Contemporary design became popular in the 1970’s, combining several design styles including Modernism, Art deco and others. Contemporary style highlights what’s ‘in the moment,’ however, one of the most distinctive features of contemporary design is the use of lines. Vertical, horizontal or curved, strong lines are apparent in any contemporary design through architectural details and furnishings.
When designing a contemporary kitchen or bathroom space it’s important to remember a few key things. Fixtures should be bold, but also uncluttered. Going back to the importance of lines in a contemporary space, the best thing to remember when designing a contemporary space is that less is more. Use neutral, black or white as your base color palette, and then grow from there. A solid contemporary space thrives with a neutral color palette, then accenting that with adding a bold color, texture or pattern to help elevate the space.
So, how can you bring the sophistication of the contemporary style to life in your space? Check out some of our current favorite products from our Splash and Spritzo showrooms for some inspiration!
Jason Wu for Brizo SmartTouch Pull-Down Faucet
Amidst a world of noise and flash, the streamlined silhouette of the Jason Wu for Brizo kitchen collection in a striking Matte White finish stands out with a vibrance all its own. Its fresh, streamlined aesthetic breaks through the noise with stunning clarity—bringing new vibrance to the familiar. The SmartTouch® Technology with TempID™ uses tap on/off functionality with temperature indicating LED light, a magnetic wand docking system and a two-function pull-down wand – aerated stream and spray.
Kohler Prolific Undermount Single-Bowl Workstation Kitchen Sink
Create a highly functional kitchen workstation with the Prolific sink and its included accessories. This innovative stainless-steel sink features three graduated ledges in the basin, so you can place the bamboo cutting board, multipurpose grated racks (two), colander, and washbin exactly where you want them for maximum efficiency as you work. The sink comes with all five accessories included. Other features include a unique cone-shaped drain for easier cleanup and SilentShield sound absorption for less noise.
Duravit Vero Air Bathtub
New interpretation of timeless geometry: The consistently rectangular design language of the Vero bathroom range from 2001 is one of the classics in the Duravit program. And now it’s time for Vero Air: Thanks to today’s technical options, Vero Air is a complete bathroom collection that combines the unmistakable character of the original with a new level of precision and perfect proportions. Whether as a freestanding, back-to-wall or corner version, the bathtubs of the Vero Air range are a perfect rectangle. The simplicity of the seamless acrylic panel has a monolithic quality. The very narrow rim is just 2 1/8″ wide allowing for more space inside the bathtub.
Newport Brass Secant Widespread Faucet
Brings functionality to your home, while offering the trusted, enduring qualities, this collection features high style for the discriminating consumer. Beautifully detailed, this item captures the essence of old-world elegance. Available in 25 unique finishes, the solid brass construction includes ADA compliant lever handles and a quarter-turn washerless ceramic disc valve cartridges.
Duravit Vero Air Toilet
With its new Rimless technology, Duravit demonstrates how geometry, fluid mechanics and design can be successfully combined for maximum efficiency. Thanks to the open, easily accessible rim area, the bowl is particularly easy to keep clean, and this reduces cleaning times considerably. The innovative ceramic glaze is antibacterial: it effectively kills bacteria and germs. HygieneGlaze is not a surface coating. It is integrated into the ceramic glaze and then baked into the ceramic during firing, providing continuous protection with long-lasting effectiveness. Tests by the Institute for Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Bonn confirm that HygieneGlaze kills an almost unprecedented 99.9 % of germs.
Kohler Lodern Vanity
The ultra-sleek wall-hung Lodern bathroom vanity delivers contemporary styling softened by traditional elements for a balanced aesthetic that could easily live in any room of your home. Simply molded, solid-wood drawer fronts are adorned with elegantly contrasting metal hardware that aligns to form a single decorative bar when closed. Take your everyday vanity to the next level with personalized cabinet and hardware color selections, plus a coordinating quartz countertop and KOHLER sink pairing (hardware, countertop and sink sold separately).