24 Modern Farmhouse Kitchens To Inspire Your Next Refresh

Idea House 2020 Kitchen

None of our lives have been the same since 2013, when Fixer Upper first aired. The modern farmhouse magic of Chip and Joanna Gaines has charmed us all, so much so that it can up the resale value of your house in a big way. Trends come and go, it's true, but this one has some serious staying power (shiplap included). Whether you want to make your forever home more welcoming or are renovating with the intent to sell later, these 25 modern farmhouse kitchens are certain to inspire.

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Something Old, New, & Blue

Colbert Farmhouse in Dothan, AL
Alison Gootee

Between the shiplap walls, reclaimed wood, skirted sink, and stove, there are plenty of nods that make you feel like you're in a real farmhouse. The statement in this kitchen is its patterned mint backsplash that feels fresh and fun.

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Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple
Designer Jessica Stambaugh, Photographer Stacey Van Berkel, Stylist Benjamin Reynaert

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make a statement. This pared down kitchen is anything but boring, utility inspired concrete countertops alongside beehive inspired glass lights and milk glass accents for a subtle farmhouse inflection.

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Door's Always Open

Sliding Doors into Gray Kitchen with Farmhouse Sink
Laurey W. Glenn

Black windows are one of the symbols of a modern home. When paired with charming details such as mid-toned wood and a farmhouse sink, the home becomes a dichotomy of old and new in the very best way.

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A Country Tile

A Country Tile
Designer Unique Kitchen & Baths, Photographer Stacy Goldberg

A chic and subtle farmhouse influence is found in the complementary wood beams, stools, and range hood. The rest of the kitchen, including the hardware and two-tone cabinetry and island, is perfectly contemporary. The standout is the graphic tile that ties the two aesthetics together.

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A Statement Made

Braden Family 1907 Farmhouse in Brenham, TX Kitchen
Alison Gootee; Styling: Matthew Gleason

At first glance, this kitchen is 100% farmhouse. At second glance however, you notice the pops of navy, dark wood, and woven leather stools that would beg to differ.

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Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds
Designer Leah Ashley, Photographer Madeline Harper

What would be considered a fairly modern kitchen is transformed by the wood finishes, shiplap, and pendant lights. By infusing these farmhouse details, you get a space that feels both grand and intimate.

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New Build, Old Style

Earthy Kitchen Sink
Photo: Lucas Allen, Styling: Elizabeth Demos

Is there anything more quintessentially farmhouse than a porcelain apron-front sink? The thinned paint coating the walls and dark-stained window continue the aesthetic, while the inset cabinets and marble countertops lean more modern.

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It's All in the Details

It’s All in the Details
Designer Design Lines Signature, Photographer Jane Beiles

So much of this kitchen is fresh, like the tiling, or traditional, like the cabinetry design. One key element brings it into modern farmhouse territory: the slightly distressed millwork found on the island, cabinets, and range hood.

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A Little of This, A Little of That

Idea House 2020 Kitchen

Every detail in this kitchen contrasts with the next, creating a dynamic space that somehow still ends up being beautifully cohesive. You can see this most prominently between the dark cabinets and white island, the patterned backsplash and reclaimed wood, and the copper light fixtures and counter stools.

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Sit & Stay A While

Winslett Watson in Farmhouse Kitchen in Savannah, GA
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Styling: Elizabeth Demos

The wood beams and beadboard on the ceiling, especially when paired with soapstone countertops, send a clear message about their farmhouse influence. Industrial details such as the light pendants, range hood, and black windows work together as well.

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Mountain Modern Farmhouse

Idea House 2020 Back Kitchen Pantry
Robbie Caponetto; Styling: Kendra Surface

Industrial pendant light? Check. Porcelain cabinet knobs? Check. Light wood cabinets? Also check. To bring an edge to these elements, we introduced a statement making copper sink and olive window trim.

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In Black & White

Farmhouse Restoration Kitchen
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

This classic white kitchen is accented by black countertops and stools, creating a mod contrast. All around the room, rustic accents like the shiplap, pendant lights, and a skirted sink lend themselves to the signature balance of modern farmhouse style.

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Two Shades of Gray

Vintage Style Island
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

Over the past ten years, gray has been considered a modern color—even more when there's two different tones of it involved, as there are here. The shiplap, copper kitchenware, and many other details keep feeling cozy and welcoming, as all the best farmhouses are.

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In the Dark

In the Dark
Designer Amy Studebaker, Photographer Alise O'Brien

Modern and moody in all the major details, it's all the wood accents that lend itself to the farmhouse aesthetic. The stools, open shelves, and wood beam brighten up the space and bring contrast.

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Got the Blues

Got the Blues
Designer Amy Studebaker, Photographer Alise O'Brien

The first thing you see when you look at this kitchen? The fresh black counters and black splash, then the rustic white shiplap. The cool navy cabinets play both sides of the field, feeling at once modern and farmhouse.

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Mixed Metals

New Copper Kitchen
Laurey W. Glenn

So much stainless steel and copper would be right at home in an industrial kitchen, but somehow it's equally welcome here amongst the antique furniture and board-and-batten shiplap.

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All Good in the Hood

Home Restorations: Kitchen Hoods
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn / Styling: Anne Turner Carroll

Everything about this kitchen exudes warmth and comfort—the mantel-like hood, black metal hardware, whitewashed cabinetry, and shiplap ceiling especially. Everything, that is, except for the stainless steel stove and range that remind you that this may be a 19th century farmhouse, but it has in fact been restored to the modern era.

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Into the Light

Updated Kitchen with Brass Accents
Francesco Lagnese

The very definition of bright and airy, this kitchen combines a farmhouse sink, beadboard, and brass with sharp lines and metal stools that add a new kind of character.

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Balancing Act

Cottage Revival Kitchen
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

The juxtaposition of metal—the island, hardware, and hood—with vintage—dining furniture, plates, and chandelier—is undeniably modern farmhouse.

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A Nod to Mod

Shaun Smith New Orleans Ranch Kitchen
Laurey W. Glenn

This kitchen leans more modern than farmhouse, with graphic tile and smooth, simple cabinetry. The gold hardware and copper accents, though mostly shiny and new, still wink at the rustic.

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Wood You Rather

2009 Southern Living Texas Idea House Kitchen Countertops
Laurey W. Glenn, Robbie Caponetto / Styling: Matthew Gleason

The many wood tones throughout the kitchen add an undeniable warmth alongside glossy hardware and cabinetry. Different finishes continue the contrast and balance.

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Come 'Round

Dallas Tudor Kitchen

Matte black cabinets are cool and edgy, but take on a whole new identity when paired with a mid-tone wood counter and antique stools purchased in Round Top.

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A Range of Styles

Fran Keenan Birmingham Cottage Kitchen
Hector Manuel Sanchez

All the wood in this space makes a farmhouse-inspired statement, especially the range hood. Meanwhile, the counter-to-ceiling subway tile, stools, and light fixtures bring industrial flair to the space.

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Island in the Sun

Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

This kitchen may not have a farmhouse table, but the island with its Windsor stools and vintage-looking light fixtures are equally inviting. They add a bit of rustic charm to the otherwise new open concept space.

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