Minimalist home décor often gets a bad rap, but there's a difference between a space decorated with restraint and one that simply lacks character. The key to mastering this trend in the kitchen is to experiment with texture and subtle color variations. "If you mix too many textures, materials, and surfaces of all different colors, the result will surely be headache-inducing," Stockholm-based freelance art director and photographer Sara Medina told MyDomaine.
At best, minimalist kitchens are sleek, sophisticated, and refined—at worst, they're cold and look incomplete. Learn how to tread this fine line by referencing interiors that master the trend. Here are 14 lessons we learned from the best.