47 Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas You’ll Love

If you’ve had your eye on remodeling your kitchen with a farmhouse-inspired design you’ve come to the perfect place! We have tons of modern farmhouse kitchen ideas that pair the charm of a traditional farmhouse kitchen with modern design.

Needing more modern farmhouse vibes? Try one of these other great ideas: Two Tone Modern Farmhouse Kitchen, build a farmhouse dining table, or check out The Easiest Pallet DIYs to Nail the Farmhouse Look.

While there are plenty of specific elements that you can incorporate to create a modern farmhouse style kitchen, the overall feel should be simple and understated. That’s the entire appeal of the farmhouse style.

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You’ll want to create a rustic look but also blend your own elements of modern style for the perfect balance. For instance, you can use dark wood or wrought iron details while also installing stainless steel appliances or a modern metal apron front farmhouse sink for the modern look you’re going for.

Farmhouse style kitchens should also offer plenty of room for cooking since they were traditionally used to prepare large meals. While you want to create a beautiful kitchen, you’ll also want it to be a functional space with modern sensibilities.

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If you have a small kitchen you may not want to incorporate a table into the small space, but instead have a separate dining room area. But if your kitchen is large enough, including a large dining table is ideal. 

However you choose to approach your kitchen upgrade, you can rest assured that a modern farmhouse style is timeless. Check out these tips to elevate both your cooking and entertaining experiences by creating your own modern farmhouse kitchen.

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Wood Beams & Ceilings

Exposed wooden beams are one of the best ways to channel that farmhouse feel. Try using dark woods to create the most rustic aesthetic and add warmth to the room.

You can find reclaimed timber if you want to use natural materials; you can also purchase faux beams to create the look.

For a modern farmhouse kitchen that leans more modern, painted white wood beams (on a shiplap ceiling too!) add texture and style.

Tap through the photo gallery below to see more wood beam and ceiling ideas for modern farmhouse kitchens.

Open Shelving

Open shelves are a hallmark of a modern farmhouse design and help to open up small spaces when kept tidy. The best way to keep a kitchen wall shelf looking nice is to use it for things that you actually use regularly, not just things that will collect dust.

Everyday white dishes and plates will look great, and you can add mugs or other drinkware that you use regularly. You can also include kitchen staples and baking supplies in clear containers, a couple of favorite cookbooks, a plant, or a bowl for fruit, mail, or odds and ends.

Tap through the photo gallery below to see some beautiful open shelves and decor in modern farmhouse kitchens.

White Subway Tile

There are few other features in decorating that are simultaneously labeled trendy and timeless, but subway tiles are just that. Not only do they lend a fresh look to the space, they’re also easy to clean. 

Add extra visual interest when you install white subway tiles by laying the tiles in a different pattern or using a contrasting color like dark grey.

Tap through the photo gallery below to see more examples of subway tile backsplashes in modern farmhouse kitchens.


For an added clean and fresh appearance in your modern farmhouse kitchen, try using wood, soapstone, or marble countertops. Choose shades that accent the remainder of the kitchen decor — white quartz countertops are another top-notch choice.

Tap through the photo gallery below to see more beautiful modern farmhouse kitchen counters.

Wooden Floor

Just like the ceiling beams, and sometimes the countertops, wood flooring works best for farmhouse kitchen floors. As opposed to many other materials used for remodels or upgrades, imperfections are welcome here — natural knots and scrapes work well on wood floors in this style.

Tap through the photo gallery below to see examples of modern farmhouse kitchens with wood flooring.

Light Fixtures

When it comes to kitchens, overall warm white lights offer the most appealing aesthetic. Some will recommend fixtures that are flush-mount while others prefer sconces in certain scenarios.

While all of those will work, pendant lights (or pendant lamps) are most popular in farmhouse kitchen styles and they definitely channel that rustic charm. Lights like these, that hang from a chain or from a cord suspended from the ceiling, are the most ideal set-up if your ceiling height allows for it — if you can’t do it throughout the kitchen, consider installing them over a large island.

Tap through the photo gallery below to see a variety of modern farmhouse kitchen pendant light ideas.

Color Scheme

While color choices in a kitchen are incredibly personal, a farmhouse kitchen is best decorated in light colors or neutral colors. A white kitchen with wood accents and rustic metal elements in the right places will channel all of the farmhouse feel.

If you’re replacing your kitchen cabinets, consider buying your new cabinetry in white or a modern gray — you can also quickly paint your own cabinets to save money.

Other popular farmhouse-style kitchens incorporate blue cabinets and dark cabinets in black or gray. Consider upper cabinets or a kitchen island in a different color for a two-tone cabinetry style. Brass or gold hardware (including the faucet) can create an interesting contrast.

Tap through the photo gallery below to see beautiful modern farmhouse kitchen color ideas.

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Based on your preference, your modern farmhouse kitchen could leans more rustic farmhouse or more sleek modern style.

See more of our favorite ideas for modern farmhouse flair – from vintage decor to bar stools to the range hood – in the photo gallery below. (Click to enlarge each image.)

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Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.

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