Sure, minimalist interiors have a reputation for being sleek and simple. With details like marble-topped islands and perfectly neutral color palettes, these kitchens are no exception. While pared-down furnishings are the norm of any minimalist space, these 25 kitchens still manage to spice things up with dazzling light fixtures, strategic pops of color, and more unexpected accents.
In the kitchen of a contemporary Central Park apartment, the table is by , the chairs are covered in a leather from and the light fixture is by .
In this New York City home high above the city, the kitchen's lacquer cabinetry is custom made for a clean, modern aesthetic. It is echoed in style by the backsplash and countertop, made with Calacatta marble. The range is by Viking, the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero and the print is by Ellsworth Kelly.
This may be a contemporary Los Angeles bachelor pad, but cowhide makes a surprise — and uncharacteristically blue — appearance with custom-made stools in the kitchen. The island's surface is by , the lacquered cabinetry is custom made and the sink fittings are by .
Ralph Lauren's kitchen opts for modernism over tradition, with ovens and a cooktop by , a custom-made vent hood and cabinetry of white lacquer and stainless steel. The island is sheathed in Celador, and the Bertoia barstools are by .
Marble tiles in this modern kitchen of London designer Colin Radcliffe's Notting Hill townhouse set the foundation for a cool, clean space. The design is markedly modern, with the exception of a 1950s chandelier and 1970s barstools. The cabinetry is custom made, and the refrigerators are by .
The only place not covered in pattern in this textile maven's Brooklyn townhouse: the kitchen. Though the purple rug adds a nice pop of color. The kitchen counters are Calacatta Gold marble, the backsplash tile is by , the range is by , the stools are from and the light fixture is by .
Inside a Gramercy Park apartment, designed by , rooms pay homage to the environment outside. The kitchen’s range is by , the sink and fittings are by , the cabinetry is by and the barstool is by .
An Upper West Side Apartment proves that style and practicality can co-exist. The kitchen contains a oven, a refrigerator, and marble counters; the subway tile is from and the flooring is oak painted with a custom design.
Inside a family's weekend home in East Hampton — designed by — you'll find kitchen stools by are upholstered in a leather, the cabinetry is by , the range is by , and the flooring is antique French oak.
Sanguine, comfortable, and durable, a family's horse farm outside Philadelphia keeps things simple. The kitchen’s cooktop is by , the hood is by , the sink fittings are by , the counters and shelving are of , and the pendant lights are by ; the floor is local bluestone, and the walls are painted in .
The Greek island of Folegandros serves as the perfect laid-back locale for designers 's vacation home. The kitchen table is by , the 1950s chairs are from an Athens flea market, the pendant light is by THPG, and the wall lamps are by .
Aside from a bright pop of color in the flooring, the kitchen of a Florence estate keeps things classic with an all-white palette. The kitchen cupboard and marble-topped Tuscan tables are 19th-century and the flooring is handmade cement tile from Florence.
Inside a Palm Springs home, the swanky decor recalls the glamour of Old Hollywood. The kitchen range, hood, and refrigerator are by , the sink fittings are by , the cabinets are ebonized cerused oak, and the stools are by .
A former warehouse space serves as the ideal backdrop for San Francisco art dealer Francis Mill to showcase his varied art collections. The kitchen’s cabinetry is by , the countertops are , the faucet is by , the stools are by and the wall sculpture is by .
Perfectly serene, artist Rachel Lee Hovnanian's Greenwich Village townhouse is the epitome of contemporary grandeur. The kitchen range is by , and the cabinetry and countertops are by ; folding doors by lead to a glassed-in seating area.
This minimalist Swedish cottage set on an island outside Stockholm couldn't be more charming. At the opposite end of the great room, the kitchen and dining area features a removable staircase and a 19th-century Swedish table; the cabinets, sink, fittings, counter and vent hood are by , the cafe chairs are from the 1940s, the gray cabinet is antique, and the rug is from .
The kitchen area of a '70s-era Monaco apartment, decorated by Emil Humbert and Christophe Poyet, is equal parts sleek and glam. The kitchen table and chairs are by Jeanneret; the oven, cooktop, and hood are by .
Inside this Palm Beach apartment by architect, Lee Mindel, the interiors are inspired by the water, sand, and sky. Artwork by hangs on the sliding wall of bleached mahogany that separates the kitchen from the dining area.
In the guest barn of Amanda Seyfried's cozy Catskills hideaway, the kitchen island is framed in concrete, with a base painted in ; the pendant lights are a custom design, and sliding doors repurposed from the original horse stalls lead to the guest rooms.
A lover of the Arts and Crafts movement, Madeline Stuart brings a new spirit to the California tradition of handmade artistry with her Beverly Hills cottage. The kitchen counters are quartzite, the cabinetry is custom made, and the flooring is Marmoleum.
Designer manages to pull off both nods to Art Decor glamour and breezy California style in her Pacific Palisades home. The kitchen stove is by and the Carrara marble tiles are by ; the 1920s pendant lights came from , and the barstools are from .
Not only does this New York City apartment look sleek, its little bohemian touches, like furry chair seats, lend a touch carefree style. The kitchen's range and microwave are by , the refrigerator is by , the custom hood is by , and the countertop is Calacatta Gold marble; chairs, purchased at auction, flank a table by Eero Saarinen from , and the vintage pendant light is by Max Ingrand for .
Architect Cynthia Wang and bring urban cool design to a sultry Tahoe vacation home. The kitchen cabinetry is by , the oven is by , the stove and hood are by , the sink, by Blanco, has Dornbracht fittings, and the countertop is quartzite; the custom-made stools are covered in an leather, and vintage chairs by Pierre Paulin are upholstered in a mohair by Kneedler Fauchère.
A once abandoned Swedish farmhouse is now a vision in Scandinavian and minimalist design. The kitchen's range, hood, and sink are all by , the fittings are by , the counters are Carrara marble, and the cabinetry is painted in .
Despite being known for their luxe interiors, designers Kevin Roberts and Timothy Haynes chose to keep things simple in their Soho loft. The kitchen features custom-made cabinetry with vintage hardware, 1950s sconces by Gunnar Asplund, and 1970s light fixtures; the refrigerator is by , the sink fittings are by , and the countertops are white glass.