Contemporary Art Inspired Kitchen Design Mood Board

This visual kitchen decorating guide will help inspire and give you design ideas for planning a colorful and contemporary kitchen design and decor project.

This kitchen decorating mood board was inspired by the beautiful collage artwork titled “Luminous” by artist Jay Kelly.

I saw Kelly’s art exhibit during Miami Art Week and instinctively knew that “Luminous” would serve as a colorful muse for my next kitchen design mood board project.

Jay Kelly collage artwork Miami Art Fair 2017.  | Decorating Diva Magazine
Kitchen decorating ideas inspired by the colorful collage artwork of Jay Kelly.

Art + Design = Dream Kitchen

Art is like the blood that courses through my veins. I live for it. It truly brings my spirit to life. Therefore, it’s no surprise that it guided my aesthetic vision for this color-saturated modern dream kitchen design.

This piece of art coupled with the innovative, technology-driven and beautifully designed kitchen appliances and plumbing fixtures that I discovered at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS),  resulted in a hue-infused, art-inspired kitchen decorating mood board. (See above for mood board.)

Kitchen Decor & Appliances List

Kitchen Design Resources to Get the Look:  ARTWORK: Jay Kelley “Luminous” artwork at Axiom Contemporary Gallery; WALL TILES: Ann Sacks “Ermanno” field tile in a geometric pattern; KITCHEN CABINETRY: Snaidero Cabinetry: “Kelly” by Massimo Iosa Ghini; KITCHEN APPLIANCES: Miele Coffee Machine; Thermador 48 inch Professional Series Rangetop; KitchenAid Professional 600 series mixer; Thermador Masterpiece series steam and convection oven; Thermador New Freedom Refrigeration Collection – refrigerator and freezer columns with custom doors inspired by layered colors of  Kelly’s art; Thermador  30 inch built-in MicroDrawer microwave; KITCHEN FAUCET: Brizo “Litze” pull-down faucet; KITCHEN SINK: DXV “Hillside” 30-inch apron kitchen sink”; KITCHEN COUNTER SURFACE: “Scalea” by Cosentino; LIGHTING FIXTURE: Currey & Company “Alberto” orb chandelier; FURNITURE: Worlds Away “Samson” brass bar stool to be upholstered in textile from Root Cellar Designs; DECORATIVE FABRICS: Root Cellar Designs’ fabric “Croc” in peacock sky; Duralee Clarke & Clarke “Lynx” fabric in sunset; and FLOORING: “Santana” flooring by Peronda.