Are you a fan of all things midcentury mod? Whether you’re designing a midcentury modern kitchen or want to draw inspiration from a blend of styles, there are many ways to embrace the design sensibility on a large or small scale.
Midcentury modern style places an emphasis on form and function. Crisp, clean lines dominate the aesthetic balanced by rounded furnishings and well-placed accents. Some classic midcentury mod design elements found in kitchens include flat-panel wood cabinetry, geometric patterns, exposed beams, sculptural seating, natural stone countertops, simple color palettes, hidden appliances, mixed materials, and understated décor.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite midcentury modern kitchen ideas to inspire your next space.
Classic midcentury mod kitchen
Flat-panel walnut cabinetry, wire-backed stools, and Cambria Winterbourne countertops combine for classic midcentury mod style in this space from Christopher Kennedy. Tour the Mad Men-inspired California desert home in Cambria Style.
Featured Cambria countertop design: Winterbourne™
Winterbourne design detail
Midcentury modern meets contemporary
Brass pendants, warm wood tones, vintage-inspired stools, and a Brittanicca waterfall-edge island create a mix of midcentury modern flair and a contemporary marble look in this kitchen from Fox Homes.
Featured Cambria countertop design: Brittanicca™
Brittanicca design detail
Two-tone midcentury modern kitchen with multi-level Cambria kitchen island
This space exemplifies midcentury modern style with color blocking and contrast. Exposed beams and a trio of pendant lights add visual interest above the White Cliff and Cambria Black kitchen island. Love a color-block effect? Explore more countertop pairing ideas and unique kitchen island shapes.
White Cliff design detail
Cambria Black design detail
Mixed materials and geometric patterns
A durable waterfall-edge island constructed of Clareanne Matte offers a sleek concrete look with maintenance-free convenience in Matt Muenster’s midcentury modern kitchen renovation. Paired with a live-edge walnut table, and highlighted by a skylight-mounted chandelier and geometric backsplash, the island is a functional focal point. The low-sheen look and smooth feel of Cambria Matte™ countertops make them the perfect surface for a midcentury modern aesthetic.
Featured Cambria countertop design: Clareanne Matte™.
Clareanne Matte design detail
Midcentury modern kitchen with wood cabinets and gray countertops
This midcentury modern kitchen remodel embraces the original architecture of the home, updating where necessary for style and substance. Cambria Fieldstone countertops lend durability and a grounding hue of deep gray to balance the wood tones from floor to ceiling. Explore the full home tour in Cambria Style.
Featured Cambria countertop design: Fieldstone™
Fieldstone design detail
Midcentury modern meets Scandinavian kitchen
Pristine White Cliff countertops pair with blonde brick walls and beams and a geometric brass chandelier for a kitchen that blends midcentury modern and Scandinavian simplicity. See our round-up of kitchen island ideas for another view of this chic space.
Green kitchen with midcentury mod and scandi-style blend
Blogger Jen Pinkston of The Effortless Chic combined her love of midcentury modern and Scandinavian style for this gorgeous green kitchen. Geometric kitchen island tiles pair with Ella Matte waterfall-edge countertops for a striking focal point amid the flat-panel teal cabinets, subway tile, and warm wood shelving.
Featured Cambria countertop design: Ella Matte™
Ella Matte design detail
Midcentury mod kitchen with countertop color blocking
Three Cambria countertop designs (Cambria Black, Hamilton, and Ella) create a horizontal color-blocking effect in this remodeled kitchen featured in this midcentury modern home tour from Cambria Style.
Hamilton design detail
For more on midcentury modern style, including its history and hallmark features, listen to Cambria Style’s new podcast series Beyond the Surface.