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Style Roundup: Midcentury Modern Kitchen Design

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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.

Midcentury modern kitchen featuring Cambria Winterbourne countertops.

Featured Cambria countertop design: Winterbourne™

 Cambria Winterbourne Design Detail

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.

Cambria Brittanicca waterfall countertop paired with warm toned accents.

Featured Cambria countertop design: Brittanicca™

 Cambria Brittanicca Design Detail

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.

Exposed beams and a trio of pendant lights add visual interest above the Cambria White Cliff and Cambria Black kitchen island.

Featured Cambria countertop designs: White Cliff™ and Cambria Black™. Space by: Crush Collective. Photo: Spacecrafting.

 Cambria White Cliff Design Detail

White Cliff design detail

Cambria Black Design Detail

Cambria Black 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.

Cambria Fieldstone countertops in a midcentury modern kitchen remodel.

Featured Cambria countertop design: Fieldstone™

 Cambria Fieldstone Design Detail

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.

Pristine Cambria White Cliff in a chic Scandanavian meets midcentury modern space.

Featured Cambria countertop design: White Cliff. Space by: Crush Collective. Photo: Spacecrafting.

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.

Cambria Ella Matte paired with geometric tile in a green kitchen.

Featured Cambria countertop design: Ella Matte™

 Cambria Ella Design Detail

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.

A trio of Cambria designs pair perfectly in this midcentury modern space. Cambria Black, Cambria Hamilton, and Cambria Ella

Featured Cambria countertop designs: Cambria Black, Hamilton™, and Ella™

 Cambria Hamilton Design Detail

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.

To try out any of these Cambria countertop designs in your space, download the Cambria AR™ app or order a sample.