40 Best Mid-Century Modern Kitchens for Inspiration

Teal Kitchen Cabinets Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Haven Design and Construction

These gorgeous mid-century modern kitchens will make you swoon if you love retro chic style. If you are in the process of renovating your kitchen, you may be drawn to the mid-century style, which has soared in popularity lately. Thanks to TV shows like The Queen’s Gambit and Mad Men, more and more homeowners are curious about how to get that moody 60s look in their own homes. Of course, you don’t want your home to look too much like Grandma’s, so keeping it contemporary and modern is key to getting this look right.

The biggest difference between mid-century kitchens and contemporary kitchens is that the open “American style” kitchen trend is much more recent. Back in the mid-century, kitchens were often closed off from the rest of the home. The kitchen was a place to prepare food in private. It was not a socializing area the way that it tends to be today. So keep that in mind as you browse our selection of photos. 

Mid-Century Modern Kitchens

Mid-century modern design has had a lasting impact on our homes and furniture pieces today. It brought a much more minimal and practical approach to furniture than what was used prior. It was also a period that streamlined the furniture production process and made new furniture accessible to millions as the post-War economy boomed. 

Here are some photos for mid-century kitchen inspiration. 

Wood Grain Cabinets

Wood Grain Cabinets Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via avintagesplendor
avintagesplendor

Modular Cube Backsplash

Modular Cube Backsplash in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @eichlerpalms
@eichlerpalms

Smooth Walnut Wood Cabinets

Smooth Walnut wood Cabinets in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @hellorefuge
@hellorefuge

Oriental Runner Rug

Oriental Runner Rug Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @avintagesplendor
@avintagesplendor

White Marble Backsplash

White Marble Backsplash Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via YellowTrace
YellowTrace

Warm Wood Cabinets and Turquoise Fish Scale Backsplash

Warm Wood Cabinets and Turquoise Fish Scale Backsplash in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @murphydeesign
@murphydeesign

Gold Pendant Lights

Gold Pendant Lights Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Natalie Myers
Natalie Myers

Open Shelving

Open Shelving Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Design Sponge and Nicki Sebastian
Design Sponge and Nicki Sebastian

Oval Kitchen Island

Oval Kitchen Island Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Exon House - Atkinson Pontifex
Exon House – Atkinson Pontifex

Orange Range

Orange Range in Kitchen via Kelly Ann Photography
Kelly Ann Photography

Branch Chandelier

Branch Chandelier in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Crush Collective
Crush Collective

Yellow Cabinets

Yellow Cabinets Mid-century Modern Kitchen via Zumaooh
Zumaooh

Teal Kitchen Cabinets

Teal Kitchen Cabinets Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Haven Design and Construction
Haven Design and Construction

Wood Panel Fridge

Wood Panel Fridge in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @destinationeichler
@destinationeichler

Lemon Wallpaper

Lemon Wallpaper Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @melodrama
@melodrama

Spherical Glowing Pendant Lights

Spherical Glowing Pendant Lights Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Liv Companies LLC Design + Build
Liv Companies LLC Design + Build

Black Kitchen Island Design

Black Kitchen Island Design Mid-Century Modern Kitchen @postandbeamliving
@postandbeamliving

Painted White Brick Accent Wall

Painted White Brick Accent Wall in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen decor ideas Michelle Lord Interiors
Michelle Lord Interiors

Minimalist White Kitchen Island

Minimalist White Kitchen Island in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen design by Anthology Interiors
Anthology Interiors

Marble Backsplash

Marble Backsplash in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Design ideas via LDI Studio Dallas
LDI Studio Dallas

Orange Pendant Lights

Orange Pendant Lights Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Moderne Builders
Moderne Builders

Open Concept

Open Concept Mid-century Modern Kitchen via The Artisans Group
The Artisans Group

Low-Cost Blond Wood Cabinets

Low-Cost Blond Wood Cabinets in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @destinationeichler
@destinationeichler

Blue Geometric Cube Backsplash Tile

Blue Geometric Cube Backsplash Tile in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @destinationeichler
@destinationeichler

Black and White Cabinet Design

Black and White Cabinet Design Mid-century Kitchen via BLAINE architects SF
BLAINE architects SF

Baby Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Baby Blue Kitchen Cabinets Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @pmqfortwo
@pmqfortwo

Turquoise Cubic Tile Backsplash

Turquoise Cubic Tile Backsplash in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @destinationeichler
@destinationeichler

Pop of Orange

Pop of Orange Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via Champion Floor Company
Champion Floor Company

Wood Counter Chairs

Wood Counter Chairs in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @destinationeichler
@destinationeichler

Kitchen-Aid Appliances

Kitchen-Aid Appliances in Mid-Century Modern kitchen via Lacy Keller Interiors
Lacy Keller Interiors

Multi-Color

Multi-Color Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @theatomicranch
@theatomicranch

Saturn Pendant Lights

Saturn Pendant Lights Mid-century Modern Kitchen via Urbanism Designs
Urbanism Designs

Color Block Cabinets

Color Block Cabinets in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @midcenturyhome
@midcenturyhome

Spherical Pendant Lights

Spherical Pendant Lights in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Island ideas Brittany Stiles Design
Brittany Stiles Design

Sea Green Cabinets

Sea Green Cabinets in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen
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Sleek Wood Cabinets

Sleek Wood Cabinets Mid-Century Modern Kitchen
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Light Wood Flat Panel Cabinets

Light Wood Flat Panel Cabinets Mid-Century Modern Kitchen ideas via SOLLiD Cabinetry
SOLLiD Cabinetry

Starburst Chandelier

Starburst Chandelier in midcentury modern kitchen via cocoon home design
cocoon home design

Yellow Accent Door

Yellow Accent Door in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @thejennyjames
@thejennyjames

Wood Panel Island

Wood Panel Island in Mid-Century Modern Kitchen via @destinationeichler
@destinationeichler

I hope you found these mid-century modern kitchen decor ideas inspiring as you go about renovating your kitchen!

More Mid-Century Modern Design Guides

We have even more guides to helping you design and decorate the best mid-century modern home you can. These images are always helpful in presenting to your interior designer to narrow down the look you want. Or, if you’re DIY-ing your home design, they will help you establish a vision for your home.

Happy curating!

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