances like built-in coffee makers, high-performance hoods, induction cooktops and more.
They also tend to be known for turning old materials into new ones or used in a new way. A good example is the increasing popularity of concrete countertops and the fact that they're now coming with new looks, patterns, and stains. But when it comes to backsplashes, patterns are the way to go as well as using glass tiles, mosaic, stone and ceramic which are the popular choices.
Also, I wasn't kidding when I said that these kitchen styles really like to follow trends. These styles have almost everything that's hot and new in the market from hidden outlets to new options in glass-front doors and under-cabinet lighting. And speaking of lighting, these styles also tend to have dramatic but functional lighting.
One of the biggest giveaways of what makes a kitchen contemporary is the fact that they're not plain whatsoever. These kitchens use multiple layered materials with lots of pattern and texture. Layered meaning, having different geometric shapes like curved hoods, rectangular backsplashes, mix-matched cabinet sizes, etc and materials like mixing in stone, wood, metal, glass, tile, etc.
Til next time,