Cutting edge technology including sleek and durable appliances marks the first element of contemporary kitchen remodeling. The style welcomes a variety of materials, textures and patterns, embracing contrast as a subtle way of replacing opulent decorations and details. Eye-catching light fixtures — the signature aspect for contemporary interiors — serve as both functional elements and decorations. Patterned backsplashes from glass tiles, to mosaics, to stone and ceramic, complement the traditional crisp white walls and introduce color into the décor. Contemporary kitchen design embraces old materials in new and creative ways to keep up with the ever-updating style trends.