Contemporary style kitchens or cabinetry have a modern aesthetic achieved through minimalist designs and the use of manmade materials such as stainless steel, laminates, glass, concrete, chrome and lacquered surfaces.
The contemporary style is often interchanged with modern or industrial due to the use of exposed metals and straight lines. The design emphasizes efficiency and functionality, with little to no decoration utilized. Appliances that complement the contemporary style are widely available, and cabinets can be finished with a high gloss enamel or metal doors and concealed hinges. The contemporary style allows for personal preferences within its broad framework.