Floating Shelves for a Modern & Airy Kitchen Design

February 9, 20162 comments

At CliqStudios, we see a growing interest in the light and airy, almost magical effect of floating shelves in an kitchen design. Uninterrupted by brackets or sidewalls, the floating shelf has a strong horizontal line, an element associated with restfulness and balance.

Used to store and display everyday items, the shelves represent the essence of minimalist function. An important element in a modern kitchen, the shelves, paired with slab door cabinets, will typically be installed on a contrasting wall.

modern gray kitchen with slab door cabinets, floating shelves and stainless pro cooktop and range hood and backsplash In the modern kitchen pictured above, floating shelves are finished in a gray paint that matches the slab door cabinets and complements the stainless hearth.

But floating shelves are not restricted to modern interiors. Our designers often use a wall of floating cabinets as a light, contemporary feature in a transitional or traditional kitchen. The shelves create a display space for art, dishware or other items without competing with those items for attention.

kitchen in brownstone row house viewed from dining room
In this classic brownstone, floating shelves in an oak finish complement classic white Shaker cabinets. Design by AJ Johnson

CliqStudios now offers floating shelves in paints and stains to match all CliqStudios cabinet finishes.

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  1. Gary Smith Reply

    I am interested in the floating shelves (sorry not cabinets). How can I get some pricing on the shelves?

    • CliqStudios Design Reply

      Hello, Gary,

      You can contact our studio at 888-350-1242 for pricing and more information.

      Thank you for visiting our site.

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