Oxford Blue kitchen units in Turnbulls kitchens showroom

Modern kitchens and contemporary designs

Does your current kitchen need a refresh? Our designers are brimming with ideas to create you a bespoke modern kitchen. From the cool, timeless and sleek to spaces filled with dramatic dark colours and warm metallic finishes, we have endless options to show you.  Beautiful and practical, our contemporary kitchen designs have exciting features to suit modern lifestyles and homes.

kitchen island ideas - modern breakfast bar and sleek black and gleaming countertop kitchen

What is modern kitchen design?

  • Sleek, uncluttered lines
  • Slab fronts and handleless cabinets
  • Integrated and hidden appliances
  • Striking colours, contrasts and innovative materials
  • Smart technology and energy efficiency

Modern kitchens for different tastes

Modern Kitchen - rotpunkt kitchen Zerox Concrete kitchen units

Industrial concrete chic

Solid concrete look units for geometry and simplicity

Modern German Kitchen design - Rotpunkt kitchen in cashmere - the finest german kitchens in lincolnshire

Modern comfort and luxury 

Cashmere finishes and natural wood. See more of our customer’s kitchen here

small kitchen idea - peninsula island - making the most of space in a small kitchen

Exciting metallic finishes

Copper fixtures for  a modern twist on a traditional Shaker kitchen

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Turnbull kitchen showrooms and bathroom showrooms

Browse contemporary modern kitchen ranges at your nearest showroom today.

Colour is king in the modern kitchen

Colour is a strong player in modern kitchen design. You’ll find cabinets in dramatic black , rich greens and blues, soft dusky pinks and lilacs.  There are exciting burnished metallic finishes for a real wow factor. Or how about a striking monochrome scheme in white or grey, with the option of high gloss or matt surfaces – all partnered with the warmth of natural stone or timber?

Love the look of this handsome blue kitchen? Why not chat to our designers about using strong, classic colours for a timeless design?

Kitchen ideas - integrated coffee machine

Timber, stone and even concrete

Worktops, cabinets and flooring in elemental timber, stone and concrete finishes give your kitchen a timeless modernity. These are classic materials reworked to suit modern kitchen design. Wood and stone worktops now come in slimline formats, giving your kitchen a contemporary edge but showcasing the subtle beauty of natural surfaces.


Symphony Kitchen - Inline Alta Dusk & Pearl Grey

Highly personalised modern designs

Modern kitchen design is highly personalised. You want a gorgeous glass or mirrored splashback? No problem! Backlit open shelving to display some favourite items? Pop-up power towers and charging points? Everything is possible.

From bespoke storage to internal cabinet lighting and kitchen island configurations, our designers will explore all kinds of design ideas with you, using 3D visualisation software until you can see your perfect kitchen in front of you.

Modern Kitchen - Symphony Plaza two-tone Contemporary kitchen units in Cobble Grey & Porcelain

Symmetry and harmony in the modern kitchen

Modern Kitchen - high gloss cabinets and integrated appliances

Modern kitchens feel open and spacious. Handleless kitchen cabinets with slab fronts create sleek, uninterrupted lines and hide the essential practicalities. Your kitchen designer is a wizard of geometry, creating balance and minimalism with the help of dummy drawer fronts, plinths and bespoke cabinet sizes.

This contemporary kitchen is on display at our Sleaford showroom, but you’ll find a whole range of inspirational ideas at your nearest showroom.

Rotpunkt kitchen and kitchen island

This designer kitchen showcases the drama of dark cabinetry in Carbon for base units, balanced by warm Wild Oak for the wall units. This stylish contrast of colours and textures is exactly what modern kitchen design delivers so well. Sightlines across all units have been carefully aligned by the designer – again to give a sense of balance and harmony.

Strong Colour Contrasts

Modern kitchen designs play with exciting and sometimes dramatic contrasts in colour, tone and texture. Dramatic black cabinets are balanced by warm wood tones. With a sleek handleless design and integrated kitchen appliances, this kitchen presents a beautiful uncluttered space.

Black Anthracite Sheraton kitchen

Exciting textures

Modern kitchens mix textures in inventive ways – cabinets come in gloss, metallic or timber finishes and splashbacks can be shimmering sheets of glass in any colour you want.  Accessorise your design with stainless steel appliances for appealing texture and variety.

Modern Kitchen with Aqua high gloss backsplash

The latest kitchen appliances

Kitchen technology is exciting and fast-moving. Where better to try out the latest in induction hob design or smart oven features than in our showrooms? Turnbull is a NEFF MasterPartner® with specialist expertise in the latest NEFF kitchen appliances. Our showrooms are home to all the latest products for you to put through their paces.

Neff Downdraft Extractor - neff appliances, useful for small kitchens

Our customers love their modern kitchens

Or if modern kitchens aren’t your style, browse ideas for country kitchens, grey kitchens or other styles from the Symphony range

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